Holland, October 2012
Sensei Richard Smith is the founder of Kesshin Kai U.K. and Sport Nunchaku UK. Sensei is the Nunchaku International Vice President and has just brought home a Silver medal for Great Britain after competing in the European Open Nunchaku Championships in Holland.
As in previous years, the turn out for such a competition was massive, with 150 participants taking part. Sensei Smith retained the impressive Silver medal he gained last year, defending the position with 10 fights earning him a place on the much coveted podium.
A second place in Europe is a particularly high achievement when the level of ability across the whole of Europe is factored in.
The achievement highlights the skill involved in Nunchaku, and the growing popularity of the sport in this country.