Published: 20 October 2014 at 13:34
Anglia Ruskin student picked to represent GB in European Iaido Championships
An Anglia Ruskin University student has been selected to represent Great Britain in the traditional Japanese martial art of Iaido.
Tecwyn Lee, a Computer Gaming Technology student, will be flying to Finland later this month to take part in the 21st European Iaido Championships, which will be held in Helsinki from 30 October until 2 November.
Iaido, an offshoot of Kendo, teaches the correct use of the sword rather than the bamboo of Kendo. Tecwyn practices Muso Shinden Ryu, which has its roots in the classical sword techniques of the 15th and 16th centuries.
The 20-year-old, who lives in Steeple Bumpstead near Haverhill and trains twice a week at West Wickham village hall, has finished third at the National British Open Tai Kai and impressed the selectors with his first-place finish at the Summer Seminar Koryu Tai Kai.