Sumo, the full contact Japanese form of wrestling, has its roots in Shinto religion. Traditionally the sport was associated with a kind of ritual dance in which a human is said to wrestle with 'kami' (in Shinto, 'a divine spirit'). 'Rikishi' (wrestlers) live, train, dress & conduct themselves in accord with strict traditional discipline. A 'yokozuna' (a rikishi who has earned the highest rank) is deeply respected culturally and morally.

"Balance" is not necessarily a matter of symmetry. Nor does it mean that two different things are the same or that two examples of the same thing make for diversity. Asymmetrical balance recognizes that there is gravity and complimentarity in difference when such recognition is properly understood. That kind of balance takes practice.