Upcoming Events

Below is a list of sumo events in North America as well as selected events outside of North America.  If you would like to add an event to this list, please contact us at NorthAmericanSumo@Gmail.com.    Also, don’t forget to also check out USA Sumo’s events page.


Upcoming Events

2019

December 27-29 – New Orleans, LA – The Big Easy 3-Day Sumo Camp

  • Hosted by Welcome Mat Sumo NOLA Gym.  Camp covering basics to advanced skills.

November 16 – San Antonio, TX – 13th Texas Classic

  • One of two regular sumo tournaments hosted by Tom Zabel.

November 10-24 – Fukuoka, Japan – Kyushu Basho

  • One of the six primary Japanese sumo tournaments.

September 8-22 – Tokyo, Japan – Autumn Basho

  • One of the six primary Japanese sumo tournaments.

July 7-21 – Nagoya, Japan – Nagoya Basho

  • One of the six primary Japanese sumo tournaments.

July 6th – New Orleans, LA – 1st Sumo in the Dirty South Tournament

  • Sumo wrestling tournament at Welcome Mat Sumo NOLA Gym.

July 5th – New Orleans, LA – The Big Easy 1-Day Sumo Clinic

  • Clinic on wrestling skills at Welcome Mat Sumo NOLA Gym.

May 25 – Long Beach, CA – Sumo Tournament

  • Sumo tournament hosted by Andrew Freund.  Details TBD.

May 18 – San Antonio, TX – 9th Lone Star Fiesta Tournament

  • One of two regular sumo tournaments hosted by Tom Zabel.

May 12-26 – Tokyo, Japan – Summer Basho

  • One of the six primary Japanese sumo tournaments.

April 12 & 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Fitcon2019 Sumo World Cup

April 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Welcome Mat Seminar

  • Seminar on sumo wrestling basics – Winning in the Dohyo.

April 6 – New Orleans, LA – Sumo Demonstration at NOLA Disability Pride Festival

  • Public demonstration in the Big Easy

March 23 – Long Beach, CA – 19th Annual US Sumo Open

March 15-16 – New Orleans, LA – Official USSF Referee Training Clinic

March 10-24 – Osaka, Japan – Spring Basho

  • One of the six primary Japanese sumo tournaments.

Past Events

2019

February 9 – Kansas City, MO – US Sumo Nationals 2019

February 8 – Kansas City, MO – Welcome Mat Seminar

  • Seminar on growing a sumo club in the United States.

January 26 – San Francisco, CA – Basho Viewing Party

January 13-27 – Tokyo, Japan – New Year Basho

  • One of the six primary Japanese sumo tournaments.

January 16 – Portland, OR – Basho Viewing Party

  • Viewing party for first three days of basho highlights at Olympia Provisions on Division.  Starts at 7:00 PM.  Information can be found here.

2018

December 28-30 – New Orleans, LA – 3 Day Sumo Training Camp

December 14 – St. Louis, MO – SUMO+SAKE

  • Sumo demonstration organized by Andrew Freund.

December 9 – Philadelphia, PA – SUMO+SAKE

  • Sumo demonstration organized by Andrew Freund.

December 2 – Portland, OR – SUMO+SAKE

  • Sumo demonstration organized by Andrew Freund.

November 11-25 – Fukuoka, Japan – Kyushu Basho

  • One of the six primary Japanese sumo tournaments.

October 13 – San Antonio, TX – Lone Star Sumo 12th Annual Texas Classic Tournament

September 15-16 – San Francisco, CA – Sumo Exhibitions at the Japan Center Malls

  • Sumo champions perform for 50th anniversary of the Japan Center Malls.

September 15 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Sumo Open

September 9-23 – Tokyo, Japan – Autumn Basho

  • One of the six primary Japanese sumo tournaments.

August 25 – Burbank, CA – Dragonfest 2018

  • Sumo demonstration in California.

August 3-5 – Lisle, IL – Sumo Demonstrations at the Morton Arboretum

  • Sumo champions perform for the 5th time in Destination Asia at the Morton Arboretum.

July 8-22 – Nagoya, Japan – Nagoya Basho

  • One of the six primary Japanese sumo tournaments.

June 8 – Grand Rapids, MI – Sumo at the Grand Rapids Asian Pacific Festival

  • Sumo champions will have a feature performance on Friday night, followed by photo opps on Saturday morning.

June 7 – Grand Rapids, MI – Sumo Joins the “Minor Leagues”

  • Sumo champions will perform at the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball game.

May 19 – San Antonio, TX – 8th Lone Star Fiesta at APIC Festival

  • Few details provided about the event.

May 13-27 – Tokyo, Japan – Summer Basho

  • One of the six primary Japanese sumo tournaments.

May 12 – Long Beach, CA – 18th Annual US Sumo Open

April 7 – San Antonio, TX – Tejada History Faire

  • Sumo demonstration in Texas.

March 11-25 – Osaka, Japan – Spring Basho

  • One of the six primary Japanese sumo tournaments.

February 24 – St. Joseph, MO – 2018 US Nationals Sumo Championships

January 14-28 – Tokyo, Japan – New Year Basho

  • One of the six primary Japanese sumo tournaments.

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