Join Chris on his quest for the ideal yokozuna - but not a quest
journeyed from afar - this man has travelled to Japan more than a few
times in recent months to get himself closer to his subject matter -
one not to miss!
Mike Wesemann, Mikko Mattila and Joe Klemmer
A three way look at the main English language chat sites out here today
courtesy SFM but with the backing and aid of Sumo Forum, Sumo Mailing
List and Sumo Talk top dogs MM, JK and MW.
Vice President of the International Sumo Federation and President of
the Kazahkstan Sumo Association steps up and answers some of the
questions long ignored by many in amateur sumo circles.
Howard Gilbert, SFM's resident expert on Amateur Sumo continues the
build up to this year's Sumo World Championships in Thailand with a
rundown on the non-Europeans to keep an eye out for.
The first Frenchman in years to enter the Euro ama-scene - Mr.
Sebastien Iniesta takes us all along on the second part of his recent
trip to compete (and referee!) and survive in Budapest, Hungary. (Pt.2
Globally, sumo would be nowhere without the Internet...there
exist just three English language ‘discussion type’ areas for sumo fans with access to a computer...
Sumotalk, Sumo Forum and (the) Sumo Mailing List... Read more...
As Asashoryu’s wing wizardry on the football field dominated the newspaper silly season,
a devout SFM reader asked me, in the light of his behaviour, to examine the qualities of a 'true yokozuna'. Read more...
Howard Gilbert continues his preview of the Sumo World
Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand next month by considering the
chances of athletes outside Europe, namely those from Africa, Oceania,
the Americas and Asia… Read more...
Joe Kuroda completes his two-part series on Yokozuna Tochinishiki. Read more...
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