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    Kiribayama trained at home with the lower rankers (no other sekitori at his heya) , 19 bouts, won them all. This, after doing the fundamentals and sweating much. "I'm trying out all kinds of stuff, attacking, defending, facing all types of opponents. My aim is to do 30-40 bouts.. Sanyaku promotion? I'm going about it as usual..", he said.
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    The JSA just posted this. Sumos and pets. Now I just want more sumo and pets. Seeing wrestlers play with pets make the stable seem more like a home to me rather than a training facility /dorm.
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    For Dewanoumi-beya after a 20 year blank of new recruits from Hokkaido for the heya: from the sumo club of Hokkai Gakuen Sapporo high, Kengo Wakasa (likely:) 若狭謙吾 (18, 172cm, 85kg). He started sumo properly in 6th grad primary school. This spring he had an experience stay at the heya, where his forward looking, frank and cheerful character was appreciated and he was allowed to join the heya (not all heya take any Japanese youth who wants to do sumo). The connection to the heya comes from his father being acquainted with a koenkai executive: same year at school. Wakasa: I have no anxiety. I want to put my effort into keiko, without trying to hurry it. I want to do my best (gambaritai) The oyakata: First of all getting used to the life in the heya. When he puts real effort into keiko, he'll get strength. His results https://www.hgs.ed.jp/schoollife/club/sumo.html: 2 times runner-up in Hokkaido prefectural tournaments with weight classes, 2020 in the up to 80kg class, 2021 the 100kg class http://www.hokkaido-np.co.jp/article/601449 The oyakata was at the school on the 18th, on the left the headmaster
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    So should be Suguro vs Ersin in a Sd100TD debut showdown in Kyushu I believe Here is a match between them in college, Suguro in 4th year and Ersin in 3rd year. Saitama Sakae team members looking on...
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    How about some traditional Mongolian attire to troll the NSK. At least the hat....
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    Did no one else watch? The documentary gave me a renewed appreciation for Hakuho in terms of his entire body of work. A reminder that he wasn't always the dirty-fighting Yokozuna that we became accustomed to toward the end of his career. That he shouldered the burden of the scandals that rocked the sumo world and almost single-handedly kept the sport alive through his dominance--to that end Kitanofuji, interviewed for the documentary, commented that sumo might not have survived had Hakuho not been there to keep it together. That it was he who was instrumental and doing support activities for the victims of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami, and continued to donate both his time and money in the ensuing years. He talked about wanting to be loved by the Japanese sumo fans, wanting to model himself after Taiho and Futabayama. Yet as he continued to dominate, blasting through Taiho's record, and then repeatedly foiling Kisenosato's bids for yusho and promotion to Yokozuna, Japanese fans instead looked at him as the heel--to the point where he eventually embraced the role. He said that he had decided that Nagoya was to be his last basho even before it started, and wanted to go out like Takanohana had when he toppled Musashimaru for his final yusho. His knee was in terrible shape throughout, and he received constant therapy during the basho. Regarding the Shodai tachiai fiasco, he said that the night before the bout he tried to visualize beating Shodai, but could only see himself losing at tachiai, so his only recourse was to avoid it by moving back. Clearly at this point he was in desperate win-at-all-costs mode. And when he finally did, his victory shout after toppling Terunofuji was the joy and relief at having achieved his final goal. Just prior to mounting the dohyo for the final bout of his career, he could be seen in the video footage giving thanks to the dohyo for what sumo had given him. He was asked what hinkaku, and by extension, Yokozuna-sumo, meant to him. He replied that whether young or old, or no matter how kind you may be, as a Yokozuna it was either win or retire. So for him it meant being a devil in the dohyo and kindhearted outside of it--and winning at all costs. Kitanofuji and Araiso were also asked about hinkaku--for which there is no specific definition--and neither were able to give a clear answer as to what it means. He closed by remarking that he loved sumo more than anyone. That's all I remember off the top of my head. Feel free to add or correct whatever might be missing or wrong.
