Benihana

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  1. Pronounciation is horrible. I have some mixed feelings, but it's still one of the top documentaries i've seen about sumo. The best thing i think, is that it shows sumo is indeed extremely hard training, not just getting fat.
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    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

    Lawsuit incoming?
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    Mongolians in Sumo

    You're contradicting yourself. The system needs a change, but how to do that is a tough question i can't answer properly. A sumo culture outside Japan would definitely help. Foreigners having a background in serious school/club sumo, would be a thing to consider for the JSA. This would also mean, that those who want to try ozumo, know better what awaits them on a daily basis, and probably have already picked up learning the language. We've seen a good share of guys who couldn't cope with the life off-dohyo. I don't think they are generally accepted, but the younger and more accustomed the fans are to the global community, the higher the acceptance is. Like it is almost everywhere on this beautiful blue marble. Talent, luck, perseverance and not to forget networking. Luck, that many of the chosen had the talent and the willpower to persevere. And it helps to grow up in harsh conditions. Hakuho wasn't born in a yurt on the steppe, but he was no stranger to a life on horseback, far from "civilization". If you can survive that, you can survive sleeping on tatami in the same room with 5/6/7 - or more - other guys...and you can the shit they throw at you as greenhorn, especially a foreign greenhorn.
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    Solo drills for tachi power

    Find a steep place with tarmac and do short bursts uphill. I think Mitakeumi does it that way. There are several post showing rikishi during training outside the heya, but i can't find them right now. Maybe someone else is better at searching the forum. I'm 100% positive you can use that stuff.
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    Sumo Gaining in Popularity In U S A

    Nope, it links to Baruto.
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    Asahifuji kanreki dohyo-iri

    That letting pass was new to me. But then the tachimochi and the Yokozuna would have to walk through dewy gras for a few steps. Ami-Chan just did his job properly.
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    Asahifuji kanreki dohyo-iri

    How did Ami-chan break the protocol? Wrong side of the dohyo? Should it have been - from this angle - the left side?
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    Hakuho retires

    We've been so blind. SHE was the last Horcrux! Never, because racism.
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    Hakuho retires

    Wow, even "Der Spiegel" has a story. https://www.spiegel.de/sport/nach-1187-siegen-erfolgreichster-sumoringer-der-geschichte-will-angeblich-zuruecktreten-a-3b5aae37-87c9-4eaa-903e-2accc87f8469
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    Hakuho retires

    How much flak will he receive for overshadowing Terunofuji's yusho with this news? Whatever, it's the right move. 2 months too late, but right.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Bob is a great name, but you have to pronouce it like Rowan Atkinson does My current cats are Binky (Death's horse from Discworld) and Hinkie (german for Limpy), because he has only 3 legs. Should have called him Turbo, in fast corners his butt tends to spin out of control like the infamous Porsche. This basho was okay-ish. Too bad we didn't have a playoff. We may have seen a nice number of good, entertaining bouts, but Terunofuji dominating in such a way is a bit worrying. This was the first basho since Nagoya 2019, none of the sanyaku below Yokozuna managed a double digit KK. That's even more worrying. One or two of the young and promising finally have to notch it up a bit.
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    Aki Basho 2021

    Disclaimer/introduction for new players The Wall: If a sumotori gets his first makekoshi (MK = losing record) in that respective division, it's called "hitting the wall" (KK = winning record, means missing the wall, which is a good thing). This basho we have Ichiyamamoto and the Ura-special in Makuuchi, boy wonder Hokuseiho and Asashiyu in Juryo. Hokuseiho is invected with corona, his participation is unclear. If he has to go kyujo, votes for him will not be counted. Promotion/demotion/kadoban/intai: The age-old question, if Shodai manages a KK. Takakeisho is kadoban for the 4th time in his Ozeki career, du to injury. Is he fit again to persevere, or will he plummet to Sekiwake a 2nd time? Guess the colour of the giant macaron: One of the prizes for the yusho winner is a giant fake macaron (as placeholder for a load of real, normal sized macarons from one of the best P√Ętisseries in Paris). The colour varies and it has become a popular game to guess it.
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    Aki Basho 2021

    The macaron is green and @WAKATAKE takes the yusho with 5 out of 6 correct. Congratulations!
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Well, bummer. Would have been too nice to be true.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Ura may have hit the comeback-wall, but it was only a 7-8, which is nice. And it seems he didn't injure anything again, which is even nicer. Kawaii-boy Chyomaru will stay in makuuchi, Abi just yushoed back to makuuchi. Sadanoumi, Akua and SHO - HO - ZAN will be back, too. Already looking forward to november.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Yaaay, reverse jynx worked...
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    In that particular case i think it was only GOATIX's bathtub
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Miraculix/Panoramix/Getafix/Ashafix's magic potion?
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    You have to watch on Twitch, because there all streams start auto-muted.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Wow, Kaisei beating Tochi at his own game, walking him out. A sight to behold.
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    Kyushu 21

    Could have been done better, but i like how dynamic it is.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Was it really neccessary to walk Kiribayama completely off the dohyo?
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    *woah* Was that just the most powerful tachiai Shodai has generated ever?
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    Games Bugs

    Seki-Toto is down with runtime error. EDIT: Up again, thanks!