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    I guess none of them got Yokozuna results, but at the same time didn't get demoted. What do you do ?
  2. Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Is it just me or does hakuho look slimmer ? Sure looks good.
  3. Damnit, i thought i barely got a KK but guess not, thanks again gor the games!
  4. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    My arguments were'nt about the exceptions, it's about the +90% of rikishi that are seriously unhealthy and uneducated about life after sumo. I don't think sumo needs do be all tall lanky guys fighting to see who has the better technique, everyone doesn't need to be obliged to be overweight either. There has to be a balance. I want to see healthy top level rikishi don't matter the weight or height. I want to see retired rikishi living good lives after sumo, not talking about the rikishi that reached high but the ones who didn't have it in them and had to adapt to the real world outside of sumo. In the end it's all about quality of life in and outside the sumo world. Not only about sports but about regular people too, we are drinking and eating ourselves to the grave because of our lifestyles in the society. It's a change that needs to happen all around, i see a start in the world but not in sumo, that's what needs to change.
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    Health my friends, i'm talking about health not wealth. Let's say the average sportsman and rikishi retire about the same age, i would say 35. After retirement the rikishi is massivly overweight and with a lot of injuries on his back, other athletes also end their careers with injuries but it's even close to sumo. Food is also an adiction and with sumo's regimen you're pretty much deemed to be fat for the rest of your life so your life span is shortened. Few options other than working inside the sumo world or in the food world, even unemployment i guess would be pretty common as most young rikishi are from poor background with little study. There's need for awareness about health and life during and after sumo.
  6. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Not about the weight, a lot of rikishi are healthy besides the weight. Sumo wrestlers' fat are different from normal fat. The health factor i talked about is longevity, less injuries, less concussions and longer careers. Faster and angile rikishi have been able to reach the top since the beginning, in most part being bigger will help you in sumo but the main part of sumo in my opinion is technique and balance, not weight and strength. Speed beats power and timing beats speed. Imagine if the young rikishi would be encouraged to reach top shape and keep a close watch on their health instead of only getting heavier and eating tons? If it started now in 20 years sumo would have giants with bunch of muscle and more healthy overall. Getting bigger is indeed the essential but it goes against life princibles to shorten life time for a better chance of outpowering your opponent. After retiring the former rikishi usually has few choices because of the lifestyle he endured during his years. It's all a cicle that needs to be restarted and renewed.
  7. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    To me that`s the main problem with injuries in sumo, body injuries and concussions are serious and if they train full on that mean lots of headbutts. It`s a health issue more than anything. Has anyone calculated the percentage of injuried rikishi? Just from watching i'd say the vast majority has something taped up. Also, do they check for concussions or does that even exist in sumo ? I trained muay thai for 5 years and judo and jiu jitsu for about 7, watched about every combat sport on the world and they ALL are adapting to saving energy and maintaining your body at a good state. Sumo is gonna be the last one to adapt if the rijicho thought process continues so old school in a modern world. Sumo needs to adapt to the new world because the new world isn't going to adapt to sumo, just think about the new generations of japanese and their choice of sport\profession. They are never gonna choose the one which you are sure to be injuried, unhealthy and for the majority of retired rikishi, working at a restaurant or worse. Unpopular opinion i guess but it has to be said, i love sumo and i want to see it at it's best, if what i say is not for the best for sumo i'll accept the sumo way of dealing with life.
  8. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    In Mitakeumi's case it might be this, you said that type of training doesn't work, i say it does work in any sport including sumo. Things just got confusing on the hypothetically-speaking of Mitakeumi being weak in training or training his weakness. Final word: Going full on in training isn't always the best option and letting sparring partners exploit your weakness works.
  9. Got 0 points on six days and missed 2 days, still managed a good record i guess. Thanks for the game!
  10. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    About Kisenosato, he has to enter next basho right ?
  11. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Agreed. That's the point i tried to make, Mitakeumi doing "bad" in training isn't a bad thing. Sumo is a sport like any other but no other sport is like sumo. Doing calculated training works, reckless training and going all out doesn't, don't confuse that with training hard. I wonder why so many rikishi are injuried...
  12. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Gotcha. That type of training is the exception, most fighters only want to improve what their good at. The great majority of fighters do go all out in training but there's something called overtraining that sports didn't take serious until recently. Over the years, the fighters that adapted to how much and how hard you should train got the better results. It's sumo we're talking anyway so it's not like any other sport(not saying that sumo is only a sport by any means). What benefits the fighter more: only upgrading what you're good at or ugrading what you're bad at ? The point is, if Mitakeumi is only working on his weakness, looking weak in training but is looking good on the basho, his training method works.
  13. Thank you, there was too much party for me last night too, i was sure about ASANOyama-Kagayaki but it was actually Kagayaki-YUTAKAyama.
  14. I'm sure i voted for Asanoyama, there's a lot of picks for Meisei, could there be an error ? If not i must've missclicked it.
  15. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    That is actually pretty common in combat sports, Muhammad Ali let his sparring partners exploit his weakness so he could get better at them. It worked for him and looks like it's working for Mitakeumi.