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  1. Asojima

    ex-Yoshikaze starts his own heya

    During the last decade or so, the oyakata have concentrated their training for Japanese rikishi on forward moving, pushme-pullyou techniques. For the most part, yotsu training has gone by the wayside. (Are the oyakata taking the easy way out?) The Mongolians learn some of the grappling techniques through their early experience with bokh, and that is one of the reasons that they have dominated the Ozumo scene.
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    Retirements after Natsu 2024

    Even before his intai, Kitazakura was very active in his efforts to help troubled kids. His heya has evolved as a place to harbor and assist these kids. Some of the kids eventually become rikishi
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    67 years ago, my English teacher assigned us to recite a poem. I memorized and recited Casey at the Bat. Most of it is still stuck in my memory.
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    Shikona Megathread: Translations and Trivia

    Shikona : Shi-Ko-Na 四股名 Four Thighs Name (The shiko leg exercise) Shiko-Na 醜名 Shameful Name (Pseudonym?) Go Find Em: The Sekitori (Updated thru 5/2022) The Notes The Heya (Effective Nagoya 2024) Ajigawa Arashio Asahiyama Asakayama Dewanoumi Fujishima Futagoyama Hakkaku Hanaregoma Ikazuchi Isegahama Isenoumi Kasugano Kataonami Kise Kokonoe Michinoku Minato Miyagino Musashigawa Nakamura Naruto Nishiiwa Nishikido Nishonoseki Oitekaze Onoe Onomatsu Oshima Oshiogawa Otake Otowayama Sadagotake Sakaigawa Shibatayama Shikihide Shikoroyama Taganoura Takadagawa Takasago Takekuma Tamanoi Tatsunami Tokitsukaze Tokiwayama Yamahibiki Legend (魁) - Heya Flag kanji from Shisho/Heya Name 新^- Kanji from Real/Given Name 馬* - Kanji from a placename (Translation) - Meaning of one of the above Kanji. Often omitted for Heya flags and real names. The Marus The Yobidashi The Myoseki
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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    How well does Gonoyama respond to a full henka?
  6. Strange. The NSK DB is listing the heya as "otowayama". It is the only heya which is not capitalized. It appears that way in several places.
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    Merry Birthday, Profomisakari!!!

    Today, the Professor completes his 85th solar orbit. He is REALLY old!!
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    Happy Birthday Asojima in San Diego!

    I will accept good stuff for the next 5 years.
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    Ichinoya activities

    A lot of you.
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    Shikona Megathread: Translations and Trivia

    The origins of most of the kabu (and gyoji) names are buried deep in antiquity. I suspect that a lot of them are derived from all or part of the family names of the original holders. I read somewhere that Kise came from parts of the family names of the two gyoji who founded the heya. It is likely that research into most of these names would require access to some very old and very obscure sumo documentation.
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    Trivia bits

    The Chinese character for "death" has the same pronunciation as the character for "four". Edit: "44 dead stone lions" would be "Si shi si si shi shi zi"
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Pre-injury Tochinoshin did a lot of bouncing at M3w.
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    Takarafuji is 36 yoa. His goal is to remain an uninjured sekitori until his kabu becomes available. He is on cruise control.
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    Kyushu 2023 discussion (results)

    That has never happened with a Japanese shisho???