Musashikuni Mamu in the Aki Basho 2013

As mentioned in my last few posts, some YouTube accounts that upload sumo videos are being taken down due to these accounts being deleted.  I periodically download videos of Musashikuni and Wakaichiro to ensure that I have copies, but I do not do it near enough.  So, to help motivate myself, I like to make... Continue Reading →

Results of the US Sumo Open 2019

The US Sumo Open 2019 concluded last weekend, and it was quite the event!  There were upsets but also dominant performances; there were lopsided matches but also very close contests; there were regulars winning medals but also newcomers winning medals.  Most of all, it was a lot of fun!  All the competitors should be proud... 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 →

Preview of the US Sumo Open 2019

In addition to the Haru Basho 2019 wrapping next weekend, we also have another exciting sumo event - the US Sumo Open 2019!  The US Sumo Open is one of the two premier sumo events in North America.  Whereas the US Sumo Nationals, the other premier event, is restricted to only US competitors, the US... Continue Reading →

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