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About sekihiryu

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  1. sekihiryu

    Shikoroyama Oyakata (Former Terao)

    My wife just said to me, I immediately checked the news, all news seems to be in the past few minutes. I am stunned. I live very near to the location where Shikoroyama stable have the Osaka Basho lodgings and training. I frequently watched them train. Just 60 years old. Such sad news
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    Corona and sumo

    Green screen, set up a huge green screen behind the dohyo, fake a crowd, fake the sound too. At least I will have something to watch. As a High School teacher, things got very quiet in march for me. Hope no Rikishi get infected with Covid 19, will each heya bus in the rikishi to avoid the trains? Hmm. also - with every school kid in japan at home and bored, they could use this as a chance to make the NHK coverage very kid friendly, never have the NHK had such a captive audience.
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    Goeido to Retire

    I really liked him when he was up and coming. I fear he put on too much weight over the years. Enjoy elderhood Goeido
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    Featured Rikishi! April 2008 - Goeido

    Wow so long ago I first picked him to be the featured rikishi, back when this sub forum was alive. That main post was perhaps my greatest ever . Goeido promised so much but missed that final hurdle.
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    Aminishiki injured/ Intai

    Met Aminishiki in 2005, on the street outside his Osaka Basho lodgings. Unfortunately he was very unfriendly that day ( All I did was politely say hello in Japanese, and he stared right through me, just like he did on the dohyo) Sadly I have never forgotten that day. My other Aminishiki memory was this.... An infamous bout with Kotonowaka when he lost by a mage. Anyone else remember the infamous bout? Anyway, long career, good luck in retirement ice man.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Asanoyama* yusho. Shame to have a tainted maiden yusho.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Tochinoshin had one stolen yesterday and he stole one back today. Cant blame him at all. Rather fitting henka.
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    Feginowaka passed away

    Sorry to read this news, I saw Asashosakari's profile blurb and quickly put two and two together. Though I have retired from games, his name was one that was always at the top. 52. Too young.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    September basho 2008 Asashoryu was on the receiving end a similar call. IIRC it was a lot close than this case. When I searched just now...I had to laugh. I started the thread..Hah, guess I should disqualify myself my these dodgy tawara call debates. I'm not impartial ;)
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Heres a juicy little conspiracy. It's curious from the video above that there is no mark on the sand from Tochinoshins heel....the Shimpan does not raise his hand, nothing. Asanoyama falls and lies there for a second, no hand raised, Asanoyama then clumsily drags his hand backward across the outside of the tawara exactly where any heel imprint evidence would be. As soon as that happens Shimpan seems to notice and instantly puts up his hand as the evidence or rather lack of evidence has been erased by Asanoyama. Awfully convenient. He knew that he would be easier to make a dodgy call stick with the sand disturbed. If he thought Tochinoshin had stepped out, his hand would have gone straight up. It is just too convenient. Which weasel shimpan was sitting over there? Need to investigate. Screenshots of the events of which I speak.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Bad call? The is the worst F-ing call, I think I ever seen. Such utter bullshit. Hope all the judges get demoted and lambasted and fined. Unbelievable!!!!
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    Abema TV all sumo live

    watching sumo while exercising at the gym? Check. Life is good.
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    Abema TV all sumo live

    The nice thing about living in Japan is the apps for android and ios for abema. Streams have come a long way since the terrible low res one that the NSK website used to host back in the day. 65000 people are viewing the abema stream right now, Pretty popular it seems.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    hmmm. well....the interwebs, worldwide have been blowing up about this one. rather than just local channels , the scandal is a global one. Many agencies are really squeezing every bit of juice out of it with dare I say it - "fake news"....before you get "triggered", the narrative being pushed is "first responders" ordered out the ring and prevented from doing their job. "Bystanders" leaping in and an emergency worker on duty, are not the same thing, and reporting it incorrectly gives a certain narrative more sway. That said this lady doctor was marvellous and should be highly commended. Curiously the first responders narrative can be traced back a female Japanese reporter for AP. The gyoji announcer is an absolute moron, seriously, zero tact nor common sense displayed. This one is on him. This could be handled so much better, Someone ring side could have tactfully ushered the ladies away once the real emergency workers had control of the situation, but no, this idiot has pretty much stomped a mud hole and created the whole incident. The issue core to this story is the females in the ring. personally, I think its time for the rule to go by the wayside. anyway, next time put someone educated, worldly and with a brain on the mic.
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    Sumo in slow motion

    Ulambayar Byambajav, Aka Byamba and the former yamamotoyama were just on an episode of the popular youtube channel "the slo mo guys" If you ever wanted to see the human body wobble 1000fps then here is your chance