Regular People Wrestle Sumo Champions

Regular People Wrestle Sumo Champions

– Also, Yama is the heaviest
Japanese human being in recorded history. (rhythmic drumming) (peaceful flute music) (upbeat jazz music) – I wrestled through high school. I placed sixth in my division. – If another man hop
up against another man and the flesh press, and
the other man go down, that man who goes down is not a man. The man who’s standin’ is a man. – I pretty much, I have sort
of a natural athletic ability. I can not work out or
work out, same results. – I was under the impression
that we were gonna be wearing those big sumo suits. – I have taken part in larping. – I won a professional MMA title in 2010. I’m not intimidated one bit by them being world champions. It’s just another test of my skills. – We’re gonna go over the basics of sumo. We have a very, very special
Japanese university champion. This guy is undersized,
but he will teach you all you need to know to
beat a much bigger opponent. Let’s welcome Takeshi! (applause) So the mawashi is basically
the loincloth you wear in sumo. You can see this is one
long piece of fabric and it does a double knot
in the back and it’s secure. It shouldn’t fall off. He’s gonna show you the
basic leg lift, shiko. (dramatic rock music) So you’re just relaxed and
you lift the leg up slowly and bring it back down slowly. You’re not stompin’ really intensely. Watch slowly how he moves. He’s gonna slide the feet. It’s like two railroad
tracks, straight line. – Watch me! – Okay. – What you know about it, son? – And let’s do butsukari,
just hitting practice. You wanna triangulate it so your hands and your head all hit together. (grunts) (hard rock music) The heaviest Japanese human being in recorded history, at 600 pounds, Yama! Here he comes! – Oh, baby! – [Andrew] Let’s hear it for Yama! (applause) – I’m like the size of his arm. (shouting drowned out by music) I literally tried so hard,
like incredibly hard. – I’m gonna try my best. I’m not intimidated. – Go! (yells) (speaking drowned out by music) – Thought I had him for a second and then I second-guessed myself. – We’re gonna bring out, guys, the four-time world sumo champion Byamba! (applause) – Where Yama at, huh? I’m just tryin’ not to fart in the ring. – Go! (grunts) (shouting drowned out by music) – I successfully didn’t fart in my pants, but I totally shit in my pants. – Think I have the edge for this match. – Go! (yells) – Feel really accomplished and I think my parents would be proud of me. – I’ve got a knack for this stuff. – Go! (grunts) – I’m still trying to let the birds stop flying around.
(chirping of birds) (suspenseful electronic music) – I’m entering the ring against
a multi-time world champion and I hope to prove myself
honorable in the ring of sumo. – Go! (grunt) (yells) Will beats the world champion! – I don’t know what to say. I don’t know if that was a fair match. I don’t think I got all of Yama, but I will take it nonetheless. He was an honorable opponent. (upbeat electronic music) – I’m exhausted and I feel
like I barely did anything. – That was one of the best
experiences of my life, once in a lifetime, and maybe I’ll compete in the US Sumo Open, you know? Represent you guys. – I think it was a fluke. I don’t know why I lost, honestly. – I just hope that I have earned myself honor and respect in the sumo ring and I honorably thank
Byamba, Yama, and Takeshi for the opportunity to wrestle. – Most importantly that I think everyone learned something
about the culture, the respect, the techniques,
and you can carry what you learned today into other aspects of your lives. – [All] Arigato gozaimashita! (applause) (upbeat jazz music)

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  1. That drew guy is an absolute moron if he thinks he has a “natural” athletic ability and that it doesn’t matter if he works out

  2. Good information

    I have written something on Sumo … you will find the link here ..

  3. I’m a woman but i don’t know why women stuff their noses in everything! This is clearly a men’s sport and it’s actually disrespectful in sumo to wrestle a woman !

  4. Okay I know this is old and this is just for fun, but the guy just fucking beat Yama, like.. maybe not when yama was serious but come on! Does nobody fucking realize that he beat a fucking badass sumo champion?

  5. Yama is basically the my 600 pound life but actually doing something with my life and making salary and getting my own food and not eating all day but getting stronger and practicing. That’s the definition Yama

  6. That black dude was extremely annoying, glad he got tossed around a bit. And then you have Will who actually respects sumo and their wrestlers. Next time leave the annoying one out of the video, thank you

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