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2012-08-29 11:30:58 AM  
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"Get me my iron boots."
 
2012-08-29 11:36:15 AM  
I bet he gets ALL the chicks.
 
2012-08-29 11:50:57 AM  

Grapple: I bet he gets ALL the chicks Czechs.

 
2012-08-29 11:53:47 AM  
Try this guy..

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2012-08-29 11:54:46 AM  

BKITU: Grapple: I bet he gets ALL the chicks Czechs.

cheques
 
2012-08-29 11:55:06 AM  
People like him are the reason why Japanese are allowing less and less foreigners into Sumo. They HATE seeing Gaijin hold the top titles in their sport.
 
2012-08-29 11:56:34 AM  
Seems to get get his @ss handed to him once in a while. Maybe some extra weight wouldn't hurt.

Link
 
2012-08-29 12:08:08 PM  

ruleux: Seems to get get his @ss handed to him once in a while. Maybe some extra weight wouldn't hurt.

Link


4.bp.blogspot.com

Skinny Fatass...
 
2012-08-29 01:50:18 PM  

degenerate-afro: People like him are the reason why Japanese are allowing less and less foreigners into Sumo. They HATE seeing Gaijin hold the top titles in their sport.


WRONG

They're actually allowing more. And you're a shiathead.

ruleux: Seems to get get his @ss handed to him once in a while. Maybe some extra weight wouldn't hurt.

Link


That was pretty good considering that he was up against Mongolian champion Hakuho. Both are really strong in waza, but Hakuho has both the weight and the technical advantage. The good thing is that Hakuho/Asashoryu and now Takanoyama are bringing things back to waza like the good old days with Chiyonofuji instead of pure weight and strength,
 
2012-08-29 02:08:30 PM  

chaotey: degenerate-afro: People like him are the reason why Japanese are allowing less and less foreigners into Sumo. They HATE seeing Gaijin hold the top titles in their sport.

WRONG

They're actually allowing more. And you're a shiathead.


" In May 1992, shortly after the Ōshima stable had recruited six Mongolians at the same time, the Sumo Association's new director Dewanoumi, the former yokozuna Sadanoyama, announced that he was considering limiting the number of overseas recruits per stable and in sumo overall.[3] There was no official ruling, but no stable recruited any foreigners for the next six years.[12] This unofficial ban was then relaxed, but only two new foreigners per stable were allowed, until the total number reached 40.[12] Then in 2002, a one foreigner per stable policy was officially adopted. (The ban was not retroactive, so foreigners recruited before the changes were unaffected). Though the move has been met with criticism, there are no plans to relax the restrictions at this time.[12]"

How am I a shiathead for following Sumo closely enough to know about gaijin limitations? A shiathead would be the dude saying "who wants to watch a bunch of fat guys in thongs fondle each other".

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JSA website
 
2012-08-29 02:30:30 PM  

chaotey: degenerate-afro: People like him are the reason why Japanese are allowing less and less foreigners into Sumo. They HATE seeing Gaijin hold the top titles in their sport.

WRONG

They're actually allowing more. And you're a shiathead.

ruleux: Seems to get get his @ss handed to him once in a while. Maybe some extra weight wouldn't hurt.

Link

That was pretty good considering that he was up against Mongolian champion Hakuho. Both are really strong in waza, but Hakuho has both the weight and the technical advantage. The good thing is that Hakuho/Asashoryu and now Takanoyama are bringing things back to waza like the good old days with Chiyonofuji instead of pure weight and strength,


You beat me to the punch on that one. When you go up against the top rikishi you better hope that you are either way better in technique or just flat out bigger than them. Neither guarantees a win though. I always enjoyed watching Asashoryu fight when he was coming up the ranks back in the early 00s. He was always on the small size when you consider that Akebono, Musashimaru, and Takanohana were the Yokozuna at that time. Then to see him pull off all those wins was pretty exciting. I still remember seeing him slap the crap out of lesser rikishi for the first time. Was pretty eye opening to learn that sumo just wasn't about size. It helps, but it's not the only thing.

