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  1. Tom

    So, was Harumafuji out or not?

    When I saw the video for the first time, I was absolutely certain he stepped out. But I guess its up for debate. Another gyoji might have stopped the match right there.
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    Videos Hatsu 2012

    Hate seeing kotoshogiku lose on the first day... Thanks for the vids!
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    Serbia Sumo

    Really nice thank you! Eastern Europe really seems to be a hotbed for amasumo. Hope I get the chance to train in it soon. Still no clubs in Belgium and the nearest club in Holland doesn't seem to reply to my mails. Anyway, they've got try outs on the 22nd and the 25th of january and I'm going to try out my luck then!
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    Kotoshogiku's Ozeki Party

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
  5. Short reaction on the content of the article: I think it's kind of weird that he says he wants to keep it standing and brawl. I see sumo as more of a grappling sport wich centers on controlling your opponent standing up and trying to get him to the ground without going for a traditional takedown. Kind of the same strongpoints a greco roman wrestler or a judoka has in mma. For example, Machida (a ufc fighter) trained a lot in sumo and often takes his opponents down using a leg trip he derived from sumo wich they obviously aren't expecting. Offcourse sumo doesn't have any submissions, but this also goes for greco roman wrestling. I'd think that, coming from a sumo background, avoiding submissions and focussing on ground and pound would be an easier transition than kickboxing. I do know sumo has some striking, but I don't see it being very useful for mma. Anyway, if it works for him, it works for him and I should just shut it. :)
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    Masunoyama story

    I keep hoping we'll see him back in makuuchi soon!
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    The Videos - Kyushu 2011 -Days 1-15

    I just want to use this reply to give my humble thanks to Kintamayama. Your videos make watching sumo so much more comfortable for the overseas sumo fans who aren't subscribed to Japan tv. Thank you lots!
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    Senshuraku videos

    Thanx for al the vids! Greatly appreciate it! And how about that Kaio indeed!:) By the way, does anyone know in wich division Yamamotoyama currently competes? Can't seem to even find him in Juryo, Makushita or Jandanme.
  9. This just made my day!
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    Videos - Today's bouts-Senshuraku

    Thanks for all the effort!
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    Videos - Today's bouts-Senshuraku

    Thanks a lot! I sent you two dishwashers, so you have a spare one.
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    Day 1 results and day 2 pairings

    I was really impressed with Toyonoshima (again)! I hope he can keep this up!
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    Day 12 results and day 13 pairings

    I yelled loudly and woke up my girlfriend when I saw Toyonoshima beating Baruto. I've been secretly hoping that the emperor's cup would go to Kaio or Toyonoshima this basho and my hopes just might become reality!
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    Preparations of the hiramaku-November 2010

    I'd just love to see someone break Futabayama's pre-war record as many thought it couldn't be done in modern times.
  15. I hope somehow Kotomitsuki will make a return to the ring, though I believe it won't happen...
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    Preparations of the hiramaku-November 2010

    As much as I'd like to see Hakuho break Futabayama's record, I'd personally love it if Kotoshogiku stopped his run.
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    How far will Hakuhou go?

    71-75 Harumafuji
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    Yamamotoyama situation

    I'll always keep routing for Yamamotoyama and I really hope he can start rising in the ranks again!
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    Amasumo in Eastern Europe-the big boom

    Hi Tom It is possible to train sumo in Belgium... look on under members to get the belgium sumo fed's address. I already tried contacting someone via twice and via, but I either didn't receive a reply or stopped receiving replies. Anyway, I have yet to find a way to train amasumo.
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    Amasumo in Eastern Europe-the big boom

    I love this evolution! If it were only possible to also train sumo in Belgium, I could join the European Amasumo craze!
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    Where to watch Sumo

    A lot of the matches can be found on youtube. Specifically on certain channels of users who videotape the matches and then post them on youtube. Also you can find an NSK live stream on the forum each basho.
  22. I live in Belgium and have always wanted to train in amateur sumo. Does anybody know where people like Hanne Van Bossele train in Belgium? Cause I have yet to find a training location. It's cool to see that a Belgian got away with a medal at the European Championships! I didn't even knew we competed at the championships!
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    Hakuho to break another record?

    I think he certainly has a chance. I used to not really like Hakuho since he became a Yokozuna, but he gradually won me over, every basho I see him fight he impresses me more and more. His fighting spirit, his ferocity, his humbleness,... a truly great Yokozuna. (that being said, I liked Asashoryu very much, but, at least partly, for the wrong reasons:))
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    Pics - Natsu Basho 2010, Day 04

    Thanx! I love the salt chugging pics.