John Gunning

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John Gunning last won the day on April 25 2018

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  1. John Gunning

    Basho Programs

    Out of interest how do you store them?
  2. John Gunning

    Visiting a beya-gift question

    Fixed the link
  3. John Gunning

    Visiting a beya-gift question

    The amount of gushing is generally proportional to the quality / volume of snacks given.
  4. John Gunning

    Mikawa's Amateur Sumo Awards 2019

    Great work as always. You continue to cement your position as one of the most knowledgeable commentators on amateur sumo in the world.
  5. John Gunning

    Nengajo 2020 - happy new rat year

    Happy new year everyone. Here's to a great 2020.
  6. John Gunning

    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/2073053/ Murray and Hiro talk to Kisenosato
  7. John Gunning

    Stable? Why?

    The former - although the latter certainly applies. This is a shot taken during the show. The former sekiwake lost 50 kilos post retirement and is now a financial services advisor. Physically I took a slightly different path after hanging up the mawashi.
  8. That would be the one. For the record I like the music. I just don't think it fits the visuals particularly well. Rikishi Files has replaced Sumo 101 and I'll be doing them during the next few basho so if there are guys you are interesting and worth doing 300 words on, by all means let me know. Can be literally anyone that has ever been on the banzuke.
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    Stable? Why?

    Last Saturday I was on an NHK (Japanese language) radio show with the former Takanowaka, and English translations of sumo terms was the main topic of conversation. He and the others were trying to guess what some of the Japanese terms were in English and marveling over how wrong they sometimes were. On NHK broadcasts we use a lot of Japanese vocabulary whereas Japan Times requires anything outside of rikishi and their ranks to either be in English or have the translations in brackets. There are some English translations that have existed for ages that I just don't think come anywhere close to conveying the correct meaning so I've been working on alternatives. As for stable....I too have seen that in use all my life in many sports and have no problem with it at all. It's the best translation for what a heya is that I have seen.
  10. Looks like you hired him for your posts as well.
  11. John Gunning

    Ireland Rugby Team / Isegahama

    Took the Ireland team (that are here for the World Cup) along to Isegahama Beya this morning.
  12. John Gunning

    Win a Harumafuji tegata

    In the comments section under the post