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About Churaumi

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    Oklahoma, US
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    Walking the fine line between "Japanophile" and "weeaboo." Sumo, mostly. Figuring out how to make the food I ate when I lived in Japan at home. I make a mean chanko, rice balls, taco rice, barbecue beef (Okinawa dish, not American barbecue), decent soba, Okinawa soba, and yakisoba, and I'm trying to figure out the intricacies of various styles of ramen. Can you tell what I did when I lived in Okinawa?


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    Hakuho, Konishiki (post sumo career), Ikioi.

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  1. Churaumi

    Too much weight ?

    The NSK has something of a track record of trying to keep foreigners out of sumo. Samoans too big? Float weight limits. Mongolians wrecking competition? One foreigner per stable. At least they are pretty generous with what counts as "foreign." Don't know what they'll come up with next time a new group shows up to take over the top of the banzuke.
  2. Churaumi

    Question About Forearms/Slaps

    Sekiwake and below could probably get away with it without the NSK clutching their pearls. People probably try to do it to him all the time, but he beats them to the punch.
  3. Churaumi

    Milk and diary products

    Google is nobody's friend, but point taken.
  4. I did some (weight class-less) MMA in my younger years, and I had the opposite feeling. Short guys could get better leverage and really crank down chokes and things. It felt so satisfying to get inside under a giant and choke him out. Usually they'd wait too long to tap and they'd wake up being unable s to remember their mother's name.
  5. Churaumi

    Hakuho's dominance to continue?

    Concur. I think as the superannuated rikishi fade, over the next year we'll see some low-ranked maegashira win. But, Hakuho is still good for at least two, assuming he stays in until the Olympics.
  6. Churaumi

    Milk and diary products

    I've never even heard of oat milk. The only uses I've had for oats is oatmeal and brewing stouts. But...tell me more.
  7. Churaumi


    Becoming Isegahama makes to me. Check back on this thread in 17 years for updates!
  8. Churaumi


    The search function has amazing powers to raise the dead. I remember the fellow forumites speculating on this before his mawashi was even cold.
  9. Churaumi


    Has there been any word on when or if Ajigawa might get his own stable? Or, is he even interested? Or, am I just out of a loop somewhere?
  10. But would NHL enforcers make good sumo wrestlers? Round 2, ready, fight! I can also see a hockey coach asking a sumo stable to send over a wrestler, and them sending Enho.
  11. Churaumi

    Milk and diary products

    I'm an almond milk fan, but I have made my own soy milk and it was quite tasty. Not enough that I think it's worth doing as a regular source of soy milk, unless you have issues with the added sugar and preservatives. You still have to sweeten it, or else it's pretty unappealing.
  12. I don't think it would have mattered much. They have the three sumo "ideal" traits (heart, body, and mind) in such quantities they would probably still beat Akebono if they all met in their primes. Akebono's size could be mitigated through technique.
  13. Churaumi

    Hakuho's dominance to continue?

    Asanoyama will almost certainly snap up a couple, and if Takakeisho can get himself back together he's a contender too. Kakkuryu will probably get one. And January has been a weird one-off winner for several years in a row. No particular reason for that trend to continue, but no reason for it not to either.
  14. Churaumi

    General Corona Banter

    No, that was Chiquita Banana, and not exactly a liberador...
  15. Churaumi

    Where Are All Of The Hawaiian Rikishi?

    I don't know for sure why he retired, but I do remember he said he was only going to give sumo so long when he started, and depending on how it went he'd stay longer. He stayed more than the year he said he'd stay initially, but I don't think he saw juryo in his future.