John Gunning

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  1. Hakuho Cup - and Ishiura turning down a role in Wolverine to turn pro.
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    Special Kyokai training before Haru

    Receiver. Literally the name for it.
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    Sumo and Head Injury / Concussion

    Had forgotten about this The rikishi in question.
  4. Once COVID is over we’ll be back.
  5. Word count. Only enough space for what was written.
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    Flat Earth Society and Sumo

    Nope, even the non raised ones aren't as the word combines the characters for earth and straw bale.
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    Flat Earth Society and Sumo

    It's data that isn't public and won't be made so for various reasons connected to privacy and medical laws / rules. Also not my data so even if I think it should be in the public sphere I don't have the right to make it so.
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    Flat Earth Society and Sumo

    I'll admit I was unsure whether or not to use the term. I wasn't actually implying a correlation in terms of ridiculousness. More a tongue in cheek appropriating of a well known phrase to describe those who want the earthen ring to be flat. Perhaps it was a bad choice.
  9. Plus the fact that 99% of the bouts rikishi engage in over the course of their career take place on a flat dohyo.
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    Speculating Hakuho's future (split from Corona thread)

    Every steak between Tel Aviv and Tokyo says not a chance.
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    Ten-Year-Old Sumo Whiz

    1. All kids at Komatsuryu Dojo fight older kids in training. 2. There is no under 10 World Championship 3. Sumo is the sport, not the participant. 4. Nominosukune Shrine is in Sumida not Fukagawa. 5. Fukagawa isn't famous for producing wrestlers. Told the author and Reuters all that but they decided to make no changes.
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    Corona and sumo

    For some reason Instagram keeps pushing ads for that job on my feed. Pays 800 yen an hour with the opportunity to get a bonus of 10,000 yen after the first three months apparently.
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    Sumo and Head Injury / Concussion

    You don't need to be right up at the line.
  14. I think that the problem of head injury and concussion is potentially serious enough to deserve its own topic. I’ve been saying for years a reckoning is coming to the sport once awareness of brain injury reaches the levels it’s at in football / rugby. Here’s my column today on the latest incident.
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    Corona virus thread??

    Oh the irony.