• French Sumo Wrestling Has Very Little to Do with Japanese Sumo Wrestling

    Professional sumotoris weigh about 330 pounds. Here, no one even gets to 200 pounds. These guys don't dream of becoming professional sumo wrestlers either—they work in bookstores or in IT services.

  • FUEL: The 10,000-Calorie Sumo Wrestler Diet

    Wrestlers like world sumo champion Byamba pack in thousands of calories every day in order to stay on top of their game, and they do it with the help of a delicious, nutrient-dense stew known as chankonabe.

  • The Next Generation of Sumo Superstars

    I traveled to Nou to visit a sumo training academy. I arrived on the first day of the school year and was introduced to the students, some of whom were as young as 12, who had moved out of their family homes to be there.