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Akinomaki    17,141

I thought we had him already in this thread, but I didn't find one.

Finally ending his amateur career with a failure to reach even the main tournament at the All Japan championships, Kounosuke Naya, 3rd son of Takatoriki will be the first grandson of Taiho to enter ozumo, in Otake-beya, as announced earlier. He now definitely plans to enter the shindeshi kensa for the Hatsu basho. http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20171203/sum17120321130007-n1.html

he got at least twice as much publicity as the winner of the tournament

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on his (and his brothers') amateur careers: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/search/?q=Naya&type=forums_topic&nodes=5

and in the older recruits thread: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/search/?q=Naya&type=forums_topic&nodes=4

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Akinomaki    17,141

Shinnosuke Tanahashi, 3rd year from the Nobeoka high judo club will enter Musashigawa-beya. Musashigawa-oyakata was having an eye on him for 2 and 1/2 years now. He won the yusho in the judo 100kg division at the prefectural interhigh this year: "It is a relentless world, but to please my parents, I want to give my best."

He will start keiko at the heya on the weekend and plans for a debut at the Hatsu basho after passing the shindeshi-kensa on Jan. 10th.

with video: https://mrt.jp/localnews/?newsid=00024850

http://www.the-miyanichi.co.jp/chiiki/category_3/_29599.html

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Akinomaki    17,141
17 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Shinnosuke Tanahashi, 3rd year from the Nobeoka high judo club will enter Musashigawa-beya. Musashigawa-oyakata was having an eye on him for 2 and 1/2 years now. He won the yusho in the judo 100kg division at the prefectural interhigh this year: "It is a relentless world, but to please my parents, I want to give my best."

This gets more attention.

With the judo team Tanahashi finished 3rd in the national high school championships. He got attracted to the image of rikishi "Who doesn't get subdued by injury and fight hard and in sweat". "I want to show to my parents and friends at home an impressive figure on the dohyo." - as sekitori on general TV

He couldn't avoid the standard comment, with an addition in the mood of today: "I aim to become a yokozuna that doesn't lose to the big bodied foreigners."

The oyakata: "I want him to make good use of his long arms and legs and become a rikishi that does speedy sumo."

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/miyazaki/news/20171207-OYTNT50203.html

Tanahashi admires Chiyonofuji, who went against bigger opponents and won.

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Yamanashi    192
12 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

He couldn't avoid the standard comment, with an addition in the mood of today: "I aim to become a yokozuna that doesn't lose to the big bodied foreigners."

... he says as he shakes hands with his oyakata, a big- bodied foreigner ...

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Akinomaki    17,141
On 12/3/2017 at 18:16, Akinomaki said:

Kounosuke Naya, 3rd son of Takatoriki will be the first grandson of Taiho to enter ozumo, in Otake-beya, as announced earlier.

news of the day - the press conference at Saitama Sakae high of Naya - with oyakata and grandma Taiho

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Akinomaki    17,141
34 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

news of the day - the press conference at Saitama Sakae high of Naya

38 companies with about 50 media people were there to cover this. He will start with the shikona Naya, like Taiho, and will use a kesho-mawashi of granddad for the shinjo-shusse hirou - the presentation of the new recruits.

And the goal - not what everybody expects from him: "It won't be at once, but I want to become a rikshi who steadily succeeds in makuuchi."

"It's nice to get that much attention, I want to acquire the strength which fits it."

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Taikoubana    51
45 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

And the goal - not what everybody expects from him: "It won't be at once, but I want to become a rikshi who steadily succeeds in makuuchi."

At least he's realistic.

It'd be a shame if his career high was juryo. Does he really have what it takes for makuuchi, much less have what it takes to live up to Taiho?

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Morningstar    60
3 hours ago, Taikoubana said:

At least he's realistic.

It'd be a shame if his career high was juryo. Does he really have what it takes for makuuchi, much less have what it takes to live up to Taiho? His potential is unknown and will be so for a few years. A lot of it will comedown to motivation, work ethic, and shear capacity to learn and adapt.

He is still very young, so has a lot of room to grow his skill and abilities. It will all come down to his self motivation, willpower, work ethic, and ability to learn and adapt.

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PawnSums    59
5 hours ago, Taikoubana said:

At least he's realistic.

It'd be a shame if his career high was juryo. Does he really have what it takes for makuuchi, much less have what it takes to live up to Taiho?

Well, his family had 33 yusho, he should win at least one

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Bumpkin    344
1 hour ago, Morningstar said:

He is still very young, so has a lot of room to grow his skill and abilities. It will all come down to his self motivation, willpower, work ethic, and ability to learn and adapt.

Don't forget the bane of all athletes everywhere - injuries.

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Joaoiyama    47

I think we shouldn't expect him or his brothers to be as great as Taiho, at best we should expect him to reach maegashira.

They even look more like Takatoriki imo.

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Akinomaki    17,141

videos about Naya

ANN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_XwVX8aiB4

from Miyane-ya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_XwVX8aiB4

I guess like his younger brother Kousei he admires his dad and aims to follow him rather than larger than life granddad

On 8/3/2017 at 18:21, Akinomaki said:

Kounosuke: "I want to perform well in makuuchi and inherit granddad's and dad's Otake-beya." Kousei: "I want to test my strength in ozumo, like my revered dad."

the 1 extra yusho in the family

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Akinomaki    17,141
On 12/19/2017 at 11:10, Akinomaki said:

He will start with the shikona Naya, like Taiho, and will use a kesho-mawashi of granddad for the shinjo-shusse hirou - the presentation of the new recruits.

maybe one of these kesho mawashi - they don't have one at the heya, friends who have it will provide it - the oyakata: "Because it's him it can be allowed, because he's the grandson."

