[sumo] Great sumo stuff on Youtube

Thierry Perran thierry.perran at club-internet.fr
Tue Jul 15 19:32:21 EDT 2008

Hi list,

Juergen is right, there is great sumo stuff that needs to save on your 
computer as soon as possible.

Here is a very fine clip featuring all the 39 bouts between yokozuna 
Takanohana, the mawashi master, and his fellow ozeki Kaio, the right 
uwate-nage master. Takanohana has the edge on Kaio with his 27 wins, but 
all the bouts were excellent! If you like powerful mawashi battles, you 
should check the video below and you will just love it !!!

Hum, do you know what a Kawazugake is ?

Kawazugake is a very rare kimarite that very few people are able to 
master... and the former ozeki Takanonami was one of them with his 
unique octopussy-style. The great Takanonami beat Takanohana by 
kawazugake in a playoff bout to clinch his second and final yusho in 
november 1997. This is the most unusual and possibly the most beautiful 
bout I have ever seen : Takanonami style !!!!

I wrote an article on this bout for the 4th number of Le Monde du sumo 
(english translation here: 
but you should see the bout by yourself in the following Youtube video 
(featuring the first defeats of yokozuna Takanohana). The Takanonami 
bout starts at 4:20s, enjoy !!

Back to Nagoya basho and greetings from Paris,

> Sorry for day 2 - "This video has been removed by the user."
> Day 3 is online now, so better watch it quickly...
> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeoJZ8yXKqE>
> Bye,
> Juergen

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