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https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/09/e1bffcc07f28-breaking-news-record-holding-sumo-grand-champion-hakuho-to-retire-source.html

The legend will never die.
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>shits on Reddit no fuji day 15 with bum knee
>Denies reddit no fuji of a rematch forever
>Overshadows Reddit no fuji's yusho

I hated him when I started sumo and now I love him THIS NIGGA GOATED HAKUHO IS LITTY
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Rip sumo terunofuji cant fill seats
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>>69034
Mongolians never did
worry if Endo retires
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>>68946
The king is dead. Long live the king.

His records will stand for centuries.
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i miss ikioi's shenanigans
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it's 2pm in Japan, what the hell are they waiting for?

https://sumo.or.jp/IrohaKyokaiInformation/wrap

wiki has been updated with the Juryo promotions using only Nikkan Sports

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_in_sumo#September

makuuchi likely to shrink to 41 after Hakuho name blanked out, and I bet Teru will still be Y1w
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https://www.sanspo.com/article/20210929-N63NCYKTAJNLJJ7PKP57NAO4JA/

the racism never ends

>the Toshiyori Qualification Inspection/Examination Committee, was not unanimous in deciding whether to approve Hakuho's assumption of the Magaki kabu. The Committee consists of 5 oyakata and one external committee member, and is apparently charged with evaluating and reporting to the board on the application of retired rikishi who wish to become oyakata. According to someone in attendance, the Committee was not unanimous in approving and recommending Hakuho's assumption of the Magaki kabu, because of his past misbehaviours.
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>>69306
Holy shit! Those niggers are actually going to try and deny him kabu? That won't stand.
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>>69308
>One attendee said, "It was not unanimous (in favor), but it was not rejected either. It is the board of directors that decides. It will not be rejected," he said.
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>>69306
>>69309
Like Tsuchinoninjin says in that thread, the author of the article is maaayyybe implying it's the external figure and not any of the oyakata who voted against it. He explains how the committee is composed (5 oyakata 1 external), which is an unusual provision for these kinds of articles, and closes by mentioning that the group did not discuss the possible ichidai toshiyori, which I don't believe was even on the docket for today. If the external member was on the committee that wrote the ichidai report or is close with the YDC, this would all make sense and justify the "individual who was present" indifferently saying that "the Rijikai aren't going to reject his application".
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>>69318
I think this reading is accurate. I remember when the report came out the reactions from the actual JSA were pretty... lukewarm as well, they couldn't just come out and say "these turbonationalist niggaz cray", but it was definitely the feeling I got from Hakkaku and others.
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looking forward to visiting his 20 million $ sumo training dojo in Nihonbashi when it's gonna be built in a few years.
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From Jap news:

>It was also decided at the banzuke ranking meeting that Hakuho's shiko name would also be listed on the ranking chart for the Kyushu tournament (first day of the tournament, November 14, Fukuoka International Center). Hakuho's shiko name was not included in the list of retired rikishi announced that day, and as of that day, he was treated as an active rikishi.


He'll be listed as Yokozuna for the November basho along with Terunofuji. That will be a great collectable banzuke.
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>>69425
fuck
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so what's the deal with him getting new pronouns and another japanese name?
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>>69455
he doesn't get special elder stock to keep his own name because racism so he has to take up a traditional elder stock instead
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>>69455
Retired wrestlers cannot coach under their shikona. All retired wrestlers who wish to coach under the Association umbrella have to pay an outrageous fee for a coaching license (of which there are a limited number), which comes with a coach name. Hak is now Coach Magaki.

Technically, there was a rare honorary award which allowed for the best yokozuna to coach under their shikona, but openly racist Japs refused to give it to him, and have now permanently torpedoed the entire institution of the award in order to prevent Hakuho specifically from getting it.
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>>69458
lol lmao
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>>69458
>Retired wrestlers cannot coach under their shikona.
Former yokuzuna are allowed to use their shikona for five years after retirement, former ozeki can use it for three years.

>All retired wrestlers who wish to coach under the Association umbrella have to pay an outrageous fee for a coaching license
Kabu aren't sold and bought anymore, the JSA simply choses who gets one of them. No "outragious fee" involved.

>there was a rare honorary award which allowed for the best yokozuna to coach under their shikona, but openly racist Japs refused to give it to him
First of all: if anything they'd be nationalist, not racist. And Haks potential ichidai toshiyori status wasn't denied, there was only a recommendation to generally stop the practice of awarding it from a group inside the JSA. Hak might very well get it nevertheless.

