Upcoming events MUKC and VKR and calendar

Most in-person events have been cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For information on specific events, please contact a committee member.

The club is hosting many virtual training sessions and social events. Please see below, and also our Facebook page for the latest information!

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Current Club status

Current members: Closed. Regular Training cancelled until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Virtual training is still on – please see news and Facebook page for more information.
New memberships: Closed.

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Members notice

This website will be updated weekly with the latest news from Monash University Kendo Club (MUKC), and any related news from our affiliates – Victorian Kendo Renmei (VKR), Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR) and the International Kendo Federation (FIK).

If you are a current club member, it is a Monash Sports requirement to sign up at Monash Sport’s Connected Communities.

For daily news, last-minute training updates, photos, videos and member discussion, please visit our Facebook group !

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (18-05-2020)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 

 

MUKC online sessions – 18 May to 22 May

(Mony: Check your emails for all details, as I’ve only listed the event and date here for privacy)

 

Hi everyone

Below are the links to the club’s online sessions from Monday 18 May to Friday 22 May.

Monday 18 May – Kendo Training, 6pm
(Mony: info removed)

Tuesday 19 May – Social Workout, 5:30pm
(Mony: info removed)

Wednesday 20 May – Kendo Training, 6pm
(Mony: info removed)

Friday 22 May – Social Games (TRIVIA NIGHT!), 8pm
(Mony: info removed)

Remember to complete the club’s consent and waiver form before participating in any online sessions:
(Mony: info removed)

If you have any questions, please email or send the club a message on Facebook.

Thanks
MUKC Committee


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Fwd: 2020 UniSport Nationals Div 1 and Div 2 postponed to 2 October

FILE – UniGamesUpdate 2020 05 05 (pdf)

 

Hi all,

Sadly Unigames has been postponed this year due to concerns around COVID-19. If you were planning to compete, train and get even better for when it resumes!

(Details attached in the email)

Thanks,
Samuel

———- Forwarded message ———-

Dear AKR members,

UniSport Australia (UniSport) has postponed the 2020 UniSport Nationals Div 1 and Div 2, which were due to be hosted in Perth from 26 September to 2 October. Please see the attached statement from UniSport Australia for details.

Kind regards,
Sioh-Yang Tan
Incoming Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au


Monash University Kendo Club

 

From AJKF: Bushishi Hitori-geiko Social Media Support Campaign 2020-05-01

Dear AKR members,

AJKF invites submissions for a social media campaign launched to support people who are engaged in hitori-geiko and reading, by utilizing “Bushishi”, the kendo promotion character.

If you are interested in this campaign, please visit

https://www.kendo.or.jp/en/information/20200427/

Kind regards,
Sioh-Yang Tan
Incoming Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (05-05-2020)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news –

 

Tuesday social fitness for wellbeing

Hi all,

We will be sending out more information soon regarding the virtual sessions to address concerns about physical and cyber safety. Please be on the look out for that email.

Thanks,
Samuel

 

Suburi challenge closing. Get your numbers in!

Hi all,

We will be closing the Suburi challenge tomorrow at 5pm (5th May 2020). Please fill in all your suburi numbers up till the end of April before then. We will announce the winners afterwards. And as mentioned, the reward for the first and second place winners will be……. A shinai!

Thanks,

Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (30-04-2020)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news.

 

Fitness training – Tuesday 28th

Hi all,

Starting this week, every Thursday and Saturday fitness session will require a small $5/week payment with Trent and will be open to all.

Tuesday sessions will remain free and open only to Monash members.

If you’d like to sign up for the paid sessions,

  1. fill in the form in this link.
  2. Send an e-mail to enquiries@justdofitpt.com stating you would like to join and that you are from Monash – Trent will pass the payment details.
  3. Wait to receive an invitation.

Every week an email will be sent out with the Zoom ID for the Tuesday’s fitness session, like this email. (Zoom details below)

Thanks,
Samuel

 

VKR News

Hi All;

Just to give you an update on where we’re at as the VKR continues to operate even with keiko suspended.

Gradings
First up, after discussion with the Kendo, Iaido/Jodo technical committee, decisions and announcements about any grading events happening in 2020 will be made two months before the grading month with the condition that training can resume fully in the month announcement is made. This is to allow clubs and members sufficient time to get back in training mode and for members to recover their fitness and techniques.

We are closely monitoring the Victorian and Federal Governments recommendations to help guide our decisions and recommendation. The executive committee has been communicating fortnightly since the lockdown to ensure we are as responsive as possible to the changing environment.

VKC
Decision about VKC will be made in May. Again subject to government regulations and ability of us going back to full training for three months prior to the event. Together with the VKTC, we have considered postponement but at this stage, have concluded that a postponement is not feasible given the calendar from September to mid December. Stay tuned.

Insurance Cover for People/Clubs running virtual trainings at home
There have been some queries regarding insurance coverage for virtual/remote training sessions. The AKR has followed up with our insurer and we expect an official message from the AKR regarding this shortly.

All the best to everyone. We hope to see you all at keiko again soon. Meanwhile please keep safe and cherish your time with your family and loved ones.

Kind regards

Pete Mawhinney
VKR Secretary


Monash University Kendo Club

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (19-04-2020)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 

 

NEW weekly online activities!

FILE –  Kendo Exercise at Home – Monash (docx)

 

Hi everyone,

(There are some addition to the Notes section here from the FB post.)

It has been about a month since we’ve not seen each other in person :(. During this time, the committee has trailed a few online club engagement activities to varying levels of success. As Victoria is in official lockdown for at least another month, we’ve decided to change things up a little for the next few weeks due to the following reasons:

  • We are a kendo club and so we need to do more kendo together (albeit, virtually).
  • It is a good idea to keep to our usual training schedule of Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm so that going back to training in person is easier.
  • We are currently too reliant on Trent for our online sessions. We should take responsibility as a club to run some sessions too. The committee will run the first two sessions and we will then nominate the next two people.
  • We are aiming to ensure that all our members can participate, including the kids!
  • Matsumoto sensei and Yano sensei have provided us with a training plan(attached) to follow. The AJKF has also released a training video.

