Kaikitsune Makoto

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  1. For the first time since he entered Makuuchi (unbelievable!!), Kisenosato was "allowed" to go for degeiko on the 24th. He visited Harumafuji (who came a day before to Naruto) at Isegahama beya and had 30 bouts against him. "It was good keiko!', he exclaimed. His shisho is known for maintaining that degeiko is "unnecesary". But with Wakanosato injured (right ankle) and not doing keiko, this was a special situation, so he allowed it, if not only for "returning the favor" of the Ozeki's visit to Naruto.

    I could imagine that this kind of total oddity is rather frustrating for Kise. He has no competition in his stable and beats Wakanosato regularly without much problems. Also he does seem to have ambition and desire to get higher for sure and yet he is confined in his stable doing tedious keiko with only Wakanosato. Luckily there are rikishi who come to train at Naruto-beya. There are no downsides that I can think of if Kise would go for degeiko often. His physique is one of the best in sumo and that is not a problem at all and that he can train well at Naruto but he has fundamental flaws in defending against morozashi and to repair that he'd need a variety to morozashi specialists to train with. Naruto oyakata naturally fully understands the weaknesses of his star deshi and yet he doesn't expose him more to learning ways to cope with that morozashi. I totally don't understand this approach. Kisenosato's losses are mainly due to this particular weakness and most of his foes now go for this.

    WHat can he do to get better?

    1. Get stronger? Faster?

    Sure but he already is very strong and fast too.

    2. Learn to block better morozashi and letting his foes inside.

    Can he do this at Naruto? NO. He is not competing against maegashira or juryo or makushita, he is competing against sanyaku and very skillful guys like Kakuryu, Harumafuji, Goeido, Tochiozan. Can he clearly improve his skills to block these guys' attacks by only working out at Naruto rikishi? NO.

    3. Get more confidence?

    Sure but he does have confidence, of course it gets shaky when he loses 100-0 sometimes. Best way to get confidence would be to realise he can regularly handle the bouts he has now major problems with due to the major weakness. If he gets that "Now I can worry less about losing like a hokutoriki", he will gain extra confidence and will be good.

    Then again, maybe he is happy with his homefield keiko and doesn't even have the hunger to go for degeiko. If that is the case, I doubt he will get to ozeki ever.

    Oozumo is odd dd dd

  2. Hmm..maybe the "secrets" of his diet:

    1. Stop massive steroid use and lose 30kg of muscle mass

    2. Stop eating big rice meals and in general just eat like a normal man and fat leaves the body

    3. Don't start drinking big amounts of alcohol. I got the impression that Takanohana wasn't that big of a alcohol consumer though.

    There is diffierent kinds of weight losses too. Some oyakata has mostly lost the muscles and the size that is left is a lot of fat and muscle where fat taken place. The muscle MRI images of some retired athletes who still look to be quite genki, show also the interesting accumulation of fat. Size of the muscle area can be preserved even quite well but muscle mass goes down and fattening of the area happens.

  3. There is reason to believe that a "surprise" testing for "stimulants" will be held as early as next week, say the papers. The anti-doping committee is to convene on the 9th and will probably decide on procedure, timing, etc.

    So only stimulants? And surprise tests by the organization itself and surprise tests announced beforehand? Very nice.

    It still looks more and more like they will never implement anabolic substance tests and the cannabis havoc was a big blessing to Kyokai in this sense.

  4. Harumafuji: (Defeating the yokozuna in a well-planned attack) I thought of doing a henka. I wanted to make sure he couldn't use his left sashi. I knew that would [negatively] affect his sumo.

    Really stupid contradiction in Harumafuji's talk. He didn't do henka today at all but thought of doing henka and the other day scolding Kakuryu for doing pulling sumo as that is against the "etiquette" when facing an ozeki. Yet he has a rather fresh ozeki would be thinking of doing a henka against yokozuna. Now THAT is what can be called more against "etiquette" if anything. Great sumo by him today though.

  5. Fleshiness aside YMY showed today that going migiyotsu with him is indeed a big problem. Tochinoshin is known for his migiyotsu power but was totally dominated in that. YMY hasn't really had such a bout in a while where he gets into such solid yotsu. Tochinoshin didn't look like he had any real chance to win. Convincing stuff although it is not that often he gets into such sumo style.

  6. Interesting question honestly is whether there has been emphasis at Naruto to get rid of this problem. It is THE problem with Kise. His opponents try to take advantage of that all the time. Only pushers and rikishi who almost never go for morozashi don't go for that with Kise. Naruto-oyakata uses weight training as part of the whole picture so it is kind of odd if he doesn't also put Kise to work on various ways to avoid that morozashi. I know in sumo a principle of just doing your own sumo at keiko and so is very prevalent and as such, probably good principle. Still, when there is a clear problem area, it would be definitely beneficial to pay special attention to that. It is impossible for him to reach the needed consistency to advance further if this area stays so vulnerable. None of the ozeki/yokozuna have had such a major single weakness when they were promoted to ozeki.

