[sumo] Various news items
Barbara Ann Klein
baklein at attglobal.net
Sat Aug 6 12:16:07 EDT 2011
Moti Dichne was a regular on this list for years and years until he got fed
up with all of the sniping, flaming, etc. He is the head of the Israeli Sumo
organization and has hosted at least one individual heya jungyo (Sadogatake)
to Israel. He has a website www.dichne.com which has many useful details
about sumo, although he does defer at times to Doitsuyama (Alex Nitschke)
fine sumo reference website: http://sumodb.sumogames.com/ . Don't let that
name fool you. It is not just games. It's an extensive work of sumo
reference including any rikishi you'd ever want to know about.
Moti is one of the principals on the sumo forum - www.sumoforum.net and is
an invaluable source of information inasmuch as he scours the web for
articles written in any language, then reports on what he has read. His
shikona is Kintamayama on the forum.
He is sorely missed here.
From: Carol Tan
Date: 8/6/2011 12:04:29 PM
To: Barbara Ann Klein; Sumo Mailing List
Subject: Re: [sumo] Various news items
Call me naive, but who's Moti????
Always appreciate the insights and inside info accredited to him...........
and intermittent updates to help pass the time till the next basho.
With 36 days, 14 hours and 45 minutes to go,
On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 7:18 AM, Barbara Ann Klein <baklein at attglobal.net>
And what would we do without Moti to inject his unique humor into his news
"Stuff from the last few days:
One of the 34567 committees established after the scandals suggested that a
change was needed in the whole miyoseki (stock) system. Of course, most of
the Oyakatas stood on their hind legs and voiced their opposition. The
Public Service System Reform Countermeasure Committee" convened yesterday
and came up with 4 suggestions which will be put to the shisho-Kai soon
(gathering of the elders, where nobody is voted off the island. Maybe they
should try that sometime..). The suggestions are divided into two
categories- Oyakata- owned, and Kyokai -owned.
Oyakata owned-two suggestions:
1. Leave it like it is.
2. Put a "price range" on the dealings.
1. Upon retirement, the Oyakata will be paid for handing over the stock.
2. Upon retirement, the stock will be transferred to the Kyokai for free.
The Oyakata masses of course are pushing for 1-1, namely, leave it as it is.
Outside members are saying the Kyokai will have difficulties being
recognized as a "Public Service" if the system remains as is. "If we don't
reach some sort of compromise, there will be no solution ," said committee
member Takehiza Fukazawa.
Allegations were made against Kitanoumi -beya that their senshuraku party on
July 24th was attended by some shady characters -gangsters, or maybe even
hoodlums!! This was discussed at the "Counter-Gangster Committee" meeting
held a few days ago. It was eventually established that the allegations were
untrue."I hoid DA rumor, I checked, I found nuttin'," Brooklined chairman of
said committee Nishonoseki Oyakata. "This really is unbelievable. I
explained that there were no gangster elements at the party. We scrutinized
the guest list thoroughly. I really don't know why this kind of gossip
emerged, but it was totally untrue," added Kitanoumi himself.
Tosanoumi and Iwakiyama, whose danpatsushikis (retirement ceremony) were
postponed due to the scandals, have set new dates -Tosanoumi - February 4th
2012, Iwakiyama - January 28th, 2012. Both at the KKan.
Tosanoumi with flyer:
Tsunatori (running for Yokozuna) Ozeki Harumafuji returned from Mongolia a
few days ago after treating his old injuries in his left knee and right
thigh by means of hot springs. He did some shiko and suriashi at home base
Isegahama beya kicking off his tsunatori preparations. "I have a good
feeling. I've been provided with a chance, so I'd like to make the best of
it. I think my medical treatment went well. I'll be upping my pace from
tomorrow. It will be important to concentrate on a day by day basis. It's
important I eat well and sleep well so as not to disrupt my daily life. I'll
take special care," he said.On the second after treating his old injuries in
his left knee and right thigh by means of hot springs.
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