Johnofuji

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Johnofuji last won the day on August 29 2012

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About Johnofuji

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  • Birthday August 27

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    http://sumoaustralia.com.au/

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    Sydney, Australia
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    Sumo, Mongolian Bokh, Sirreum, Boxing & Judo & Chanko

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    Minezaki
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    Ishiura

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  1. Another Sekitori Marriage

    Ishiura's wedding was awesome. His bride was very charming and stunningly beautiful. Some of the kids from her nursery came and sang to us. My seat was right next to Hakuho and his lovely wife Sayoko. On the next table there was Kyokutenho, Miyabiyama, and Kaio. There were also about 20 rikishi including Kaisei, Ichinojo, Satoyama just to name a few. Lots of Nichidai amasumo. The after party was fun and got a little rowdy with some slightly camp sumo parody entertainment. The food was delicious with many courses by one of the Iron Chefs. I ate Hakuho's dessert to see if it will give me super human strength. It seems to be working as I don't have the hangover that I deserve.
  2. Sumo in the World Games

    The security here makes as much sense as Ewoks living with Wookies. Luckily I have a 200 square metre penthouse at Sky Tower but the athletes at the Gulag University accommodation aren't allowed wifi because of "Manchester"??? At the Opening Ceremony we had to check in our bags and they had two searches but nothing for the general public. Even at the Sumo stadium they were trying to insist that all gear had to be backstage but we told them to bugger off.
  3. Sumo in the World Games

    I've given up looking for any footage online. The websites are absolutely useless and hard to navigate or simply a hoax. It's impressive how quickly they can edit the bouts to reply the highlights straight afterwards. I have a lot of footage but I probably should check for expletives before I share them because it's frustrating whenever someone gets in my way. I have access all areas as VP of the IFS so I can sit down at a table and then turn around and get the replay. The Women's Lightweight bouts were all so long and there was even a mizu iri after 3 minutes. One girl got disqualified when her mawashi fell off. Not too many serious injuries but we will see who can back it up in the Openweight today. As usual the Ukrainians, Egyptians and Polish deliberately try to disrupt the play and stuff around at the start. They get warnings but just ignore them so I am going to recommend that the make an example of the someone early to stop this bad sportsmanship. One Egyptian came right over to the other side of the dohyo when he was facing my Middleweight and picked up a handful of sand before they told him to go back and wipe it off. It was quite bizarre behaviour. I haven't seen the Ukrainians try to put sand in the eyes of their competitors like in the past. Byamba was out ignominiously after a poor performance. Trent Sabo was brilliant in making the finals but Batyr is a class above. As I expected my good friend Otgon Alphabet soup surname was undefeated in the Women's Middleweight. They trained with us in Sydney for a few months and it was like fighting against the Mongolian Yokozunae. She had a counter to everything and is so technically superior. Lots more stories but I've got to get the team ready soon and get out to the pressure cooker stadium. I posted all the finals on my Facebook but I'll try to share them in another way so more people can enjoy them. Kanpai
  4. Sumo in the World Games

    Yes. It's messier than the platform pizzas left behind by drunken salarymen at Shinjuku station. All athletes had to qualify for their divisions at national and "continental" level so they had to work within the quotas given but replacements were allowed. The extra spots for some countries came about when the quotas couldn't be filled or if someone had to pull out or declined. For example one of the kiwi girls buggered her knee in training and had to pull out so the IFS offered her spot to another country to get a better representation. Considering its meant to be the World Games it wouldn't be as fun if the big four would have too many athletes. I had a judo champion who was also Oceania Sumo champion who would have been brilliant but she got proposed to and others got pregnant or are seeing the world. As you and Mikawa have noticed there have been quite a few marriages in the amasumo world. I thought that Asano had married a sumotori but I could be mixing her up with another in her team who did. I'm sad that Miku can't make it. She is like a female Ura . Anna Jiggleallover is a tough emotionless competitor with a lot of experience. It's 4 years old but here are the stats I did on her for the IFS https://www.facebook.com/pg/InternationalSumoCommunity/photos/?tab=album&album_id=341233402666131 Ganzohnesushi - I agree. Julia is a legend and lots of fun to party with. You wouldn't know it to look at her but she is also kicking oshiri in MMA at world level - Julia MMA
  5. Sumo in the World Games