Are you that used to spreading fake news, you can't even stop it in a fucking sumo thread?
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Anyone else think terunofujis daho-iri looks lazy asf? Hakuho look graceful when he would walk to the lines where sumos do their tachiai
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>>69482
I mean I agree. But give Teru some time.
His Dohyo-iri should improve over time as he performs it more.
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>>69482
I've heard that the relatively high speed and sharpness with which Hakuho perfomed his dohyo-ri was the exception, rather than the rule; done quickly to minimise the prolonged squatting and foot stamping that put pressure on his bad knee.
Teru's is probably always going to come off as sluggish in comparison, but it's not all that fair to compare when you take that into account.
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From Jap news:

>The board of directors approved his succession after he signed a highly unusual written pledge in light of his past problematic behavior. Tamaki Imai, a former NHK board member and chairman of the Nenyose Qualification Screening Committee, who met with Hakuho after the board meeting, said of the yokozuna, "He looked mysterious. He nodded his head and listened attentively. "He said, 'I will do my best. The pledge included instructions to listen carefully to the guidance of senior stable masters and not to say or do anything that would deviate from sumo world customs.

LoL!
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>>69498
I remember tochinoshin had a pretty nasty forearm shiv hakuho is onto something.
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>>69476
>Former yokuzuna are allowed to use their shikona for five years after retirement, former ozeki can use it for three years.
Yes, yokozuna and ozeki are given a few years to finance a kabu before they are required to (1) leave the Kyokai or (2) buy a kabu. The idea that you are coaching under your own shikona in that time is mistaken regardless, because it isn't your heya.

>Kabu aren't sold and bought anymore
Wrong. I wasn't talking about buying from the NSK, I was talking about paying however many billion yen to _____ oyakata to get his name once he retires. That's still a fee in order to coach, even if it's not going to the Kyokai.

>if anything they'd be nationalist, not racist
Wrong, you retarded fuck. They've specifically been talking about rikishi being "foreign" and therefore "unable to understand our way" this entire time. It's okay if you can't speak or read Japanese, but don't make things up.

>fake news
What the fuck? Who let schizophrenics in /sumo/?
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Tournament Highlights are up:

https://sumo.or.jp/EnHonbashoTopicsKoTorikumi15/wrap/

the 5 minutes recap too:

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/sumo/
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>>69483
Hopefully he has the same attitude Kakuryu had, I saw an interview where he said he was constantly trying to improve it and learning new things. Even focusing on the hand turn. It's not like he's done it many times so far. There wasn't much time to practice before the tournament.
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>>69807
Ura is something different, alright.
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Why is the JSA so afraid of Polynesian sumo chads?
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>>69484
I mean, they're all supposed to stomp as hard as they can, and pretty much every yok has fucked knees, Terunofuji undoubtedly more than average. The squatting part might be true though.
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>>69915
Is that Harumafuji with him? Who is the other guy.
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Asahifuji, Harumafuji, and Aminishiki

https://twitter.com/kubochan41/status/1444580566561538055

Note they fucked up as the sword-bearer is supposed to be on the right side, not the left. Dunno how that happened or why...
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>>69900
They aren't, and haven't been since the noughties. Only a handful of the Polynesians ever went anywhere, it's just that the few who *did* wrecked face when they showed up.
See
>>>/sp/113668239
>>>/sp/113668516
for more on that. Right now, a Polynesian is the guy the Committee On Finding Reasons The Violence Scandal Isn't Japan's Fault pointed to first as the "ideal" foreign rikishi.

>>69955
>Dunno how that happened or why...
Aminishiki fucked up, he was used to doing sword duties and not Dew-sweeper so he mounted the ring first. Normally the Dew-sweeper walks to the ring and then steps aside so the Sword-bearer and Yokozuna can mount the ring, then enters after them. Aminishiki just hopped in like a dingus and they weren't about to re-do the ceremony. It happens occasionally.
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>>69900
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jS3-5ZFrDQ
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>>69476
hakuho's legal name is his shikona tho
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>entire day passes
>13 minutes worth of actual fights
How do you guys take an interest in this.
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>>70363
virtually every sport is hours of irrelevant shit with 30 second spurts of action
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>>69557
>They've specifically been talking about rikishi being "foreign" and therefore "unable to understand our way" this entire time.
That's nationalism, not racism you retard.
Japanese isn't a race,
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>>68946
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>>70374
>Japanese isn't a race,
Ask the Japanese about that sometime. The Answer May Shock You (tm).

