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A Glimpse inside a Sumo Wrestling School

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Being a professional sumo wrestler is a tremendous honor in Japan, and not as simple as having a huge body. There is a very particular system of education for these Japanese sports icons. Apprentices attend sumo school for six months, participating in physical training and receiving a relevant general education. Here is a peak inside a sumo classroom:

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Sumo students, when not training on the mat, sit in normal classrooms to study relevant topics.

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Subjects covered in sumo school include calligraphy, the history of sumo wrestling, as well as general knowledge.

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Shirts are optional.

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Each subject is taught by an expert.

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Students don’t need to pass a test, but they must attend the classes.

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