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    Based on the way even "normal" kimarite are named and defined I assume a "theoretical" kimarite would be something like "Hey, if he were to do what he just did backwards/from behind/from outside/standing on one leg, how would we call that?" Its perfectly possible that this results in a theoretical way to win that's completely distinct from any other kimarite, its physically possible and at the same time extremely improbable. Not to mention the fact that some of the more complicated and rare kimarite tend to get "downgraded" to the more basic ones, simply because the people who call the kimarite have a tendency to go for the more usual characterizations . A well known example is, of course, Mainoumi's mitokorozeme attempt vs Akebono that was called an uchigake, and a counter-example might be Hakuho's relatively recent yobimodoshi that I seriously doubt would have been called as such if he hadn't announced beforehand he'd be trying for that...
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    And Kisenosato on tour doing his thang 😂 😆 chest poppin' and rockin'
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    I snitched their pics. Couldn't have done it without Akinomaki.
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    I always find the characterization of an institution, company or other organized group of people as "ethical" misleading. Even brushing aside the wide differences on what each person characterizes as "ethical", my opinion is that there might be such a thing as an ethical person, but can't see how you can apply that to an entire group. Even the most well meaning organizations tend to have hangers on that are just there for the plunder. For example, the OP says he wouldn't want to support rikishi from a stable that has a violent stablemaster who is accused of hazing. But who has he been hazing? The rikishi, of course... So basically, what you are saying is that you wouldn't want to support even the rikishi that have suffered hazing? Of course, I do understand the idea that in most cases, when the culture of the stable is pro-hazing, then the high rankers of the stable will probably be a part of it as well. But I am trying to say that even if your criterion for supporting a rikishi is ethics, you should try to judge each one individually, and not try to group them in any way. A very good example is the recent Kumagatani oyakata scandal, who has admitted to torturing his personal helper. Kumagatani was nominally part of Miyagino stable (and an ex-stablemaster), but in truth he was someone that was imposed on the stable by circumstances and the Kyokai. Why on earth would you judge the current Miyagino-oyakata and the rikishi there for the actions of someone whose presence they had to endure and couldn't do anything about?
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    The upcoming Hatsu basho marks the 10th anniversary of the last makuuchi yusho won by a japanese born rikishi (Tochiazuma in case you don't remember). In celebration of this anniversary just answer the following simple yes or no question: Will a japanese born rikishi win a makuuchi yusho in 2016? My mind says NO, my heart says YES. I'll vote yes.
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    When things get nasty.
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    Michinoku-beya has it's camp in Shintomi-cho, Miyazaki, from the 1st to the 13th. Yuki is from Miyazaki pref. http://www.the-miyanichi.co.jp/chiiki/category_10/_16040.html Azumazeki-beya is in Nobeoka-city, Miyazaki, from Nov. 29th to the 9th. Jd Yoshimoto is a local . http://www.the-miyanichi.co.jp/chiiki/category_3/_16003.html
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    Full house yesterday in Saiki, between 3200 and 3300 spectators. The Saiki jungyo was of course all about Yoshikaze, with the standard employment: police chief for the day http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1573818.html keiko with kids and an extra: as tachi-mochi in Hakuho's doyho-iri, with Daieisho as tsuyu-harai In an extra bout he won against Ichinojo With pics that can't be embedded here: http://www.oita-press.co.jp/1010000000/2015/12/02/000529158 - Yoshikaze ashitori against Tochinoshin in the usual torikumi, dohyo-iri The day before with permission of the jungyo department he went fishing (hopefully not the whole time in mawashi), with Toyonoshima and 2 other sekitori. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1573493.html Kakuryu went kyujo with pain in the right heel, but plans to rejoin the jungyo after a few days. Mitakeumi has conjunctivitis at the right eye and also didn't train. Juryo Chiyomaru has a leg injury and returned to Tokyo. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1574017.html http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/nagasaki/news/20151130-OYTNT50141.html
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    If there`s no recorded use of a kimarite, how it come to became a kimarite? :-S
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    The following includes fusen wins and losses. Retired Non-Ozeki who managed 50% or better win percentage in Makuuchi for their career, minimum 150 wins, retired during 6-basho era: Kotonishiki - 0.5343 (506-441) Roho - 0.5322 (182-160) Tamanoumi - 0.5197 (303-280) Wakanosato - 0.5191 (613-568) Tokitsuyama - 0.5165 (359-336) Hasegawa - 0.5102 (523-502) Wakamisugi - 0.5085 (387-374) Homasho - 0.5041 (309-304) Akinoshima - 0.5027 (647-640) Takatoriki - 0.5025 (505-500) Annenyama - 0.5006 (428-427) Hagurohana - 0.5 (195-195) Roho as #2 is surprising as he was never Sekiwake. He had the "fortunate" occurrence to have "retired" while still high ranked after a fairly short career and a decent number of missed matches (18, ~10% of wins). Homasho also makes the list despite not making Sekiwake due to coming back from injuries on multiple occasions, having missed 77 matches (~25% of wins). Active non-Ozeki with 50% or better win percentage in Makuuchi, minimum 150 wins: Tochiozan - 0.5353 (409-355) Myogiryu - 0.5301 (185-164) Aoiyama - 0.5122 (189-180) Aoiyama was quite a shock to see, only having a couple tournaments at Sekiwake and having only missed 6 matches (~3%), suggesting he's had some bad (or at least below-average) banzuke luck in general. Tochiozan has missed 16 (~4%) and Myogiryu 26 (~15%). Data gathered from http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi_stat.aspx?list=2 Sorry for no links to rikishi, I don't like importing links into Excel and am too lazy to add them afterward. You can find them on the list linked to above.