>>70363
>1)
Watch recap reels and ignore the rest. NHK puts out a 25-minute show with most of the top division matches and full commentary every day during the torunament.

>2)
Watch an unexpunged recap channel for match footage of your pick of the top three divisions. Usually about an hour and a half to get through all that.

>3)
Hang out and watch live with other jackasses. By the point you legit want to do that, the pre-match rituals and mental sparring the guys are doing will be interesting enough to keep you watching.
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>>70374
techinically they're a mixed of 2 races, yayoi and jomon
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>>70363
I like watching absolute units tossing each other around all broadcasted sports are fake and scripted for television.


Terunofuji becomes the 5th yokozuna from Mongolia he won his 5th championship title last month and he is the 5th new yokozuna since WW2 to win a title after being promoted to yokozuna.

Televised sports are fake but this is one of the fun fake sports to watch
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>>70405
Extremely recent research suggests there is actually a third group mixed in.
It's interesting stuff and is going to completely change how they see their bloodlines.
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>>70405
The Jomon were't one genetically homogenous group, they were a mixture of distinct peoples under a monoculture, a minority of which were probably north eurasian, accounting for some of the europoid features present in the Ainu and less ricey Japs.
But besides, the point stands, overall, the Japanese people(s) have a unique spectrum of mixture that should be considered a separate subrace when compared with greater east asia.
They are absolutely their own thing.
>>70374 is just being a pedantic tard, throwing around the word nationalism as if he only just found out what it means.
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>>70373
No.
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>>70597
lol gr8 post super convincing
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>>70586
hello mr. 'plant based diet yokozuna'
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>>70373
Rugby sevens
if you enjoy collisions and offloads instead of scoring gifs
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>>70390
*tips topknot* m'gaki
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>>69807
Kaisei hopping back to Italy
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Any news from sadogatage? Must be nice to have a couch father to pull you out when you want
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>>70405
As if racist retards ever cared about actual biology. Germans for example are composed of many different ethnic groups, yet they still believed in something completely made up like the “aryan race” (for those that don’t know, it’s some new age esoteric nonsense that a Russian aristocratic lady with too much time and money on her hands dreamt up). And don’t get me started on americans lol
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Any news on Akiseyama's condition?
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A friend of mine saw Ura's dick at some inter-stable training exhibition a few months ago. His practice mawashi slipped and he wound up hanging the jewels in front of everyone in attendance. Says he's got a pretty big hog for a fat guy. Like usually fat guy's dicks look super small because it's all sucked up inside their gunt, but I guess Ura's got cock to spare.
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>>70952
Based.
Ura bros can't stop winning.
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>>70952
>>70961
>Ura's suspiciously pink mawashi was really just his massive schlonger tucked and wrapped around his waist the entire time
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>>70952
Now that I think about it, Ura always has radiated big dick energy.
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420genji
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>>71172
Smokaweedji
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Japs put out a docu on the GOAT. Post it if you can find it.
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>>71144
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>>71710
moron
http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/41217-recent-nhk-hakuho-retirement-documentary/
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>>71748
>being a rude cunt
Fuck you too....
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it's literally the first thing on sumoforum bro
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Fat Jason is retiring from youtube and returning to Japan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDm-nzhYngM&ab_channel=Jason%27sAll-Sumochannel
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>>71927
>Japan
America
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>>71710
that boy dripping
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>>71927
he looks so much older than I thought he would
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>>71927
Go home, white piggu
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>>71927
wow jason seems like a cool nigga I would eat chankonabe and some tall glasses of beer
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What stable will kotoshoho's brother go to? He looks like a fucking stud. Also any news from sadogatake?
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>>72298
>Also any news from sadogatake?
What are you looking for?
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>>71927
>Fatman action figure
Could. Not. Make. It. Up.
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From Jap news:

>Mitakiumi (right) wrestles at the joint practice session for Kyushu Grand Tournament

>On October 25, nine sumo wrestlers, including sekiwake Mitakiumi and up-and-coming heimaku Kiribiyama, worked out at the sumo training school in the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo in preparation for the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament (opening day on November 14 at the Fukuoka International Center). Terunofuji, who became the sole yokozuna after the retirement of Hakuho (the current head of the stable), and the two ozeki, Shodai and Takakeisho, did not participate.

>Mitakiumi played a total of four matches. I haven't wrestled in a while," he said. I'm going to improve gradually. I want to make it a meaningful four days," he said, looking ahead.

