“It is very difficult to continue to train Kendo in Mozambique. Last time our country participated in the European Kendo Championships was in 2013. It has been six years since then.”
Ricardo, who is a delegation leader and competitor, is currently 42 years old, started Kendo at the age of 37.
“I used to do judo before I started Kendo. The reason I started Kendo is my admiration for Samurai I read in manga.”
It’s surprising that there are people who started Kendo in Africa that are far from Japan. It seems to be a tough environment for doing Kendo in Africa, but it has grown in the last few years, and in the future, he wants to create a more stable kendo environment.