    I sense the evident irony in your comment but there are surely ways to refine a weakness with special traning and not screw up the mind and other aspects of sumo techniques at the same time.

  7. Ja ja. Very much so. This is a big problem for Kisenosato now. 4th time in Haru basho now. Very disturbing, truly an area to work on day and night. Such is life. There is a lot of energy and erupting power getting lost there when he gets himself in that morozashi positiion. If he'd at least do that right nodowa - left ottsuke combo more now.

  8. Kisenosato has been morozashied in every bout he lost this basho and he won strongly every bout he didn't give morozashi. Well he did shake Harumafuji off and then lost due to vanishing Mongolian but in general it is even more apparent and conspicuous that Kisenosato's biggest problem is that morozashi. There was a time when he developed clearly his skill in blocking that. But again he looks extremely vulnerable against it. Goeido even said before the bout that his goal is to get morozashi and after the bout that the plan worked perfectly. So today Kisenosato faces Asashoryu and I am pretty sure Shoryu goes for morozashi and if successful the bout offers nothing much.

    O3 on the other hand has honed his skill in attacking inside and morozashi is in his reach often. He already beat 3 ozeki by doing that inside attack and today Kakuryu. Guess what kind of plot there will be in Kise vs O3 bout? Indeed.

  9. Chiyohakuho and Tosanoumi was filled with action of non-stop nature. Chiyohakuho is sharp a rikishi with extra mean look. Some rumours suggest he may be extra mean for real too. Today a good example of hitting sumo although some pull attempts included. One of the most entertaining ones for sure.

    YMY hasn't been tested at all yet. All his foes have been caught or cornered and he is very powerful in forward going sumo and also when he gets a good hold of his foes. None of his foes so far have managed to circle much and the mobility aspect is stll unknown. Nobody has gotten inside either but in general YMY looks better and better.

    Homasho has been quite disappointing in his last two bouts. Wakanosato and Tochinonada are good solid rikishi but Homasho has looked oddly helpless against them. Nothing to offer in yotsu in either bout and no real defensive stickiness either. No expectation value in joijin with sumo like that. He looked just weak.

    Kisenosato has now done similar sumo as in keiko. Solid, powerful and spirited. When he doesn't get all morozashied at the start he looks more and more menacing. Miyabiyama was light creature to him as Kise pummeled him out with the help of left ottsuke and pushes. Miyabiyama fell off the dohyo in spectacular manner for the second time in Haru basho (shonichi was first).

    Nasty angle Baruto's arm had when U twisted him down. Partly bad luck that Baruto's arm was caught there. Good tactics at the tachi-ai by U and kotenage reaction when Baruto's arm was nicely in package. U is still quite a wreck but at least can give some traditional distal humerus massages.

    Chiyotaikai did his attack but Goeido was firmly in the bout from the beginning due to a successful tachi-ai. It is worrysome how Taikai is caught but Goeido looks much better now than on 2 opening days.

    Always nice to see face first dohyo contacts. The illusion and peculiar rumour that Asasekiryu's knee is somehow very bad is still surprisingly prevalent. He uses it very much and puts pressure on it well. Kakizoe didn't like to lose and looked pissed and pissed.

    Kotomitsuki's uchimuso is always a pleasure. Nobody knows what is his rea shape. His losses didn't really give such a good idea of that so far.

    Tenho's twist was so Tenhoish that it is moving. Tenho's trademark super timing twist.

    Aran is Aran, the anticlimax man.

    It has been a long time since any active sekitori died on the dohyo or off the dohyo. Over 10 years.

    Has anyone seen live Baruto vs YMY keiko?

    Takanonami recovered well from his stroke.

    The often problematic spot in the spine is the Th12-L1 area due to transition role and I bet many rikishi have locks and dysfunction there and chiropracticians (cult members or not) treat those and earn good money. Simple treatment method. Yep.

    Nobody says shit about juryo division.

  10. Harumafuji went for morozashi like Osh did on day 1 against Kise. Kise himself did go for a decent left arm morozashi block but he just is a bit off all the time now. Good powerful head press though and follow-up before Harumafuji did exactly what one can do in such situation. Neat spin and Kise can blame himself not taking it easier when he had time. In any case Kisenosato has been totally off at the tachi-ai on two days in a row but today survived it and actually produced good stuff.

    Kotoshogiku continues his good start by ignoring Baruto's pushes and then digging in as Baruto panicked. Nice footwork by Baruto though at the edge. Both Baruto and Shogun look genki.

    It is not a nice thing to say but it was good to see Hakuho giving Hokutoriki some extra twist to show how pathetic sumo he shows again. How can you lose that fast really..oh well Hokutoriki at joijin is bad for sumo.

