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Benihana last won the day on June 5 2016

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  1. Is a knee in the Kintamayamas legal?

    Let's make this a rules thread in general. What about slapping your opponent really hard on his side. Imagine this: Leaning match, opponent has left-hand-inside, my right hand can't reach his mawashi. Why not give him a really nasty, stingy slap on his side, a tegata, if you know what i mean. It won't move him, but that sudden stingy and sharp pain should surprise him enough, so i can overwhelm him. Legal or not?
  2. Winter jungyo 2017

    Nice placemat, but what does it say?
  3. Harumafuji scandal

    Maybe it's Schrödinger's TV.
  4. What? I thought we got rid of yaocho? Or is it an old dispute to be finally settled now?
  5. Ozekis and Yokozunas for January 2019

    Hakuho Y Kisenosato Mitakeumi O Takayasu Luggage S Greebo Yes, he was one of the best. Named my cats Greebo and Binky.
  6. Mitakeumi in 2018

    Never below sekiwake, defeats all Y/Os twice (if there's no intai), loses to M3. Better ozeki-material than Goeido and Takayasu.
  7. As a german i know what you want to say... The german translation of Suum cuique ... a saying/principle almost 2500 years old, nothing really bad. But then the nazis decorated a gate of KZ Buchenwald with it. And it was used to justify the holocaust. I can't think of a darker connotation. Unless you don't know about that, or you're a not very nice person, you just don't even think about using this phrase in Germany. I know that banzai was widely used since ages and i thought of it being more like a common battlecry like "Zum Angriff!", "chaaaaaaarge!" or "Leeeeeroy Jeeeenkins!". Thank you for making me think about that.
  8. Harumafuji scandal

    So one of Takanohana's loudest supporters is a guy who is shoulders-deep into north korean leaders and tried to overthrow the japanese government? That's strong stuff.
  9. Is that really Tamanoi or chubby Alicia Keys?
  10. Harumafuji overview 4 yokozuna 2015-17

    Over 9000!
  11. Hatsu 2018 "Poster" (leaflet )

  12. Harumafuji scandal

    I've never seen what sportnavi offered and how much it cost, so i can't assess. Full makuuchi digest with english commentary (airing the same evening!) + the whole day as stream without or with japanese commentary (maybe english subtitles Moti-style, but only names and numbers, no snarkyness). If they offered bout-videos DB-style, that'd be a bonus. I'm willing to pay something in the range from €15 to €30 per basho, depending on what's offered.
  13. Harumafuji scandal

    That's one of the things i don't understand, regarding the NSK. There is public interest outside of japan, but the NSK fails to monetarize it. Some of our forum members offer services i would pay for, if the NSK offered them.
  14. Heya with small number of rikishi

    Don't a lot of them lodge in local temples, schools and gymnasiums?
  15. Winter jungyo 2017

    I don't know if this strict regimen is the cleverest thing to do. This collective punishment is more of a recipe for building up tensions which will eventually vent. Edit: No curfew (as announced) softens this a lot.