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Hi everyone!

I'm a long-time lurker, first-time poster from Barcelona by way of NY.

I got into sumo in March 2020 right as we were entering Covid lockdown and have been hooked ever since. 

The thing that grabbed me and struck as me as so unique about sumo is how rikishi always appear stoic and measured in everything they do, but their aggression shines through in little flashes, like in the staredown during the pre-match rituals, or how they walk (or run) to their corner with a swagger. I love Asashoryu because his whole persona was so cool to watch, he projected dominance and intimidated his opponents with those little gestures.

I look forward to being a member of the community and learning more about Sumo from the more veteran fans on the forum.

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Welcome!  Feel free to keep posting.

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Welcome, Leoben!  It's nice that you are no longer lurking.  We are glad that you have joined our community and look forward to your posts.

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On 06/01/2022 at 07:11, Leoben said:

I'm a long-time lurker, first-time poster from Barcelona by way of NY.

Wait, Barcelona, NY, as in the little town on Lake Erie? Or did you move from Catalonia to Manhattan? Welcome, either way.

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32 minutes ago, Sue said:

Wait, Barcelona, NY, as in the little town on Lake Erie? Or did you move from Catalonia to Manhattan? Welcome, either way.

Thanks! And I think I may have written that backwards haha

I'm from NY but currently live in Barcelona.

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A late welcome Leben....

Chuck in your salt and join the fray.(Hugging...)

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