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    Any truth to the rumor that Kim Jong Un is competing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Any truth to the rumor that Kim Jong Un is competing?

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    I dunno, I only watch the top division matches
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

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    I know all you cultureless Neanderthals don't care, but I'll post it anyway.

    Tochinoshin clinched his tournament win on Day 14 with a 13-1 record, and then finished up on Day 15 with another win for an impressive 14-1 showing. He's the first rank-and-file rikishi* in something like 6 years to win a tournament, so congrats to him.

    The tournament was very enjoyable but, in hindsight, a lot of the top dogs were either out with injury or seemingly performing at a sub-par level. Still, Tochinoshin did awesome and IMO still earned that tournament win, even if some of the big boys weren't really in it. I'm expecting to see him at a higher rank come March.

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    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

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    I think that move will work exactly once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post





    I think that move will work exactly once.
    You see that kind of dodge infrequently. The initial charge (the "tachi-ai") is considered a staple of the sport, and although it is legal to sidestep completely like that, it's frowned upon and considered a bit cheap. Also, it's far from a guaranteed win, as I've seen plenty of guys whom this was tried against manage to retain their balance and win quickly from there.
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

    "Metal is an apple--everything's good but the core."

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    Skip to about 11:40 in this vid (that is, if you don't simply watch the whole thing, which I of course recommend) and watch the Tochinoshin vs Ichinojo bout. To give this perspective, both of these guys are about 6'3", and Ichinojo weighs around 470 pounds.

    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

    "Metal is an apple--everything's good but the core."

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