t present, the sport of sumo in the UK has a very limited following.
few individuals are known to follow the professional game with the staff
of the UKSA among the better known of British nationals connected to the
sport in one way or another. (Our vice-president is a translator on the
French language Le Monde du Sumo
online publication and our president is the Editor-in-Chief of
Sumo Fan Magazine
eanwhile and regrettably, behind Dover's white cliffs, there are no known
organizations or individuals with any recent training experience at any
Japanese sumo clubs or establishments although one Englishman did once join
the sport in Japan and another British passport holder of Hong Kong origin
also dabbled in the professional game around 15 years ago.
urthermore, with no subsequent effective or professionally managed attempts
to bring knowledge of this wonderful sport to the millions of English
Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish out there, the UK is something of a sumo
desert. A desert we hope to cultivate and have show signs of new seedlings
within the next few years.
hese lofty aims will take time and will need effort. Some progress will be
slow but please do be assured that once the UKSA is supported and running at
full pace, sumo will come to the United Kingdom like it has never done before!