I asked this question because in the past at my MUCH larger size, I was constantly asked if I was a SUMO wrestler....95% of the time the questions came from very sincere mostly Asian men.....I never understood the cultural importance or the compliment they intended.... until I was on a cruise to the Bahamas. I had walked out to the hot tub on the relatively quiet end of the ship and got in by myself. A few moments later a few Asian men in their 60's or so, came out and asked if they could join me in the hot tub. I said Sure!... They brought some Sake and offered me some.....we drank a bit and at my past size it took A LOT of alcohol to make me drunk....As I was leaving the hot tub, I put on my robe and sandals....and the 4 Asian men all rose and bowed and wished me "good Health"!...I asked them why they bowed to me and they said it is customary to bow to a Sumo......I was lost and said Thank you....Have a good night....the rest of the cruise they all bowed and wished me well when they saw me. I never said I was SUMO, and I was just being cordial and polite, if really ignorant of the cultural importance..... Still I am ignorant of SUMO, but I am aware of the near ROCK STAR standing some achieve....So I always ask "Thin may be In" but is it "IN" because of Culture? These SUMO guys are not to be taken lightly......They are POWERFULLY STRONG and AMAZINGLY QUICK and AGILE.....In western sports of Football, and Basketball, it isn't unusual to have 300 lb GREAT players, do we dismiss the athleticism of SUMO because it isn't a big sport in the USA and we just see "fat guys in diapers"?