    O3 gave Osh the same treatment Osh gave to Kise. O3 was very smart at the tachi-ai slipping through into good morozashi and dominating the ozeki from there on. O3 looks more powerful now in some ways and the lack of that extra power was his demise last time at joijin. Good to see his physique getting better and better.

    YMY also looks robust.

    Good basho.

  11. Terrific start for Kotooshu and horrible sekiwake debut for Kisenosato. This kind of total failures prevent Kise from making more impact at the moment. He did go for right uwate but was totally opened up from the left side too making it easy for Osh to dig in and get overwhelming morozashi with ease. This particular bout doesn't give any hint how good shape either. Still this kind of instability is awkward. Nothing went well for him and Osh had a perfect bout.

    Gotta love Kotomitsuki's grip breaking maneuvre. He does that move very often and is highly successful in it. Solid start despite giving O3 the advantage early on. Mentally seemed to be a big relief too to have this good winning start for the basho.

    Harumafuji's loss against Shogun is not exactly surprising. Shogun has a difficult body for Harumafuji and has been dealing with Haruma well before too. Rather squeezed morozashi without good leverage and Shogun sure did make sure there was no pause in pressure. Good reading of Haruma's edge moves and manly finish. Good start for the 1-99 keiko man and definitely a nice confidence booster after Hatsu melancholy.

    Homasho had a wounded foe but at M7 he has a duty to return to joijin to bring his beef to torment sanyaku. His wrist healed and hunger unsatisfied, he will soon bloom and brings more variety and nebari stickiness to prime time sumo. He says his tachi-ai has improved, that along with functional wrist should make his package better than ever before.

  12. Thanks for the excellent report. That is how keiko report should be! Kotoshogiku may have lower back problems but his main problems are that he never beats "anyone" at keiko. He is the worst keiko rikishi in makuuchi relative to his honbasho strength. Ok, maybe competes with Sakke in that but in a different way though.

  13. It does not include "body enhancing" drugs, only the drugs that are illegal in Japan. Anyone testing positive will immediately be dismissed, as a written rule now and not by ear. The tests themselves will supposedly be more precise, and not the "simple" kind that were undertaken last September. As for a rikishi "missing" from the tests for no apparent good reason (illness, etc..)- he will be subject to a 5- man committee that will decide his fate and pass on their decision to the rijikai.

    Heheh..this whole cannabis mess turned out to give Kyokai a bit less awkward way of trying to get away from testing roids and stuff. It is easy to eradicate use of narcotics as that is probably quite rare in sumo anyway. So they probably test one urine sample from which cannabis, amphetamines, opioids are screened and if tested positive, more accurate procedures takes place. Nothing about growth hormone or anabolic steroids. This doesn't change anything really except gets rid of very dumb and simple rikishi who still take the chance with for example cannabis. They should stick with being drunkards, sexual adventures with porn magazines and prostitutes and occasional roid rage. That and overeating, gambling, pachinko and so on should give enough off-dohyo pleasure so that risking their careers by smoking some weed doesn't happen so often. Vacuuming roids can continue like always and no problem there. INteresting to see how big pressure other officials put on Kyokai to actually implement the performance enhancing drugs-testing when some time has passed since the start of this testing for narcotics.

  14. Pure sport is what you do to train your very own body. The stuff you watch, with money involveld...well, what do we all expect?

    Money ruins everything. (Yes, I like Marx)

    Money means shit when implementing the first part of your message. Any sport or any activity where true challenges with oneself is dealt with is the purest of the purest. Hence fat slobs who train very little and utilize their status as a sekitori in a smaller heya where newspaper reading ignorant oyakata reside are really disgusting. Rikishi with great ability but lazyness are the worst. Rikishi who love to do hard keiko are the best. Even if they were involved in selling and buying all their bouts and would kill cats for freetime enjoyment, their tendency to do really hard keiko to improve themselves would still be a beautiful thing.

    The act of dedicating oneself to really get better and better is the core. All else can is really bad and can be judged harshly but still in that one thing even the worst person could be so good that that part of his dedication could be admired. You often hear that when someone says that for example Hitler was really skillful in something, some people attack that "He was a monster and no good things must be said of him!!!" but that is just stupid. One can always admire the ability or drive to excel in some thing no matter how bad the outcome or other areas would be. Just like it can be fascinating how a intelligent psychopath creates a detailed plot to do some horrible acts in innovative and hard-working way.

    Oh, so if a rikishi A is a real nasty SOB and kills homeless people and bankers in the evenings with a shotgun and pokes the eyes of his young heyamates BUT also trains like madman (which he is of course if he did such acts...) and really polishes his sumo and physique putting himself to the limits, that feature can get my upmost admiration despite the fact that in other areas he would be scum and should be fed to dohyo demons in a big kettle.

    One can NEVER condemn hard work and desire to get better and better.

