March 2017, Day 2, Kotoshogiku v Takanoiwa

It looks like the demotion from the rank of Ozeki really lit a fire under ‘Giku. He picks up his second straight win in Osaka with a dominating performance against Takanoiwa, with a return to form that sees him get in close with a left-arm under (hidari-yotsu) position, and the trademark frog-hopping footwork that keeps his opponent steadily moving backwards while cutting off the ring with good lateral movement. Takanoiwa has no answer, and ends up on his back. Yoritaoshi (front crush out) for the win.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s