Herouth brought up a great point about Akebono in the comments of my last post. So I went back and added the most recent Yokozunae to the Visualization. We’ve got Akebono, Takanohana, Musashimaru, Asashoryu and Harumafuji in there now. Akebono clearly has more oshidashi wins than many of the others who were focused yorikiri experts. (Hope you’re getting well; We’re pulling for you!)
Musashimaru also seems to be of a similar style, and this is not surprising when you look at his disciples now (Musashikuni, Wakaichiro). But they do seem heavier on the oshi-zumo than he had been. This was another point Herouth made and I hope to go back in and pull out more of the oyakata. I should have already done Naruto but I just realized that now. Anyway, I will be back and will continue to make upgrades and improvements.
To go back to Abi and Takakeisho, though, as Herouth also pointed out, Takakeisho doesn’t have Abi’s reach so yorikiri really isn’t as much of an option. Abi does need to develop this skill but if Takakeisho does become Yokozuna, he’ll really be creating his own mold. As an aside, I’m a bit surprised at how similar Goeido’s charts are to Asashoryu and Harumafuji.