HappySumo

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About HappySumo

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  1. HappySumo

    Should I wash a new Mawashi to soften it

    My concern is once I boil or wash it I can't exactly undo it. Then again if the pros are doing it then it probably isn't going to be a big problem.
  2. HappySumo

    Should I wash a new Mawashi to soften it

    Feeling the material I don't know how you practice without bike shorts. I was planning on buying some but I figured there had to be a way to make it softer and saw that video where a wrestler was boiling his new Mawashi.
  3. HappySumo

    Dallas Sumo Club

    You guys are looking pretty good. Wish I could have been there but it's a bit too far from Baltimore.
  4. I'm getting conflicting information so I thought I'd ask the forum. I got a new canvas Mawashi and I have folded it and I'm pressing it with weights. I saw in a JSA video some sumo boil their practice Mawashi to soften them and read in a forum some wash them to soften them. The Mawashi I have will be for practice and competition. It is very stiff and seems like it would hurt to wear without bike shorts. I appreciate any advice
  5. HappySumo

    Solo drills for tachi power

    It's from Baki in case anyone is wondering. YouTube combined my enjoyment of sumo and anime fighting tournaments and fed me this.
  6. HappySumo

    Solo drills for tachi power

    OK I made this imagine to reply when you commented but it was too big so I had to run it through photoshop to make it smaller. At any rate a few days late here you go
  7. HappySumo

    Solo drills for tachi power

    I have to have a backup in case using a Henka every time has some sort of unforseen downside.
  8. HappySumo

    Solo drills for tachi power

    The more you know
  9. HappySumo

    Solo drills for tachi power

    I got finished doing some new leaping drills a bit ago. Squatting down as low as I can with my hands on my head and firing straight up. 6 sets of 10. A lot of stress on the back and knees so I may need to add a box to land on.
  10. HappySumo

    Solo drills for tachi power

    I appreciate your help and I may email him.
  11. HappySumo

    Solo drills for tachi power

    Great picture. My very limited knowledge of Japan makes me think you don't have to go far to find mountains in a lot of places.
  12. HappySumo

    Solo drills for tachi power

    I appreciate your enthusiasm. I did do most of the obvious stuff first. The first person I emailed was the organizer in DC. They never responded. I also emailed a guy in reading PA which is a bit far but his club is mostly defunct. I emailed a guy in NJ which is way too far and he is also solo. I emailed the people in West Virginia and got no response. I did not call Andrew as he is in California and I don't really know him. I may put my contact info on the website as an organizer and see if there is any interest but I'm working on what I can for now.
  13. HappySumo

    Solo drills for tachi power

    Thank you so much for your advice. Box jumps are definitely something I think I should incorporate. I am starting BJJ classes tomorrow at a sports focused training facility. My hope is that will give me some of what I need. Also maybe they'll get interested in sumo. Thanks again you have several good suggestions
  14. HappySumo

    Solo drills for tachi power

    Thank you. One of the first things I did was Google all the USA sumo and USSF info. I have tried to contact everyone listed on the USSF website withing 2 to 3 hours of me and I've had limited success. One guy 2 hours away who was kind enough to practice with me despite his leg injury. I'm am still open to finding more people but I have exhausted the obvious avenues. I even met a local martial arts equipment dealer on the recommendation of an instructor I contacted and didn't find any leads.
  15. HappySumo

    Solo drills for tachi power

    I have been sprinting uphill from the starting position. It was the only thing I could think of. I try to stay low and move like you do in the foot sliding drill. Glad to hear that it is a recognized effective way to train.