A WINDERMERE Martial Arts instructor has been entered into the Hall of Fame for the second time in his career.

Sensei Richard Smith of the Sport Nunchaku UK National HQ, located on Droomer Driver, was entered into the Hall of Fame at the U.K. Martial Arts Hall Show, alongside top student, and black belt Daniel Charnley.

Held from May 7 and 8, the Sensei Smith hosted a special lesson during the show and took part in some sparring demonstrations for the hundreds of visitors who attended the show at the Doncaster Dome.

This is the second time in his career Sensei Smith has been entered into the Hall of Fame.

During the show, Sensei Smith also got to meet action movie star Scott Adkins and martial arts legends Bill ‘Superfoot’ Wallace and Alfie Lewis.

Sensei Smith said: “It was a great day and a great achievement. It’s my second one and it’s great for Dan as well.

“We had a great time at the show. I was the first person on the schedule to teach on the stage. Taught about 16 people from around the show.

“We did about 40 minutes on the stage on the Saturday. Did that twice. And on the Sunday, we did some free style sport nunchaku combat on the matts.

“It was great both days. Scott Adkins was there, Paul Barnett interviewed him, and I got a picture with him later on.

“Bill Wallace and Alfie Lewis was there as well.

“It was a great pleasure to teach Sport Nunchaku Freestyle and Sport Nunchaku Combat on stage both Saturday & Sunday.

“We would like to give a massive thank you to Bob Sykes and Paul Barnett for a professionally and seamless run event.

“With around 750 people at the Day Seminars and over 500 at the Hall of Fame awards.

“It was by far the best martial arts event we had attended in almost a decade.

“Over the next couple of months, we will be looking forward to teaching Sport Nunchaku Freestyle and Combat in Liverpool, Manchester, North Wales, South Wales, London, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Huddersfield, York, Middlesborough and Newcastle.”

Sport Nunchaku will also be hosting their special sessions aimed at people living with autism in Kendal and Windermere.

Sensei Smith added: “We have an autism club and we are wanting to start teaching students who live with Parkinson.

“The autism group is developing massively and anyone is welcome to come down for a first free class, taught by the current world champion.”

Classes will be held in Windermere on Tuesday between 6pm and 7pm on Droomer Driver, while Kendal classes will be held on Thursday between 6pm and 7pm on Castle Street Road.