Interview with EKC winner Lucas Przewlocki


The 32nd European Kendo Championships (EKC) came to an end. The winner of the men’s individual competition was Lucas from France, who won for the second year in a row. His Men strike is impressive and beautiful. Even when he is behind on points, he seems to calmly come back. What kind of kendo career and mindset does he have? I asked him 14 questions about his Kendo life and the EKC. I hope that his words can be an inspiration and help kendo in Europe and around the world move forward. Lucas Przewlocki Lucas was born in France in 1998. He started kendo in BudoXI at the age of 6. He has been training with the French Team for 8 years, and started representing his country 2 years ago. His first European Kendo Championships were those held in 2014 in Clermont Ferrand, France, where he competed  in the junior category. He has attained the individual title at the European Kendo Championships held in Frankfurt in 2022 and Beauvais in 2023.  1. Why did you start kendo? My mother is Japanese and wanted me to practice a martial art for the values it gives. That’s why I started Kendo when … Continue reading Interview with EKC winner Lucas Przewlocki