Ranking and Promotion - ARCHIVE

Promotion to Yokozuna

What are the standards for promotion to Yokozuna? Promotion to yokozuna and ozeki must be preceded by unanimous approval of the JSA board of trustees. Standards for becoming a yokozuna include two consecutive tournament championships or a record equa ...Read More

Promotion to Ozeki

What are the standards for promotion to ozeki? A rikishi s last three tournament records are considered. There are no set rules for ozeki promotion in the ranking rules of the JSA. They do stipulate, however, that a potential ozeki be recommended by ...Read More