  15. Isn't that all the japanese way? (Foot in mouth...)

    Even if Japan or "japanese way" was all rotten, it would still have a huge number of very intriguing and beautiful things. Same analogy with sumou. You just have to ignore the shit and see the essence. If you were to become a big Japan hater, you could still always enjoy sakura and sushi. The separation is possible. One is one's own master and world is full of things that can always appeal.

    Puroresu analogy is not really good. Even most children realise it is fake stuff. It is its essence. It is not that sumo would all be fake but it is the way sumo is handled. Call me arrogant but Kyokai is dumb, it is not "protecting the tradition", it is like a damn committee or appears as a political group with the difference that their ways of avoiding difficult stuff is so dumb that 90% of people see the pathetic attempts of getting away from a tough spot.

    Where do the new oyakata go when they retire from active sumo? They vanish. What good has Takanohana or Akinoshima or anyone done ever to Kyokai? Is Terao as good as he seems to be? Should there be such oyakata more? is there really any real love towards sumo in Kyokai? or are they just office rats with bad hangovers?

    I mean is there really no real brain work in Kyokai? Is there really nobody there that can cause changes within the boundaries of tradition? How incredibly nai'ive and dumb it was to force the tachi-ai rule shit for one basho and then get back to normal just to show the now mean business in correcting bad ways?

    Screw it all, there are really good rikishi around and really good sumo but how can it feel this sad when following the news and reading about Kyokai's decisions and acts?

    I am a pig and this is SAD!

  16. Not sure but perhaps the homosexual sex part has now been removed in some countries. To prevent people engaging in homosexual sex from donating blood has been very common. Based largely on statistics that people engaging in homosexual sex have higher incidence of HIV due to anal sex details and the fact that the number of partners is greater. There actually is a basis for this which always comes forth when someone says "I want to donate and I am gay!" and wants change. Not that it is that good rule but there is a statistical basis in that...

    But it is funny there isn't any clear reason given why in Japan one can't really donate as a foreigner. Mad cow disease etc. are not really good reasons as a whole. If there are many Japanese people who don't want to receive foreign blood, then one should just ban all foreigners from donating without strange excuses and so. Who would really give hard time to them for that? Japan's bias is not a big secret. If you want to make a rule that discriminates foreigners, it would be less insulting to just say that "foreigners are banned from donating blood". It is like not wanting to invite a person to a party. Say "I don't want to invite you" and not make dumb excuses that are transparent and insulting.

    World where things are said frankly is good. It may be bad but it is also good. Maybe as a Rijicho one should also be very frank and just kick out people from forum.

  17. What if sumo is full of rotten apples and MBOs? What if there is a classic clique where rather simple men form a union where too "difficult" things make everything a mess and where active rikishi are just future members of the rotten MBO clique? What happens to the concept of a rikishi if they are just weak-minded corrupted individuals who follow the code of how things should be so that they can live in their simplicity and so? What if rikishi are turned into a bunch of exhibits of corruption and the dirty self-prostitution?

    I wondered last night whether then all that really is beautiful or infatuating in sumo is only concentrated on the details of sumou like shiko, suriashi, teppou, mage, nage, kake and all that? Whether rikishi and oyakata are just grey matter and have no true spirit to honour those details? And if so, why would the ingredients of oozumo then be of such high value? Why would there be any special attraction in such a silly move as shiko? Surely one could then say that why wouldn't a volley ball player's diving technique to save the ball be of similar value?

    I don't know but regardless of what kind of pile oozumo might be, the essence can still be shiko and the adjutants. It is the next door to nirvana to realise that it is not shiko's fault if oozumo is full of crap. If sumo dies, shiko lives. Then sumoforum won't be needed anymore and all one needs is to see the light in the essence of sumo basics and live happily ever after thinking that maybe oozumo turned out to be a big abomination as such but nobody takes away the beauty of the basic tools of sumo technique and essence.

    There is nothing good about how Kyokai handles things. The more they do or say, the sadder they look. The insult to intelligences is great. One can't respect such arrogance. One can respect suriashi though, even at night, even at full moon or even in agony.

  18. Cannabis is not in the same league with nicotine, heroin-family drugs or cocaine/amphetamine when it comes to harmfulness or addictive power on average. It doesn't surprise me that rikishi are not that much in favour of so called healthy lifestyle. Wakakirin smoking despite the previous Wakanoho and Russians-thingie isn't that odd. It is not so much a matter of stupidity but probably just ignorance to think about the consequences and estimating the risk of getting caught low. Smoking cannabis is not good for you but the laws in Japan concerning it are definitely not good for you. There are bound to be dozens of rikishi with personality disorders including narcissistic and asocial and these types don't really care that much about rules, especially the asocial ones.

