Like Kei Mitsuhashi, he is considered short and skinny by sumo wrestler's standards. He is known as a technician, as he has a black belt in aikido, often shifting quickly behind opponents, threatening a wrestling throw, but utilizing a wrist lock before doing so. This discipline upsets opponent's center of gravity regardless of size, which helps him against bigger opponents. Another way he counters, especially against Ozeki, is seemingly charging head-on, but changes angles and timing by very small margin, so opponents cannot react in time. However, his weakness is his mental focus. Because he often feels he is subservient and indebted to Tennoji, he would often try to finish bouts early so he can advance (or in the case of Inter High, win early, so Tennoji can have a rematch against Kuze in the final of the team battle). But he was able to reverse a throw a
Enoki trained in the same dojo as Tennoji in Osaka since Enoki was in middle school, though he tried to quit 5 years ago because his skills were lacking against his peers. However Tennoji noticed his strong wrists, unique frontal defense and quick recovery to start a new bout after taking a fall, and offered advice of him refining his aikido skills instead of trying to fight directly with sumo skills.
- Enoki Shintarou vs Ozeki Shinya