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I am a new member...greetings to all! I am wondering as to what is the limit age for foreign sumo recruits?

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Whether you are a Japanese or foreign born, the basic requirements are mostly same - first you must meet the minimum weight and height requirements (there are two sets now - one regular and the other, secondary for those who do not not meet the regular requirements; you need to complete the basic minimum education (in Japan this is a graduation from middle school, normally Grade 9); you must be no older than 23 years old when you take your physical.

There are certain paper works to be done - your parents or guardian's permission, a copy of registered birth certificate (in Japan this is called "Koseki Touhon") and a physical checkup from a physician.

In addition to these if you are a foreign rikishi, your oyakata will need two guarantors for you when he sends your application to Kyokai office as he will need to have a foreign rikishi registered certificate from the Kyokai office.

Great to see your post. Welcome abroad.

Edited by Jonosuke

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Welcome aboard Shingitai- :-(

Chuck in your salt and join the verbal Tachai-

When you have a moment introduce yourself properly at the introductions sub forum,Okay?

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