    I suppose you could put it that way . As someone said "it's the Olympics for the dud sports" .. with the exception of sumo of course. Everyone tries to get in to watch the sumo. In Taiwan , security was so bad .They let so many athletes in from other sports that they were even taking seats in the marshalling area from those about to compete. This year accreditation is as hard to get as a masu zeki on senshuraku. I am Vice President of the IFS and even I had to pay 60 Euros a day just to get a card to be able to get my team ready. I'll help you out as much as I can Kintamayama as I will be taking a team from Oz. It was meant to be a combined Oceania team but all the kiwis pulled out for various reasons. ISL (International Sumo League ) put spanner in the works .They have been sleazing around behind the backs of each Federation trying to poach individual athletes with contracts for their re-incarnation of the failed World Sumo League. Some took the bait but it looks like it probably won't get off the ground as proposed in August. I don't have a problem with Athletes taking the rare opportunities to earn money (although it changes their amateur status) but ISL could at least have the common courtesy to go through the proper channels when they deliberately plan to clash with other events. Here is what we were sent in January .It explains how the quotas were decided and who gained IFS pre-selection. Any additional spots that weren't filled were re-allocated to other countries. "Based on IFS board of director meeting in year 2016, IFS will select top 3 athletes per each weight category. 2 Tops athletes per category from each continent and 1 athlete per category from hosting country (Poland). Open weight will be included in Heavyweight. All 96 athletes will compete as oneself weight class (Light/Middle/Heavy) and compete as Openweight on 2nd day of competition Quota breakdown as below; IFS Qualiification procedure World Games; Each continental select 2 athletes for each category Lightweight(軽) 2 Athlete Middleweight(中) 2 Athlete Heavyweight(重) 2 Athlete 2 Athlete x 6 Continentals x 3 Catagories = 36 Athlete (2選手×6大陸×3階級=36選手) Hosting country has right to despatch 1 athletes each category = 3 athletes (国から各階級1名づつ=3選手) IFS will recommend 3 athletes per category = 9 athletes So pleased to make official announcement of top athletes that IFS sport director has selected from past year championships results; Lightweight Men – Mr. ALTYEV, Batyr (RUS Mr. MAIL ABOU EL ROKB, Fathy Mohamed (EGY) Mr. BAASANDORJ, Badral (MGL) Middleweight Men – Mr. MIWA, Hayato (JPN) Mr. LUTO, Michal (POL) Mr. KAZIEV, Atsamaz (RUS) Heavyweight (Open) - Mr. BAASANSUREN, Turbold (MGL) * withdraw - Mr. MARGIEV, Vasilii (RUS) - Mr. KUROKAWA, Kojiro (JPN) - Mr. KUDZOEV, Eduard (RUS) * replace the vacancy from Mr. Baasansuren (MGL) Lightweight (Women) – Ms. BOYKOVA, Alina (UKR) - Ms. YAMANAKA, Miku (JPN) - Ms. KOVAL, Vera (RUS) Middleweight (Women) – Ms. MAKSYMENKO, Maryna (UKR) - OTGON, Munkhtsetseg (MGL) - ALEXANDROVA, Anna (RUS) Heavyweight (Open) – Ms. POLIAKOVA, Anna (RUS) - Ms. KHISHIGDORJ, Sunjidmaa (MGL) - Ms. DRBOIAN, Mariia (UKR)
  6. BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

    It's the tofu,quinoa,lentil and kale chanko without enough protein that puts his deshi in a bad mood.
  7. TORCHBEARER 2017: invitation, rules, and your picks

    Ozora Ms53w
  8. Basho Talk - Kyushu Basho 2016 ** (SPOILERS)

    Speaking of Bushido- I'm not sure if this bout on day 14 has already been mentioned but this is pure bastardry from Sato with this nasty dame oshi on our little mate Ura. Shockingly bad sportsmanship and arrogance from someone so young. I hope Takanohana gives him more than a talking to for this. Ura Vs Sato Day 14 Kyushu basho
  9. I just wrote you a PM and the site told me 'johnofuji cannot receive messages' when I clicked on send. Can yo do anything about that? :)

     

  10. Happy birthday, have a good one.1a8802c3d4.jpg

  11. Sumo World Championships 2016

    I've got the results as a jpeg but I'm buggered if I can work out how to post it.Unless I'm doing something wrong, all I seem to be able to do is post old photos that I posted years ago otherwise they have to come from somewhere with a url. I took a lot of video but some of it was shaky. The stadium was so packed it was hard to get somewhere stable to rest on. Normally I would sit in the VIP area as it's usually not busy but there were many guests. It was too hot to wear my suit in the stadium so I didn't like sitting next to the dignitaries whilst looking scruffy. I sat with Katrina's sister next to the camera for the good bouts. I believe that someone must have damaged the upstream usb link as I was told that they were frantically trying to repair it. This tournament probably had the best coverage in recent times so it will be disappointing if another year goes by without sharing any official footage simply because the IFS never get around to doing it. I'll let you know when I put some videos on YouTube or my Facebook page - Kimarite Central Sumo Techniques.
  12. Featured Club / Dojo - Komatsuryu Dojo

    Yes it's him. As much as I envy his mateship with all the colourful sumo identities and his sumo experiences - I am not John Gunning. We have done tachi-ai on palm trees in Thailand, tsuppari on the Bruce Lee statue in Hong Kong and been nipple crippled by Baruto in Osaka but I have never been to the Komatsuryu dojo. I hear the kids are too ferocious and like crushing bones.
  13. Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    I'll agree with you that Miku Yamanaka does bear a remote resemblance to Ura - before he bulked up .They also both have similar personalities. Off the dohyo they are very humble, sweet, polite and look like nama choco wouldn't melt in their mouths. On the dohyo they are both absolute demons. Here is a video I took of one of Miku's bouts at the last Sumo World Championships in Osaka. She didn't seem too phased by a bit of mage-nage. I have also seen some other ferocious eastern Europeans smash her in the face and give her a bloody nose however she still somehow manages to maintain her composure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXxj-65ZhSs
  14. This will answer your question. Since then I think there was someone who may have dropped off the banzuke for health reasons and maybe returned http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=11317
  15. From memory the only World Championships he won was as a junior Heavyweight in Poland in 2002. He may have been part of the Japanese teams who won the teams event in 2004 and 2005 but I'd have to dig out the archives. It looks like his skin has improved a little. I know it's mean but his team mates used to say if you joined the dots you would get a detailed map of the Tokyo subway system. As for him being the heaviest ever Japanese person I would prefer to see some plausible evidence before believing the internet because I can't find anything to back up that claim. It's entirely possible he is but I have a vague recollection of reading about a much bigger kid some time ago. With the unusual and sad phenomenon of the hikikomori kids in Japan lets hope there aren't some undiscovered chubby hermits sitting at their gaming consoles.