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