International
Sumo
Federation

Chapter 11 : Supplementary Rules

Article 39 : Revision of Rules
These rules may not be altered without a resolution being passed by the General Assembly.
Article 40 : Dissolution
The dissolution of IFS may not be carried out without a resolution being passed by at least two-thirds (2/3) of the General Assembly.
Article 41 : Disposal of Residual Assets
The disposal of residual assets in the case of IFS’ dissolution shall be decided upon by resolution supported by at least three-fourths (3/4) of the Board of Directors.
Article 42 : By-Laws
The By-Laws concerning the execution of these rules shall be determined separately after deliberation by the Board of Directors.
Supplementary Provisions
  1. These rules shall take effect as of 10 December 1992.
  2. The Japan Sumo Federation shall play a guiding role in the operation of IFS for the foreseeable future. The Japan Sumo Federation shall endeavor to actively provide guidance and advice to other member organizations.
Amendments
  1. These rules shall take effect as of 24 June, 2002.
  2. The provision regarding the election of Executive Directors (enforced on 10 December 1992) shall be abolished.
Amendments
These rules shall take effect as of 15 September 2004.
Amendments
  1. These rules shall take effect as of 26 April 2005.
  2. The revised Item 4 of Article 13 shall be applied for championships held after these rules take effect.
Amendments
These rules shall take effect as of 22 June 2006.
Amendments
These rules shall take effect as of 15 November 2007.
Amendments
These rules shall take effect as of 6 October 2008.
Amendments
These rules shall take effect as of 26 October 2012.
Amendments
These rules shall take effect as of 29 July 2016.
Amendments
These rules shall take effect as of 11 October 2019.
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