What his colleagues say about his skills: "Anjo-san is the only Japanese MMA fighter I know who could have a competitive fight with Maurith Smith on feel" - Masakatsu Funaki (founder of Pancrase) "The only Japanese fighter today (mid- 90's) who is capable of submitting BJJ black belts from Brazil is Anjo-san" -Naoyuki Taira (JMMA's original Jiu-Jitsu hero produced by K-1) VS Ken Shamrock VS Rickson Gracie Takada's entrace at PRIDE 1 was criticized by Rickson as "weak demonstration". VS Sakuraba (his own student) 1997 Nobody knew there was a Japanese pro wrestler who outgrappled and outstruck prime Sakuraba. VS Ogawa (only Japanese who beat Goodrich in MMA) VS Maeda (Korean founder of RINGS) CS was 1999 UFC Japan where TK fought Pedro Rizzo for the HW title. Anjo was also scheduled to fight in the main card but the fight was canceled due to his opponent (Frank Shamrock) being psychologically injured. Anjo showed out of nowhere when Maeda was doing the interview with a group of sport media and attacked him from behind. Anjo retired in 2015 followed by release of an autobiography. He revealed the true reason why he had to kill Maeda. "When I was a freshman wrestler, Maeda examined my genital for infection and touched it."