Kaikitsune Makoto

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  1. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    I am aware that in Japan hospital stays can be oddly long due to whatever reasons. If I think of a head injury patient in Finland who has been in hospital for 16 consecutive days, the diagnosis is severe. Otherwise such scenario wouldn¨t even be possible. Hatching patients like that is peculiar indeed. I`d dare to say Takanoiwa¨s brain injury is severe enough to keep him out of impact training for weeks or even months but since he is in Japanese hospital, maybe that is not the case after all. Hospital stays include aggressive diagnostics, treatment and/or rehabilitation. 16 days of any of those sound bad when it comes to future prospects as rikishi but again, Japanese hospital....I have read about rikishi who undergo standard ACL-reconstruction surgery and stay in hospital for even a WEEK! Why?? I stayed in hospital for 6 hours after my ACL surgery was finished 9 years ago and it was quite normal time. Even if he has bad concussion (which has kept for example hockey players, NFL players etc out of game for months and months), what good does hospital do for that?
  2. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Naruto-beya preparations

    He actually has education for sport physiology and had some fresh thoughts after retirement. I'd think he especially has more tools to be a good oyakata than some of the oyakata whose commentary is so bad that it is troubling with bad health, bad brain work and overall stagnation. Sumo has some good stuff when it comes to training but some stubborn oddities that do more harm than good. I thought Kotooshu could be the one who finds the balance and can preserve the good and revise the bad. We shall see. I dare to claim he has very good eye for techniques and how to guide young rikishi to use their body better. Mongolian rikishi in average are better at being versatile and using their power better. There are quite a lot of Japanese rikishi who have more horse power than they can generate on the dohyo. One main aspect in any sport is to train so that ability to use one's physical power and skills fully is maximized. That is something a good oyakata could help young rikishi with. I like Chiyootori because he usually is able to do that. Too bad he has such injury problems that outweigh this ability for now. All of the new upcoming rikishi are good at this (Onosho, Hokutofuji (when no injury) etc). In any case my hopes for Kotooshu is that he can guide in this. If he can, he does good for ooozumo.
  3. 6 polyps were removed in most likely dramatic snare fashion at hospital during a cancer surveillance colonoscopy. ex-Kyokutenho's colon was examined and aforementioned polyps removed. PAD is unknown for now. He apologized for causing worry and didn't give further details how good was the prep up of the colon (was it clean or like this : and whether he needed i.v medication during the procedure. Nor was the reason for this surveillance colonoscopy revealed as he is very young for such if no spesific reason like genetic risk or blood in feces. )
  4. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    It is not that pulling is bad as such but for some purity reason, there is part of me who dreams of excessive punishment in form of all out push out/blast/chiyotairyuu by opponents who survive the pull. Even so that the puller would be thrown 4 rows into audience painfully. "That is what you get when you try to pull me!"-attitude. Now it is inherent part of sumo and am sure it has been even when always critical Kitanofuji was young and butsukarigeiko was so fast and furious that nearby onlookers crapped their pants or mawashi (jonokuchi 15y), training lasted for 9 hours after which they pulled tractor tires to Sumida river, ate chickens raw etc. Still these upcoming evidently very hard working youngsters Onoshi and Takakeisho both have ill advised pulls in their repertoire. Surely today Takakeisho's pull or evasion rather was geniously timed and beautiful but as a young rikishi it would be so heart warming to see those minimized.
  5. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Economical is a good word. He is not that impressive with his moves or agility but he is very strong physically, especially when he gets his right hand outside grip. Relatively free from major injuries and good solid all around sumo abilities enable him to do well. I do think most of his success is due to his power. He has good basic skills and good sumo sense but nothing spectacular as such. He is like a sumo businessman. Improved version of Tamarikido back in the stone ages. Comes to work, does his work, goes home to read swan books in surrealistic mixture of laughter and jealously.
  6. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Harumafuji Intai Speculation

    His elbow is painful after every bout but his sumo is still aggressive and he has fighting spirit. Of course if he didn't show fighting spirit that would be so out of character that then he'd surely be at the end. With both knees, both ankles and both elbows affected he surely knows aches and pains. He has lost power but is still dynamic and fast.
  7. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Rikishi Status Aki 2017 - Day 15 no changes

