Monday, November 17, 2014

Lack of Podcasts and a great Basho

 Well, the podcasting did not go as planned. I simply couldn't fit one podcast a day into my schedule. So my goal is to do a week one recap and week 2 (final day) recap in the future. Not as in depth as I'd like but it will have to do for now.

 So far a great tournament. Up for grabs at this point. Kakury holds the lead at 9-0 with Hakuho trailing at 8-1. Tied with him are Kisenesato and the 40 year old veteran Kyokutenho.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Day 4, No Podcast

 Well, my goal to keep up every day with a new podcast is slipping. I was unable to do it today, but I intend to do a podcast tomorrow covering both Day 4 and 3 action.

 Just to discuss day 4 for a second.

 Harumafuji falls to Tochiozon for his second loss of the basho. Tochiozon managed to fight off Harumafuji's attempts to get a grip on the belt and drive forward.

 Ichinojo is handed a loss by Ozeki, Goeido. He falls to 2-2 while Goeido improves to 2-2.

 Hakuho remains perfect. More to come in the podcast tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Grand Sumo Podcast Episode 3 : Kyushu Basho Day 2 Recap

 Episode 3! Sorry this is up so late in the day and that it is a short one. Thanks for listening. Comments and ideas for the show are certainly welcome.
 Please watch Kintamayama's Day 2 Recap Video

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Harumafuji is Back

Harumafuji has confirmed that he will be wrestling in this upcoming basho. His first opponent, the Mongolian Giant, Ichinojo. Harumafuji is going to have to be incredibly focused going into the first day. Ichi is out to prove he belongs in the top division.

 Keys to a Harumafuji win : Keep Ichi off his belt and off balance. Disorient him with thrusts out of the gate and keep him circling. Bring back that circling technique. Much like this.

 Keys to an Ichinojo victory : Get a deep belt grip and keep his weight centered driving Harumfuji to the edge, but be mindful of Harumafuji turning and throwing.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Grand Sumo Podcast : Episode 1

 It' here! Episode 1 of the new Grand Sumo Podcast. I'm going to try to keep up with it through the tournament so bare with me. Enjoy! 

 Here it is on Podomatic.