During the 17th World Kendo Championship Tournament held in Incheon, Japan won the full victory (gender groups / individual).
Men’s team & Individual champion
Born in 1990 in Hokkaido, 28 years old. Picked up the shinai at Sunagawa Kenshinkan. Advanced to the fourth highschool of Tokai University (currently Tokai Univ. Sapporo), Kokushikan University, and after graduation he is appointed to the Hokkaido police. Currently, Hokkaido police Kendo tokuren. 5th Dan.
Everything was for this moment
Just before the World Competition Men’s Group Fight Final, the Japanese representatives’ team assembled in a circle and gave a good shout.
Ando was trembling unexpectedly. Maybe because of his absolute will to win, perhaps because of fear that he may have felt somewhere deep down. An atmosphere he had never felt before covered his body. “Everything I had been doing for 3 years passed through my head, I have to win one more here. I have the responsibility…”
Just before the game, his feet trembled. A warriors’ shake, or just because of tension? For this moment, he did all he could for 3 years. After that, there was only fighting.
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