May 2016, Day 4, Harumafuji v Myogiryu

Harumafuji shows how to win with one of the five non-techniques. Officially, tsukite means your opponent put his hand down without you really doing anything to cause it. But Harumafuji is usually so aggressive that Myogiryu puts all his effort into a hikiotoshi/hatakikomi pulldown attempt, fully expecting Harumafuji to come charging in. So when Harumafuji’s body isn’t there, Myogiryu’s momentum ends up taking his hands all the way to the clay. Yet another good example of how not over-extending yourself can save your bacon.


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