Daisuke

Daisuke

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Welcome to our sumo training experience! This is one of the only places where you can experience sumo training in Tokyo.

Sumo wrestling is an ancient Japanese Shinto ritual where sumo wrestlers wrestle on a dohyo ring.
Since dohyo is considered sacred, people other than sumo wrestlers rarely get to stand on it. However, we made it possible for everyone to join this rare and unique sumo experience!

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10 Reviews for Daisuke

  • Kevin Kevin

    20% OFF Sumo Training Experience in Tokyo

    20% OFF Sumo Training Experience in Tokyo I wholly expected this to be a very tourist-oriented event where you sat around watching someone do sumo moves for entertainment. Boy, was I pleasantly wrong. Raien (previous pro sumo wrestler) teaches you all of the basics about sumo wrestling while trying to get you to achieve proper form. Do not be mistaken: this is absolutely a workout session. Not only that, but I'd say it was the most intense and difficult workout I've ever done. I've been through training designed for professional football players, MMA fighters, etc. None of them were as physically demanding as this was.

    I would recommend trying to book on less popular day, as you get more personalized training. A single group of two is the ideal setup, if you can afford to go on a slower day.

    There is translator for Raien, but he is fantastic at getting the idea across his body language. Very detailed sumo training experience that I'd recommend to anyone willing to ruin their legs for the next few days.

  • Tyler Tyler

    20% OFF Sumo Training Experience in Tokyo

    20% OFF Sumo Training Experience in Tokyo Raien is a great teacher! And this was a very fun workout. One day I, too, will be a yokozuna.

  • Greg Greg

    20% OFF Sumo Training Experience in Tokyo

    20% OFF Sumo Training Experience in Tokyo This was a truly great experience. It was very we’ll run and everyone (including the sumo) was very friendly and joyful. For me it is a once in a life time chance to try a genuine and unique training session and appreciate the skill required to make it as a sumo. Thanks again!!!

  • shuta shuta

    20% OFF Sumo Training Experience in Tokyo

    20% OFF Sumo Training Experience in Tokyo I and 2 of my friends joined this sumo experience. It was our first time and we totally enjoyed it! At first the sumos looked surly but they were friendly and entertaining. They told us how to do the traditional steps which was interesting yet very challenging. The good thing was we actually got to wear mawashi belts to feel what it was like to wrestle in it. We were surprised that there were many women participants. They shared short clips of us made that day and gave us a little souvenir. This is a MUST DO experience in Tokyo!

  • Chris Chris

    20% OFF Sumo Training Experience in Tokyo

    20% OFF Sumo Training Experience in Tokyo Originally I had the class scheduled a week ago but was unable to make it due to some circumstances beyond our control. Daisuke was gracious enough to rebook our class and allow us to attend, much to our appreciation.

    I can’t recommend this class enough. Raien is an excellent instructor. He obviously has great knowledge from his years of sumo experience, while at the same time he brings a good nature and sense of humor to the class to keep things fun.

    Do come in expecting a workout, especially on the lower body. You may feel it hours later, like we did. After a few rounds of workouts and an exhibition match or two with Raien, you will walk away with a greater appreciation of the sumo. I ended up going 1-1 with Raien in the ring (though he MAY have been going easy on me haha), and I look forward to having our tiebreaker match next time I visit Japan. ;)

    Upon completion of the class, you get a nice gift to take home with you. You’ll have to find out for yourself.

    If you want to try something truly unique and fun in your travels of Japan and learn about sumo, this is the class for you.

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