– Also, Yama is the heaviestJapanese 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 hopup against another man and the flesh press, andthe 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 sortof a natural athletic ability.
I can not work out orwork out, same results.
– I was under the impressionthat 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 specialJapanese university champion.
This guy is undersized,but he will teach you all you need to know tobeat a much bigger opponent.
Let's welcome Takeshi! (applause) So the mawashi is basicallythe loincloth you wear in sumo.
You can see this is onelong piece of fabric and it does a double knotin the back and it's secure.
It shouldn't fall off.
He's gonna show you thebasic leg lift, shiko.
(dramatic rock music) So you're just relaxed andyou 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 railroadtracks, 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 againsta multi-time world champion and I hope to prove myselfhonorable 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 feellike I barely did anything.
– That was one of the bestexperiences 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 thankByamba, Yama, and Takeshi for the opportunity to wrestle.
– Most importantly that I think everyone learned somethingabout 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).