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    Total number of kimarite in the database: 525739. Some of the choices in the database bout query such as ushirohikimawashi are no longer part of the official list. The following all should be in some sense. Kimarite with less than 1000: amiuchi: 256 ashitori: 592 chongake: 118 gasshohineri: 24 harimanage: 75 hikkake: 673 ipponzeoi: 70 izori: 42 kainahineri: 717 kakenage: 959 kakezori: 0 kawazugake: 98 kekaeshi: 581 ketaguri: 641 kimetaoshi: 665 komatasukui: 448 koshinage: 20 kubihineri: 65 makiotoshi: 894 mitokorozeme: 26 nichonage: 164 nimaigeri: 175 omata: 24 sabaori: 141 sakatottari: 98 shumokuzori: 1 sotokomata: 88 sototasukizori: 0 sotomuso: 48 susoharai: 299 susotori: 25 tasukizori: 15 tottari: 877 tsukaminage: 11 tsumatori: 10 tsuriotoshi: 93 uchimuso: 407 uwatehineri: 856 waridashi: 76 watashikomi: 806 yaguranage: 104 yobimodoshi: 36 zubuneri: 172 hansoku: 96 Losing "techniques" (isamiashi is over 1000): koshikudake: 180 tsukite: 86 fumidashi: 65 tsukihiza: 141 New kimarite (225946 total kimarite recorded since 2001): sokubiotoshi: 249 okuritsuriotoshi: 9 kozumatori: 16 ushiromotare: 48 okurinage: 165 okurihikiotoshi: 57 kotehineri: 41 okurigake: 1 okuritsuridashi: 13 osakate: 29 tokkurinage: 30 tsutaezori: 13 So there's a couple official kimarite that have never been used since they've been recorded for long enough that we still have record of them, and a couple others that have only been used once. Outside of that, only one has been used less than 10 times in recorded history, and it's one of the new ones introduced in 2001.
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    How about that: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query_bout.aspx?show_form=0&group_by=kimarite&rowcount=5&onlyw1=on
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    Interesting may be the sandanme tsukedashi qualifications, the results at http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cv4a-kwhr/amasumo/news/01-main.html show also the age: those in the best 8 gain one, but can only use the qualification if they are under 25 on the day before the shin-deshi kensa they want to apply for. That means joint 3rd Hashimoto (22) and Ishibashi (Kinki univ. 4th year) and joint 5th Ichinose (23), Nakajima (1st year) and Yago (3rd year) have one. Ishibashi may be the only one to think about using it. Full results are at: http://www.kirokukensaku.com/kokutai/K_GS/24/k_gs3241102SHUBETUSHUMOKU.html (juniors: http://www.kirokukensaku.com/kokutai/K_GS/24/k_gs3243502SHUBETUSHUMOKU.html) The tournament with the least available results, the All Japan corporate championships, has the same qualifications. The page above lists only the top 4. Winner Sakamoto (22, now staff at Nichidai) has the makushita 15 tsukedashi qualification, runner-up Haga (23, staff at Toyo-dai) and 3rd Kamiyama (24) are the known ones with sandame qualification. The first 2 may give it some thought.
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    What do you think Shikimori Inosuke will achieve next year?
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    Watch Aminishiki do his thang.. https://v.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/D76C4259811283268854365544448_4ef6894a891.4.0.3290520602770337214.mp4?versionId=4wUX6vR9U8vpcZKrez1PjNxzBwmxMwOe
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    Kids, don't try this at home. I've never seen Kise so happy.
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    The jungyo started today in Kagoshima-city, about 3000 spectators http://373news.com/modules/pickup/index.php?storyid=71462 Terunofuji got the traditional birthday cake from the press for his 24th with yobidashi Teruya and tsukebito Shunba, all 3 were together in Magaki-beya at first lending his chest in public keiko Yoshikaze with the new shimekomi mawashi he got from his sponsor Magniflex before the basho In the torikumi Hakuho won the final bout against Kakuryu
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    Does the winning kaiju get to rampage through the losing prefectures while their monsters look sadly on?