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Welcome to Sumo Island

Welcome to Sumo Island

Ever wonder how to become a pro sumo wrestler? Well, in Japan, growing up on Amami Ōshima gives you a big head start. Great Big Story paid a visit to this island, which is known for its long history of cultivating youth to become some of the country’s greatest sumos.

Sumo Wrestler Race

Sumo Wrestler Race

While we’re used to the seeing the massive bodies of sumo wrestlers flopping around in the ring, there’s something so funny about seeing these guys competing in a foot race. We think the shorts were slowing down the guy on the inside. Just let it all hang out, dude.

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Chankonabe: The Sumo Stew

Chankonabe: The Sumo Stew

Munchies’ new series Fuel looks at the food that athletes eat. For its first episode, they enlisted the help of former Sumo World champion Byamba Ulambayar to talk about Chankonabe, a high protein Japanese stew.

Becoming Sumo

Becoming Sumo

Hailing from Egypt, 22-year old Ōsunaarashi (“The Great Sandstorm”) is the first professional sumo wrestler to come from Africa. This clip is an excerpt from Salazar’s 30-min documentary. The entire film is on Red Bull TV.

Small Sumo Wrestler

Small Sumo Wrestler

200lb. Czech sumo wrestler Takanoyama Shuntaro (aka Pavel Bojar) takes on full-size challengers, and repeatedly wipes the floor with them despite his relatively small size.

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