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    Meh...dark humor is a well known coping technique for situations like this. Sucks for his family and I hope justice is done whatever that looks like where he's from. But...
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    Gagamaru is getting slimmer still, about 150kg now, down 60kg from his active weight of 210kg. He's involved with the Osaka based Japan sumo foundation, founded last November, the other one listed among the members there is ex-Amuru, but as a friend https://nihon-sumo.jp/menber/ Doing events and working as talento, he plans to stay in Japan indefinitely ("bury his bones" there). When he has mastered Japanese, he'll think about marriage. Still no danpatsu-shiki for him as well, like the many oyakata who wait for a chance to have some bigger event in the kokugikan. https://www.nikkan-gendai.com/articles/view/sports/294805 On the 23rd he was on an NHK program about how to reduce bicycles accidents https://www.nhk.jp/p/ts/172ZQKG7JM/episode/te/26V992PV3V/
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    For those with NHK world premium. https://nhkworldpremium.com/episode/139185
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    Another news clip from the press conference of Saito, by Fuji TV, so it will stay on the net a bit longer: https://www.fnn.jp/articles/-/252679 Saito has found interest in sumo in 2nd year, but has not done any sumo yet. The oyakata also did judo at school, entering from judo background is common in sumo.
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    For Isegahama-beya: Kouta Saito 齋藤光太 (17) from Hokuetsu high, Niigata. He first did judo and in 2nd year high school found interest in sumo. The heya has a regular training camp at the Yahiko shrine in Niigata, the oyakata was eager to get a deshi from that prefecture. Saito aims after Terutsuyoshi and wants to reach sekitori fast. The oyakata was at the school today for a press conference - local NHK vid
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    I think you've been had. The Sumo Association appears to be a union of taxi drivers who use the Sumo SUV, a brand made by India's Tata Motors until 2019.
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    I seriously don't know why he didn't try koshikudake more often. Probably his best technique. It's was 100% effective the time he employed it.
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    After more than 4 years, Kise (Araiso) at last had the award ceremony for that honor award from his 2nd hometown, yesterday at the city hall. His kyujo and recently Corona all had caused the event to get postponed. o o o Local NHK vid
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    Dallas Sumo Club - Yamageiko Highlights (October 6, 2021) We were joined this morning by local publication the "Oak Cliff Advocate"; thank you to journalist Rachel Stone & photographer Jessica Turner for covering our club and the rise of sumo in Dallas, TX! Sean Byrd yet again pulled some amazing throwing kimarite, but at times the slippery morning dew became his biggest enemy. Drew Bramlett worked on tuning his tsuppari and ring-sense. Khalil Collins went mawashi-less today and stuck to an oshi-zumo style. Jared (Osuushigishi) Tadlock returns with a vigor for combat after a week off, still training hard at home. (Oyakata) Corey Morrison walked the tawara like a bridge at first, but was overcome in the center of the dohyō.
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    Dallas Sumo Club - Keiko Highlights (October 3, 2021) Things got highly aggressive and exciting at the ranch this keiko! Sean Byrd had some excellent throwing kimarite and highly effective tsuppari. Albert Martinez impresses with his mastery of sumo basics, always low and moving forwards. Drew Bramlett had some serious breakthroughs and really tapped into his fighting spirit. Nemo Davies gave it his absolute all and then some until his body could withstand no more. Jonathan (Hananooni) Flowers was relentless in his pursuit of grappling and thirst for battle. (Oyakata) Corey Morrison rallied the cowpokes and led foes to the tawara like a kappa lures their prey to the water.
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    With (overly) proper haircut and properly the necktie fixed by the wife o
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    Pigs can fly - if you had shown Araiso next to Kise from three years ago, I think we would all have said that was his good twin.
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    When all the Mongolians are running the Kyokai, they’ll end the policy of needing to naturalize to become an Oyakata and remove the limits on foreign rikishi. It’s all part of the long game.
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    Not a song but too good to miss- Diamami vice!
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    One windmill said to the next windmill, "What kind of music do you like?" The other answered, "I'm a big metal fan."
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    In happier days: