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  1. Can Asashoryu keep up the pressure?

    Well said Kendoguy

    Like you said, the Yokozuna must regain his ground as, "Lord of the Ring", to quote Ross Mihara of NHK. While I personally favor Hakuho's brand of sumo, you have to hand it to...
  2. Probably he does...

    Hi Pamela,

    Frankly, I don't recall if his knee injury is still a major issue in his game, this Basho? Probably he does continue suffer from it, as sumo rikishi seldom have enough time to fully...
  3. After 9 days, Yokozuna Asashoryu leads the pack!!!

    Well, so far, so good...

    Yokozuna Asashoryu has assumed the lead in this Aki Basho, at 9-0. Yokozuna Hakuho, Ozeki Kotooshu and Ozeki Kotomitsuki are all following in second place, with 8-1 each,...
  4. September Tokyo Sumo Basho is off and running!

    Greetings All,

    Well, after 4 days of Grand Sumo, it is already clear who the likely contenders for the Emperor's cup will be. Both Yokozunas (Asashoryu & Hakuho) are 4-0, as are Ozekis Kotooshu...
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    Yokozuna Hakuho wins his 11th Yusho!!!

    Asa couldn't and didn't, so Hakuho is the tournament victor (14-1). One interesting note... Ozeki Kotooshu defeated Ozeki Harumafuji, thus, squelching any and all talk of the former Ama, being...
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    It looks like Hakuho's Nagoya Yusho.

    Wel...
    It's been 14 wonderful days of basho and unless fellow Yokozuna Asashoryu can defeat him on day 15, thus causing a play-off with Ozeki Kotooshu, the Emperor's Cup will go to Yokozuna Hakuho (...
  7. Tokyo Basho 1/2009 & the stumbling first steps of the new Ozeki.

    .Greetings All,

    As Sekiwake Ama has been promoted to Ozeki (Champion), the expectations about his possible rise to Yokozuna (Grand Champion) have run rampant. As it...
  8. After 12 days, Yokozuna Hakuho leads the pack.

    Greetings All,

    So, there are three days left to the Aki Basho. Yokozuna Hakuho looks to be the likely Yusho winner, with an 11-1 record. Ozeki Kotomitsuki and Sekiwake Ama are hot on his heels,...
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    "Everything's coming up Ama!"

    Hey John,

    My sentiments exactly! Wouldn't it be something if it was indeed Sekiwake Ama receiving the Emperors Cup, next Sunday? He may be 25-30 kilos shy of being...
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    Is a new Ozeki on the rise, in Ama?

    Greetings All,

    Well, after 9 days, Yokozuna Hakuho, Sekiwake Ama and Maegashira #5 Goedo, are all tied for the lead at 8-1. "BRAVO ON THIER KACHIKOSHIS!" Ama sure...
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    Will this have an impact on the upcoming Yusho?

    Wow!

    I sure hope all of this mess doesn't interfere with the scheduled Tokyo Basho, starting on Sunday. Could it? The last thing Grand Sumo need is more bad press! :eek:
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    My sincerest apology.

    Sorry Folks,

    Mark, I am truly sorry to have crossed the line. Please let me re-phrase it. Perhaps it would have been better to say, "Foolish young man"? Probably,...
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    Is the Nihon Sumo Kyokai over-reacting?

    Greetings All,

    While scores of rikishi have habitually abused alcohol and over-eaten themselves into a dangerous diabetic condition, nothing has been done about it,...
  14. I couldn't agree with you more!

    Good Evening John,
    Yes, Yokozuna Hakuho deserves many accolades for his dominant yusho victory in Nagoya. :toast: Sometimes he reminds me of a young...
  15. It's over for Kotooshu.

    Hey Gang,
    Well, it's painfully obvious that Kotooshu will not win the yusho. At 4-3, he is highly unlikely to catch up to Hakuho (7-0), Kotomitsuki (6-1) and Ama (6-1). The...
  16. Can Ozeki Kotooshu win the Yusho, again, in Nagoya?

    Greetings All,
    So, I would suppose that the main question in the minds of most sumo fans is this: Can Ozeki Kotooshu win the Yusho, again, in Nagoya? And if he does,...
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    Kingdom Fighter rises from the ashes!

    Greetings All,
    There is good news for those of us who enjoyed visiting www.kingdomfighter.com and have been disappointed by their disappearance from the web. I still...
  18. Wow!

    Now that's Ozumo!!! And a pretty fine display of martial arts, if I do say so myself.

    Ciao, Jon Palombi
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    Sorry about the double post.

    What can I say? That's the last time I try and post a reply while doing a full system virus scan. Somehow it ended up splitting this reply into two replies. Curious, yet odd... :eek:
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    How about a little applause for the Bulgarian Ozeki?

    Well John,
    Certainly, the single most important story-line of this Basho was Kotooshu's determination to hold on to his Ozeki rank. Like Kaio and Chiyotaikai, he has been...
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    How about a little applause for the Ozeki?

    Well John,
    Certainly, the single most important story-line of this Basho was Kotooshu's determination to hold on to his Ozeki rank. Like Kaio and Chiyotaikai, he has been...
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    Now, now, John... Let's not get carried away.

    Hey John,
    While I agree with you about unsportsmanlike behavior, I don't think Asa should be stripped of his rank. He should be given a stern warning from the Nihon Sumo...
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    Well John, You must be psychic, given your...

    Well John, You must be psychic, given your prediction that Kotooshu would win the September yusho (in 2007), I really didn't see him performing on this level, regardless of his stature or technical...
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    And what about the talk of making amateur sumo an Olympic event?

    While Chinese wushu is chasing the dream of Olympic status, I hope Japanese kendo/Korean kumdo see the error in this pursuit. Traditional martial arts most definitely do not need to be...
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    I posted this thread for 2 primary reasons.

    Well Josh,
    #1.I have never personally doubted that sumo is a martial art. #2. Friends, family & fellow students have presented this challenge to me for over 26 years. I recall my...
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