MIA for a Bit

Just a quick note.  I will be MIA for a bit.  With Coronavirus going full force in the states, I've had to spend a lot of time moving my classes online.  On top of that, my dog has had emergency health problems that past two days, and we are certainly not out of the thick... Continue Reading →

Need Somewhere to Chat about the Haru Basho 2020? Check Out Reddit.com/r/Sumo!

With Musashikuni and Wakaichiro retiring, I will be posting less about each basho on NorthAmericanSumo.com, and instead I will be focusing more efforts on general sumo discussion within Reddit.com/r/sumo.  For a little over a year, I host the daily discussion threads on /r/sumo, and I try to start some conversation about the lower divisions -... Continue Reading →

Website Updates

In lieu of a post this week, I took some time to update the website.  Some pages were quite outdated, but now they should be (mostly) current.  When I was revising the upcoming events page, however, I noticed that two U.S. events slipped through my fingers!  If anyone has any information and/or media regarding the... Continue Reading →

Posts Returning Soon!

For the first time ever, I didn't make a weekly post on NorthAmericanSumo.com.  This was because of a family emergency, but everything is alright now.  The weekly posts will return this week.  Hang in there!

Northeast Sumo Camp 2019

One of the best - if not the best - amateur sumo wrestlers in America, Ed Suczewski, will be hosting a sumo camp on May 25th and 26th in Madison, NJ.  For those who don't know Ed, he is a multi-time gold medalist at the US Sumo Nationals, he has medaled multiple times at the... Continue Reading →

Kōji Kitao Has Passed Away

Former yokozuna, Kōji Kitao (aka Futahaguro Koji) has passed away.  Perhaps the most controversial yokozuna of all time, Kōji Kitao had a direct relationship with North American sumo (beyond being a yokozuna) via his infamous professional wresting match with Earthquake (aka John Tenta).  John Tenta was a former Japanese professional sumo wrestler from Canada, and... Continue Reading →

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