Chanko Thief

Regular Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

58 Excellent

About Chanko Thief

  • Rank
  • Birthday 22/10/1990

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Seattle, WA
  • Interests
    Sumo, Boxing, Strongman, Jurassic Park


  • Favourite Rikishi
    Oonokuni, Hakuho, Kaio, Homasho

Recent Profile Visitors

502 profile views
  1. Chanko Thief

    Asanoyama Training Routine

    I hear that Asanoyama is working with a personal trainer now. Does anybody have any insights into his training routine or nutrition program?
  2. Chanko Thief

    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    So it’s official then? Both Yokozuna are out?
  3. Chanko Thief

    68th All Japan championships

    Good for him, that’s great. Still, I really wish he would have gone pro.
  4. Chanko Thief

    Hokutoumi pulls an Ip Man

    Reminiscent of the time that the legendary George Foreman fought and beat 5 guys in one night:
  5. Chanko Thief

    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Exactly! My wife walked into the room during one and said “what the hell are you watching?” Hahaha. Those commercials are comedy gold.
  6. Chanko Thief

    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Great Chiyonofuji documentary in English narration with some awesome interviews with a few other legends:
  7. Chanko Thief

    Do you collect BBM Sumo cards?

    I wish I had some. Been thinking about collecting for a while now, just haven’t pulled the trigger.
  8. Chanko Thief

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    What’s up with all of this talk of nervousness from Asanoyama? Is he being modest, or does he actually get this nervous each time he steps on the dohyo?
  9. Chanko Thief

    Shiko by everyone

    I believe it is considerably more than 100, like several hundred per day.
  10. Chanko Thief

    Rikishi Families In Attendance?

    Wow, I have no idea how I missed all of these examples over the years, I guess I must have blinked haha. Thank you all very much, good stuff.
  11. Chanko Thief

    Rikishi Families In Attendance?

    Unlike many other sports, I don’t recall ever seeing the wives/families of rikishi shown in attendance at a basho. Is it not customary for their families to go to the basho and watch, or is it just not shown in the broadcast? Also, if wives and kids do usually attend, do they get comped tickets?
  12. Chanko Thief

    Asahifuji kanreki dohyo-iri

    100kg at 60 years of age? Good for him, that’s awesome to hear. Glad to see that he is keeping himself in good shape. Can’t wait to see his kanreki dohyo-iri, I hope he is able to do so soon. This yo yo weight gain/weight loss is not good for the body so the sooner he can get back to maintaining a lower weight the better. A big happy birthday to Asahifuji, and may there be many more to come.
  13. Chanko Thief

    Former rikishi activities

    Yep, 67 years old and still kicking. I must say I am pleasantly surprised by this as it seems he has been in poor health for so many years now....
  14. Chanko Thief

    Musashimaru Documentaries/Promotions?

    Thank you! I will definitely check out this thread. I agree, he even almost seems shy. I have seen a couple of the vids you mentioned where Konishiki does most of the talking, but I guess I just figured it was because Konishiki loved to talk haha. Oh wow, that video of him and his family sounds priceless! If you ever do come across it again, please post. Thanks again Amamaniac.