    If rikishi follows the ideal sumodou, he probably shouldn't engage into actions indicating lack of self-discipline that don't have positive impact in his rikishi growth. If one follows the ideal of physical and mental development into a great rikishi (or any other athlete), that takes full devotion too. There are often comments about some talented rikishi that "they don't take it seriously enough" and that leads to lack of ambition and lack of desire to do really heavy duty keiko. Then sometimes there are also rikishi who devote themselves to keiko and refining themselves AND can also indulge in having sex with all women (or men) in the vicinity, having many lovers in addition to career wife at home, drinking themselves to twilight zone twice a week, overeating all sorts of food and whatever extra-curriculal activities one could think of including whatever one could imagine.

    Kyokai seems quite simple. "mae ni deru, dechatta kekkon ha dame, hisshi ni". Many oyakata seem very simple. Some of the decisions or "this is what we say so the spotlight may go away"-announcements or the extremely nai'ivity at occasions may reflect the lack of brain in Kyokai or a combination of admittedly cultural difference of making deep bow apologies with tears and all "we are sorry for all the troubles we have caused" when one rikishi is caught smoking cannabis + the lack of brain.

    Kyokai who has totalitarian power over rikishi shouldn't have any problems implementing all so called "we are arranging stuff to see how it should be implemented"-related actions. Yet they fiddle with things like morons. The problems of arranging surprise testing for performance enhancing substances are next to non-existent. Same for urine samples where main drugs can be screened easily from one sample. Cost is not that much. These bloody committees that are set up when some "scandal" comes are dumb.

    What is it that so difficult in this:

    1. Make a decision in Kyokai that surprise urine testing to test the use of cannabis, buprenorphine, heroin, amphetamine etc will be conducted at any time from anyone and refusal leads to punishments.

    2. Same thing for steroids, growth hormone etc.

    3. Appoint 2-3 contact persons for rikishi where they can report excessive violence in some heya

    Then, what is so difficult in this heya by heya:

    1. The oyakata actually trains the rikishi and puts pressure on sekitori too AND makes them work as hard as makushita rikishi if they don't perform well with their chosen amount of keiko. It is their job....

    World has a lot of nice stuff and is also full of shit and so are societies. Things are complicated when they shouldn't be. Good keiko atmosphere and lack of lazy bums at keiko are the core essence of good keiko for both sekitori and lower ranked rikishi.

    Madness is to let stupidity and lack of passion to spoil sumo. Lazyness gives ground to yaochou, stupidity gives grounds to any imaginable abomination. Lazyness+stupidity leads to decadence.

    In any case, human being wants enjoyment. Sex, cannabis, good food, alcohol, dancing, sleeping, exercising targeted violence towards a weaker foe at keiko (especially the personality disorder rikishi) just for one's own pleasure, these all are big part of sumo for sure. It is a strange puppet theatre when things like cannabis incident happen and papers are all over it and Kyokai cries, oyakata cries and harsh words come and it is all a big puppet theathre.

    This is off-topic.

    I do wonder where Wakakirin practises his mean face slapping habit in the future now since he is so young and all. He really slapped in nasty ways. It is amazing he was never killed by some foe who got erratically pissed at Wakakirin's sumo and got into super advantageous position.

  19. Update Tochiouzan in Hatsu 2009:

    Year 2008 was not exceptionally good for Tochiouzan. He had one double digit basho in Haru 2008 (11-4 ginoushou) but always got makekoshi when ranked even in mid maegashira. He finished the year with two consecutive 6-9s and was again at M12 in Hatsu 2009. He has become quite big and muscular and has good reach with 188-189cm height with his 150kg. He has had his share of injuries in form of lower back problems and shoulder problems but there are some fundamental deficits in his sumo still. Back in 2007 he commented "I can't win in yotsu if the movement stops". That is not entirely so of course but the biggest obstacle he has and will have against high rank rikishi is that he has develop the ability to fight better when his foes are able to calm the bout down.

    He has gotten better in yotsudefense but still doesn't feel at home there. One evidence of that is his tendency to lose by trying a throwing maneuvre from rather unoptimal stances. His throwing technique isn't honed either and many of his foes appear to utilize those moments. In Hatsu basho he lost 5 bouts out of which in 2 he lost due to such event. In Hatsu 2009 kachi koshi interview he said he wants to develop even sharper tachi-ai and be able to attack faster. Well yes, definitely those are his strengths too. His tachi-ais are good and sharp and his forward going attacks are formidable and have a nice steady pressure. Naturally he wants to polish the best parts of his sumo. In order to become a sanyaku regular he really needs to improve also his steady phase yotsu. Some of his losses look really bad but in Hatsu basho his losses were mainly "acceptable". On day 9 he ended up in hidariyotsu against hidariyotsu expert genki Tamanoshima and while he exerted enough pressure early on to drive Tama to the edge, it was then more stagnated situation and he attempted a pulling twist apparently in search for morozashi opening and Tama just used that and drove him out to 8-1 on day 9. On day 11 he lost to Hokutoriki's perfect sumo. Hokutoriki generated all his mighty pushing power and hit Tochiouzan hard. Good defensive power by him but Hokutoriki had an optimal bout. On day 12 an exciting encounter with equally genki Goeido. Intense throughtout with Goeido having the advantage most of the time with hidariyotsu throwing attempt and then shitatenage attempt. In the end Tochiouzan did have his left hand outside but when Goeido wriggled, he went for uwatenage which backfired fully and Goeido crowded him out. On day 13 he had his worst bout when he was pulled down after tachi-ai against Chiyohakuho. On day 15 he had a morozashi duel which he lost to Kakizoe.

