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About I-SUMO

About The International Sumo League

The International Sumo League offers a 21st-century sports entertainment experience featuring exciting, authentic sumo wrestling competitions. This wrestling sport is one of the oldest forms of martial arts. It is also Japan's national sport that has now been transformed into the next great international sport and entertainment phenomenon. This ancient competition is now poised to become an international sensation with the utilization of today's groundbreaking UHD 4K and video technology.
Sumo is currently contested in more than 80 countries worldwide and has a devoted international fan base. The success of our live sumo events showcased around the country and the HD television special
that we produced at Madison Square Garden in New York for ESPN and ESPN2 proves the growing excitement of people surrounding this sport.
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Providing a Hybrid of Sports and Entertainment Programs

The International Sumo League (I-SUMO) has more than 40 years of experience in the industry, providing a hybrid of sports and entertainment programming that appeals to a broad audience base. The competition event we produced at Madison Square Garden drew close to 10,000 people and created over 180,000,000 media impressions worldwide.
In these events, highly enthusiastic and engaged audiences experienced an authentic and unscripted sumo competition in a multimedia atmosphere. We also featured traditional Takeo drummers and flutes, dancers, and a light and sound show.


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We have created the International Sumo League as the governing body that oversees a stable of over 100 of the best Sumo athletes representing over 60 countries, including major sumo stars from Japan and Mongolia. The size and power of sumo athletes, combined with the speed and athleticism of each bout, make sumo the perfect sport for the 21st century.
The International Sumo League has a built-in fan base for the sport across Japan, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Europe, as well as a growing group of enthusiasts in the United States. We also plan to tour:
  • The Middle East
  • Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Russia
  • Asia
  • China
  • India
  • Australia
  • Japan
I-SUMO intends to hold a world championship competition featuring the very best Sumo champions from around the world in a round-robin competition.
The International Sumo League has over 80 of the top Sumo wrestlers from all over the world under exclusive contract. These are sumo champions from:
  • Japan
  • Mongolia
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • Fiji
  • Turkey
  • Georgia
  • Australia
  • Iraq
  • Egypt
  • The United States
  • Other Countries Around the World
  • Creating Sumo Programs to Celebrate Sumo Athletes

    We believe that sumo wrestling offers a unique opportunity to be featured as a dynamic and fast-paced TV program, which will generate a new audience for this legendary sport and entertainment series.

    The International Sumo League has plans for a sumo-based reality show featuring the lives of sumo athletes and selecting the next great sumo champion. We are developing an animated International Sumo League and sumo cartoon series that will promote a full line of our sports and entertainment programs.

    The program will contain features on all aspects of sumo wrestling, including personal profiles of our sumo wrestlers, highlighting star sumo athletes as iconic sports stars and celebrities. This is to build fan interest and a following.

    Also, International Sumo League will host competition events in various locations, including:


    • Europe
    • UK
    • Eastern Europe
    • Asia
    • India
    • Australia
    • Middle East
  • Quick Information About Sumo

    • Sumo has become an international sport with competitions in over 80 countries worldwide.
    • Sumo originated in Japan over 1,500 years ago and is now studied and performed in 60 countries.
    • Sumo is rapidly growing globally for many reasons, and it is now positioned to become a mainstream, popular sport.
    • Sumo is a sport for audiences of all ages and backgrounds and teaches good life lessons.

    About Sumo Matches

    • Sumo matches last for less than a minute.
    • There is a definite winner and loser for every match.
    • A complete sumo competition or tournament consists of over 30 matches of quick, action-packed entertainment with different personalities and styles.

    Simple Rules for Sumo Bouts

    There are no long or confusing rules in sumo; everyone understands what is happening from the beginning of the first match. To win, sumo players should either:

    • Knock the Opponent Out of the Dohyo
    • Knock the Opponent to the Ground to Make Any of His Body Parts Touch the Ground First

Values of Sumo Wrestlers

Sumo wrestlers are world-class athletes that show superior athletic ability. The average sumo athlete exhibits strength, quickness, agility, and strategy, creating a compelling and entertaining competition.
During sumo bouts, the wrestlers epitomize the ideals of good sporting behavior, class, and the true nature of competition. Opponents never intentionally try to injure, hurt, or embarrass each other.