Faustonowaka

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  1. Faustonowaka

    GUESS THE KOTOMITSUKI

    6-9 1) Yorikiri 2) No 3) Day 14 4) Baruto 5) No 6) 2 times 7) Juryo 12 East
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    Sumo - buttock slapping

    This may sound silly, but personally, I use the "buttock slapping" (belly-slapping in my case) during basketball: it helps me to focus and get pumped up. I most often use it during the free-throw sequence: just before going for the rebound or boxing an opponent out, I slap my abdomen, exhale and bend my knees. It gives me a real boost of energy and optimizes my concentration. Also, after making an important shot I tend to do the "slap" as a kind of reward and recognition to myself. I guess for rikishi it works in the same way: they use to intimidate their opponent 'the bigger the belly, the louder an deeper the "slap"), to calm down, and to maximize their focus. Akebono used to clap his hands just before tachiai, and Miyabiyama exhales strongly after a win, while crouching and taking the kensho.
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    Kotooshu

    Same for me, I just got back from a 2-week trip to Tunisia (great country btw), expecting to see both yokozuna at 12-1, only to see Kotooshu in the lead at that score!! Sumo keeps amazing me!!
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    GUESS THE KOTOMITSUKI

    11-4 1) Yorikiri 2) No 3) Day 10 4) Miyabiyama 5) Yes 6) 4 times 7) Sekiwake West
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    Grand theft auto 4....

    I'll probably buy the game myself if my computer is strong enough to run it.
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    Grand theft auto 4....

    I've played every game in the series, and so far every new version topped the previous one. Funny thing is the game will be in stores on my birthday (29th).
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    Day 11 Pics - Haru 08

    "Dammit, I KNEW Ama's invisible tricycle would't hold my weight"
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    Day 8 Pics - Haru 08

    Attendants: "Excuse us Sire, but your throne is blocking the view of the other spectators" H.R.H. Sakaizawa: "How dare you!! Can't you see I'm disabled!!"
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    tate/fuku-tate yobidashi/gyoji question

    Not really on topic, but isn' t the current Kimura Shonosuke very tall for a gyoji? He even seems to be even taller than Hakuho.
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    GUESS THE KOTOMITSUKI

    11-4 1) Oshidashi 2) No 3) Day 10 4) Toyonoshima 5) Yes 6) 3 times 7) Maegashira 1 West
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    not exactly a sumo game

    (In a state of confusion...) Time to play on the lottery with this feeling for numbers... Amazing how close this little game was.
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    not exactly a sumo game

    3420 pics Banzuke plz
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    GUESS THE KOTOMITSUKI

    11-4 1) Yorikiri 2) No 3) Day 11 4) Toyonoshima 5) Yes 6) 4 times 7) Juryo 3 East
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    After November basho pics

    "The steering wheel in my new Hummer is THIS big!"
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    GUESS THE KOTOMITSUKI

    11-4 1) Yorikiri 2) No 3) Day 10 4) Dejima 5) No 6) 3 times 7) Ozeki East
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    Win a Hakuho clearfile

    Makushita 56 West
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    Leaderboard Day 11 Aki Basho 2007

    When a rikishi drops out of the tournament because of an injury an comes back he will have fought less bouts than the others. In lower divisions not all rikishi fight on the same day, so there it is important to compare the number of bouts they have actually fought.
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    GUESS THE KOTOMITSUKI

    10-5 1) Oshidashi 2) No 3) Day 11 4) Ama 5) No 6) 3 times 7) Maegashira 4 west
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    GUESS THE KOTOMITSUKI

    11-4 1) Yorikiri 2) No 3) Day 11 4) Miyabiyama 5) Yes 6) 3 times 7) Yokozuna West
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    Another Quiz Question

    Which Basho was won the most times by a non-Japanese??? (all gaijin winners combined)
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    What is the rule for Hakuho's Yokozuna promotion?

    The criteria for Yokozuna promotion promotion are: 2 consecutive Yusho (Blushing...) or an "equivalent" as an Ozeki. This equivalent generally means at least 13 wins, but over the last 15-or-so years only Ozeki with 2 consecutive Yusho have been promoted. Takanohana II and Hakuho for example both had a Yusho followed by a 13-2 in the next tournament, but weren't granted the promotion. Furthermore, te 3-basho-rule is only taken into account if the Ozeki's second tsunatori basho wasn't good enough. In this case, minimum 12 wins (and a jun-Yusho) will allow him to "carry over" his chances for promotion to the next tournament. KaioU and Tochiazuma were in this situation but never got the good result in their third tournament :-P . And even a Yusho in the third tournament doesn't guarantee promotion, ask Konishiki!! So for Hakuho any Yusho means promotion, with no Yusho he needs at least 13, possibly 14 wins and Rijicho in a good mood.
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    GUESS THE KOTOMITSUKI

    8-7 1) Uwatenage 2) No 3) Day 14 4) U 5) Yes 6) 2 times 7) Juryo 5 West
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    Edit

    A little clip on Youtube that was filmed at my workspace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrT-xdY6Hyw Who can find the multiple European Karate Champion in the vid? (for the answer look here: http://www.wuko-karate.org/eng/text_view.a...133&vcat=9)
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    GUESS THE KOTOMITSUKI

    Sorry to be annoying, but if you answer "no" to question 2, how can the answer to question 4 be Taikai?
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    GUESS THE KOTOMITSUKI

    10-5 1) Uwatenage 2) No 3) Day 12 4) Tochiazuma 5) No 6) 3 times 7) Yokozuna East