Asojima

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  1. Asojima

    Basho videos-Days 1-11 Kyushu 2019

    Every piece of his work is the best.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    3-4 mattas per day does not seem particularly high. Strange they did not become an issue until they affected the beloved Enho.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Many years ago, Kyokushuzan would do this now and then in matches with Takamisakari.
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    21 Kyushu 19, The Results

    The results through Day 12: Kyushu 19 A B X Day 1 Y/O HaKaTaTa 16 Y/O HaKaTaTa 7 0 Two kyujos, Days 1 and 8 + 2 O1e Goeido 15 Sw Tochinoshin 8 0 Goeido/Tochinoshin both kyujo 3 K2e Hokutofuji 9 Se Mitakeumi 14 0 2 4 K1e Abi 10 K1w Endo 13 0 5 5 K2w Asanoyama 21 M1w Okinoumi 2 0 7 6 M1e Daieisho 15 M3e Takarafuji 8 0 + 7 M2w Meisei 10 M2e Myogiryu 13 0 9 8 M4e Tamawashi 9 M3w Tomokaze 14 0 1 9 M4w Kotoyuki 10 M6e Onosho 13 0 5 10 M5e Aoiyama 11 M5w Ryuden 12 0 + 11 M6w Enho 12 M7w Kotoeko 11 0 4 12 M8e Shohozan 12 M7e Tsurugisho 11 0 2 13 M9e Kotoshogiku 17 M8w Sadanoumi 6 0 1 14 M10e Shimanoumi 11 M9w Yutakayama 12 0 1 15 M13e Chiyomaru 6 M10w Shodai 16 1 6 16 M11w Chiyotairyu 19 M11e Ishiura 4 0 3 17 M12e Ichinojo 14 M12w Takanosho 4 5 Ichinojo Kyujo from Day 1 18 M13w Kagayaki 6 M14w Nishikigi 17 0 7 19 M15w Daishoho 14 M14e Terutsuyoshi 9 0 3 20 M15e Daishomaru 13 M16e Wakatakakage 10 0 1 21 J3e Ikioi 12 J2e Tochiozan 11 0 3 All picks for Match 17 will probably be judged correct. No 21 match scheduled for Days 8, 10, 11 and 12.
  5. Asojima

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Or that the rib was already damaged and the exertion aggravated it.
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019 - current through Day 11

    He will likely play the Kotoshogiku game until something opens up in Georgia. His sanyaku days probably are gone. His family stays in Georgia, so MMA and other Japanese enterprises are likely off the table.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    No medical certificate required. The first all-kyujo basho would be treated as a 0-15/0-7 record for rank purposes. The second and any additional consecutive all-kyujos would be treated as 5-10/2-5. No kosho-like grace allowed to keep Ozekis from going kadoban on a zenpai basho. The first hit should discourage malingerers, and the subsequent hits would ease the precipitous drop for rehab.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    The key to his humpty-dumpty was his ability to come in low and fast and then bury his face in his opponents chest. He has lost some of his leg strength and is no longer getting his face buried. This leaves him at arm's length and vulnerable.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    He's 35 years old. His time has come.
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019 - current through Day 11

    It can handle the initial assessment/treatment of the injury. The heyas probably have their preferred specialists in Tokyo for the evaluation and treatment of sumo injuries. He is probably not in need of immediate mitigation. It's also a logistical problem. In 2 weeks, everyone will be back in Tokyo. Do they leave him behind in Fukuoka for long term treatment?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    A livelihood that they have freely chosen which, like most other livelihoods, is subject to disruption or cancellation.
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019 - current through Day 11

    West Maegashira #3 Tomokaze (Oguruma Beya) has withdrawn the 3rd Day of the November Tournament.
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Kyushu 2019

    The entire Sanyaku goes kyujo in protest over the slippery dohyo. Wakatakawho pulls off an amazing 10-5 yusho with 6 juryo crossover matches.
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    21 Kyushu 19, The Results

    There are only 23 entrants for Kyushu 19 with 483 picks ( 261 A's, 216 B's and 6 X's ). Kyushu 19 A B X Day 1 Y/O HaKaTaTa 16 Y/O HaKaTaTa 7 0 One kyujo Day 1 2 O1e Goeido 15 Sw Tochinoshin 8 0 3 K2e Hokutofuji 9 Se Mitakeumi 14 0 2 4 K1e Abi 10 K1w Endo 13 0 5 K2w Asanoyama 21 M1w Okinoumi 2 0 6 M1e Daieisho 15 M3e Takarafuji 8 0 7 M2w Meisei 10 M2e Myogiryu 13 0 8 M4e Tamawashi 9 M3w Tomokaze 14 0 1 9 M4w Kotoyuki 10 M6e Onosho 13 0 10 M5e Aoiyama 11 M5w Ryuden 12 0 11 M6w Enho 12 M7w Kotoeko 11 0 12 M8e Shohozan 12 M7e Tsurugisho 11 0 2 13 M9e Kotoshogiku 17 M8w Sadanoumi 6 0 1 14 M10e Shimanoumi 11 M9w Yutakayama 12 0 1 15 M13e Chiyomaru 6 M10w Shodai 16 1 16 M11w Chiyotairyu 19 M11e Ishiura 4 0 17 M12e Ichinojo 14 M12w Takanosho 4 5 Ichinojo Kyujo from Day 1 18 M13w Kagayaki 6 M14w Nishikigi 17 0 19 M15w Daishoho 14 M14e Terutsuyoshi 9 0 20 M15e Daishomaru 13 M16e Wakatakakage 10 0 1 21 J3e Ikioi 12 J2e Tochiozan 11 0 Welcome to our two new players, Athenayama and Houmanumi. Our most agreeable player this time is Tenshinhan, and Chishafuwaku is, once again, the most disagreeable. Will we get a match 1?? Let's get this thing going! Note: One typo corrected. Thanks to Profomisakari.
  15. In Japan, there is almost zero interest in juryo and below Ozumo, and it has existed for centuries.