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That’s pretty cool, I’ve never seen it before. On what occasion did this happen, and why doesn’t it happen anymore? Also, is it staged? Wouldn’t it look really bad if the first guy had beat the yokozuna?

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We had that a lot on the forum lately.

At jungyo or similar hana-zumo events - this one sounds like NHK fukushi ozumo.

Was this a jungyo or a tournament? At the end, it looks like the standard sort of round-robin training that rikishi do, which would seem odd at a basho. But maybe times change?

It has to be jungyo, gonin-gakari, like I found in the Sumo Daijiten to check for the gonin-nuki-sen

A kind of condensed moushi-ai keiko. Once started the loser is replaced by the next from his side, skipping not only the shikiri time but also the tachi-ai.

Surpassing 5 men fight: gonin-nuki-sen.

In jungyo sometimes there is a gonin-gakari fight held, of 5 lower rankers against a yokozuna, in a similar fashion. The yokozuna has to win all five to win.

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Nice find

At first I thought they were all going to face him at once....he was good but not that good!

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Cool, I didn't know about this at all.

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That’s pretty cool, I’ve never seen it before. On what occasion did this happen, and why doesn’t it happen anymore? Also, is it staged? Wouldn’t it look really bad if the first guy had beat the yokozuna?

By a start with a henka ...

But it's a hana-zumo performance - not totally staged, still predictable.

No idea when the last one happened and why the present yokozuna don't do it.

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I'm not sure its staged but if you think about the momentum of charging from that distance, its pretty easy relative to an normal match for the Yokozuna to throw them with that pulling-motion sort of throw (which is how he won all 5).

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Anyone have video os Harumafuji's Yokozuna Gonin Gakari?

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I'm not sure its staged but if you think about the momentum of charging from that distance, its pretty easy relative to an normal match for the Yokozuna to throw them with that pulling-motion sort of throw (which is how he won all 5).

Based on my viewing of the Hakutoumi performance of the gonin-nuki-sen as well as the one Harumafuji did in 2017, it's pretty evident that these exhibitions are staged: the respective yokozuna is expected to win all 5 bouts, and he does. 

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20 hours ago, Joaoiyama said:

Anyone have video os Harumafuji's Yokozuna Gonin Gakari?

 

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Reminiscent of the time that the legendary George Foreman fought and beat 5 guys in one night:

 

 

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