Sumo School Is A Magical Place

Sumo School Is a Magical Place

When you think of sumo training, you probably think of large men eating lots of food and wrestling each other. You should also think of large men sitting in a classroom and learning stuff.

The Sumo Training School is located at the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo stadium in Tokyo. New sumo apprentices must enrol, and as webiste Ozumou explains, the six-month curriculum has two parts: sumo training and sumo education.

In the training portion, sumo apprentices learn the basic moves as well as how to behave while wrestling (customs and manners). The classroom section takes place in, wait for it, a classroom.

According to Ozumou, it is divided into six sections: Japanese calligraphy, traditional singing, sports medicine, biology, social studies and the history of sumo.

Sumo School Is a Magical Place

Picture: keio_aikatsu via sumokyokai

Sumo School Is a Magical Place

Picture: kyo_panko via sumokyokai

Sumo School Is a Magical Place

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Sumo School Is a Magical Place

Picture: escodaiichi via sumokyokai

Sumo School Is a Magical Place

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Sumo School Is a Magical Place

Picture: akikatto via sumokyokai

Sumo School Is a Magical Place

Picture: sumokyokai

Sumo School Is a Magical Place

Picture: sumokyokai

The classes last about two hours each morning, with lessons taught by college professors and other experts. While there are no exams, Ozumou points out, attendance is most important.

If you like these sumo pics, check out Sumo Kyokai's Twitter page (@sumokyokai) for more.

SUMO TRAINING SCHOOL [Ozumou.com]

Picture: naniwatombo via sumokyokai


Comments

    I wonder if the skinny kids get teased at school.

      Technicality mode—activate! → I'm pretty sure it's the same as all schools, where skinny kids get teased.

    I dont know what it is about Sumos but i just dont see them as fat or obese or whatever you wanna call em... theyre just... just Sumos...

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