The results for this years Kyusha Taikai have just been posted on the BKA website. Our very own Johnnie Boswell fought strong to secure second place. Massive congratulations for showing what Liverpool kendo is made of.
The Kyusha Taikai is held every year for kyu grades and historically was known as the Lidstone Taikai, named after the late R. A. Lidstone, one of the founding practitioners of British Kendo.
The Kyusha/Lidstone Taikai has, in the past, been won by GB Kendo Team Captain Andy Fisher and Sensei Mark Needham of Bolton also came second in 1995. This just goes to show what an achievement Johnnie has made and perhaps what future his kendo holds. Well done!
You can read more about previous Lidstone Taikais here, and see if you can spot another familiar face...