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adam139

New Fan, Aspiring Amateur

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Sumo has always held a special allure for me, but I did not find any good materials on the subject until I found Chris Gould's books on the Amazon kindle store (which I need to review at some point in the next week). I was hooked after watching some of Chiyonofuji's brilliant bouts. I wrestled in highschool, have continued to lift weights, and would be interested in one day participating in an amateur event. Shiko is a fantastic exercise. It is meditative and demanding, deceptively simple, but devastaingly effective. Practicing it only continues to strengthen my fascination with and respect for this sport.

Sincerely,

Adam

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Hello Adam, and welcome to the forum!

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aloha, friend

welcome to a place with many fellow sumo lovers

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Hi Adam!

I'm California-based and also compete in amateur sumo in the US. Here's a couple of sites that can help you find clubs and events possibly near you:

http://www.americansumo.org/

http://www.usasumo.com/

Definitely subscribe to their newsletters so you can keep up to date, and you can always reach out to me if you've got questions and I can reach out to the right people.

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Hi Adam!

I'm California-based and also compete in amateur sumo in the US. Here's a couple of sites that can help you find clubs and events possibly near you:

By chance is it the club in Oceanside? I visited Oceanside for two months last year and will likely be doing it again this spring. I will also be in San Francisco for a couple weeks.

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Hi Adam!

I'm California-based and also compete in amateur sumo in the US. Here's a couple of sites that can help you find clubs and events possibly near you:

By chance is it the club in Oceanside? I visited Oceanside for two months last year and will likely be doing it again this spring. I will also be in San Francisco for a couple weeks.

Nope, I'm down in LA, but let me know when you're down here! We're having the US Sumo Open in May!

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Will you put some videos of this US Sumo Open in May? I'd be really interested, although I watched an advertising video about american ama-sumo, and it was very different than Ozumo... :) but not always in a bad way, I mean no harm :) It could be interesting to watch or read some kind of coverage of the tournament!

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Will you put some videos of this US Sumo Open in May? I'd be really interested, although I watched an advertising video about american ama-sumo, and it was very different than Ozumo... :) but not always in a bad way, I mean no harm :) It could be interesting to watch or read some kind of coverage of the tournament!

If I am there, sure.

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