Sumo is slowly becoming more popular in Southern California.

I went to watch a tournament a few years back and it was an interesting combination of Judo players, wrestlers, football players and just morbidly fat guys with no apparrent skill.

There were several weight classes and in the lighter weight class, there were some VERY ripped (non-fat) guys competing. They were obviously either Judoka or wrestlers. I was impressed by the skill of a few players, others, not so much.

I don't know of any pure Sumo schools in Southern California, but there must be some.

Has anyone competed or have any experience with American Amature Sumo...?

What did you think?

Thanks!