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2014 Sumo Wrestling Champions Expo

Annual Sumo showcase in Japantown with a 600 lb. wrestler
By - posted 10/2/2014 No Comment

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown.

Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace Plaza.

Photo Credit: Joseph Schell | 7×7

2014 Sumo Wrestling Champions Expo
Sunday, October 5, 2014 | 11 am to 5 pm
Japantown Peace Plaza, SF

2014 Schedule (subject to change)

  • 11 am: Kids Sumo Meet & Greet: Meet the wrestlers & learn the stances (kids only)
  • Noon, 2 pm & 4 pm: Three Live Sumo Matches, plus learn about sumo training and what to look for during a sumo match
  • 5 pm: Sumo Meet & Greet (for adults & kids) 

2014 Featured Sumo Wrestlers:

  • Yama, 6’4″, 600 lbs, Heavisest Japanese human being ever
  • Byamba, 6’1″, 370 lbs, Mongolian, three-time World Sumo Champion, just astounding, off-the-charts charisma and Sumo athleticism
  • Kelly, 6’0″, 430 lbs, three-time US Sumo Champion and Guinness World Record holder as the heaviest human ever to run a marathon (he completed in the Los Angeles Marathon in 2008 and 2011).