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  1. nelimw

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Agreed! Chiyomaru deserved that win through and through. It's just not consistent though. In that Ura match yesterday Ura was clearly in the drivers seat but got overturned because the back of his hand hit the ground a split second before his opponent.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Teach me! What is the dead body rule?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Chiyomaru got lucky today. His his left foot stepped out before Sadanoumi landed out. Was I the only one to see that?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    As a someone who has only been watching sumo for a year and a half at this point, I felt the same exact way. It was an exciting match that had me on the edge of my seat. I loved the strategy that Yutakayama used and it made me appreciate both rikishi even more after the bout!
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Asanoyama is quickly becoming my favorite rikishi now that my favorite is out again... how far will Tochi drop since he's out? What do yall think about a possible retirement from him?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    All valid points. Thank you. At the very least I think some type of energy absorbent flooring could be put in place around the dohyo. As an engineer, it pains me to see a problem that could be solved (or at least improved) with a little bit of ingenuity. It's a simple problem of the impulse-momentum change theorem - the greater the time over which the collision occurs, the smaller the force acting upon the object. Thus, to minimize the effect of the force on an object involved in a collision, the time of the collision must be increased. Even little increases in the time of collision reduce the force of the impact considerably. I think what is really frustrating is that there doesn't seem to be any concern to even have the conversation.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Day 4 Thoughts 1. YAAAAAAAASSS Tochinoshin! 2. When was the last time Aoiyama won while moving forward? I'm so sick and tired of seeing these rikishi fall for his hatakikomi. You know that's all he's gonna try, how are you falling this?! 3. Hakuho looked REALLY tired after that great match with Okinoumi. I mean, he looked worn. I wonder if he makes it all 15 days (I hope!) 4. What would it take for the association to lower the dohyo or cushion the area outside of it? I know, I know, tradition... but it's not like they never changed aspects about the layout of the dohyo for non-spiritual reasons; They took away the pillars of the tsuriyane so that spectators could see more easily... Sumo is a ceremonial sport packed with ritual and meaning but I think it would be naive to view it not as a business too....
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    Learn Japanese

    This Real Kana is pretty cool too. It's like flash cards so I'll start by using that with Duolingo and keep going from there.
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    Learn Japanese

    Thank you all again for the thoughts. My wife and I plan on going to Japan in the summer of 2021 so I want to no at least a little for that trip. I do enjoy Manga so I'll be watching more with english subs rather than watching the dubbed versions.
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    Learn Japanese

    I've started to use Duolingo to learn the hiragana.
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    Learn Japanese

    So much! Thank you! The sing along seems like a good idea. Simple kid songs helped me pick up a little Spanish. Thank you again!
  12. I would like to learn Japanese and would like to hear any advice, tools, methods, and sources for learning the language. Any help would be appreciated. Arigato!
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Thoughts for the day: 1. That Yutakayama roar today was pretty awesome 2. Is it just me or does Enho always look worried before his match and thoroughly confused after? 3. Goideo should have gotten 3 wins today... 4. The way Tochinoshin and Mitakeumi looked at the gyoji LOLOLOL
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    I would like to see a Asanoyama v. Takakeisho play-off to determine the yusho. When was the last playoff to determine a yusho? Being fairly new to sumo, I haven't seen one yet.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Thoughts and questions for today: 1. Is a Enho v. Ishiura match possible this tourney? I would love to see them go at it. 2. I've been noticing the crowd at these events has a great ratio of women to men. I can't think of any other sport that has a spectator ratio of women to men as even as Sumo. Has Sumo always been this way?