SUMO CLASSES

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Our sumo sessions are led by multi-time World Champions,  and experienced Japanese sumo wrestlers. You can rapidly increase your sumo skill!

You will learn sumo fundamentals, including stretches, warm-ups, rituals, rules, and effective techniques. Many of our athletes compete and succeed on the national and international levels. Others come to practice, just for a good workout and to improve their health.

Regular participants range in age from kids to seniors, both men and women, of all skill levels. Feel free to try a class, at you convenience.

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2019 WEEKEND SUMO SEMINAR (August 24-25)

Get in-depth sumo training from Japanese Pro Sumo legends. This seminar covers all sumo fundamentals, and also builds on the basics, for more advanced practitioners.

This is a great opportunity for people coming in from out of town, to learn a good enough sumo foundation, so that you can start sessions in your area.

For more experienced wrestlers, it’s an opportunity to deepen your skills, with more in-depth coaching from Japanese sumo champions, and chances to spar with a wider pool of training partners.

We’ll also work on various drills, and discuss the principles behind good sumo. Participants will be split into “teams” for an informal contest at the end of the seminar.

Schedule:
Saturday, August 24: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday, August 25: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

* Please arrive BEFORE class begins!  * Please RSVP if you plan to participate, as we reserve the option to cap the attendance, if needed.

Fees: $35 for the weekend ($20 for one day only)

COACH PROFILES

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BYAMBA

6’1″, 370 lbs
* 5 years in Japanese Pro Sumo
* Pro Sumo Divisional Champion
* 4-time World Sumo Champion
* US Sumo Open Champion (17 times)

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YAMA

6’4″, 600 lbs
* 5 years in Japanese Pro Sumo
* Pro Sumo Divisional Champion (2 times)
* 2-time World Sumo Champion
* Heaviest Japanese Sumo Wrestler Ever

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HIROKI

6’4″, 530 lbs
* 12 years in Japanese Pro Sumo
* Pro Sumo Divisional Champion (2 times)

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TAKESHI

5’8″, 240 lbs
* 5-time Japanese National University Champion
* US Sumo Open Champion (2 times)

* One or more of these instructors are at most practices.

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FREE SUMO TRAINING for KIDS/YOUTH (under 18)

For a limited time, all sumo classes for kids & youth are FREE, thanks to a Fund Duel campaign. The first session on June 2 welcomed new kids, and more are coming every time. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!
The first free classes started on June 2, 2019.

Class Schedule

Classes are held year-round. The schedule is updated here regularly.

Sunday, August 11, 11 am – 1 pm
Sunday, August 18, 11 am – 1 pm
Fee: $10 per session (FREE for ages under 18)

Saturday, August 24, 11 am – 2:30 pm (SEMINAR)
Sunday, August 25, 11 am – 2:30 pm (SEMINAR)
Fees: $35 for the weekend ($20 for one day only)

Location 

I&I Sports
19751 S. Figueroa Street
Carson, CA 90745

PRACTICE IS IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING! Enter via the BACK driveway!

Notes for Newbies:
* Just wear gym attire (shorts for men, and shorts & tops for women).
* New students can borrow “loaner” sumo belts. Note that these are available for your first few sessions, and subject to availability. New students will have priority.
* MAWASHI (Sumo belts)

Please inquire with further questions. CONTACT