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  1. 5 points
    hahaha, with all the boneheaded things I've posted here you would excuse me for not wanting to show my face. Write more? Well for one, my muscles are aching so badly now, 2 days after the fact, that if you saw me walking you would probably think I have a condition. In the actual matches, my problem, which I assume is just about every beginner's problem, was that I was standing way to high, and my opponent would get under me, maybe grab a leg, or my mawashi, or just push me out. In the matches I did win, it was mostly a matter of me still standing too high, but being able to generate enough energy purely with muscle to push my opponent out or down. I did find myself doing some things intuitively that you see in the big leagues.. mainly, deflecting pushes with that upwards hand flip motion. I remember an image of Kakuryu doing it flash in my mind when I realised I was doing it naturally. A funny moment was when I was wrestling someone considerably lighter than me, though taller.. he henka'd me, drove me to the side, then I, completely off balance and not even facing him correctly, oshitaoshi'd him to the ground with one arm just by brute force. So that impressed on me that size really is a huge factor. You can get away with a lot more if you are bigger. Those are just some scattered thoughts I've had since.
  2. 4 points
    Please enjoy the new morphs from Olivia for Nagoya Basho 2016. Morphs Nagoya 2016
  3. 3 points
    I tried out amasumo at our local club yesterday, unfortunately its a bit too far for me to go regularly. A great deal of fun, although I am sore all over. The mawashi isn't as uncomfortable as it looks. So many points which are emphasised just by watching sumo, the difference size makes, the difference a belt grip makes, the importance of having a good tachiai, was reinforced by my experience last night. I had been knocked upwards a bit too much during a few tachiai, so I decided to stay low and let my opponent come into me. Needless to say I went flying. Also after watching sumo this passionately for this long I was still very surprised by just how much leverage a belt grip gives your opponent. And that second where both you and your opponent have both hands down and are about to throw down? That's out of a movie. It was a great amount of fun, and I felt very safe even during matches. Definitely would recommend it to everyone.
  4. 2 points
    4th time Kadoban Ozeki Goueidou sweated a lot yesterday. He faced Shoudai ("because I lost to him last basho") for 7 bouts and won them all, and then faced Nishikigi and Daieishou each twice, no results given. That was it. "There's still a lot of jungyo left.." he said. Today, Goueidou faced Shoudai again, this time for three bouts after facing him seven times yesterday. Shoudai didn't win any of them. "Just doing sumo with an Ozeki is a great experience. Last basho my body was moving especially well. I managed to bring myself to a point where I was in good physical shape. It would be great if I could continue to keep this level," added Shoudai who was 9-6 at M5, beating two Ozeki on the way.
  5. 2 points
    Toyonoshima had the plaster cast removed and for the first time after injury stood on his bare legs again. "It will still take time, but there is definite improvement. Let's walk along with hope." http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/sports/sumou/583610/
  6. 2 points
    Finally found one that was uploaded onto dailymotion. March 12 broadcast May want to adjust the volume down before clicking onto link just in case http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3xehqh?GK_FACEBOOK_OG_HTML5=1 or http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3xehqh_白鵬密着ドキュメント-明日も相撲に生きる-3月12日_news
  7. 1 point
    more shaky videos Gifu: Ura https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17Ujj0IQ8og Sendai: jinku https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZcydt-6RYs Osaki - an also blurry video of keiko with kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ji3tAd1go4 several locations have the last bout, Hakuho-Harumafuji, better videos Gifu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5zQt1BdRoE Sendai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrmqIxyoaOw Hakodate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F13DefJ3axs Tomakomai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evNbnXg5zZY some pics, mostly overview Kise back o after 8 years again Harumafuji at keiko with kids o with the more usual ones: Aomori locals Onosho and Takarafuji o oo o o o the Kumamoto locals Shodai and Sadanoumi received a donation for disaster relief from the mayor of tsunami disaster stricken Osaki city, Miyagi o
  8. 1 point
    Musashigawa-beya for the 3rd time is in Ebino - and they're getting more and more attention each time. http://www.discover-miyazaki.jp/event/item_7958.html The pamphlet as pdf: http://www.discover-miyazaki.jp/contents/media/1/20160817-musashigawa.pdf Local news page with video: http://mrt.jp/localnews/?newsid=00019465 direct link (for download etc.): http://mrt.jp/data/localnews/movie/00019465.mp4 The oyakata got the standard certificate to receive Miyazaki brand pork - 20kg. http://www.the-miyanichi.co.jp/chiiki/category_11/_20959.html now apparently handed out all over the prefecture, not just by the governor: the heya has a nice logo - I hadn't noticed it yet Kasugano-beya is in Kuji city, Iwate, now home of Hatachiyama-oyakata (Tochinohana), who supervises the training. http://www.daily-tohoku.co.jp/news/kita_ar/20160817/201608170P154682.html They were there in 2006, 2011, 2013 and 2015. some more pics at: http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/machi03iwate/diary/201608180001/
  9. 1 point
    I'm happy sumo file posted this awsome doc. about chiyonofuji's consecutive winning record with english subs, thought you folks would enjoy it too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90nxpq9bTIQ Part2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng0wggxREVM
  10. 1 point
    Ex-Kyokudozan (right) and his brother makuuchi gyoji Kimura Hisanosuke with Hisanosuke's son, who made a successful pro-boxing debut today. Ex-Oshima oyakata also send him his blessings. http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/ring/2015/10/03/0008453617.shtml "Kyokudozan" 旭道山 on his right leg.
  11. 1 point
    Former ms19 Omusashi, from the old Musashigawa-beya, since 2007 only Norihito (not read Kinji like in his shikona and on sumo-reference) Kimura, after learning the trade in ramen restaurants etc. for 8 years, now opened a tsukemen Chinese noodle restaurant "Tsukemen shiroboshi" in Tokyo's Nakano ward. http://nakano.keizai.biz/headline/686/
  12. 1 point
    Akebono (210kg) won and is now a pro-wrestling “yokozuna”. His way after intai etc. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/news/p-bt-tp0-20131028-1210309.html http://www.daily.co.jp/ring/2013/10/28/0006452808.shtml http://www.sponichi.co.jp/battle/news/2013/10/28/kiji/K20131028006897730.html Now he wants to have the “revenge” fight with Takatoriki, who got 7 of his 9 kinboshi from him. http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/mens_prores/198846/
  13. 1 point
    Baruto watching. He was invited by IGF president Antonio Inoki and presented by him to the crowd. Inoki: “He is a drinking companion. Interesting as a character, but I don't think he will come to the pro-wrestling world.” http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/news/p-bt-tp0-20131027-1209814.html Akebono today in the kokugikan going for the heavy weight pro-wrestling top http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/news/p-bt-tp0-20131027-1209811.html