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  1. Katooshu

    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Kise needs to start doing that right before the tachiai in all his matches. The opponents will probably be so stunned that they have no time to react.
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    Aki jungyo 2018

    I notice shin-juryo Tomokaze there in a black training mawashi. Is it a convention that black is used until the banzuke for the first basho as juryo is actually released?
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    Fukui happy kokutai 2018

    Team Final: Mie vs Niigata (Takita vs Murayama, Sato vs Takahashi, Shiroyama vs Miwa)
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    2018 All-Japan Corporate Championship

    A nicely put together video of the later stages of the Kariya team competition has surfaced. I'd guess the individual competition will be posted soon too and I'll edit that into the post if so. The final team match was a nice college vs corporate/business people () affair came down to the wire...
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    Fukui happy kokutai 2018

    Shiroyama has made the individual final all 3 years at university and in his final year at high school (3 wins and 1 runner-up), so 4 years straight counting adult and junior competition. Seems to be his event.... Individual final (rematch of last year's): Miyashita vs Shiroyama 3rd place match: Sato vs Nishino Semifinals: Sato vs Miyashita & Shiroyama vs Nishino Quarterfinals: Kurokawa vs Sato, Tanaka vs Miyashita, Shiroyama vs Nakade, Miwa vs Nishino
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    Takanohana resigns

    Ah yes, the good old 'horny world' that I read so much about in translated articles
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    Fukui happy kokutai 2018

    Saito!! He has really impressed me since I first saw him last year. It's not just the results, but the total package of size and ability; his sumo is strong, well-rounded, and nicely polished. I will be very excited if he turns pro next year! I hope taking both major titles (and perhaps earning tsukedashi status in December) encourages him to go that route....
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    Oosunaarashi to join Rizin MMA

    Long story short, Osu opened up on Sapp early and looked to be on the verge of stopping him, Sapp survived, they both gassed horribly, but Sapp had a bit more energy and did a bit more to win a decision. https://mmajunkie.com/2018/09/bob-sapp-wins-snaps-losing-skid-comical-affair-rizin-ff-13
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    Takanohana resigns

    Omg new Kinta pic!! Those are my thoughts
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Following amasumo has really helped me get over the post-basho blues. Right now, instead of 'bleh, no sumo' it's 'major tournament upcoming!!' (the Kokutai, which grants tsukedashi status). Plus you get a look at many future pros, which makes their ozumo careers more interesting to follow when the time comes.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2018

    He's a big guy who is powerful vs juryo opposition, but he also looks pretty slow and basic. And tactically he seems to slip up quite a bit--for example vs Daiamami abandoning a pushing match he was clearly making headway in, in order to go with an awful pulldown that took him halfway across the dohyo and out first. At this stage my prediction would be that he eventually becomes a makuuchi regular (which is a good accomplishment) but never really shines there. I would prefer that he go up and Chiyomaru go down, just to freshen things up a bit.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Mitoryu's sumo just looks so bad so often in lower juryo. Very clumsy, and it's striking how easily opponents move back his 190kg and send him teetering across the dohyo. And even when he wins he's usually had to come back from some tough spots. It's early days, and he's shown enough strength to hold his spot at the lower juryo ranks, but I can't say I am filled with optimism about him climbing anywhere near the top of makuuchi. I think he actually looked better when he was a 165kg amateur beating the likes of Asanoyama and Yutakayama.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Have things not been working that well? He's on a 6 KK streak, with the last 3 in sanyaku. That streak will likely end this tournament, but he's arguably been on the most consistently successful run of his career. You make valid points, but I don't think his recent effectiveness really makes a case against the weight.
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    He was actually still helping in the kitchen at 288kg, albeit seated. I imagine if he could do that he could also help with the banzuke and other duties too. Maybe he could get his own day in the life series. That said, his mobility on and attempting to get on the dohyo do seem to have degraded from what I've previously seen even just this year. I don't know how long he can continue like this... I think in the clip below he's again talking about getting to 300kg.
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    2018 All-Japan Corporate Championship

    One more tournament worth mentioning here. Last week the national Kariya corporate + college tournament was held. Individual winner was Kindai 3rd-year Koshiro Tanioka, who beat Aisen Light Metals' Soichiro Kurokawa in the finals. Losing semifinalists were Ryosuke Nakajima and Tomonori Nishino, both 4-year at Toyo University. National openweight and Towada champion Puresvren Dergerbayar of Nittaidai made it to the quarterfinals. Toyo University beat Aisin Seiki to win the 3-man team competition, getting back on track after a couple disappointing tournaments for them. Losing semifinalists were Toyo University Staff and Kindai University.