    The injury proneness is quite clear in Terunofuji and I agree with Asashosakari that he will be forever in problems with his tendency to get injured. His sumo doesn't looks especially injury prone either so it is very difficult.
  8. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Endo put a lot of pressure on his left ankle today against Tokushoryu in hidariyotsu when Tokushoryu pivoted him and all the pressure was on the left ankle. He did solid Endo sumo and beat Tokushoryu 7th in a row so not especially tough opponent for him but still good proof that his ankle is getting quite good. Rusty he is and not in full physical strength but looks like a good decision to enter. His 4 losses haven't been bad either. Hokutofuji has not looked like his usual self in last few days. Today reason came clear as he got wrist injury in about against Onosho. Somehow timid and not sharp at all. Yesterday had so bad bout against Tochiozan without any kind of sumo and today he had no real power against Tamawashi not having horse power as he usually has. Clearly favouring his wrist which is bad for both oshi and yotsu. MItakeumi has shown genki sumo at times but today clumsy and slow reaction to Aoiyama's pull which was certain to come. Tachi-ai cautious and yet went for quite easy pull. Aoiyama is one of the best pullers out there though really having great timing and especially when he has his pushing attack good, he can pull very well and powerfully. Bad loss by Mitakeumi, good and surprisingly effortless win by Aoiyama getting his first win of the basho. Yoshikaze showed many good sides in his bout against Shodai. Good tachi-ai, well performed arm positioning, good left hand straight insertion and techically superior and sharp attack. 6 wins in a row with some great fights like the one against Shohozan. Great stuff. Asanoyama can do sumo. Chiyotairyu's yotsu bout against Tochinoshin was a sign of great self confidence and Tochinoshin's ailment. I have never seen this good Chiyotairyu as in this basho. If Ishiura can't beat Takarafuji from that position, he must go and gain some power in juryo. It has looked like makuuchi rikishi have learned to cope very well with Ishiura¨s style but to lose when getting behind Takarafuji was awkward. Takakeisho's sumo was perfect against Harumafuji. Kept Harumafuji off the belt with solid blocks and then beautifully timed evasive action. He had no problems in the bout at all. Tachi-ai worked well, after that he had very good posture and balance throughout the bout not letting Harumafuji get close at all. Just simply awesome sumo. This was Takakeisho's best sumo of the basho. Well earned kinboshi.
  9. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Comes back tomorrow to annihilate Chiyotairyuu who almost showed another blasting win.
  10. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Quote of ze day-Aki Basho 2017

    And this is another thing that is likeable in Onosho. He isn't doing that overly annoying "Hisshi ni just desperate, don't remember anything, kachi koshi ichiban ichiban ichiban" mantra but is actually saying stuff like this. I am still waiting for some up and coming rikishi say before first yokozuna bout that he will go all out and leave every drop of strength on the dohyo in order to BEAT the yokozuna. You've got to squeeze the spleen out of yokozuna, push his head off, shatter his ribcage ie go all out. Now that is respecting yokozuna rank.
  11. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    MItakeumi has some sort of neck injury (was mentioned today on NHK sumo) but still he didn't look that bad before today¨s bout against Tamawashi. He even underlined how fired up he was today doing a version of Asashoryu's mawashi slap combined with aggressive moves when going to the salt last time before tachi-ai.... Harumafuji hasn't looked bad in his bouts. Yesterday's balagan has nothing to do with his form and today's loss was not a sign of bad condition. He has carried his injuries for long time and can as easily win a 7.1 second bout as he can 4.9 second bout.
  12. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Day 4 comments - Aki 2017

