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  1. Otokonoyama

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Whoa! Takakeisho blew Tochinoshin outta the ring!!
  2. Otokonoyama

    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Ura, Day 9
  3. Otokonoyama

    Day 6: Enho vs Jokoryu

  4. Sumo 101: Oyakata (stablemasters)
  5. Otokonoyama

    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Ura, Nakabi Kotokamatani, Nakabi Hoshoryu, Nakabi
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    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Ha ha! I sometimes train with an Onoe-san. Seems both me and Mr. Shimpan have some interesting code-switching going on up there.
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    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Onoe-shimpan sure got excited annoucing the result of the Mitakeumi-Takakeisho decision. Tripped up a bit on his words, but the crowd sure laughed with him.
  8. Otokonoyama

    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Ah, whoops. Totally missed the juryo digest topic. Not sure why the videos there are not embedding.
  9. Otokonoyama

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    He didn't forget to push, he didn't leave himself enough space to move in the angle that would allow him to stay in prime position to finish with a strong push. Instead he had to circle along the tawara, leaving him off-balance for a few steps. This created too much space to finish Mitakeumi, who to his credit did well to stay in, and also in not giving any more chances away. He made best use of his own second chance.
  10. Otokonoyama

    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Enho Day 7
  11. Sumo 101: Tsuriyane (Raised roof)
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ah, Takakeisho had a good shot at that, but pulled his move right at the tawara, and had to backpedal carefully inside the ring, and that took too many steps. He had Mitakeumi right where he wanted him, but was unable to both dance around the tawara and stick to his opponent. Very nice recovery and shutting down any second chances by the Neoptolemus from Nagano.
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    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-9

    Wakaichiro Day 6
  14. Otokonoyama

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    This is something that is central to his style of sumo. From what I've seen in other tradition Japanese martial arts, it most closely resembles the concept of "tenshin" (転身). How one move's one's center (of gravity), their balance if you will. He moves freely and easily in any direction while maintaining his balance. Further, he moves just enough to avoid thrusts and attempts to enter for a grip on the mawashi, yet not so much as to create unnecessary distance from his opponent. This means he is able to push back with maximum power at any step he takes in relation to aite.
  15. Otokonoyama

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    He had a bum knee before he entered Ozumo, and I don't know what condition it is in now. He is known to have recurring lower-back pain, which is probably a factor. I've opined before that I have doubts about the heya environment, but Gokushindo is also from NIshikido-beya and has just moved up to juryo this basho. He's not doing well so far, but that's not exactly unusual in a juryo debut.