Do you know sumo?

It's a 1,500 years old Japanese martial art, steeped in the Shinto religion. It's a fast and exciting sport with simple,easy to understand rules.

It's part of the World Games, and is on track for inclusion in the Olympics.

At last count, 84 nations have joined The International Sumo Federation, so it has evolved far beyond its Japanese origins.

Sumo is competitive contact sport. A match is played between two players, designated East and West.

They make the best possible use of the 4.55 meter diameter dohyo and fight, almost naked, using their full strength.

Competitions are open to men and women, however, no contest between man and woman is allowed.

  • NEWS
  • 2022.01.10 : Trent Sabo (USA) has been nominated for the IWGA The Athlete of the year 2021.
  • 2021.01.07 : Batyr Altyv (RUS) has been nominated for The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time.
  • 2020.11.05 : The 2021 calendar has been updated.
  • 2020.04.23 : Postponement of Sumo World Championships in Krotoszyn, Poland till 2021.
  • 2020.02.06 : Continental Sumo Championships 2020 calendar updates.
  • 2019.09.05 : Compatible with iphone and Android.
  • 2019.09.02 : 2019 Sumo World Championships and Jr.Sumo World Championships announcement.


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WADA Speak up Program

IFS takes its anti-doping measures very seriously.


Best Athlete of the Year 2018 nominated

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International Sumo Federation gains full recognition

IFS has been granted full recognition by the IOC during the 133rd IOC Session meeting held in Buenos Aires on 9 October, 2018.


Sumo Participation in the III World Nomad Games 2018.

Kyrgyz Republic Sumo Association is glad to inform that on September 2-9, 2018