Today, the Sumo Association strictly limits the number of foreign wrestlers defined as born outside Japan to one per stable. Despite this, there are still 15 20 foreigners in the two top divisions at any one time.Theres an unspoken rule that foreigner wrestlers must speak Japanese and be well versed in Japanese culture. .....
However, sumo stables are neither public places nor sightseeing spots. Only a small number of stables accept visits by tourists, and they insist that tourists are accompanied by a person who is fluent in Japanese and closely familiar with the customs of the sumo world. Furthermore, visitors are expected to follow the house rules strictly and not disturb the training session. Expect to sit silently on the floor for two to three hours.
In practice, it is virtually impossible for foreign tourist to visit a stable on their own. Instead, the recommended way to witness a morning practice is to join a guided tour. Various organizations and companies offer such tours and typically charge around 10,000 yen for a single person and around 4000 yen for additional group members. .....
Have each wrestler decide on a name for themselves.
Explain the match to them. Here is what they do
Gyoji referee introduced them by holding the fan over each head not provided and saying the name of the wrestler.
Wrestlers move to opposite sides of the ring and show their strength to each other by grunting, growling, clapping, and stomping.
Gyoji starts the match by dropping the fan and yelling SUMO.
A winner is declared when one wrestler knocks his opponent out of the ring or off their feet.
If time allows you may want to run a best of 3 matches. .....