Tecwyn takes off for Berlin tournament

Published: 20 October 2015 at 13:30

Tecwyn Lee

Anglia Ruskin student to represent Great Britain at European Iaido Championships.

Anglia Ruskin University student Tecwyn Lee has been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Iaido Championships in Berlin this weekend.

Tecwyn, who is studying BSc (Hons) Computer Gaming Technology at Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus, will compete in the Nidan category on Saturday.

The 21-year-old, who trains at Kenyukan Suffolk in West Wickham, said:

“I feel really lucky to have this great opportunity of representing Great Britain.
"I also feel proud that I’m able to continue my dojo’s tradition of always having a club member in the GB team, which now stretches back to 1995."

Looking ahead to Berlin, Tecwyn, who lives in Steeple Bumpstead near Haverhill, said:

"All I can hope for is to display my Iaido to the best of my ability.  Win or lose, if I perform as well as I know I can, I’ll be happy."

Iaido, which is similar to Kendo, teaches the correct use of the sword, rather than the bamboo swords (shinai) of Kendo. Tecwyn added:

"I would love Iaido to receive more recognition.
"Although Iaido has grown massively over the last 20 to 30 years, it is still fairly unknown, particularly compared to other martial arts."