At the age of 14 Ben Chesters held a black belt, the highest grading, in the martial art of shaolin kempo. He is seen here practising with a weapon at Long Bay on Auckland's North Shore in 2003. Ben studied shaolin kempo at a centre founded by veteran New Zealand martial arts instructor Bob Gemmell.
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Photograph by Amos Chapple
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