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When I looked into it for my trip in May, the heya that opened doors to guests to watch did so for free, but tours that provided guides and/or translators ran a pretty penny.

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17 minutes ago, Kintamayama said:

??

What is the real name of the nephew?

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31 minutes ago, RPedro44 said:

Musashimaru's nephiew

Musashikuni is Musashimaru’s nephew name

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The head coach's nephew, Fiamalu Penitani, is a wrestler at the stable under the shikona of Musashikuni and is ranked in the makushita division as of 2018

 

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I confirmed it by checking wikipedia

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I'm referring to his Real Name. The nephew has "Musashimaru" as part of his Real Name, not wrestler's name.

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57 minutes ago, RPedro44 said:

I'm referring to his Real Name. The nephew has "Musashimaru" as part of his Real Name, not wrestler's name.

Yes, he apparently does- I did not know that.

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Kids tournaments provide much more than just recruiting grounds

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You can become a professional sumo wrestler at 15 years old.

That’s the age most kids are when they graduate junior high school and complete compulsory education.

The academic year in Japan ends in March and that month’s tournament in Osaka sees more new recruits join the sport than at all the other five yearly meets combined...

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/08/07/sumo/kids-tournaments-provide-much-just-recruiting-grounds/

 

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https://tachiai.org/2019/08/08/tachiai-interviews-kintamayama-part-3-everyone-was-scared-to-enter-the-dohyo/?fbclid=IwAR0X-2zxdfzMKmE6Qvjn9YkGrHxSU7XI-ZR1fnjfF2G-1IJJO9A1Nn-5y1A

I've just read part three of the kintamayama interview. In this he mentions musoyama misusing the old kosho system.

I checked the database for Musoyama and I found two bashos where it has been invoked. Both came after a basho where he withdrew early. This does not look particularly strange to me. Was there something more going on that can't be shown in numbers on the database?

 

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3 hours ago, Gooner said:

https://tachiai.org/2019/08/08/tachiai-interviews-kintamayama-part-3-everyone-was-scared-to-enter-the-dohyo/?fbclid=IwAR0X-2zxdfzMKmE6Qvjn9YkGrHxSU7XI-ZR1fnjfF2G-1IJJO9A1Nn-5y1A

I've just read part three of the kintamayama interview. In this he mentions musoyama misusing the old kosho system.

I checked the database for Musoyama and I found two bashos where it has been invoked. Both came after a basho where he withdrew early. This does not look particularly strange to me. Was there something more going on that can't be shown in numbers on the database?

 

He was faking it, definitely. We had a whole discussion about it back then, I'm still convinced that he single-handedly caused the demise of the kosho system. He withdrew early not because of an injury but because he couldn't cut it. Of course, this is all subjective, and it's only me calling what I saw.

 

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Not going to create more accounts to read an article. It looks as if the content is predictable. If I'm wrong, surprise me with a summary. 

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Sumo kid to take on the world at global championships in Japan

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Weighing an impressive 169 kg, Hubert Niemczyk looks like a typical sumo wrestler.

With the tour de force youngster sending the Sumo world agog with his agility and passion, TFN dropped in on one of his training sessions to see the Sumo Kid in action...

https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/sumo-kid-to-take-on-the-world-at-global-championships-in-japan-7095

 

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3 hours ago, Otokonoyama said:

Sumo kid to take on the world at global championships in Japan

 

Good article.  I was not aware of this e-zine; impressive!

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On 09/08/2019 at 01:30, Gooner said:

https://tachiai.org/2019/08/08/tachiai-interviews-kintamayama-part-3-everyone-was-scared-to-enter-the-dohyo/?fbclid=IwAR0X-2zxdfzMKmE6Qvjn9YkGrHxSU7XI-ZR1fnjfF2G-1IJJO9A1Nn-5y1A

I've just read part three of the kintamayama interview. In this he mentions musoyama misusing the old kosho system.

I checked the database for Musoyama and I found two bashos where it has been invoked. Both came after a basho where he withdrew early. This does not look particularly strange to me. Was there something more going on that can't be shown in numbers on the database?

 

Yeah, that is a good series of conversations. The final part: https://tachiai.org/2019/08/14/tachiai-interviews-kintamayama-part-4-if-hakuho-goes-we-have-no-responsible-adult/

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Takakeisho dropped to sekiwake for Autumn Basho

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Takakeisho will have one shot at regaining his status at sumo’s second-highest rank, provided he is fit enough to compete, after the latest rankings released by the Japan Sumo Association saw the fan-favorite wrestler demoted to sekiwake on Monday.

The Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan kicks off on Sept. 8 and runs for 15 days.

Takakeisho, who turned 23 earlier this month, was demoted to sumo’s third-highest rank after skipping the previous 15-day meet in July due to a right knee injury. It was his second straight tournament as an ozeki wrestler in which he failed to post eight wins.

While he has a chance at returning to the ozeki rank in November if he claims 10 wins next month, his condition remains in question...

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/08/26/sumo/takakeisho-dropped-sekiwake-autumn-basho/

 

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Japan slow to offer support to women's sumo

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“It’s not only boys who can practice and enjoy sumo. There are girls that like sumo too. I hope someday women can become pros.”

Those were the words of elementary school student Rie Ishibashi, on the day she made history by becoming the first-ever fifth grade female yokozuna at the inaugural Wanpaku girls national finals, held at Okudo Sogo Sports Center in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward on Aug. 25.

At the same event, Shinka Shimabukuro from Okinawa won the sixth grade championship, while Chiaki Kajiwara took home the fourth grade title.

The three young wrestlers were part of a 180-strong contingent of girls from all over Japan who had won through regional qualifiers and earned the right to appear at the historic meet...

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/08/28/sumo/japan-slow-offer-support-womens-sumo/

 

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