>Takayasu, who was injured in his right hip and was forced to withdraw from the autumn tournament, lost 12-2. "I had a good feeling, and I was able to attack sumo. I'd like to make my body tense through various kinds of sumo," he said with enthusiasm.

>The joint training session is the only opportunity for rikishi from other stables to meet before the tournament in the midst of the new coronavirus crisis.

Takayasu 12-2 lol!

>Ozeki's not showing up
Remember this when they shit up the dohyo and go 8-7 again.
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>>72572
>only four days
So will Mitakeumi choke out halfway through day 2, or wait 'till Day 3?

>Takayasu losing at hanazumo
Maybe now he'll win somethiahahahahah

>ozeki no-show
Usually means they're either injured or dealing with shit in the stable. Bodes well in neither case.
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>>72300
I just want to know what my boys kotonowaka and kotoshoho are working on.

Onegaishimasu
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>>72636
>Bodes well in neither case.
Quite to the contrary, it is very pleasing to think the fat fuck is injured
would feel bad for shodai tho
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>>72659
Tryin' to earn that -zakura and slappin' each other's shit.
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banzuke day on Monday

https://sumo.or.jp/EnTicket/year_schedule
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>>72994
Last one with the Boss on it....
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Novermber Banzuke is up!

https://sumo.or.jp/EnHonbashoBanzuke/index/
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>>73241
Hmmm....Hakuho not listed on the banzuke when I read somewhere he would be...
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>>73242
They blanked him. It's the same thing as leaving him on because it denies a slot to a 70th sekitori. That's what they were talking about.
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>>73258
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>>73088
REMOVED
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>>73258
IM BACK BABY
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Ryuuden is back in, lads
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Two more tournaments until punished asanoyama gets back he is going to toss people around
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>>73258
>denies a slot to a 70th sekitori.

Got it, ty.
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>Toma has retired
You will be missed Tomato
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>Hakuho retires
>this is now a thing
Coincidence? I THINK NOT
>https://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/kyokai/211027pokemon.pdf
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>>73396
they absolutely need to do something to avoid stagnation:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_in_sumo#November
>There are no first-time promotions to the makuuchi ranks, meaning the 2021 season will finish with just two such promotions — the lowest number since the six-tournament format was adopted in 1958
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>>73394
That was quick....
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Will my guy Akiseyama be back?
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>>73417
He's ranked at makushita 45. IF he comes back, it's going to take him probably a year to get back to juryo unless he gets yusho's, which is unlikely.
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>>73419
Being on the banzuke means he has yet to retire at the very least right?
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>>73478
Correct. However, he could still retire or go kyujo before the basho starts.

Rikishi appear on the banzuke as long as they don't retire before the banzuke committee makes it, which happens on the first wednsday after each basho, I believe. This is why I am surprised Hakuho doesn't have his name listed despite them leaving a spot for him, which imo is yet another sleight on the boss coming from the JSA.
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>>73480
It's because they already listed him as coach
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>>73478
>Being on the banzuke means he has yet to retire at the very least right?
Gagamaru stopped actively training and began job-hunting the better part of a year before he formally "retired". It's pretty common to keep guys who aren't in line for coaching positions on the roster for a while to keep getting their stipend and let the guy have a place to crash and eat until he can make it outside the stable.
As far as Akise's prospects? They had to wire his jaw. Dude banked hard on that huge weird-ass belly of his as a defensive tool. I can't imagine this has had a good effect on it. He's also relatively old and facing a pretty grueling brawl back up the ranks. Last November/January he had the skills and beef to claw back from where he's ranked now. Lord only knows how busted his chops are now.

...I'll get my coat.
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So im newish to sumo and im wonder if anyone can put this into perspective for me. I been watching knoishki https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENyrbaL49XY and im wondering did he have bad wrestling/belt work technique? I mean he won enough to almost make yokozuna, so he was doing somthing right. But that vid is really the only time ive seen another wrestler get in on him and he just kind of eats shit when it happens. I saw a vid where he actually wrestled akebono out of the ring, but as I understand it he was more of a thruster too. Was konoishki just so xboxhuge that he didnt need to worry about people actually getting in most of the time? Maybe more of a style of the time? I find it fascinating cause havent really seen anyone scine ive started watching sumo (hakuhos last bosho and the one pefore that) go almost exclusively hard on thrusting like that.
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>>73647
Konishiki was a very extreme pusher/thruster. If you watch the current tournament scene, his technique is a lot like Bushozan or Takakeisho.. except he also had a good foot of height and about fifty kilos on the guys he was fighting. It's not that he had no defesive technique at all; that nets you a career like, well, Bushozan's. Towards the end of his career he was fighting with severe chronic knee and back injuries. Happens to a lot of the pushers. I recommend you go back and look at Takakeisho's matches in 2019 before he had the massive pectoral tear and blown knee to contend with.

