National Geographic – Inside Sumo Kids

The Wanpaku Sumo championships attracts 55,000 teenage hopefuls. Its part of a hard road for children trained and prepared from an early age with hopes of breaking into the world of adult professional rikishi sumo. The boys, their parents and their coaches will all be hoping that an exceptional performance will catch the eye of one of the scouts who will be looking for new talent for their stables.