Thursday, 09. March 2006
Fez Festival of World Sacred Music
Do you have some free time in June 2006 and want to fill it with an interesting adventure? If the answer is YES, I have a tip for you. Make a journey to Morocco to the Fez Festival, 2-10 June
. "Harmonies" is the theme of the 2006 festival.
Fez Festival of World Sacred Music
In words ...
In the year 2000 the festival extended its horizons to include the Fes Encounters -- a forum where academics, politicians, religious leaders and social activists come together to share their views and experience under the rubric Giving Soul to Globalisation. In 2006 the forum asks the questions: How can culture and spirituality become levers that change our attitude towards the environment? Can we find a way to harmonise our points of view so that we can work together to resolve conflicts – or even better prevent them? The Fes Encounters dialogue aims to translate words into action and theory into practice.
(English and French)
How desperately do I want to go to this? Veryveryvery ...
The basic rules of Japan's ancient sport are simple: The wrestler who either first touches the surface inside the ring with something other than his feet, or who leaves the ring (touching anything) before his opponent, loses.
However, sumo, which has enjoyed a continuous development over the past 1,700 years in religious rituals, court festivities, as a martial art and today as a professional sport, is really more about winning than just avoiding a loss. And it is significantly more than just two large men pushing each other around.
A ccording to Japanese legend the very origin of the Japanese race depended on the outcome of a sumo match. The supremacy of the Japanese people on the islands of Japan was supposedly established when the god, Take-mikazuchi, won a sumo bout with the leader of a rival tribe. Apart from legend, however, sumo is an ancient sport dating back some 1500 years.
Beginner's Guide of Sumo
All about Ozumo such as the history, rules or culture fully to beginners.
|There are, in fact, 82 different recognized techniques for winning that involve various combinations of pushing, pulling, tugging, tripping, sweeping, tossing, throwing, twisting and more. For example:|
(backward force down)
The attacker will force his opponent over backwards by throwing his weight into the opponent from a grappling position.
Tochinoumi vs. Asashio (Oshidashi）
On the second day of the 1961 Natsu Basho, Tochinoumi was matched up against a yokozuna for the first time in his career. He quickly got a double handed inside grip but his much larger opponent tried to break that grip with a right handed throat thrusting attack. In response, the young maegashira broke Asashio's balance with an arm pulling technique and then drove him out of the ring by oshidashi (frontal push out). Tochinoumi, who would eventually achieve sumo's highest rank, went on to finish the tournament with a fine 10-5 record, receiving his second Technique Prize in the process.
Including small movies of the bouts.
See also The Sumo Record Book
Heya : Hakkaku
Name : Hideki Kimura
Ring Name History : Hokutoriki
Date of Birth : October 31, 1977
Place of Birth : Tochigi
Height : 182.0cm
Weight : 151.0kg
Favorite Grip/Techniques : tsuki, oshi
Who's Who - 2006 January Grand Sumo Tournament (Tokyo)
And so much more at Goo Sumo. (English)
Sumo Fan Magazine
(English and German)
Sumotalk - Sumo News and Analysis
Sumo ist ein uralter Sport, der sich auf ungefähr 1500 Jahre zurückdatieren lässt. Seine Ursprünge waren religiöser Art. Die ersten Sumo-Kämpfe waren eine rituelle Form der Wertschätzung gegenüber den Göttern, verknüpft mit Gebeten für eine reiche Ernte und wurden zusammen mit heiligen Tänzen und Dramen innerhalb eines bestimmten Geländes aufgeführt.
Ein sehr guter Überblick bietet Welt des Sports.
Auf Chiyozakura's Sumo Site gibt es alles über aktive Ringer, Legenden, Ex-Rikishi, Basho, Trivia und ein Sumo Lexikon.
Das Sumo Fan Magazin
hat auch viele Artikel in deutscher Sprache.
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