Monday, July 27, 2009



Recently, I came across the term yaguranage, which is a winning technique in sumo.

I'm familiar with a number of winning techniques: oshidashi (just shove your opponent out the ring), oshitaoshi (push your opponent over), ucchari (do a spectacular suicide piledriver on your opponent, just when he thinks you're cornered); yaguranage was a new one on me though.

When I checked the term on the sumo association's website, I found the following:

When my eyes had stopped watering, I was strangely disappointed to read that it was described as an "inner thigh throw."


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