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8 minutes ago, dingo said:

The ozeki contender trio had a so so day. With all of them on 2 losses already, we might even end up with no promotions at all which would be quite disappointing. 

Hoshoryu is 5-1.

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6 minutes ago, RabidJohn said:

Hoshoryu is 5-1.

Oops, thanks for the correction. I guess his sumo just hasn't stood out that much amongst the other ozeki contenders. 

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3 hours ago, dingo said:

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Takanosho finally got his first win. I feel for him, cause I think his pre-basho keiko results were quite good yet he was 0-5 until today. His losses haven't been that bad either, he just somehow hasn't been able to do his own sumo I guess.

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Perhaps he should  borrow Tamawashi's then. He isn't using it at the moment.

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Ura's manoeuvre, when he used Hokusehou's body mass as a pivot point to reposition himself for okuridashi, was a thing of pure beauty. I had to rewatch it over and over again. So elegant and cool.

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Ura and Tobizaro are often unpredictable, sometimes annoyingly so, but never boring.

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12 hours ago, Leoben said:

Hokuseiho lol

I think he's so big that his brain can only move three of his limbs at the same time.

 

He should mark this watershed match by changing his shikona to Gargantua.

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Miyagi with the first izori since Ura's against Kyokushūhō in November 2020. Nice landing too

 

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If Hokuseiho ever learns how to do sumo everyone's in trouble. Fortunately for his opponents his skills have yet to progress beyond "I am very large."

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14 minutes ago, just_some_guy said:

If Hokuseiho ever learns how to do sumo everyone's in trouble. Fortunately for his opponents his skills have yet to progress beyond "I am very large."

I wonder what Hakuho is teaching him?

- Never do anything at tachiai, just wait.

- Always stand upright like a tree.

- Use your right hand only, the left one is for wiping your ass. 

- Make sure you extend the bout length as much as you can, you are paid by the minute. 

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1 hour ago, Bunbukuchagama said:

I wonder what Hakuho is teaching him?

- Never do anything at tachiai, just wait.

- Always stand upright like a tree.

- Use your right hand only, the left one is for wiping your ass. 

- Make sure you extend the bout length as much as you can, you are paid by the minute. 

-See how far you can get using one arm

-Your bigger than everyone, make them do all the work 

 

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Or probably Hakuho fears that Hokus will become too dominant and break all his records, so he's been teaching him nonsense stuff to hold him back (Laughing...)

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That's really the point though. Despite being unfinished goods, Asanoyama couldn't handle him. Ura had to through everything but the kitchen sink at him to beat him. The guy fights everyone with one arm and is still winning. His shisho is the GOAT, who's too competitive to not make sure that his deshi are the best they can be. Once Hokuseiho fills out his body and actually learns to do sumo, he's going to be unstoppable. 

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1 hour ago, just_some_guy said:

If Hokuseiho ever learns how to do sumo everyone's in trouble. Fortunately for his opponents his skills have yet to progress beyond "I am very large."

A very large one-arm bandit ...

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6 minutes ago, Kaninoyama said:

That's really the point though. Despite being unfinished goods, Asanoyama couldn't handle him. Ura had to through everything but the kitchen sink at him to beat him. The guy fights everyone with one arm and is still winning. His shisho is the GOAT, who's too competitive to not make sure that his deshi are the best they can be. Once Hokuseiho fills out his body and actually learns to do sumo, he's going to be unstoppable. 

True. 

I've heard that in most sports, sumo included, one does not acquire significant new techniques/skills past a certain age (say, 20?).  I have been tracking a lot of young rikishi coming up the ranks and they pretty much stick to the same ammo throughout their career.  Two very known examples: Shodai never fixed his head-high tachiai.  Takakeisho is still one trick pony.  Can Hokuseiho change his bad habit of fighting with one arm?  I sure hope so.  One thing going for him though is that he still has room to grow bigger (and hopefully stronger).  When he does, perhaps, he can still get yusho, fighting with one arm occasionally.  Heck, Takakeisho's one trick did wonders for him so far except making him the yokozuna.

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13 minutes ago, robnplunder said:

True. 

I've heard that in most sports, sumo included, one does not acquire significant new techniques/skills past a certain age (say, 20?).  I have been tracking a lot of young rikishi coming up the ranks and they pretty much stick to the same ammo throughout their career.  Two very known examples: Shodai never fixed his head-high tachiai.  Takakeisho is still one trick pony.  Can Hokuseiho change his bad habit of fighting with one arm?  I sure hope so.  One thing going for him though is that he still has room to grow bigger (and hopefully stronger).  When he does, perhaps, he can still get yusho, fighting with one arm occasionally.  Heck, Takakeisho's one trick did wonders for him so far except making him the yokozuna.

Takakeisho might be the definition of one-sided, but he has a well-defined style at least. What is Hokuseiho's style? Not oshi, not classic yotsu - just "stand high and wait for the opponent to tire up and make a mistake". 

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I envision peak Hokuseiho to develop into a kind of Baruto/Akebono hybrid, with the ability to use his height and strength to tsuridashi his opponents, and then add some tsuppari to go along with the yori he already has. That combination would be hard to beat. 

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Just now, Kaninoyama said:

I envision peak Hokuseiho to develop into a kind of Baruto/Akebono hybrid, with the ability to use his height and strength to tsuridashi his opponents, and then add some tsuppari to go along with the yori he already has. That combination would be hard to beat. 

Baruto was carrying his opponents out of the dohyo, and Akebono was pushing them out. Hokuseiho is doing neither at the moment. 

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After so many worn out small rikishi, maybe Hakuho is teaching Hokuseiho the secret of longevity on the dohyo.

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Ya he's awful isn't he. Every time he loses, a basho and a half into his career, we must remind everyone of how overhyped he is (Laughing...)

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1 minute ago, Katooshu said:

Ya he's awful isn't he. Every time he loses we must remind everyone of how overhyped he is (Laughing...)

I just love to see every next hot thing to stumble. :-D

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