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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Kiribayama is doing a lot of training. Yesterday he was at Oitekaze beya, having 21 bouts (15-6) with the likes of Takakeishou and Daieishou. "It's been a while so I had great fun.." he said. He started off winning 9 straight against Tobizaru, Endou and Daieishou, then went on to beating Takakeishou 4-2. 18 consecutive bouts. "No fatigue at all. I'm still young," he explained. Tobizaru OTOH said "It's too hot-I do 2-3 bouts and I'm exhausted.. I'm in awe of Kiribayama's strength and stamina.." "I wanted to do more," summed the energetic Kiribayama. Two more degeiko days left till the ban returns. Takakeishou and Kiribayama with the ladle.
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    Preparations of the Y/O Nagoya 2022

    Ozeki Mitakeumi is kadoban after his second basho as an Ozeki, yet is the only Ozeki not facing any sekitori in training so far. "What the &^%% is he thinking?? " asked one Oyakata. His heya has no sekitori, but the neighboring Kasugano beya has plenty and saw some guys coming to train. "He was saying publicly that it's too bad there is no degeiko and that he was looking forward to that, yet .. he is a far cry from Takakeishou who is returning from that neck injury and is going all out. It could be that he is used to going all out in training (???) close to the start of a basho and may be thinking it's too early for this kind of effort.. It's a local basho for him and his Oyakata is in charge of it. Many of his fans are expected to show up and root for him. I just hope he doesn't embarrass himself in front of them," added the anonymous Oyakata.
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    Preparations of the Y/O Nagoya 2022

    Oitekaze beya saw some wild stuff yesterday as Takakeishou arrived for degeiko (Kiribayama was there as well, 9 sekitori in all), doing no less than thirty bouts (20-10). He has been doing 20 bouts a day at home since the 16th, I hear. "We can finally do some rare degeiko so I said to myself to go all out. I guess it's the novelty, but I'm really happy.." he said. He has been suffering from a neck injury these last few months and ended the last two bashos with an 8-7 record. As he likes to go with his head forward at the tachiai, that kind of injury is not a good thing for him. "The day I get scared of hitting with my head at the tachiai is the day I retire!" he proclaimed. "I have two knees and two elbows but only one neck. As much as you are careful, injuries happen. but I'll be gambarizing while being extra careful.." summed a strangely talkative Takakeishou. Facing Daieishou:
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    Invite for GTB- July (Nagoya) 2022- 155 entries - RESULTS!!

    153 entries with a few hours to go. A record?
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    Invite for GTB- July (Nagoya) 2022- 155 entries - RESULTS!!

    Some 36 hours left-will the entry number record be broken? Enter now!!
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Relentless Takayasu continues his live tour of heyas and visited heya number 4- Arashio yesterday. He faced Wakatakakage, visiting Abi and others for 12 bouts. Kiribayama was there as well. "Everyone is strong here so it's fun. There is a lot to gain by facing all types of rikishi.." said, Takayasu again. Wakatakakage was 5-4 and said the same thing..
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    It has come to my attention that Kotoshouhou was 7-7 against Takayasu and others yesterday. So I am passing this along to everyone. Also, Kotonowaka was 8-6 and one tie. "I started off slowly but got better as the session progressed," he said.
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Gounoyama, yes..
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    New seating at the KKan

    Starting January, there is a plan to establish two VIP super- premium group of seats. Situated on both sides of the NHK booth, it will include 2 box seats and 7 masu seats and should be able to include 20 fans. Cost? 400,000 yen a day. Plans are to include a special person to take care of you, parking in the underground parking lot, alcohol is included, tv monitors, live explanations by an oyakata, commemorative photos, a tour of the shitakubeya, etc. "The virus has hit us hard financially so we are looking for ways to compensate,"| said an oyakata. @ sets of these seats will be sold a day. Multiply the cost by 45 days a year and you get something like 40,000,000 yen in revenues. Feel free to correct my numbers-I'm in a hurry for a change.
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Sadogatake beya hosted another degeiko day yesterday with Ouhou visiting Kotonowaka and Kotoshouhou . New Juryo Gounoyama was there as well.All four from Saitama Sakae who proceeded to face each other. . Gounoyama at first faced Makushita and lower guys for 15 bouts going 11-4. Then he proceeded to face the big boys. 0-5 against Takayasu and 3-3 against Kotoshouhou, altogether 7-11 in his first degeiko experience. Ouhou was 7-10 against the sekitori.
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    Sagatsukasa intai

    Ex-Makuuchi rikishi Sagatsukasa has retired. Almost got the Sandanme yusho last basho. H was one of those guys that had to undergo a secondary entrance exam (remember those with the balls?) being very 1.67 meters.
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    Invite for GTB- July (Nagoya) 2022- 155 entries - RESULTS!!

    Less than a week to go, the site is not stable (down right now, for example..). Enter NOW!! http://sumodb.sumogames.de/gtb/GTBEntry.aspx
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    Preparations of the Y/O Nagoya 2022

    Shoudai trained at home with visiting Nishikigi and was 7-1, and including some Makushita guys had 13 bouts in all. He still intends to put on weight etc.. etc.. and to work on his high tachiai mumble mumble.
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Kotonowaka was working hard at home today, facing Kotoshouhou, Kotoekou and visiting Takayasu for 22 bouts, 18 of them against Takayasu, no results given between them, but his overall result was 8-14. "It's the first time I faced him for so many bouts. The keiko was of good quality," said Kotonowaka. Takayasu, who has nobody serious to train against at home, has visited three heyas these last few days and had the most bouts today, 27 and was 17-10. In contrast to a 24 year old Kotonowaka seen out of breath, the 32 year old Takayasu looked to be in fine shape. "I gambarized so as not to lose to youth.. I want to build my body and enter Nagoya in good shape," he said.
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    Nishonoseki-beya happenings