    Yago has had knee injuries in both legs and he did not actually give that strong impression in his makushita 7-0 yusho. He has had bad start this basho but today beat Abi to gets his first win. Unfortunately doesnt look like future sanyaku rikishi. Yamaguchi had serious knee injury which took him down the banzuke for ages. He has now climbed back but does his sumo at his physical limits meaning he doesn't have more horse power and is most likely at around his limit in sumo. Maybe chance to get to makuuchi but looks like he has most likely reached his limit when it comes to strength.Today he did his head leaning attacks well by using his power fully outclass Hidenoumi. Very good sumo by Yamaguchi getting to 3-1 at J5. Very weak performance by Asanoyama against Tokushoryu. If he does this kind of sumo, no future for him in sumo. If I was his oyakata, he'd get some scolding after this pathetic tsukiotoshi loss. Tachi-ai was good and he beat Tokushoryu in that and admittedly he ended up in his less favourite hidariyotsu which is on the other hand Tokushoryu's bread, butter and tilsit cheese. Still not following woth his feet and succumbing to very easy tsukiotoshi loss was unforgivable. Feeble stuff by upcoming promising rikishi. "What was that shit??????!!!" is my recommendation to his oyakata. This was a bout where loses lost and winner didn't win actively. Bad bad bad. 2-2 is ok for a debut but this kind of content.... His rival of a sort Yutakayama did much better against Endo who looks surprisingly genki actually even when obviously very little keiko due to ankle recuperation. He doesn't favour his ankle conspicuosly. Endo¨s tachi-ai has no rough edges, it is kind of like a whisper of a rhino (I understand what I mean...). It is silent and robotic. It is beautiful. Quiet before impact. Rather unique. Reminds me of Musoyama's at one point in his career. Silent and expression unchanged before strong impact. Quite even tachi-ai, tsuppari by both, energetic bout with nothing left on the dohyo. Eye poked and all, Endo had good dohyo sense. Not much fatique in his muscle-nerve system. Good sumo by both. Azumaryu beat Okinoumi despite Okinoumi getting his favourite right hand outside. Good on the edge resistance by Azumaryu followed by pivot and uwatenage was great but somewhat similar to Asanoyama's loss, this was really bad loss by Okinoumi who got big advantage from the start and was in comfort zone. Yet lost to Juryo rikishi. Okinoumi is one of these frustrating rikishi who should be much better than he is considering his abilities. Two bad losses already at low maegashira. Daishomaru has Nishikigi's number. 7-1 after today¨s bout which was grey. Impact and then pulling NIshikigi to oddly slow motion like loss. Daieisho hit a hairy wall which didn't move anywhere but with good mobility and relentless repeated pushing attack from various angles, he had good flow and beat Kaisei to get 4-0. Arawashi's henka win was disappoiting to Arawashi, Chiyoshoma, Kokugikan, Kitanofuji and some others. Could have been interesting considering the lanky (relative term..), speedy and technical style of both. Takarafuji utilized kotenage yank again against Ikioi. He did the same against Chiyonokuni. Takarafuji got the upper hand at the tachi-ai and Ikioi was quite upright or at least in very inefficient position and was then yanked a bit by Takarafuji's kotenageish move before being pushed out. Chiyonokuni showed most of his overdoings today against Ichinojo. Arms flailing, totally missed push and missed pulling move, back bending in hopeless situation at the edge and then flying away. Very uncontrolled chiyonokunish sumo. Ichinojo just had to pay attention to this out of sync, out of control foe and take his first win of the basho (yesterday fusensho). Takakeisho and Kagayaki had some initial change of pushes before Takakeisho made the mistake to pull letting Kagayaki use the momentum and even with his rather off target pushing attack he was able to take his first win. Kagayaki is not finding the target well. All the time seems a bit off the target. Chiyotairyu: good hit, then pull. This time getting closer to failing the pull but still worked quite well. Not as strong as first 3 days. 4-0 though. Shohozan wasn¨t quite able to close it when that pull came but wasn't that far either. Shodai had good tachi-ai and reaction to after impact shift by Tochiozan. Then got his left hand inserted and without problems ousted Tochiozan. Excellent sumo in every way. Peculiar stuff. Tamawashi 0-8 against Mitakeumi and definitely not good ankle AND his all out charge didn't have much leverage with no good pushing stance by hands, more like like pushed MItakeumi back without anything else except his tachi-ai momentum and desperate lets just go forward like a demon. Very strange bout and MItakeumi was not able to dig in a bit and stop the charge even though it was very far from optimal charge. Kaio once had meniscus injury and was doing badly when he faced Takanohana. He was put pressure on the knee when going forward. He surprised himself, Takanohana and everyone else by going to out aggressive tsuppari/tsuki attack driving Takanohana back and then seized his right hand outside grip easily beating the yokozuna. Kotoshogiku and Yoshikaze locked in immediately. Good solid kotenage by Kotoshogiku. He is doing well indeed. Yoshikaze is not in bad shape was is not winning yet. Eventless bout between Onosho and Terunofuji. With such sharpness and self confidence Onosho is difficult for anyone and Terunofuji looked stiff, was given some pressure by average pushes from below and then basic pull or "I will let him fall now on his own"-retreat. Terunofuji 1-3. He did show his power yesterday in nnnnngh-bout against Tochinoshin but... Goeido second henka in a row. Such is life. Hokutofuji concentrated on his tachi-ai against Harumafuji but lost it anyway with a strange little jump but as genki rikishi often, he had very good reactions close to the edge with strong pivot and pull scaring Tochinoshin in the process and then got right hand outside and got perfect kinboshi. Hokutofuji can do sumo in many ways and with his physical prowess and spirit, surely a big asset to sumo.
  13. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Indeed but the problem is that he loses to "anyone" when he does his worse sumo. He is not one trick pony as such but he has no chance against ozeki, sanyaku or high maegashira level rikishi when his initial attack fails and it often does no matter how good physical shape he is in.Hence his chance to get 12 wins or more is miniscule in my opinion. He is not less skilled Chiyotaikai.
  14. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Day 2 comments - Aki 2017

    Well looked like Harumafuji didn't exactly give much time or chance to work on anything immediately since Tochinoshin didn't get his right hand into play much at all. Different game if he had also gotten his right hand inside grip. Harumafuji's best part always was his explosive reactions and moves to any direction.
  15. Kaikitsune Makoto

    Day 2 comments - Aki 2017

    Indeed But then I should have written: Ryuden reminds of me Ikioi (Ikioi) when he was in makushita/juryo as I meant Ikioi but Okinoumi is not that far fetched either.