>Style of the time
As long as someone can get a slight speed and weight edge there will be pure pusher-thrusters. You can get salaried status purely off of being big and fast, yeah. It doesn't last unless you manage to get that extra little spark of good footwork, a sense for attacking your opponent's balance, and pace your attacks well. Which is why Takakeisho (short, kinda dumb, but fast, strong as fuck, balls the size of tractor tires, and good balance control) is an Ozeki and Hokuseiho (extremely powerful, but slow, awkward, and with a ruinously bad tachiai) is about to slam square into a brick wall unless he manages to fix his launch technique.

And then there's fucking Abi.
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>>73647
>did he have bad wrestling/belt work technique?

Yes.

Konishiki came from a Samoan family that immigrated to Hawaii, and as a result, he had exactly zero sumo training before being recruited at the age of 18. Meanwhile, most of the Jap rikishi start learning sumo technique in grade school as children The only skills Konishiki had that translated to sumo came from playing American football in high school as a lineman, which required him to start from a static position, and then explode into the opponent much in the same way rikishi do at the tachiai. Since he was so far behind on learning technique, he focused on learning how to thrust, as it is far less technical, and complimented his strength and size.
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>>73647
>Was konishiki just so xboxhueg that he didnt need to worry about people actually getting in most of the time?
Yes
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>>73676
>>73734
>>73743
Thanks anons. I try not to 'wow this guy shit shit' or 'wow x is bad' when getting into new stuff. espically in something as old as sumo the context/'relative to x' seems really important. I need to go read about akebono and Musashimaru. Ive seen a little bit of akebono and he looks like a thruster like konoishki, i havent seen any of Musashimaru yet though. It seems kinda normie, but westernes getting that high in somthing like super is super intresting to me. From what ive seen they seem to kinda not like the mongolians doing well. But from what little ive read about konoishki they seem to hate the westerners even more.
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Akebono had a very different style of wrestling from Konishiki.

Akebono did start as just a pusher, but he began seriously studying and using the belt around the time of his yokozuna promotion because he felt conscious about how difficult it would be to survive at yokozuna without it (plus various injury concerns with his current oshi style). He had beltwork fully incorporated by late 1993, and pic related shows how drastic the change was. However, the back strain that comes from belt usage by such a tall rikishi was causing serious injuries itself, meaning 'his style' essentially became just whichever method of wrestling he felt more comfortable with on a match day. An opponent, however, would never know what they were getting into.

His ability with the belt was, ultimately, more raw force rather than finesse, but it was and is considered admirable that he learned yotsuzumo well enough to use it at a yokozuna level while already performing as an oshizumo yokozuna (the only primary oshizumo yokozuna ever AFAIK).
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>>73772
>he began seriously studying and using the belt around the time of his yokozuna promotion because he felt conscious about how difficult it would be to survive at yokozuna without it
Thats fucking cool. I guess its not a style switch, but is great to see that he picked that up so late. From what little fo sumo ive seen so far, it kind of comes off to me that a lot of guys really dont want the change up their game at all. Let alone if it got them to yokozuna.
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>>73756
>they seem to hate the westerners even more.
They like the Mongolians because they can pretty much pass for Japanese, while the islanders looked a lot more like dirty gaijin.
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>>73807
>They like the Mongolians
They seethe non-stop about the Mongolians.
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>>73831
Yes, but not as much as they did about the Island boys.
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When's Day 1 matches schedule out?
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>>73994
Should be pretty soon. By Wednsday, at least.
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>On my way.
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>>74140
to makushita
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>>74145
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students finals, in case you missed them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFRCw3UBSCg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmNt0TMJWMw

