Joaoiyama

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  1. Joaoiyama

    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    Never said it's because of sumo, it's because of his actions towards the sumo lifestyle. I agree that sumo is a good choice for an overweight person to exercise and do something with their lives but he already did it, there's nothing else for him to do in sumo other than making his situation worse. A huge man but so fragile that has to crawl to the dohyo, enough is enough. Life itself is more important than doing something with it.
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    And even if he doesn't WANT to live without sumo that doesn't matter, he definetly CAN'T live in the sumo world anymore because at this point it should be treated as an adiction or disease. Also he's in sumo since 2000and is 35 years old now, is at jonidan and 0-4. He doesn't have anything to prove anymore, call it a career and go be happy/healthy.
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    No one needs to eat 10k calories per day to move and sumo isn't everything in life, he`s not gonna die if he starts eating less and less until he eats like a normal person. It's not like he gonna be skinny but he can get healthy, reaching 300 kilos is not cool and he uses it as an excuse because he is a sumo wrestler, a non-wrestler obese person can die any time from internal complications now imagine if you take bumps constantly and does not even think about slimming down so at this point health doesn't even exist in his dicionary, i wonder if he thinks about the future. Someone needs to intervene, since he wants to be remembered for being 300kg like the Yokozuna are remebered for being great, retirement should be considered just like when a Yokozuna reaches his limit.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Hitachiyama, Umegatani II and Terukuni look very similar to Takakeisho but aren't post-war, Kagamisato and Azumafuji are of similar frame and Kitanoumi is only 4 centimeters taller than Takakeisho but are the same weight. It all depends if he bloats up to 200 kilos, maintains 170 or get muscular/stronger. Also depends on him adding more weapons to his arsenal. The potential is there.
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    Anything else than eating himself to death, that's just not right.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Kise always had a style that took advantage of the tawara, a lot of times i've seen him voluntarily putting his foot on the tawara to get leverage and winning. Today he was too eager to go forward, defensively he is great but his offense is obviously not the same. Throughout the basho he defended everything they threw at him until he got a grip, he should've known that Chiyotairyu pulls a lot specially when he can't explode with his tachi-ai, still Kise overcommitted. Remember no-nonsense Kise ? That's what he needs
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Remember what happened to Tochiozan after he henkatakikomi`d Hakuho ?
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Kisenosato looks like a boxer who spent a year and a half off the ring, which he should look because he is human. Ring rust is normal, comming back from an injury like that and having such great performance is extraordinary
  9. I bet on Okinoumi only to use the second pick for fun because i thought Aoiyama was out for sure, the second pick i voted for Yutakayama against Goeido and Yutakayama is the one who goes kyujo
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I think Mitakeumi can handle Goeido, Takayasu, Kisenosato and Kakuryu this tournament. If so and he get's 10 wins a promotion wouldn't be outrageous.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Aki 2018

    That's exactly why i now like Kakuryu, he is what a Yokozuna must be. I must say i prefer the wild guys, there must be emotion and fire in the eyes to really give me the chills.
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    Training pics overview Sept. 2018

    This is what i meant when i said his left chest-shoulder was looking strong, i just wanna see him finish the basho!
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Aki 2018

    I don't remember the last time i saw that Kakuryu lost in training and he's injuried, i see a full blown Yokozuna in a man i thought would be retired after 2017. Let's hope i get to say the same thing about Kisenosato a year from now
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Aki 2018

    Wait, Terunofuji??? That's the last keiko partner you should have. Didn't he have surgery on both his knees ?
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Aki 2018

    Been thinking about it lately about the reason for injuries, sumo is so strict, you only have 2 months between basho`s do get in shape, fighting sports have about 3 months of training before the fight and rest the week before the fight while i see sumo is the opposite, the training only gets more serious close to the basho. It gotta be hard to find a middle ground to avoid injuries and get in shape with only 2 months of preparation.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Aki 2018

    It will never be 100% that's a fact, another fact is Kise lost a lot of muscle around his upper left area and now he got some of it back. Just a small sign that he's treating his decision seriously, no surgery but doing the most with what he got.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Aki 2018

    Yes! So tired of the Kise-Yasu bullcrap, now i can believe Kise is actually in shape. Also saw some pics where his left pectoral-shoulder muscle is looking big and strong. All i can wish for him is luck, i was never a Kisenosato fan but how can someone not be moved or touched by a comeback?
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    I'm actually sad, no one under no condition should weigh that much. How much longer until he dies ? He looks totally unhealthy, what's his body fat percentage 70% ? I'm scared for his life.
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    2018 Aki - THE UNDERDOG GAME (TUG) - BANZUKE

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

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

    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.
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    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.
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    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.