ENTERTAINMENT

We have cast Sumo Talent and worked as consultants on many entertainment projects, worldwide. Our Sumo Wrestlers have appeared in over 20 films, 250 television shows, 300+ TV commercials, 500+ live events, and numerous other public appearances. Our sumo network extends globally, with elite sumo competitors throughout the planet. Check out some of the greatest sumo events and sumo performers in the world!

SUMO MODELS

Sumo is a classic Japanese martial art, and our sumo wrestler models are the most authentic, in terms of size, image, and ability. These Sumo Models include well-trained athletes and experienced entertainers, many with years of training and competition in the professional Japan Sumo Association. More

SUMO PROPS

We have a virtual museum of authentic sumo paraphernalia from Japan, including actual referee costumes and accoutrements, real sumo belts, various sumo ring options, as well as numerous props, used by the referee, attendants, judges, and more. More

TV SHOWS

Our sumo wrestlers have appeared and performed in more than 100 television shows. The unique performances of these World Champions really enhances the shows they appear on. Further, we’ve been featured in over 140 television news specials since the 1990s, locally, nationally, and around the world. More

COMMERCIALS & PRINT ADS

We have a broad network of sumo models and sumo actors worldwide who are featured regularly in many American and international commercials and print ads for all kinds of products and services, including many global corporations. More

VIDEO GALLERY

Check out sumo highlight videos, including US Sumo Open matches, other live events, and TV appearances. More

FILMS

“John Wick Chapter 2” — Thunder Road Pictures (February, 2017 release):
Watch 600-pound YAMA (the “Sumo Assassin”) get into a fight with Keanu Reeves! This is serious.

“Zoolander 2” — Paramount Pictures (February, 2016 release):
We booked “YAMA”, the Heaviest Japanese Sumo Wrestler in History (600 pounds), to make a cameo in this comedy sequel.

“47 Ronin” -– Universal Pictures (December, 2013 release):
We booked and managed one of the supporting lead actors (a sumo-sized role), starring alongside Keanu Reeves, for this epic re-make of the Japanese classic.

“Ocean’s 13” — Warner Bros. (June, 2007 release):
Although the sumo scene in the film was severely trimmed, we actually brought over a dozen sumo wrestlers, from several states in the U.S., as well as from Japan and Mongolia, to star in the fight scenes and rituals. We worked on the entire sumo set, costuming, prop design, casting, choreography, and much more.

“Memoirs of a Geisha” — Columbia Pictures (December, 2005 release):
This acclaimed film features a dramatic sumo scene, with remarkable visuals. We are proud to have worked on the film with costuming, casting, choreography, technical advice, set construction, art department, translating, research, directing sumo wrestlers on set, procuring sumo gear, and more. Don’t miss the sumo interview with our staff on the “Memoirs of a Geisha” bonus DVD.

LIVE EVENTS

We have produced over 300 sumo exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, and other live events in over 20 countries (6 continents) and 18 states throughout the U.S. Some exhibitions are performed in stadiums packed with 30,000 people, while other demonstrations are performed for small groups at private parties, corporate events, or black tie celebrations. Our educational lectures and exhibitions have been held at over 20 high schools and universities. We also produce regular sumo competitions, especially the world-recognized US SUMO OPEN. (since 2001) More
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