|Mongolian wrestler (traditional wrestling)|
1. the ability to adjust
2. the endurance
3. the physical foundation
Just like as one of my co-worker, a black dude, used to say that the habit of "laying eyes on females" is in their "blood", the toughness and the talent to be "universal" are in our blood. We have been created so by the nature. There are plenty of examples to prove this. The biggest one would be the invasion of almost half of the known world back in 13- 14th centuries. Yes, they could not have accomplished this if they were "chickens" and weak. They didn't have the "Kalashnikovs" or tanks, so they had to ride thousands of miles, exposed to all kind of weather conditions, and had to use their sheer muscles and brain to defeat their enemies. Why couldn't Germans or Russians do it? Caucasians are of bigger statures than the Asians but they couldn't do do it because they lacked the three "elements" I just mentioned above. Remind you that with "physical foundation" I didn't mean pure the size (height and weight) of the body. Characteristics like the firmness of the skin and toughness of the flesh should be included in this complex term. The shortness of their body height must have been a disadvantage on their part, but they could overpower their enemies because their advantages outweighed their disadvantages.
Per Inge Oestmoen wrote, "...In spite of their being small, Mongol men were in average a little below 170cm [67 inches] , their bodies were powerful. Their weight was about 70 kg [154 pound] trained muscle. Medieval accounts from Persia and elsewhere testify to their great physical strength, disproportionate to their small frame. Still another indicator of prodigious power is the famous Mongol bow. Recurved and powerful, its draw weight lay around 166 pounds. Most grown men of today will find that a 50-pound bow is about the upper limit of what they can comfortably handle, and modern bows used for competition have draw weights around a mere 30-40 pounds..." (from "The extraordinary physical ability of the Mongols" : http://www.coldsiberia.org/webdoc5.htm )
Not long after the Mongols "discovered" the Sumo in 1990s, and sent some youngsters to Japan, the Mongolian Sumo wrestler started causing "troubles" for the native Japanese as their most feared challengers. Among the first Mongolian pioneers, Kyokushuzan Batbayar who retired long ago, was well-known for his techniques, and Kyokutenho Tsevegnyam, a veteran, is still active , amazing the Sumo fans with his fighting spirit. Other kids soon followed their steps and in 2003 the first Mongolian Yokozuna, Asashoryu Dagvadorj, was born. In 2007 Hakuho was promoted to Yokozuna, followed by Harumafuji in 2012, and this month of March a new Yokozuna, Kakuryu Anand, is born. (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_yokozuna )
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One can feel the "pain" of the Japanese Sumo fans and the nation as a whole, but there is not much to do unless they prohibit foreign-born wrestlers to compete in Japan. In order to stop and eliminate the Mongol dominance, they should change the rule and forbid the foreigners as a whole, otherwise leaving out only Mongols would look "discriminatory" and make the host country look "bad". But I don't think that is going to happen, and that means the Mongol domination will continue. On the other hand the Japanese should be thankful to the Mongols for making their Sumo so attractive and well-known in the other parts of the world, beyond the Japanese borders. Especially, during the "Asa-rule" (68th Yokozuna Asashoryu) the Sumo's popularity grew sky high. And today one can be sure that these three Mongolian Yokozunas will do everything to make the Sumo more attractive and competitive. Every Sumo fan, domestic and foreign alike, will enjoy many fierce fights in the future thanks to the Mongol wrestlers who are born to be "wild".