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  1. Chojin

    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Nice to see ichinojo get his KK. after his fairly poor start and up and down basho he pounded endo. His strength his exceptional. He really is the epitome of the gentle giant. I know he has his weight issues as well as his injury pone back to deal with but when he uses his amazing strengh to thrust and make his opponent fly threw the sky it is a picture of beauty.
  2. Chojin

    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Nice to see Mitakeumi crying. Well done! He finally has a Yusho!
  3. Chojin

    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Your comments I also truly believe. He has been exposed to a lot of head trauma. I really hope he has no future injuries and is able to retire and have a nice future. I am not doctor and am not implying anything other then a concern.
  4. Chojin

    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    A lot of people seem to be concerned and extremely worried about Yoshikaze this basho and are talking about the amount of concussions, knocks that he has taken during basho and Keiko. Given the concerns that many of us have on this forum i have yet to find any articles in the Japanese media with regards to sustained head knocks over his career. Is this something that just isn't discussed or do the media think his recent decline is just old age. I wish him all the best but it does look like his oyakata should really think about his health.
  5. Chojin

    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Hokutofuji getting better with each day. Starting to look like he was last year in Kyushu. He has fire in his belly and his KK now looking good. Mitakeumi striking with the head with a fast tachiai and in complete control. 10 in a row, now a yusho is the only way he will be satisfied. Looking confident and dare I say like an Ozeki. Yamashina oyakata looking pretty happy with his achievements thus far. A yusho for dewanoumi would be awesome. Takayasu didn't look so good after his loss getting up after being thrown down. Injured? Let's wait and see tomorrow.
  6. Chojin

    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Looking like some good future stars and rivals coming through sandanme. We all know about the rivalry with Naya and houshouryuu but what about kototebakari and Naya. These guys are going to keep us entertained in the near future!
  7. Chojin

    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Goeido kept his cool but was pretty lucky against kagayaki. Was really hoping that kagayaki got all those big fat envelopes but maybe next time he will get those. Mitakeumi looks so focused. I know he has a tendency to lose stamina and focus towards the end but he does look the goods!
  8. Chojin

    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yes he has had a fantastic career but I am getting pretty tired of the same old grab the back of the neck and pull down style that he continues to do. Come on rikishi, stop aminishiki from doing this. I know he wants to continue sumo so his kids can get an understanding and appreciation of what he is doing, and yes this is commendable but the same old sumo style of sumo is getting a bit much. Just me three cents.
  9. Chojin

    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I also feel chiyotairyu has a chance. I was lucky to get a signed 色紙 (autograph) of him at Kyushu basho last year so I am also hopeful. You are right but, let's wait out to Day 11 before we make such bold statements. I do love watching endo move. His balance and centre of gravity is exceptional. I just wish he would relax a llittle bit and be a little more open and giving to the press.
  10. Chojin

    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Great to see Hokutofuji getting some of his very talented sumo back. The Natsu Basho on day 10 where he was obviously not in a good way with the head knock and then going kyujo. After that basho I was really worried he may have been dropped down to juryo but luckily has wasn't. I really hope and I feel he will be safe with a KK and maybe more this basho. This basho really is up for grabs but I feel it is Mitakeumi to lose. Would be great for a Japanese rikishi to win this. Really feel for Tochinoshin but this is sumo. He has had a lot of barriers to overcome and his Ozeki status will he safe next basho with an enviable KK. what is happening with Ichinojo? Is it his back or something else? As a fan I'm really concerned for him. He was complaining about the heat yesterday but this basho he has been struggling. Just hope he can hang on and grab a KK. Well about about to start watching today's bouts. I am PUMPED.
  11. I am lucky there is only a one hour time difference. So watching it live is easy for me. I like to watch day 1 and 15 with friends or family. But the fact is I actually prefer watching it alone on the other days. It gives me the time to focus !
  12. Now that the honbasho kicks off tomorrow, was just wondering what people do and how they watch? i will be watching live from my lounge room on my big screen TV with a bunch of my friends drinking sake. Loads of food and discussing all things Sumo! As always there is no better day!
  13. Chojin

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Really excited that Tochinoshin was able to clinch his first tournament victory. Being something like the 9th hiramaku victory in 27 odd years really shows how difficult it is to be mentally tough through the whole tournament. Whether he goes on for an Ozeki run down the track doesn't really matter. He is now a proud holder of the cup. He is a very humble rikishi and he held himself very well in his interview. Even with his beating with a golf club a number of years back from his oyakata, he has repaid the stable greatly. I bet his oyakata is feeling slightly relieved after all the bad press he has had in the last week days.
  14. Chojin

    Ozekis and Yokozunas for January 2019

    I think hokutofuji has a great chance to get to Ozeki. I really like his attitude and he really gives it a 100 %. I was lucky enough to get this signature as he was leaving the basho on day 9 Kyushu. I told him good luck towards getting Ozeki. Also I did like that when I approached him for a quick chat and signature, his tsukebito said to me "dame" but hokutofuji was a gentlemen and gave me some of his time. I was very impressed. Come on daiki.
  15. Chojin

    Day 8 pics overview Kyushu 2017

    Correct it was asahiyama.