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Oldest Japanese martial art stretching back to the 8th century ad. The modern form has its roots in the 16th century when the fight to the death became more a test of strength and skill.

Absolutely filled with:

  • Japanese culture
  • historic, ethnic and religious significance
  • ritual like you wouldn't believe
  • folk throwing salt around like their drive has frozen over
  • mysterious alter-ego of a famous ARRSEr...

However when you get right down to it ... Sumu is basically 2 fat blokes pushing each other about till one falls over or falls off the pavement. So next time you see two fat drunks in a shoving match outside the pub ... it could be a new martial art in the making!