    His pushing attack is good too and his defense against pushers is not bad at all. There is not much backward movement in his sumo even now and his hikiotoshi over Tosanoumi on day 5 was a hit-push-pull move and his katasukashi against Tamawashi on shonichi was very strong leg work and pressure followed by yanking Tamawashi straight downwards. Best pushing attack bout was against Takamisakari on day 14 where he pummeled Sakke into makekoshi with an explosive nodowa and oshi-followup. Also against Kakuryu on day 10 he won by a strong nodowa+oshi combination.

    His tachi-ai has roughly speaking 3 variations. One is to go straight into morozashi by having a sharp surge and then going for morozashi. One is to start with a right nodowa and and going to morozashi or pushing attack or whatever from there. One is to aim for migiyotsu by inserting the right hand inside in an angle and leaning to get left uwate. He never does henka and rarely pulls after tachi-ai. Usually he generates as much power as possible from his legs and tries to prevent his foe to have room to escape from the constant need to push back with maximum effort. That usually makes wrestling against Tochiouzan more difficult as it might appear since one has to constantly also block him from getting morozashi.

    SInce the last update of Tochiouzan's career watch his keiko success has also become better. Earlier he was known for his relatively bad keiko success compared to honbasho but nowadays wins much more at keikoba too.

    Year 2009 looks interesting for him. The key is how he can deal with sanyaku guys when they don't succumb to the first 5 seconds of Tochiouzan's drive. Goeido already looks ready to go against anyone in sanyaku and get many wins, whether Tochiouzan can do the same will be most likely seen in 2009 unless he has recurring injuries preventing him from as good keiko as before Hatsu basho where he scored 10-5 with only 2 "failed" bouts.

  20. What a beautiful basho from bright star Kisenosato the Powerhouse. A fabulous 8-7 kachi koshi at komusubi was an excellent performance. Quality-wise his sumo was good in some way or another in at least 12 bouts of the 15. His presence was felt and it is possible that the final day success viewer-wise was due to Kisenosato-Takamisakari epic battle. There were some other bouts too which were of smaller significance on the dohyo soil, maybe. Kisenosato has his tools which include good gluteus, good ottsuke, good hidari-yotsu, good hips, good oshi, good balance. He has his flaws which include occasional rushing, centre of gravity floating problem, armpit looseness and utter reactive failures at times.

    In Hatsu basho he started with a good bout against Asashoryu where he easily dominated the start, got into hidariyotsu and was settling for a manly yorikiri but Asashoryu managed to sneak in his right hand breaking the hidariyotsu just in time and Kisenosato ended up in awkward position against vile morozashi and lost. The power and sharpness of his tachi-ai was immaculate, the follow-up was good but the armpit wasn't just tight enough and as Asashoryu is the master of that makikae, the bout turned around and sadness prevailed while disappointed sighs erupted in Northern Europe. On day 2 he had a bout against Kotooshu where amazingly the tachi-ai left him having an inefficient angle for ottsuke and his left hand never got any leverage for pushing. It then slipped too while Kotooshu had perfect package pressuring Kisenosato's burly chest and Kisenosato never recovered from the perfection of his aite. Amazingly strong position and work-up from his aite. On day 3 he had another strong bout. This time against Baruto "I don't hold back much in interviews" the Giant. Amazingly refreshing to read some of his comments which can be very frank ("Japanese doctors don't know anything", "Judges favour Japanese rikishi"..not direct quotes possibly but he has said those in Estonian, Japanese or some other languages since he allegedly "speaks" at least 6 languages..). In any case his bout against Kisenosato was pure and testosterone-rich. Hidariyotsu and the Estonian started to lift massive Kisenosato but that was a no no and Kise then charged Baruto back. On the tawara Baruto turned and launched a big shitatenage while Kisenosato held his right uwate and leaned with uwatenage. Both went down and Kisenosato was the loser. Amazingly good fall off the dohyo. On day 4 he stopped Harumafuji and tsukiotoshi was imminent. Not much sweat and amazingly banale bout against Harumafuji. On day 5 he fully ignored Taikai's nodowa with solid tachiai, closed in and effortlessly escorted Taikai out from hidariyotsu in amazingly one-sided win.

