Horiguchi was 16 when his shin snapped at karate follow. The
type of karate Horiguchi studied on the time prohibited low kicks,
however an ashi barai—a leg journey—was completely authorized.
“I attempted to go for a type of, and I aimed for the inside calf
space,” recalled the Japanese mauler, who turned 30 in October.
“When my leg landed in my opponent’s inside thigh space, it simply
break up in half. My coach noticed me squat down and he yelled at me,
‘Kyoji, what are you sitting down for? Get again within the recreation.’ I
stood again up as soon