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Hikiotoshi vs. Kimarite — What's the Difference?

Hikiotoshi vs. Kimarite — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Hikiotoshi and Kimarite


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(sumo) A kimarite in which the attacker pulls on his opponent's arm, shoulder or mawashi while backing away.


Kimarite (決まり手, "Deciding technique") are winning techniques in a sumo bout. For each bout in a Grand Sumo tournament (or honbasho), a sumo referee, or gyōji, will decide and announce the type of kimarite used by the winner.


(sumo) any of the 82 techniques that may be used to win a match

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