Just a quick note. I will be MIA for a bit. With Coronavirus going full force in the states, I've had to spend a lot of time moving my classes online. On top of that, my dog has had emergency health problems that past two days, and we are certainly not out of the thick... Continue Reading →
Need Somewhere to Chat about the Haru Basho 2020? Check Out Reddit.com/r/Sumo!
With Musashikuni and Wakaichiro retiring, I will be posting less about each basho on NorthAmericanSumo.com, and instead I will be focusing more efforts on general sumo discussion within Reddit.com/r/sumo. For a little over a year, I host the daily discussion threads on /r/sumo, and I try to start some conversation about the lower divisions -... Continue Reading →
In lieu of a post this week, I took some time to update the website. Some pages were quite outdated, but now they should be (mostly) current. When I was revising the upcoming events page, however, I noticed that two U.S. events slipped through my fingers! If anyone has any information and/or media regarding the... Continue Reading →
Posts Returning Soon!
For the first time ever, I didn't make a weekly post on NorthAmericanSumo.com. This was because of a family emergency, but everything is alright now. The weekly posts will return this week. Hang in there!
Natsu Basho 2019 Results – Wakaichirō Ken
I might change my name to Nostradamus, because my prediction for Wakaichirō was correct! I predicted that he would finish with a 5-2 record, and he indeed finished with a 5-2 record. I will say, however, that I did not foresee the manner in which he would finish with a 5-2 record. Wakaichirō started the... Continue Reading →
Mid-Natsu Basho 2019 Update on Musashikuni and Wakaichirō
We are almost halfway through the Nastu Basho 2019! In the makuuchi division, the top competitors have certainly been Kakuryu and Tochinoshin, but the biggest story has probably been Enho. Can the mighty mini-rikishi continue his hot streak to complete his first basho in the top division? Or has it only been beginner's luck? In... Continue Reading →
More Video of the Fitcon Sumo Cup 2019 – Delayed
Original Post: Last week, I said that I would upload more video of the Fitcon Sumo Cup 2019 this week. With the start of the new basho, I decided to wait until next weekend to upload it. It will give readers something to look forward to between the beginning and the end of the current... Continue Reading →
Northeast Sumo Camp 2019
One of the best - if not the best - amateur sumo wrestlers in America, Ed Suczewski, will be hosting a sumo camp on May 25th and 26th in Madison, NJ. For those who don't know Ed, he is a multi-time gold medalist at the US Sumo Nationals, he has medaled multiple times at the... Continue Reading →
Kōji Kitao Has Passed Away
Former yokozuna, Kōji Kitao (aka Futahaguro Koji) has passed away. Perhaps the most controversial yokozuna of all time, Kōji Kitao had a direct relationship with North American sumo (beyond being a yokozuna) via his infamous professional wresting match with Earthquake (aka John Tenta). John Tenta was a former Japanese professional sumo wrestler from Canada, and... Continue Reading →
Saturday Update Delayed – But Don’t Forget about Our Twitter!
For the first time ever, the Saturday update will be delayed until Sunday. Bummer! It was my fault, though, as I thought I had permission for a certain piece of media which I am now unsure about. Anyways, I am incredibly excited about the post, as it will be a very new thing for NorthAmericanSumo.com! ... Continue Reading →