    The press is wondering aloud why the okamisan did not appear in any of the pictures during the official opening of the heya. She was there and was in some pictures taken, but the Oyakata specifically asked for her not to appear in any official photos. The press finds that strange. When Kitanoumi became Oyakata and rijicho way back then, his wife was never seen in photos for 37 years as she supported her husband. The question is what will happen when an Ozeki will be born out of Nishonoseki, since she has to appear in public next to her husband during the ceremony..In Kitanoumi's case, the okamisan had declared she would be by his side when that happens, but alas, it never did.
  16. Ikioi, Aoiyama, Yoshikaze and Tamawashi: https://vine.co/v/M3Mt9L2Ol99
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    Lower division celebs results

    Ex-Tokitsukaze's sons training at Tatsunami beya: Kiryuukou- Shunrai
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Big degeiko day today. Wakatakakage hosted Abi, Kiribayama and Hokutofuji for some fierce training. "I am grateful I was able to train with all sorts of sekitori," he said later. A lot of fans were standing outside the heya pressing their noses against the glass windows to watch. There were actually six sekitori, with Wakamotoharu and Koutokuzan there as well. Wakatakakage had 17 bouts, attacking from a low stance as usual. 9-8 against the likes of Abi and Kiribayama. "I want to properly start off from day 1. All i can do is seriously and properly go about my preparations.." he summed. Abi had 16 bouts and was looking sharp. "The basho is around the corner so I think I'm in good shape. Things didn't go my way last basho (7-8). I have learned from that. I plan on coming here for the next three days to train. Other than that, i will be listening to my body," he said. Kiribayama came to the degeiko with ex-Kakuryuu and had the most bouts, 20, winning12, mostly facing Wakatakakage. "I really got into it today. It was great. I was really wild during the session and had to apologize after it was over, " he told us. He has been going to Arashio beya for a few days now. Wakamotoharu had nine bouts and was 4-5, facing the stiffest opposition he ever faced. "I faced the joi guys today and they are all strong. I can't even measure up to my brother..I was just looking for a small reward.. I've got some ways to go..I wonder if the advantage we had as a heys with relatively many sekitori will vanish because degeiko is allowed now for a while. I climbed the banzuke while during the no-degeiko period, so I wonder.." he wondered. "Sanyaku? I can't see that yet. All i can see is the next banzuke. I haven't been a year in Makuuchi yet and it will be an honor facing the top guys next basho. I'm just happy to be here.." he summed.
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    Invite for GTB- July (Nagoya) 2022- 155 entries - RESULTS!!

    8-9 days to go, depending on where you live. Don't wait for the last moment-so far the site has been stable, but don't count on that. Enter NOW.
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Juryo Asanowaka faced Asanoyama today in training and was 3-9 against him. "He has experience as an Ozeki, so I really couldn't compete with him. I hope we will both be fighting in Makuuchi soon," he said, checking to see if his rabbit foot was still there.
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    Asanoyama caught violating COVID restrictions

    Posted here as well: Returning ex- Ozeki Asanoyama trained at home today. He had 24 bouts in total, going 9-3 against Juryo Asanowaka. "He is steadily moving better It's been a while (a year.) but he's back for Nagoya, probably from Sandanme, but I want him to gambarize as it is a come-back.." said his Oyakata. He has not been receiving preferential treatment this past year, doing all the heya chores, cooking, cleaning, etc.. like all the other Makushita and unders. "He's just like the others so it goes without saying..Those are the heya rules," added the Oyakata. Additionally, he has been living at the heya in a room with 3 other rikishi ("our Makushita guys live in the Makushita rooms", explained Takasago Oyakata..). At the beginning of his punishment he seemed to be dejected but has gotten over it gradually . "After about half a year he seemed to be returning to his old self and has been training seriously. I advised him not to forget his sumo, even though a year has passed. We have a month till next basho and I'm sure he will be preparing himself mentally and physically. If he goes about it as usual when he steps on the dohyo on day 1, that would be good!" summed Takasago Oyakata.
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Returning ex- Ozeki Asanoyama trained at home today. He had 24 bouts in total, going 9-3 against Juryo Asanowaka. "He is steadily moving better It's been a while (a year.) but he's back for Nagoya, probably from Sandanme, but I want him to gambarize as it is a come-back.." said his Oyakata. He has not been receiving preferential treatment this past year, doing all the heya chores, cooking, cleaning, etc.. like all the other Makushita and unders. "He's just like the others so it goes without saying..Those are the heya rules," added the Oyakata. Additionally, he has been living at the heya in a room with 3 other rikishi ("our Makushita guys live in the Makushita rooms", explained Takasago Oyakata..). At the beginning of his punishment he seemed to be dejected but has gotten over it gradually . "After about half a year he seemed to be returning to his old self and has been training seriously. I advised him not to forget his sumo, even though a year has passed. We have a month till next basho and I'm sure he will be preparing himself mentally and physically. If he goes about it as usual when he steps on the dohyo on day 1, that would be good!" summed Takasago Oyakata.
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    Nishonoseki-beya happenings

    First training session on the new dohyos today. "I want to produce strong, sturdy rikishi!" declared the Oyakata. The boys trained for two hours. "The two dohyos let me divide the group into two-those that have to work on something, and those that do outright keiko.. The training was intense as usual.." he added .
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    Podcast

    I did make a podcast, since everyone that has a microphone seems to be doing it lately, and since I have a microphone..well.. Haru basho obvious observations and wild guesses, and a lot of hindsight. https://open.spotify.com/show/6bWYCjOaQjpc0b4ANIKteX