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Ishizaki from Nittaidai (23, Takasago, Juryo Asakouryuu's younger brother) and Kazuma from Nichidai ( 22, Kise, recently entered Kusano's classmate, 1.87 meters, 199 kilos giant) have qualified to debut at Makushita 60 tsukedashi, it was announced today.

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22 minutes ago, Kintamayama said:

Kazuma from Nichidai ( 22, Kise, recently entered Kusano's classmate, 1.87 meters, 199 kilos giant) have qualified to debut at Makushita 60 tsukedashi, it was announced today.

And at 22 this isn't even his final form. Is this him?

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2 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

Both. Assuming this is who I think it is, Kazuma is his given name, Kawabuchi is his family name. The 200kg collegiate behemoth who spent a long time on the sidelines due to injury, but was a very good competitor during a particularly highly rated period. That'll be interesting, assuming his body doesn't break down.

Regarding Ishizaki, that's interesting. The latest info we had was that he was comfortable teaching sumo while active on corporate competitions, with no interest in ozumo.

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Both with brothers in ozumo - Ishizaki with Asakoryu as mentioned, and Kawabuchi with Kawabuchi at Shikoroyama. I've seen talk that this Kawabuchi was rejected by Shikoroyama before ending on Kise.

Little Ishizaki is very similar in physique to his brother, but more of a pusher. He was twice 3rd place at the All-Japan Championship and had an excellent rivalry with Takerufuji, in which they beat each other several times.

Huge Kawabuchi is a powerful all-rounder, one of the leading college competitors since his first year, and don't be fooled by his appearance, he has plenty of skill. Only in his first year of college, he flattened then 4th year Asakoryu with the score tied 2-2 vs NSSU to win Nihon University the student championship. In the amateurs he also beat the likes of Oshoma, Onokatsu, Hokuseiho, Kayo, Nabatame, and Kototebakari, and was one of Onosato's biggest college rivals, being among the few to beat him multiple times (I think it was 5-2 Onosato).

He did have a major knee injury in his third year though and is of course very heavy, so longevity could be an issue.

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22 minutes ago, Katooshu said:

Although I've seen talk that this Kawabuchi was rejected by Shikoroyama and will go elsewhere? 

Kintamayama's post mentions Kise.

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Ah, makes sense as a college grad haven. I wonder what happened with Shikoroyama (Thinkingindepth...)

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6 hours ago, Koorifuu said:

 

Both. Assuming this is who I think it is, Kazuma is his given name, Kawabuchi is his family name. 

川渕一意 (かずま、22)

that’s his full name-it seems to me that Kazuma is the correct reading, not Kawabuchi, and Hochi is writing his name in hiragana next to the kanji because of the unconventional reading of the kanji. Or maybe it’s his nickname, but Shirley not his given name.

Or, I may be wrong, as usual. Anybody actually know for a fact?

EDIT- OK, I got it-it's his given name that is written weird. Kawabuchi Kazuma it is. Sorry about that.

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Ishizaki today at the heya trained with his brother ex-Ishizaki (Asakoryu). He started to live in the heya on the 5th and took part in keiko since the 10th. Same year at Nittaidai as Onosato and Onokatsu.

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Ishizaki was 3rd in 6th grade at the national primary school student yusho tournament (3rd national event), then at the sumo clubs of Meitoku Gijuku middle and high school, zenchu best 8, best 8 at a national select tournament in 2nd year high school, 3rd in 3rd year, as Nittaidai 1st year yusho in the below 115kg category at the national student weight class championships, in 3d year yusho at the East Japan student weight class championships in the below 135kg category, in 4th year runner up at the East Japan student championships, 3rd at the Kanazawa tournament, runner up in open weight at the national student weight class championships, Kokutai 3rd, zennihon 3rd. Then in corporate sumo as teacher at the Saga pref. Nagahama special support school, 3rd in the above 115kg category at the national weight class championships, yusho at the national teachers tournament, 3rd at the world combat games in the above 115kg category and again 3rd at the All Japan for the ms60TD.

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At the end of year with this and because he thought he wanted to go for the challenge while young enough he decided to join ozumo.

