A match consists of 3 bouts:
A wrestler loses a bout when he touches the ground with any body part other than the soles of his feet.
A wrestler also loses a bout when any body part touches the ground outside the “dohyo” (sumo ring).
The following is forbidden:
- Punching, hair pulling, biting, choking and grabbing of the groin or rear area.
The following is allowed:
- Shoving, wrestling and picking up an opponent