Takamiyama, Jesse Kuhaulua and John Wheeler
The World of Sumo
With the knowledge and insight that can come only through the experience of the athlete, Takamiyama and his friend John Wheeler explain why both Japanese an d foreigners fall under the spell of this absorving sport. They tell it from the inside. They take you through the gruelling training - sixteen hours a day, year in, year out, revealing a regime that would terrify any professional sportsman in the West. A sumo wrestler not only has to train - to build muscles into his mountainous frame - he must also archieve a mental discipline, a fighting spirit couched in the greatest dignity.
Photographs by D. Turner Givens
Takamiyama, Jesse Kuhaulua and John Wheeler, good condition
Published by Kodansha International, first edition, 1973, 174 pages
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