Do you know sumo?

It's a 1,500 years old Japanese martial art, steeped in the Shinto religion. It's a fast and exciting sport with simple,easy to understand rules.

It's part of the World Games, and is on track for inclusion in the Olympics.

At last count, 84 nations have joined The International Sumo Federation, so it has evolved far beyond its Japanese origins.

Sumo is competitive contact sport. A match is played between two players, designated East and West.

They make the best possible use of the 4.55 meter diameter dohyo and fight, almost naked, using their full strength.

Competitions are open to men and women, however, no contest between man and woman is allowed.

  • NEWS
  • 2023.04.10 : Women’s Sumo video released on the website. Please check it out!
  • 2022.01.10 : Trent Sabo (USA) has been nominated for the IWGA The Athlete of the year 2021.
  • 2021.01.07 : Batyr Altyv (RUS) has been nominated for The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time.
  • 2020.11.05 : The 2021 calendar has been updated.
  • 2020.04.23 : Postponement of Sumo World Championships in Krotoszyn, Poland till 2021.
  • 2020.02.06 : Continental Sumo Championships 2020 calendar updates.
  • 2019.09.05 : Compatible with iphone and Android.

Trent Sabo (USA) has been nominated for the IWGA The Athlete of the year 2021.

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Illustration of "KIMARI-TE".

Kimarite is the name given to the decisive techniques used at the moment of more

2019 Sumo World Championships & Jr. Sumo World Championships in Osaka.

From nearly 30 countries all over the more