Always have a soft spot in my sumo fan heart for Kaio though.
 
2012-08-29 02:35:43 PM  
"foreign wrestlers who naturalize and become Japanese are no longer subject to the restriction."


There's more gaikokujin in sumo now than there has ever been.
 
2012-08-29 02:42:48 PM  
Who knew Fark was full of sumo experts?
 
2012-08-29 02:45:59 PM  

van1ty: Who knew Fark was full of sumo experts?


It's like that episode of Star Trek Voyager when the bridge crew argues about sumo out of nowhere. It was weird then and it is weird now.
 
2012-08-29 03:08:28 PM  

LoneWolf343: van1ty: Who knew Fark was full of sumo experts?

It's like that episode of Star Trek Voyager when the bridge crew argues about sumo out of nowhere. It was weird then and it is weird now.


All I know is that if you recruit one of them back to the U.S. to play offensive lineman for a "scab team" during a player strike, don't let them eat boiled eggs before the game.

/And don't recruit a Mick with gambling problems to kick game winning field goals either.
 
2012-08-29 03:09:54 PM  

chaotey: degenerate-afro: People like him are the reason why Japanese are allowing less and less foreigners into Sumo. They HATE seeing Gaijin hold the top titles in their sport.

WRONG

They're actually allowing more. And you're a shiathead.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-29 03:46:41 PM  
Slick move at 2:00.
 
2012-08-29 03:51:49 PM  
I thought I understood that the weight was to give a more solid stance with a very low center of gravity. It seems like this guy has the solid stance without the weight...

What I know about sumo could be put in a thimble and still have room for my finger.
 
2012-08-29 04:03:56 PM  
Am I the only one who watched that video and thought, "Hmm, I sense a new franchise for Jason Statham"?

Probably.
 
2012-08-29 04:06:42 PM  

chaotey: "foreign wrestlers who naturalize and become Japanese are no longer subject to the restriction."

There's more gaikokujin in sumo now than there has ever been.


So your assumption is that the "work around" that some stables have found to get more foreigners into Sumo fixes the whole "if they aren't Japanese, they shouldn't be wrestling" attitude of the JSA?

How does this address what I initially said about the JSA and their desire to restrict gaikokujin from dominating the sport?
 
2012-08-29 04:12:30 PM  
I, for one, KNEW there would be plenty of Farking Sumo experts.
 
2012-08-29 04:14:20 PM  
chaotey

That was pretty good considering that he was up against Mongolian champion Hakuho. Both are really strong in waza, but Hakuho has both the weight and the technical advantage. The good thing is that Hakuho/Asashoryu and now Takanoyama are bringing things back to waza like the good old days with Chiyonofuji instead of pure weight and strength,

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2012-08-29 04:16:31 PM  

brandied: I thought I understood that the weight was to give a more solid stance with a very low center of gravity. It seems like this guy has the solid stance without the weight...

What I know about sumo could be put in a thimble and still have room for my finger.


What I know about Judo guys is that are freakishly strong. I'm talking about the guys who have trained at the top level for many years since they were young. They have a core strength that is amazing, perhaps only rivaled by Greco Roman wrestlers. Add the balance, and the ability to use your opponents weight against them that Judo gives you and it translates very well into Sumo.
 
2012-08-29 06:01:15 PM  

Night Night Cream Puff: You beat me to the punch on that one. When you go up against the top rikishi you better hope that you are either way better in technique or just flat out bigger than them. Neither guarantees a win though. I always enjoyed watching Asashoryu fight when he was coming up the ranks back in the early 00s. He was always on the small size when you consider that Akebono, Musashimaru, and Takanohana were the Yokozuna at that time. Then to see him pull off all those wins was pretty exciting. I still remember seeing him slap the crap out of lesser rikishi for the first time. Was pretty eye opening to learn that sumo just wasn't about size. It helps, but it's not the only thing.