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Akinomaki    17,141

The 9 passed the initial check - and Naya is of course the focus, 188cm, 166kg - Taiho had 184.5cm, 75kg and in the end 187cm, 153kg

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inhashi    2,133

A little of that exam with Naya getting "comfortable" at the heya on NStar
https://youtu.be/4xhx-7k3J8w

Tokyo Broadcasting Sys. has been brutal lately with video take downs so this one is unlisted.

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Joaoiyama    47
4 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

The 9 passed the initial check - and Naya is of course the focus, 188cm, 166kg - Taiho had 184.5cm, 75kg and in the end 187cm, 153kg

 

They should consider raising healthy rikishi instead of (visceral)fat ones, hope he slims down so he can grow muscle and subcuntaneus fat.
Bigger ins't better, imo you should enter sumo with not much fat so they can grow healthly and not die or have serious health problems at just 50, we need new rigorously supervised diets for this new era of HUGE rikishi or the worst is still to come.

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kedevash    22

I don't think Naya is a sumo you can consider "fat". With his very sucessfull school career, he had build a solid sumo body. With his size (188 cm) his 166kg don't seem too much. He will for sure grow in height so he can go until 180kg no problems.

I agree. There is too much huge rikishi. A lot can slim down and be better like Ichinojo, Chiyotairyu, Kaisei, Terunofuji, Kagayaki, Daiamami... There are getting too big to be agile and the risk of injury increase at the same time.

Just look at what did Harumafuji and now Chiyoshoma, Arawashi and co. You can be a sucessfull rikishi with less than 170 kg.

Hope some Oyokata will notice it...

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Akinomaki    17,141

It was announced today that Byambasuren has obtained the show-biz visa needed to do sumo and will start at the Hatsu basho. o But not his shikona.

No pics of anybody else, but at least a mention - even as related to Naya: Nakanishi (18) for Sakaigawa-beya, from the Buntoku high sumo club - he lost to Naya in 5th year wampaku and at the kokutai last year.

Nakajima (or -shima) (18) for Tamanoi, from the Miyazaki Nichidai high wrestling club (120kg division) - his father is from the US.

Tanaka (22, 176cm, 155kg) for Kokonoe, from the Sapporo university American football club - wants to become like the shisho (Chiyotaikai)

http://www.hochi.co.jp/sports/sumo/20180110-OHT1T50071.html

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On Wide Scramble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfXJrKeUCQg

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Asojima    1,865
37 minutes ago, kedevash said:

A lot can slim down and be better like Ichinojo, Chiyotairyu, Kaisei, Terunofuji, Kagayaki, Daiamami... There are getting too big to be agile and the risk of injury increase at the same time.

Just look at what did Harumafuji and now Chiyoshoma, Arawashi and co. You can be a sucessfull rikishi with less than 170 kg.

Hope some Oyokata will notice it...

But the oyakata are obsessed with raising Japanese pushme-pullyou forward moving rikishi.  Are they too lazy to teach yotsu techniques?  They do not seem to notice that the top positions are dominated by technical rikishi rather than by the overweight pushers..

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Yubinhaad    6,895
15 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

It was announced today that Byambasuren has obtained the show-biz visa needed to do sumo and will start at the Hatsu basho. o But not his shikona.


I've read that it will be 豊昇龍, but I haven't found a reading. Hoshoryu? Or perhaps Toyoshoryu? The first kanji is from his shisho, the last from his uncle. The middle is more often read as nobori and means ascending or rising.

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robnplunder    182
55 minutes ago, Asojima said:

They do not seem to notice that the top positions are dominated by technical rikishi rather than by the overweight pushers..

Harumafuji, Kak, Hak ... they are tall and muscular, almost lanky in today's standard.  

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Benihana    594

I really hope Naruto's ideas pay off, he could be a trendsetter.

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maorencze    76
20 minutes ago, robnplunder said:

Harumafuji, Kak, Hak ... they are tall and muscular, almost lanky in today's standard.  

Takarafuji, Tochinoshin (both actually have semi-visible sixpack when strained after match), Okinoumi, Chiyoshoma, Shohozan...all of those I deem more interesting than the true fatsos.

But overall the shift to "empty fat" is disturbing, definitely, and increase in amount of really fat rikishi...really concerning

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Joaoiyama    47
2 hours ago, kedevash said:

I don't think Naya is a sumo you can consider "fat". With his very sucessfull school career, he had build a solid sumo body. With his size (188 cm) his 166kg don't seem too much. He will for sure grow in height so he can go until 180kg no problems.

He's just starting sumo so he will get way bigger from now, i think the average rikishi bulks about 30kg since the debut, that would make Naya about 200kg, that's Kaisei/Ichinojo size, plus he's like 19, look at all the greats, almost none started heavy like that, the perfect sumo body should be built through muscles and healthy fat, not saggy tits and beer/fast food bellies.

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