Japan: fighting, extreme diet… Kyuta or the itinerary of a mini-sumo

Japan: fighting, extreme diet … Kyuta or the itinerary of a mini-sumo – archyde

THE PARISIAN WEEKEND. For six years, this 11-year-old Japanese has shared his life between school and training, while following a strict diet in order to reach the measurements necessary for the practice of this ancestral martial art. His father, his first supporter, already dreams of being a professional champion.

“I would like to climb the ladder to reach the rank of yokozuna,” says the 11-year-old wrestler, a distinction that only 73 sumos have managed to win in the history of the discipline. LP/Nicolas Datiche

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