Always have a soft spot in my sumo fan heart for Kaio though.


If I weren't already married I would propose to you right now.

/watched a lot of Tuesday Night Sumo on ESPN at the sports bar
//wish they would bring it back
 
2012-08-29 06:12:54 PM  
The guy yelling
"haKOOOO akem akem akem!"
"haKOOOO akem akem akem!"
"haKOOOO akem akem akem!"

was so predictable by the end I was hearing:

*knock* *knock* *knock* Penny?
*knock* *knock* *knock* Penny?
*knock* *knock* *knock* Penny?
 
2012-08-29 08:33:33 PM  
A guy from the Czech Republic and with the Sumo hair, that looks farking odd.
 
2012-08-29 09:52:31 PM  

degenerate-afro: chaotey: "foreign wrestlers who naturalize and become Japanese are no longer subject to the restriction."

There's more gaikokujin in sumo now than there has ever been.

So your assumption is that the "work around" that some stables have found to get more foreigners into Sumo fixes the whole "if they aren't Japanese, they shouldn't be wrestling" attitude of the JSA?

How does this address what I initially said about the JSA and their desire to restrict gaikokujin from dominating the sport?


And again, you take a simple thing and turn it around because you are a jackass. That isn't even close to being the attitude at the JSA, you're just a wanker.

So naturalizing gaijinseki rikishi is somehow racist exclusion exactly how now?

Wow. Obviously you're butthurt about something. Did you get kicked out for being a shiatty hooligan or something?

Meanwhile, gaijinseki rikishi are nowhere near being excluded or endangered. If JSA wants to incentivize naturalization of gaikokujin for the various stables that's a good thing, despite your painfully stupid bleatings.
 
2012-08-29 10:59:07 PM  

degenerate-afro: People like him are the reason why Japanese are allowing less and less foreigners into Sumo. They HATE seeing Gaijin hold the top titles in their sport.


So do we

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2012-08-30 01:24:27 AM  

sleeper2995: degenerate-afro: People like him are the reason why Japanese are allowing less and less foreigners into Sumo. They HATE seeing Gaijin hold the top titles in their sport.

So do we

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True, but we don't require that they become American citizens in order to compete. It would be interesting if, for example, baseball required that each team had no more than two foreign born players and anyone else would have to first become America citizens and adopt an American name in order to play. This rule would be put into place because too many Dominican players were dominating the sport and it was no longer as "American as Apple Pie".

Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Sambo, Eskrima, even Judo. All regional martial arts that are identified with their country of origin, but only Sumo has such restrictions. Obviously I'm at fault for taking rules made by the Governing organization of the sport at face value.
 
2012-08-30 07:20:34 AM  

wiredtolain: A guy from the Czech Republic and with the Sumo hair, that looks farking odd.


It looks farking HOT. That dude is a sexy beast.
 
2012-08-30 08:56:31 AM  

degenerate-afro: People like him are the reason why Japanese are allowing less and less foreigners into Sumo. They HATE seeing Gaijin hold the top titles in their sport.


Like southern conservatives watching basketball or baseball.
 
2012-08-30 10:52:05 AM  

degenerate-afro: True, but we don't require that they become American citizens in order to compete. It would be interesting if, for example, baseball required that each team had no more than two foreign born players and anyone else would have to first become America citizens and adopt an American name in order to play. This rule would be put into place because too many Dominican players were dominating the sport and it was no longer as "American as Apple Pie".


Or baseball doing something silly like calling their championship the "World Series" but only allowing teams from US-based leagues play in it.

/devil's advocate
 
2012-08-30 12:34:21 PM  

BKITU: Or baseball doing something silly like calling their championship the "World Series" but only allowing teams from US-based leagues play in it.

/devil's advocate


Not true. The World Series could have Toronto, Tampa Bay, or Miami compete, so it's not all US based teams. Heck, the Expos are favored to make it to the series this year.
 
