ALAKTORN

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About ALAKTORN

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  • Birthday 31/12/1991

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    Hakuhō, Kyokutenhō, Aoiyama, Mitakeumi

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  1. ALAKTORN

    New NSK council with Sadaharu Oh

    The way you call him “Oh” is so confusing. lol
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    Takakeisho injury update

    Cupping is nothing new in sumō. Mitakeumi had it done too.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Mitakeumi henka?! Has he ever done that before? I don’t recall such. Was really surprised. Okinoumi got a win that wasn’t his, looked to me. Takakeishō yūshō? He’s gonna be yokozuna. Happy for him he seems healed and made the right decisions.
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    Women in sumo? Around the world and in Japan

    You’ve changed the statement from ''within Japan'' to ''people actually buying tickets and supporting sumo''. While I’m sure there was some of the latter too, that is not what we had been arguing.
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    Women in sumo? Around the world and in Japan

    “Tradition” is a horrible excuse for anything. That was a different issue (about women not being allowed on the dohyō, rather than compete in ōzumō) and yes, there was demand within Japan to “modernize”. Plenty of stuff about it has been posted in this forum.
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    Women in sumo? Around the world and in Japan

    Why? Because they’re weaker? Then they’d naturally be “banned” rather than having to institute a ban for no real reason. *colossally
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    Women in sumo? Around the world and in Japan

    I think the point was just to allow women in ōzumō, not keep them apart. I’m not sure what kinda concerns there might be in mixing sexes in such a scantily-clad contact sport, otherwise I think it’d be just sexism to not allow them.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Is it me or was Takakeishō limping after his win? I hope he’s alright…
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    I think the heavy yotsu specialists can typically just win by yorikiri, while the lighter ones (Harumafuji, Chiyonofuji, maybe could consider Hakuhō lighter too?) are very good at nage. Though there’s also Tochinoshin as a light weight yorikiri-er… Maybe weight doesn’t affect yotsu ability that much, but it certainly does oshi– you can’t be an oshi specialist without weight on you. Yeah I know Abi exists but I don’t think he’s that great of a rikishi, maybe he could be a point if he ever makes ōzeki at least.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    I didn’t see anybody give an explanation for it. My question was obviously not literal.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Did you guys notice how the gyōji that was sitting ringside tried to take over when Tamajirō fell off? I’ve never seen that before. I guess it makes sense that another gyōji would have to take over if the one officiating the current bout is incapacitated. Also I’m sorry about it but I had to rewatch the bout several times before I could stop laughing about the gyōji’s fall and actually see what happened in the bout.
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    Takakeisho injury update

    My God are you guys seeing the calves on this dude? He’s jacked. It seems to me like he’s ready to go, he’s been sitting out for a really long time I don’t think more time would do him any particular favor. Hopefully he’s good and gets the 10.
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    Would you throw the Zabuton???

    I think I’d do it because it seems like a fun thing to do, but at the same time I don’t really want to celebrate the underdogs because I like the yokozuna winning. Still though it’d probably be something of a once in a lifetime thing to do if it ever happened, so why not do it?
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    Top 10 Sumo Records Nagoya 2019 Edition

    …Mitakeumi has a longer Sekiwake run than Gōeidō now? No way…