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    Mainoumi Shuhei

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    Mainoumi Shuhei was an inspiring rikishi. Standing at 5’ 7.5” tall and weighing in at 216 lbs (he and I are very close in size) he was one of the smallest top ranked sumotori in the modern...
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    Akebono Taro 64th Yokozuna

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    Here is the 2nd tegata I recently obtained, Akebono Taro, 64th Yokozuna and the first foreign born grand champion. Akebono was born Chad Rowan in Hawaii. He was interested in basketball and...
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    Takanohana Koji 65th Yokozuna

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    I've picked up two new tegata. This first one is Takanohana Koji 65th Yokozuna and the younger of the two Hanada brothers. Above I shared a plain autograph on a shikishi. I finally was able...
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    Asashoryu Akinori 68th Yokozuna

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    Here is another controversial but great Yokozuna's tegata. Asashoryu (morning blue dragon) was the first (of four so far) Mongolian to reach the sport's highest rank. Like most of the...
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    Hakuho Sho 69th Yokozuna

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    As promised my latest tegata. This one is a big one, really big. This tegata was made by the greatest rikishi of all times Hakuho! For nearly 40 years the late, great Taiho's record of 32...
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    Hi Sam, So here are a few thoughts I have on...

    Hi Sam,

    So here are a few thoughts I have on the matter. You’re never going to master every art or every facet of budo. There is always something you will need work on. I think Mr. Toby Threadgill...
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    I'm a huge fan of well trained dogs as part of...

    I'm a huge fan of well trained dogs as part of home protection. I have two dogs, a Pekingese and a Lab-Pitbull mix. The Pekingese is a little slow and not as aware of things (she does okay but she...
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    I think ground work of some sort is a must but...

    I think ground work of some sort is a must but I'm not sure a sole focus on BJJ is the way to go in your tactical training. As I study budo and as I gain ever more experience as an LEO I am making a...
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    Harumafuji Kohei 70th Yokozuna

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    Here is my latest tegata from the 3rd Mongolian Yokozuna Harumafuji. Harumafuji is a rikishi after my own heart because of his deep interest in public safety, law enforcement, and higher...
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    Chiyonofuji/Kokonoe Oyakata is a personal...

    Chiyonofuji/Kokonoe Oyakata is a personal training inspiration to me. When I am having trouble getting that last shiko out I look at a picture of him doing shiko and it helps me get those last few...
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    Hello all, Sorry for being away for so long....

    Hello all,

    Sorry for being away for so long. I'm in the middle of grad school, I still work full time and back in April I became a father to a beautiful daughter. I can barely fit in keiko much...
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    Sorry I'm late to this question. I agree with...

    Sorry I'm late to this question.

    I agree with Kit (not surprising of course). I would also go back to my little catch phrases and say deny access. This isn't a concrete plan but it is a nice...
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    We use a few catch phrases such as "deny access...

    We use a few catch phrases such as "deny access (to targets)" and "stop the killing, stop the dying." We also teach our civilian community the "run, hide, fight" program. One of our community service...
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    Hey guys I've moved these posts to their own...

    Hey guys I've moved these posts to their own thread. Please keep the discussion civil like you have so far.

    A very good friend of mine and fellow officer is from Iraq and his views have colored...
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    I was saddened to hear of Kaminoda sensei's...

    I was saddened to hear of Kaminoda sensei's passing. Like for many here he was a major influence on my budo even though I only met him three times. I trained with him in the late 90s when Rick...
  16. Thanks Kit. I don't think people realize the...

    Thanks Kit. I don't think people realize the mental and physical fortitude that law enforcement officers might have to call on at any given time. It is also difficult for people to understand the...
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    A sempai told me the same thing about 15-20 years...

    A sempai told me the same thing about 15-20 years ago when my mentality was to train 6 days a week at the dojo. Such things don't make sense to young and fiery budoka. It is easier to understand now...
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    Kakuryu Rikisaburo 71st Yokozuna

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    This tegata was a birthday present from my parents and it is from the newest Yokozuna and 4th Mongolian to reach the top rank, Kakuryu. Kakuryu, unlike the other Mongolian Yokozuna did not...
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    Miyabiyama Tetsushi

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    The last Musashigawa/Fujishima Beya tegata I have belongs to the controversial Miyabiyama Tetsushi. Miyabiyama was another amateur sumo champion turned pro. His career started off very...
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    Musoyama Musashi

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    We have another powerful Ozeki from the Musashigawa Beya, Musoyama Musashi. Musoyama was another amateur champion who made it into the top ranks of professional sumo. He was a strong...
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    Dejima Takeharu

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    Sorry for the delay in getting these next three tegata posted. I have another one coming soon so I wanted to make sure I am up to date posting here. These next three Ozeki ranked rikishi...
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    I've thought about this a bit within the context...

    I've thought about this a bit within the context of koryu and budo in general. I think we perceive previous generations as being superior. Right now koryu people are lamenting the passing of the WWII...
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    https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/26257255/sydney-po...

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/26257255/sydney-police-confrontation-ends-in-tragedy/

    Something similar happened in Australia. A mentally ill woman was brandishing a knife in public. When police...
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    10820 For those who have never seen one here...

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    For those who have never seen one here is a copy of a sumo banzuke. The banzuke is a ranking chart that is published a few weeks before each basho. It shows the name, rank and hometown of...
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    Hi Helga, I've seen some of your shiko videos....

    Hi Helga,

    I've seen some of your shiko videos. You have a very graceful shiko like Takanohana. Welcome to the forum. I hope you can share some thoughts about sumo taiso in the Sumo section!
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