HAWAIIAN-BORN FORMER SUMO YOKOZUNA AKEBONO BLOCKS A KICK FROM CHINA'S ZHANG IN SEOUL.
Hawaiian-born former sumo yokozuna (grand champion) Akebono (L) blocks a kick from China's Zhang Qing Jun at a tournament match of Aruze K-1 World Grand Pix which was held for the first time in Seoul July 17, 2004. K-1, a Japanese mixed martial arts event showcases a combination of karate, kung fu and kickboxing, has seen rising interest in South Korea in the last few years. Zhang Qing Jun won the match 3-0. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon KKH/ACM