Joaoiyama

Regular Members
  • Content Count

    405
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Joaoiyama

  1. Joaoiyama

    Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    Is there a topic about it? I'm really curious about it
  2. Joaoiyama

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Sumo is much much more than a sport in the sense that the sport part of sumo is only just a fraction of the whole thing. We shouldn't compare it with any sport, nothing comes even close as the culture and tradition.
  3. Joaoiyama

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    At least i learned with this discussion about how important it is for Yokozuna to be "beautifully perfect" in the standards of the sumo universe. Just don't agree that his style of sumo isn't worthy.
  4. Joaoiyama

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    It is true that i am still trying to figure out what sumo is all about and my perspective is from a fan of the surface of sumo, i barely know anything about what goes around behind the scenes, the little i know is about the recent Taka-Haru scandle. I don't think a Yokozuna can do everything he wants, at the same time, you shouldn't be told you shouldn't use a completly legal aspect of sumo. IMO it's the same as not allowing Wajima to get a left hand inside, but the again, Hakuho is not Japanese. Kachiage is an overpowering weapon and the problem is that it's legal so a great rikishi can master it to then be talked out of it. As i said, might aswell have it written that dominant Yokozuna can't use it.
  5. Joaoiyama

    Where to go next?

    Made burgers, watched documentary on Takanohana II and watched the basho from 1971 to 1981, amazing to see Wajima along with Takanohana I and Kitanoumi, got to see the start of Chiyonofuji's great career and one of my favorites Mienoumi have a great ozeki run to Yokozuna but with an end that reminds me of where Kisenosato's at now. Also today's torikumi is as good as yesterday, looks like the start of a great basho
  6. Joaoiyama

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    If tsuppari and kachiage are legal you should use it freely, if they have a problem with it, ban it. It's like talking Kaio out of doing his beautiful kotenage, it's as dangerous or even more dangerous than tsuppari and kachiage. Might aswell make a list of "moves Yokozuna aren't allowed to do"
  7. Joaoiyama

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Is it just me or does Hakuho look a little bit chubbier than we usually see him? Maybe time is sarting to catch up to him, he's starting to remind me of an old Taiho.
  8. Joaoiyama

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    He's still young, i believe the problem is his diet and training regiment, 3 years ago he had way more muscle and less fat than now, he also seemed extremely motivated each bout. Mentality is everything in his case, his knees are naturally weak from what i've read and his legs are built inward so he needs to works on his leg muscles to sustain his weight in which getting heavier will only make it worse, motivation is key and sadly that's not what we are seeing, i miss that mean mug
  9. Joaoiyama

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    That Takakeisho win was beautiful, he even put his foot on Kisenosato's knee and spun him around, perfectly executed. The guy got some cards down in his mawashi
  10. Joaoiyama

    Your "hearts banzuke"?

    Don't think that Takayasu or Takanoyama were too rough on the guy, he couldn't push Takayasu 1 time without falling down so he was just tired and they put him under pressure, i do admit those axe kicks weren't needed but it's probably the same or less punishment than any other rikishi endured, butsukari is more mental than physical.
  11. Joaoiyama

    Hatsu Day 1 match-ups

    Indeed we shall see how he performs under pressure, although he doesn't play mawashi games like Akinoshima, he's all about pushing and pulling, he's way more explosive than Toyonoshima and with his short limbs and strong torso at 175cm 168kg he is much stronger and has a better center of gravity than Kotonoshiki. Plus he's 21, he has potential to be very good along with his nemesis Onosho.
  12. Joaoiyama

    Hatsu Day 1 match-ups

    Indeed that's a pattern but there's more to it than just numbers, Taka's first "sanyaku" basho was at m1 he went 5-10 struggling in all his bouts against joi, his second run at m1 was almost the opposite, he handled everyone and even his losses were competitive(Onosho won their second encounter via hairtakikomi ) so TK is now ready for everyone in the top rankings, so dont be surprised with a double digit performance.
  13. Joaoiyama

    Hatsu Day 1 match-ups

    Taka imo will do better than Onosho, his body is perfect for his sumo and that makes him such a force, a very underestimated prospect.
  14. Joaoiyama

    Kakuryu Intai Speculation

    You'll all eat your words when Kak gets a 12-3/13-2 jun-yusho.
  15. Joaoiyama

    Your "hearts banzuke"?

    The one who beat Torakio 3-0? He's so promising, would love to se a rivalry between them in makuuchi.
  16. Joaoiyama

    New recruits for Hatsu 2018

    Tamawashi started at 133kg and he only reached 160 almost 10 years later at 30, if Naya wants a shot at makuuchi he needs to get in shape before his body falls apart, 166 is too heavy for a 188cm 19yr freshman.
  17. Joaoiyama

    New recruits for Hatsu 2018

    Yes, exemples like Kotoshogiku, started at 140 then went down to 125 , Takanohana started at 122 then slimmed down to 110, on the other side there's Onokuni who started at 94 and went all the way to 210.
  18. Joaoiyama

    New recruits for Hatsu 2018

    True i have a belly, but who am i compared to the grandson of one the greats and a big prospect? He shouldn't be anywhere near the shape of a mere fatty.
  19. Joaoiyama

    New recruits for Hatsu 2018

    Just look at the average newcomer, something needs to change. I'm at 187cm 130kg and my tits dont sag like that, 100% unhealthy.
  20. Joaoiyama

    New recruits for Hatsu 2018

    He's just starting sumo so he will get way bigger from now, i think the average rikishi bulks about 30kg since the debut, that would make Naya about 200kg, that's Kaisei/Ichinojo size, plus he's like 19, look at all the greats, almost none started heavy like that, the perfect sumo body should be built through muscles and healthy fat, not saggy tits and beer/fast food bellies.
  21. Joaoiyama

    New recruits for Hatsu 2018

    They should consider raising healthy rikishi instead of (visceral)fat ones, hope he slims down so he can grow muscle and subcuntaneus fat. Bigger ins't better, imo you should enter sumo with not much fat so they can grow healthly and not die or have serious health problems at just 50, we need new rigorously supervised diets for this new era of HUGE rikishi or the worst is still to come.
  22. Joaoiyama

    Kakuryu Intai Speculation

    I'll go ahead and say he will be in the yusho race, he tends to show up when in pressure.
  23. Joaoiyama

    Kakuryu Intai Speculation

    He has to get at least 11 wins or he's in trouble, i think it will be Kak vs Kise this year to see who deserves to stay.
  24. Joaoiyama

    Happy New Year!

    Happy new year right at this moment from Brazil, may 2018 be competitive in sumo, new age of young stars so my hopes are to have a new ozeki to challenge hakuho and try a run for Yokozuna in 2019, either way can't wait to see how this basho turns out and hopefully lead the amazingly stacked lower san'yaku to battle it out to see who shall rise. Also, a goodbye to ony of my all time favorites, i will certainly miss his dohyo iri and the way he could beat anyone even when injuried, even Hakuho, now that he is gone there are no real threats to Hakuho at the moment, i wish the Hakuho-Harumafuji era lasted longer, hell, i wish Asashoryu would've got more time in his career, a time where these three yokozuna would be active is too much to ask.
  25. Joaoiyama

    January 2018 weigh in

    Nice news, to think this year he almost won a basho and a jun-yusho to follow is crazy compared to his performance on the last basho.