Ryoshishokunin

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  1. Ryoshishokunin

    New recruits Haru 2021

    Frankly I'm surprised it's that high given Circumstances. I wonder if the university sumo scene will see higher or flat numbers this year for new freshmen.
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    Yoshikaze situation

    DV definitely includes beating (etc.) of both children and elders as well as the more common spousal abuse. As long as it's 'within the family'.
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    New recruits Haru 2021

    I wonder if they'll just change his mizu kanji and call it good for a shikona.
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    Flat Earth Society and Sumo

    It has to be a balance-of-harms argument: while it's easy to point to the injuries caused by the raised platform, the ones prevented thereby are harder to see. There's alleged data showing that they exist, but the mechanism by which the harm is prevented is unclear: @John Gunning can you explain how the raised dohyo is meant to be safer?
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    Sumo articles by journalists who are Forum members/or not

    Yes--there used to be pillars at the corner to hold up the roof (which is still suspended above, just on wires), but those were removed for safety and sightlines.
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    Sumo articles by journalists who are Forum members/or not

    It certainly cannot be the case that the circle-in-raised square doyho is optimal for injuries. If the raised edge is helpful for some reason, then whatever distance from the ring is the safest should be applied uniformly, i.e. a circle in a circle. I've forgotten what the safety advantage of the raised dohyo is supposed to be, though: can someone remind me? (Yes, this would be an even bigger break with tradition.)
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    Minimum Kachi-Koshi forever

    Yes. Not close. Given that the above requires same-heya playoffs, it seems unlikely to happen.
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    Lower division celebs results

    AIUI at least some of the problem is psychological. I'm sure he's trying, even if it doesn't look like it, but I don't get it either.
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2021 (13th Wave)

    No kidding. I think the only winning move was not to play...
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    Speculating Hakuho's future (split from Corona thread)

    Another famous-ish example in some circles is Chris Kluwe, former NFL punter, who happened to be good at kicking a football. I think he was originally picked up from his high school soccer team, turned out to be good, and put enough work in to reach the pros and make some dosh. He was a bit too politically active for the NFL, which cut his career short, and since retirement has written a few (fiction) books and used his platform to continue his activism.
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    Lower division celebs results

    Did the reason for Shishi's absence on day 1 ever become clear?
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2021

    14. Tamawashi
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2021

    They move the line for KK after the basho, so don't celebrate yet :) 13. Ryuden
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    Sumo and Head Injury / Concussion

    In gridiron football using a larger exclusion zone definitely reduces impact speeds--having to move your feet before impact makes a big difference. Canadian rules uses a yard instead of a foot, and that's a big deal. The head-first tachiai might also be legislated out of existence, though writing the rule carefully would be challenging.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2021

    12 Tochinoshin