celebrations for the wins are so inappropriate... and satisfying
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>>74179
The fact they condemn the stupid cooning and ridiculous gloating prevalent in a lot of sports is one of the best aspects of Osumo
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>>73778
>it kind of comes off to me that a lot of guys really don't want the change up their game at all.
If you overthink things, you lose speed. A lot of it. Training in a new style slows down your instinctive reaction to a given situation. So if you think well on your feet you're good, but if you've trained since you were six to launch fast and attack the shoulders like a rabid bull it can screw you.
Adding more skills can definitely get you a temporary advantage as your opponents have to adapt to the new technique, but you have to commit hard to it if you want to keep that advantage. Which means you're losing practice time on the shit that (theoretically) is already working fine for you. In most of the salaried ranks you're only a few bad basho away from losing your privilieges and a shitload of money, so unless something is going seriously wrong the risk/reward calculus is pretty skewed. And most riskishi are notoriously risk-averse.
That said, a guy with a major weakness or nothing to lose can revitalize himself with a style shift/expansion. As long as it's not Aoiyama adding "fight like a Russian in October and give up ground until the clay defeats them or you fall on your ass" to his roulette wheel.
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I just found out that I'm the same age and height as Tobizaru
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>>74347
There are more efficient ways to tell everyone you're a manlet.
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>>74347
>>74357
I'm 5'7 and many of my favorite Rikishi are smaller dudes like Midorifuji who is my height or 5'6 Enho.

It's really neat to see people whose body shapes are similar to what your own may have become if you went into sumo.
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>>74367
Chiyonofuji was 6', so I guess that's what I'd look like if I went into sumo. Pretty boss.
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Im trying to remember my first basho it was like around 2017-2019 I remember when a rikishi blew out his knee from being pushed off the dahyo.
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>>74402
My first full tournament was Takatoriki's badass kinboshi run from Nagoya '98 http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Banzuke.aspx?b=199807#M
I'd caught scraps before, but the barracks had NHK Sports and I managed to convince the proresu guys to come watch sumo with me after the western stuff was over.

>I remember when a rikishi blew out his knee from being pushed off the dahyo.
>2017-2019
Heh. You're a motherfucker, you know that?
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>>74402
>knee from being pushed off the dahyo.
This one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM3dZ_F8UnA
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>>74422
I will watch sumo as long as you so I can help the newfags of the sport do you have any sumo memorabilia?

>>74460
I remember tochinoshin like hit a twisting neck throw and pulled out the next day with a broken rib
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They sure are taking their time with these Day 1 bout schedule.
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>>74472
https://www.sumo.or.jp/EnHonbashoMain/torikumi/1/1/
We got matches finally
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I swear if kotonowaka gets henkad or leg picked again I'm unboying him

Jk I love him but fuck salt bae this should be a ez clap for kotonowaka
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>>74500
60% confident he gets leg attacked
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>>74466
>do you have any sumo memorabilia?
A little bit. A winning-technique teacup from the Kokugikan from ~2001, cheer towel for mah boi Kotoshogiku, some art, the picture banzuke from Aki 2020. I don't tend to go in for lots of physical stuff. The biggest sumo-related memory I have is high-fiving Konoshiki and buying him a beer in a ramen restaurant on the North Shore. He was honestly shocked some rando ginger mainlander even knew who the fuck he was, but the dude is seriously chill as all Hell.

>>74466
>I remember tochinoshin like hit a twisting neck throw and pulled out the next day with a broken rib
Ah, the Death Basho. November '19. That's the one where Tomokaze blew his knee, Tochi broke a rib on his ozekiwake attempt, Wakatakakage broke his foot, Goeido blew his ankle, Kakuryu threw out his back, Takayasu got his damn arm ripped in half, and Nishikigi just plain shit the bed. That shit HAD to have been cursed.
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>>74520
>cursed
they'll purify the dohyo in a few hours, hopefully it'll work this time; live stream:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae6NAvjWjvI
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>>73417
he's not on the absentees list

https://sumo.or.jp/EnHonbashoMain/absence/
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NHK preview is up:

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/sumo/
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>>74523
It's also missing lower division matches so I don't know how information is still missing.
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>>74561
they indeed updated the list, and he's not there!
makushita looks extremely difficult to climb, him and Ryuden will not have an easy ride
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>>74639
The beya usually wait until the last possible moment to announce a rikishi is kyujo for a bashow. We'll know for sure on Sunday.
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>>74639
makushita also has an extra 15TD this time
Oshoma (Delgerbayar)
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baked /sp/115023949
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>>74685
>>>/sp/thread/115023949
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>>74767
holy shit
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>>>/sp/115023949
fine
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Does anyone have Ura vs Tamawashi and Kotoeko vs Chiyoshoma from day one?
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>>74957
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>>74957
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Tomokaze will rise again!
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Kazakhstan stronk
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Who are the two in this match. People are being retarded with their names (see filename), and i can't recall which they are or the basho its from
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>>75465
Jokoryu v Tochimaru, Haru 2021 Day 12 Juryo

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x80j3el
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>>75556
thanks
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>>75557
No problem.
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