    On day 6 he forcibly pushed KaioU back and muscles worked well. Interview was normal mae ni dete-jargon. Amazing comeback from 0-3 to 3-3 from young master. Day 7 was a nightmare for the superstar. Kisenosato and Kotoshogiku went into hidariyotsu from the start but Kotoshogiku maintained his right uwate all the time while Kise had to search for it and only seized it momentarily in defense. He tried amazing sukuinage and tsukiotoshi but winless Kotoshogiku didn't fall for those and beat him with yorikiri. Fierce encounter with Hakuho on day 8 resulted in dynamic oshi-pummelling. Strikes were good, Hakuho was good, tottari by Hakuho and then more pushes and Kisenosato was out but be calm and acknowladge that this was good amazing unrestrained attack from the Kisenosato of Oozumo. On day 9 it was back to winning ways as Miyabiyama couldn't push Kisenosato anywhere while Kise worked his way to hidariyotsu and grasped for right uwate in amazingly cool fasion and Miyabiyama's sumo was killed. On day 10 he made a MISTAKE! He let Takekaze get into morozashi and had right hand around Takekaze's neck as Takekaze tried to force him back. However, Kisenosato then wriggled and dropped Takekaze with an amazing and magnificent left tsukiotoshi which brought him to a wonderful 5-5 record after day 10.

    On day 11 we saw tactically and technically awesome (+amazing) oozumo. Hidariyotsu after the tachi-ai but Tenho got his immediately and knew he has no chance to fight Kisenosato in full hidariyotsu so went for a fast kill driving Kise backwards. Kise then got his right hand on the belt and stopped Tenho's aggression. Settled in, broke Tenho's right hand outside grip with a customized uwate breaking move by a sumoman, drove forward muscles tightened. Then Tenho performed a classic tsukiotoshi yank possibly aided by Kisenosato's right foot having some sort of co-ordination malfunction. The tsukiotoshi was regardless an act of superb defensive sumo by Tenho. On day 12 oshi-exchange with turbo ball Yoshikaze before calmly squeezing the life out of Yoshikaze winning by yorikiri and showing off his amazing hip drop art. On day 13 it was the CRASH. Kisenosato tried to put Kokkai into his place again by streching his domination over him to 6-0 but alas, Kokkai never let Kisenosato get any kind of grip while the Georgian himself kind of humped and jerked his way to yorikiri victory keeping Kisenosato's centre of gravity up. Kokkai looked amazingly pleased with himself after claiming the tender scalp of the youngster dohyo king. On day 14 Kisenosato taught rising sanyaku competitor Goeido a lesson by beating him first by hitting his face strongly, then keeping up the pressure and reacting to Goeido's moves before downing him from hidariyotsu position with yoritaoshi when Goeido tried tsukiotoshi and kotenage. Amazing eye work. On day 15 he repeated his bout against Kyokutenho this time giving Takamisakari the initiative but holding on and stabilizing himself in good hidariyotsu and finishing the basho with kachi koshi 8-7.

    Kisenosato has now 6-3 record at komusubi and has never been at sekiwake rank before. Now he evidently will be and will rise to the occasion hopefully by honing his sumo even more and doing more degeiko and eating good tuna to get stronger even. It will be the basho of Kisenosato in Haru basho where spring is and comes and many sumofans eat okonomiyaki on their way to the arena. Many foes of his will eat soil. It is a Fact.

    It is amazing.

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  21. Fukuoka is 23 years old and will be a shinjuuryou in Haru basho. He has been a prospect and was 7th in 2006 and 6th in 2007 "10 top prospects list". The fundamental frame of his with 190cm height and originally 120kg weight at debut made him a big hope as he also knew sumo. He has been accused of being too docile and grey though. However, his weight gain has been favourable throughout the years:

    3/2006: 118kg

    3/2007: 125kg

    3/2008: 134kg

    He also has a quite decent 19-5 record in his 24 basho. Of those 19 kachi koshi, he has now had 6 in a row since Haru 2008:

    Haru 2008: 5-2 Ms33

    Natsu 2008: 5-2 Ms18

    Nagoya 2008: 4-3 Ms9

    Aki 2008: 5-2 Ms7

    Kyushu 2008: 5-2 Ms1

    Hatsu 2009: 4-0 Ms1

    He was injured before the basho with a leg injury and couldn't do much keiko at all. Yet he has beaten all his foes very strongly. Dairaido, Sagatsukasa, Tokusegawa and Nakanishi are no walkovers so he has earned his place in juryo. Who knows, maybe he will get his first ever yusho on the way. In my opinion Fukuoka could become a classic "once out of makushita, juryo success will be good"-rikishi. At 23, he has plenty of time and at 190 he has plenty of tools. Very interesting newcomer for sure in juryo in Haru basho.