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The shindeshi kensa is on the 8th o , we'll see if anybody else joins there

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Nishonoseki X (Twitter) introduces us to their recruit Furuta, from Takehara City in Hiroshima Prefecture.  He is coming out of Takehara High School and should be joining in Nagoya.

https://x.com/nishonosekibeya/status/1803357426869325986

We will have one opponent for him, at least, as the Natsu Basho introduced us to a Mongolian recruit out of Hokkaido for Takekuma Beya (Bataar Munkh) (https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=12889&l=e).  I have heard his shikona is 豪聖山 (GŌSEIZAN).

 

 

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Furuta is a Nippon Sports Science University grad. Success in weight class sumo, but didn't compete much in openweight. Per the NSSU blog, he spent some time working as an assistant with the team, and they held a farewell event for him in March. 

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4 will be at the shiindeshi kensa on the 8th, Kawabuchi, Ishizaki, Furuta and one more, not yet named. Since Shirokuma, Nittaidai guys join and stay at Nishonoseki- and not Nakamura-beya, now Onosato is the magnet to pull them in, he invited same year Kengo Furuta 古田 賢悟 (23, 176cm, 100kg) to join, national champion in the below 85kg category as 2nd and 4th year at Nittaidai, 3rd last year. After graduation he worked as assistant of main coach Saito at Nittaidai for a year, since right before the Natsu basho he's living at Nishonoseki-beya: "I think the environment there is the best" Furuta started with sumo at a very early age and was at the zenchu as 3rd year at Takehara middle school.

https://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2024/07/04/kiji/20240704s00005000292000c.html

at the heya on June 7th

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3 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Kengo Furuta 古田 賢悟 (23, 176cm, 100kg) to join, national champion in the below 85kg category as 2nd and 4th year at Nittaidai, 3rd last year.

He put on a lot of weight really quick.

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21 minutes ago, Koorifuu said:

He put on a lot of weight really quick.

I dunno. His every day weight between competitions was likely above 85 kg already (an old Nittaidai page lists him at 88 for his last school year), and his last -85kg competition was well over a year ago, in May last year.

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All 4 passed the initial check and weight for the results of the medicals, to be announced on day 1

Ishizaki

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Kawabuchi

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Furuta

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and the 4th: Yoshio/Rio(?) Harada 原田麗央 for Takekuma-beya

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Basho promoter Chunichi shimbun each day posts many articles now (also from old basho) and also videos

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Kawabuchi was 195kg, but last year in June had more than 220kg at the East Japan championships - lying then: "I'm 199kg". Kise-beya has 4 oyakata coaches from Nichidai, including the shisho, and plenty of sekitori - the deciding reason for Nichidai's Kawabuchi to join there.

On 30/05/2024 at 20:54, Kintamayama said:

川渕一意 (かずま、22)

that’s his full name-it seems to me that Kazuma is the correct reading, not Kawabuchi, and Hochi is writing his name in hiragana next to the kanji because of the unconventional reading of the kanji. Or maybe it’s his nickname, but Shirley not his given name.

Or, I may be wrong, as usual. Anybody actually know for a fact?

EDIT- OK, I got it-it's his given name that is written weird. Kawabuchi Kazuma it is. Sorry about that.

He plans to use Kazuma as shikona - so you were right. Kawabuchi is in use by his 1 year older brother Kazuto at Shikoroyama-beya, the younger brother is a pro-boxer

the 2 tsukedashi, Ishizaki and Kawabuchi

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the 2 from Nittaidai, Ishizaki and Furuta

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Interesting. I noticed in one of the recent Kise beya videos that Kawabuchi looked noticeably slimmer than the last days of his amateur career, and that would confirm it. Starting at the end of his third year he missed a long stretch of training recovering from injury, and perhaps that led to him ballooning to 220kg.

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Rare news clip on the shin-deshi kensa - focus on Ishizaki - and the decrease in numbers of new recruits

 

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I mean, if you take the numbers right before the wakataka boom, it’s about 150 a year, and right before Covid, it’s about 75 a year.

The number of 15-19 year old males in Japan roughly halved between those times, so really the demographics of the country accounts for most of the drop.

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