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.
2019 Sumo World Championships and Jr.Somo World Championships will be held at Sakai Ohama Sumo Stadium, holy place of Sumo, in Sakai city where Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, registered as the World Heritage this year, is located.
Please join the Championships to watch dynamic matches by national representatives of Sumo from all over the world.
The 16th Junior Sumo World Championships
Individual weight categories: -80kg, -100kg, +100kg, Open / Team competitions
The 8th Junior Women Sumo World Championships
Individual weight categories: -60kg, -75kg, +75kg, Open / Team competitions
The 23rdSumo World Championships
Individual weight categories:-85kg, -100kg, -115kg, +115kg, Open / Team competitions
The 14thWomen Sumo World Championships
Individual weight categories: -65kg, -73 kg, -80kg, +80kg, Open / Team competitions
Sakai Ohama Sumo Stadium (Sakai, Osaka)
5-7-1 Ohama Kitamachi, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka, 590-0974 Japanohamasumo (Link)
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