November 2017, Day 4, Mitakeumi v Chiyonokuni

Nothing fancy here, just two dudes trying to knock each other out. Mitakeumi comes out on top, literally, crushing out Chiyonokuni with authority. Great bout.


November 2017, Day 2, Takekaze v Kotoyuki

Alright, first-day jitters are out of the way and wrestlers are starting to loosen up, smash heads and sling tsuppari. Takekaze demolishes Kotoyuki off the tachiai, getting a right hand underneath Kotoyuki’s left arm and pushing him off balance before toppling him at the edge of the ring. Takekaze gets tangled up in Kotoyuki’s legs and goes overboard himself, and it’s only the wide Fukuoka Arena aisle that prevents a large spectator casualty count when the two men hit the ground. Oshitaoshi (front push down) for Takekaze’s first win.

September 2017, Day 14, Daieisho v Kotoshogiku

Nice to see ol’ ‘Giku pick up his ninth win with a strong performance against Daieisho. Good mobility, keeping his feet moving and in front of his retreating opponent without getting overeager and falling down. Daieisho has already earned his kachi-koshi and finishes the day at 8-6.

September 2017, Day 4, Kagayaki v Takakeisho

Takakeisho has looked solid so far this tournament – stable base, good footwork, hard to push around. But Kagayaki has his way with him and launches him into the stands with a hard shove perfectly placed in the midsection. First loss of the tournament for Takakeisho, first win for Kagayaki.

July 2017, Hakuho Yusho compilation

Yokozuna Hakuho wins the July 2017 Grand Sumo Tournament in Nagoya, earning his thirty-ninth top-division championship with a record of 14-1. Along the way he surpassed former Ozeki Kaio to set the all-time wins record with a mark of 1050. Over the course of the tournament he used eight different kimarite (winning techniques): yorikiri (5), tsukiotoshi (2), okuridashi (2), hatakikomi (2), sukuinage (1), oshitaoshi (1), yoritaoshi (1), kotenage (1).