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1st World Kendo Championships, 1970. Nippon Budokan, Tokyo.

1st World Kendo Championships, 1970. Nippon Budokan, Tokyo. (r to l) Jock Hohson,Debbi Hopson,R.Kuntsen, K Feltham, L Bean, J, O'Sullivan J.Howell and C.Chadwick.

ohn Howell representing the United Kingdom in the first World Kendo Championships. It was held in Japan (Tokyo and Osaka) in 1970

John Howell representing the United Kingdom in the first World Kendo Championships. It was held in Japan (Tokyo and Osaka) in 1970

1st World Kendo Championships, 1970. Nippon Budokan, Tokyo. John Howell fights with nito

1st World Kendo Championships, 1970. Nippon Budokan, Tokyo. John Howell fights with nito

Nenriki, 1971-2 - featuring second row right to left Hitoshi Tanada (Now 7th Dan Koyshi) Fujii. John Clark, Len Bean Bottom right Chugi early instructor at Nenriki.

GB Team, 1978-9. Standing, left, John Hepburn; Seated, left Mike Davis, John Howell; Cross legged - John O'Sullivan

3rd WKC in the UK 1979. (l-r). John Webb, John Howell, Peter Cronin, Geoff Clafton, Dave Todd, Fuji Okitsu, Mike Molloy, Mike Davis, John King, Geoff Salmon, Paul Gledhill and Alan Oliver.

UK team at Noma dojo (1980s?). Seated right, John Howell. Standing (l-r) ?, Hale, ?, Mike Davis, ? Wells, ?, Steve Killick, ?

13th European Kendo Champs, Glasgow 1995. (back) Bob Harris, Bob Coles, Ian Parker-Dodd (Coach/Manager), Greg Nicholas, Colin McCurdy (front) Malcolm Goodwin, Simon Bradley, Darren Cutting, John King

13th European Kendo Champs, Glasgow 1995. (back) Victor Richardson, Tom Asbridge, Bob Harris, Bob Coles, IPD (Coach/Manager), Greg Nicholas, Colin McCurdy, Liz Dutton, ?, Gerry Kincaid (front) John Richards, Steve Bishop, Malcolm Goodwin, Simon Bradley, Darren Cutting, John King, Rosie Wells, Andrew Bradley

Pictures courtesy of John Howell, via kenshi247.net