    Wins of Fukuoka

    yorikiri 32

    uwatenage 15

    yoritaoshi 12

    shitatenage 11

    oshidashi 10

    sukuinage 9

    hatakikomi 4

    katasukashi 3

    abisetaoshi 1

    hikiotoshi 1

    kotenage 1

    okuridashi 1

    oshitaoshi 1

    sotogake 1

    uwatedashinage 1

    Dewaotori is also 23 and even younger than Fukuoka but he has been forgotten long ago. Strong rikishi upon arrival and heaviest juryo rikishi at a time has become much smaller since and weighed 148kg in 3/2008. Since then he has dropped even more weight. He was a rikishi who could compete well with makuuchi rikishi in yotsusumo but has now dropped all the way to Sd49 without ever missing even one bout during his professional career. He had shoulder and back problems but it is not known what is his problem nowadays. Drastic drop in weight and power is suspicious. He was 2nd in 2005 and 4th in 2006 "top 10 prospects"-list (Baruto was 1st in 2005). Now he is a real shadow of his former self. I can't recall any spesific news about why has he become so weak and small but it is definitely similar drop as Chiyotenzan had at one time.

    He is now 3-0 at Sd49 but even at Sd3 in Kyushu basho he suffered an ugly 1-6 makekoshi.

  22. I also found that toilet paper and wiping could be insufficient. To solve the problem (of mess, not diarrhea) I just jumped straight in the shower. Yes, everything gets slimy and a bit matted but after a while it proves te best way to really clean the affected area. Perhaps this ight work next time?

    Problem is that high pressure hand shower (our nation has a lot of those in all toilets basically next to toilet seat) washing should be very close to full body shower when it comes to impact on ass hair contaminated by fecal waste. It is true that in the shower it could be much easier to use bare hands to pull the hair out and let the water fondle all the time during the process but it appears that the most difficult part was exactly the point that even high pressure water flow couldn't clean the hair well without manual assistance and the nature of the assistance was sliding movement of the hand along the shafts of the ass hair individuals. While seated on a toilet seat, the position is awkward and without the constant cleansing help from the real shower, the dirt must be cleaned with toilet paper (or maybe not). In any case the full body shower only gives the benefit of totally naked body and constant chance to wash the hands too when they get contaminated by feces. Diahorrea is good in a sense that the feces is liquid-like and can be sucked into sewer well but if chunks of feces stuck in ass hair, those must be thrown to toilet separately. Oh well, human being doesn't need ass hair really so good riddance anyway and no sad feelings. It must be admitted that in full body shower it could work so that one tightens one's grip firmly on a group of ass hair and while water flows, just pull steadily while squeezing hard so that the hair will get cleaned that way without actually yanking them off. On toilet seat that was much more difficult to do. This is quite fascinating indeed. One must always remember that yanking a nose hair or ass hair off altogether can also feel rewarding in some suspicious way.

  23. Many forum members know the feeling of having a defecation signal strongly urging one to empty the bowels. Yet it is possible to not let the signal immediately lead to action and that feeling can be kind of pleasant. During a busy shift, such situation occurred. Only then the accident happened all of a sudden and a sensation that something just went into the pants filled the awareness. Shrugged it off by thinking it couldn't be much since it was a slight accident. When shift ended and home beckoned, it was time for damage check. Home toilet door was opened and pants lowered, then the weirdest feeling of all: when sitting down on the toilet seat, there was a big ripping sound and sensation coming from the anal region. Luckily it was not a sphincter tear resulting in very awkward situation but only an army of anal region hair ripping open due to major fecal contamination of the hairs. The most surprising and baffling detail was the total purity of underpants. Not one sign of feces, not even a trace of skid marks, tochinonada. The situation arose amusement in mind and happy bowel emptying process continued. After the process it was time to clean the posterior region. At this point the whole tragicomedy started. The hair had sucked the feces so that using hand shower with high pressure did naturally clean the hairless regions normally but all buyuuuuzan-parts just got more fluidy and all hairs were slippery due to previously attacked feces which now became lubric and were definitely not going anywhere. Then toilet paper was employed. It was like wiping ice with soap; extremely slippery and the wiping effect was limited. After using 10-15 doses of toilet paper, had to flush the toilet so situation wouldn't escalate due to clots in the plumming. After the flush, a new attempt with high pressure hand shower followed but it didn't help at all. The final solution popped up in mind and the last 10 minutes was spent by ripping almost ass hair by ass hair using toilet paper as a cover in hand and squeezing the ass hair from the root and pulling outwards. By that method removal of all the uncleanable forever contaminated ass hair became the treatment of choice. Process took some time and it was like pulling out chunks of dried mucus from the nose so that nose hair is stuck in the chunks and gets ripped off when digging out the mucus chunk. Only when it comes to contaminated ass hair, the process took far longer and the amount of removable hair was abundand. Moral of the story is that in case of clear accident during procrastination of defecation, there is a risk of ass hair involvement and in such situation one should never attempt to wash the area as that causes the hair with feces to become lubric and some biochemical laws dictate that normal wiping doesn't really clean it nor does high pressure water that easily. One must circle the whole contaminated hair and pull it clean or off altogether. Such experience was both educational and amusing but also a bit odd. Be aware of such things if accidents are to happen during a fart or mismanagement of urge to defecate or both.