2012-08-30 02:04:30 PM  

chaotey: If JSA wants to incentivize naturalization of gaikokujin for the various stables that's a good thing, despite your painfully stupid bleatings


A sports association limiting the number of people who can compete from outside countries isn't a good thing in my book.
 
2012-08-30 02:06:23 PM  
What I said:

degenerate-afro: BKITU: Or baseball doing something silly like calling their championship the "World Series" but only allowing teams from US-based leagues play in it.

/devil's advocate



What you replied with:

Not true. The World Series could have Toronto, Tampa Bay, or Miami compete, so it's not all US based teams. Heck, the Expos are favored to make it to the series this year.

Don't move the goalposts.
 
2012-08-30 02:22:00 PM  

BKITU: Don't move the goalposts.


I apologize for the misrepresentation of your statement.
 
2012-08-30 03:26:59 PM  

degenerate-afro: sleeper2995: degenerate-afro: People like him are the reason why Japanese are allowing less and less foreigners into Sumo. They HATE seeing Gaijin hold the top titles in their sport.

So do we

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True, but we don't require that they become American citizens in order to compete. It would be interesting if, for example, baseball required that each team had no more than two foreign born players and anyone else would have to first become America citizens and adopt an American name in order to play. This rule would be put into place because too many Dominican players were dominating the sport and it was no longer as "American as Apple Pie".

Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Sambo, Eskrima, even Judo. All regional martial arts that are identified with their country of origin, but only Sumo has such restrictions. Obviously I'm at fault for taking rules made by the Governing organization of the sport at face value.


I remember while watching the tournaments on NHK the analysts would often comment how foreign born rikishi were really doing well and that it was unfortunate that more young Japanese kids weren't as interested in sumo as they once were because sports like baseball and soccer had become the desirable sports to excel at.

However, what it really comes down to is that the JSA is just a good old boys club. There's a lot of quintessentially Japanese aspects of Sumo that many of those old guys don't want to see change. This may or may not surprise people, but there is still plenty of xenophobia in Japan. We may look at Japan as a modern country, but there's still plenty of isolationist attitudes among older organizations, and sumo is probably one of the oldest organizations out there. They take pride in things that are Japanese and to see all these foreigners in the top division probably eats away at them when they think it should be Japanese rikishi holding the title of Yokozuna. The JSA is still a few decades away from becoming a bit more open. Gotta wait for the old dinosaurs to move on, but even then that might not solve the problem.
 
2012-08-31 05:35:36 PM  

van1ty: Who knew Fark was full of sumo expertsFootnote 1?


Footnote 1: In this instance, the term "experts" can be construed to include: (a) Anyone who has watched more then one Sumo match on ESPN8 ['The Ocho'] at three in the morning; OR (b) Anyone who has read the Wikipedia page on Sumo OR (c) Anyone who has visited the Sumo association's website. The term "expert" should not be read as to assume that any of the blowhards commenting on this thread has ever participated in the sport, known anyone who has participated in the sport, or has any deep or direct knowledge of the sport's traditions, culture or history.
 
2012-08-31 06:02:30 PM  

mlgrill: van1ty: Who knew Fark was full of sumo expertsFootnote 1?

Footnote 1: In this instance, the term "experts" can be construed to include: (a) Anyone who has watched more then one Sumo match on ESPN8 ['The Ocho'] at three in the morning; OR (b) Anyone who has read the Wikipedia page on Sumo OR (c) Anyone who has visited the Sumo association's website. The term "expert" should not be read as to assume that any of the blowhards commenting on this thread has ever participated in the sport, known anyone who has participated in the sport, or has any deep or direct knowledge of the sport's traditions, culture or history.


This blow hard had direct involvement in Sumo while working in Japan. Japanese Traditionalists are extremely stubborn people. Although I guess if they weren't stubborn, they wouldn't be traditionalists.
 
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