A foreign man in Tokyo has entered Sakai City’s local chopstick competition despite having a rubbish technique after repeatedly being told otherwise by strangers.

Sam Wilson, brimming with confidence, believes he has what it takes to win the local competition.

“After being told pretty much on a weekly basis how good my chopstick skills are, I’m ready to take it to the next level,” said Wilson

Wilson aims to eat out everyday in the lead up to the competition to maintain a steady flow of chopstick dexterity practice.

“I will now eat at Matsuya or Sukiya on Tuesday nights as well – making it beef bowl for dinner six nights a week.”