So, TLDR version –
Weekly schedule of activities from Monday, 20 April 2020 onwards is:

  • Mon 6:00 pm – Kendo training run by MUKC Dan grade (30 mins – 1 hour).
  • Tue 5:30 pm – Free fitness training run by Trent (45 mins – 1 hour)
  • Wed 6:00 pm – Kendo training run by MUKC Kyu grade (30 mins – 1 hour)
  • Thu 5:30 pm – Paid fitness training run by Trent (45 mins – 1 hour) (Starting on the 28th April 2020, so still free next week)
  • Fri 8:30 pm – Online games night! (1 hour plus) Games to be announced each week.
  • Sat 10:00 am – Paid fitness training run by Trent (45 mins – 1 hour) (Starting on the 28th April 2020, so still free next week)

Notes:

  • Online games night – If anyone has any good game ideas, please shoot it to any committee member! Thanks 🙂
  • For Mon and Wed kendo sessions, you can use Matsumoto sensei and Yano sensei’s program or the AJKF training video as a guide or create your own.
  • When you’re selected to run a session, it is up to you what platform you use (e.g. Fb live, zoom etc.). If you need help in hosting an unlimited Zoom session, please let Hoey know.
  • Thursday and Saturday fitness sessions by Trent will cost $5 (for his time planning and running them). It is $5 for the week. Up to you if you want to attend one or both days. Message Trent Reeve via FB or email if you have questions and/or to organise payment.
  • Nothing is compulsory, just like our usual keiko is not compulsory, but we hope that people make the effort to join in as many sessions as possible.
  • Mumeishi has suburi sessions (to replace their usual keiko) every Sunday at 10 am via Zoom (624 079 7302), please wear Gi and Hakama and be warmed up before it starts. (This session is run by Trent)

Thanks for your cooperation!
Toney, Hoey Yein, Chai Lam, & Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Monash Move it for Good

Hi all,

Monash sport is running a charity event for Monash humanitarian scholarships. Do join in if you’re able to! It consists of two events held over May and in July –

Please select “Kendo” when prompted for which society you’re a part of.

Move it in May

  • Dates: 4-31 May 2020
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Remote participation via @monashmoveitforgood instagram page with challenges posted on participant socials as they are completed

Each week, challenges will be posted up to be completed by participants. The challenges will vary in themes over the month of May. Participants will have to post photos/videos of their challenges on their social media to finish it.

Monash Run for Refugees

  • Date: 26 July 2020
  • Time: 9am to 2:30pm (Participants are able to complete their steps anytime during this time frame)
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Remote participation via @monashmoveitforgood Instagram live and Monash Run for Refugees live.

The Run for Refugees was initially a marathon to be held on the 26th July, but due to the outbreak, has been moved to a virtual marathon. Participants of the run will use a tracker app to track how many steps they have completed at home or around the block.

 

Registration

If you want to join in, all you need to do is fill out the jotform here and a fundraising profile will be created and the login details will be sent to you.

Getting started with fundraising

It may seem a little daunting to fundraise right now but we have some handy hints to help get you started! We recommend getting started with your first post on your social media to spread the word to your friends and family. You can easily show your progress and the challenges you’re joining in a way that connects with potential donors in seconds! The key to a good fundraising campaign is making the most of your social network and sharing your journey.

Here’s the summary:

  • Get an intro post out as soon as possible
  • Share your journey
  • Always have a photo to help engage people
  • Always include a link to the donation page

If you’d like a little more help, feel free to check out their full Social Media Fundraising guide on their website here!

To stay up to date with the latest info, follow their instagram and/or facebook pages. All information will be posted there.

Thanks,
Samuel

Monash University Kendo Club

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Livestreams and suburi competition

FILE – MUKC Suburi Challenge (Google Drive link)

 

Hi everyone!

As we’re all stuck at home, we’ve planned some livestreams and competitions for everyone to join in.

The livestreams will be workouts with Trent leading the way and will be announced ahead of time on Facebook. The streaming platform will vary to find what works best for everyone. E.g. (Facebook live, zoom, hangouts, etc)

The Suburi competition can be accessed via this link. The challenge lasts until the 30th April. Anyone(including non-members) can join in.

Rules for the challenge:

  • Read the instructions first.
  • Do not edit the table headings or instructions, and do not edit other people’s scores.
  • NO CHEATING

Have fun 🙂

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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Team Monash Online classes

Hi all,

Hope you all are doing well and haven’t gained too much weight while home!

FYI, Team Monash is hosting online daily workout classes for anyone. Follow this link if you want to tag along 🙂

Don’t forget to continue doing suburi and memorize kata!

Have fun,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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Fwd: VKR COVID-19 advice

———- Forwarded message ———

Hi Everyone;

We hope that you are well and finding ways to continue training while practicing social distancing measures.

While it may seem redundant, the VKR has a responsibility to its members, you guys. To update our previous advice, in light of the current COVID-19 situation, we recommend that club and/or group trainings be suspended until further notice. We are of course monitoring the situation and will review and amend our advice as appropriate.

Kind regards

The VKR executive committee.


Monash University Kendo Club

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Indefinite cancellation of training

Hi all,

Its with regret that we have to inform you that training has been cancelled indefinitely. This is due to:

  • The committee prioritizing the health of our club members;
  • Monash Sport requiring all clubs to be able to guarantee the 1.5m social distance among members throughout the whole training(which we definitely can’t);
  • Monash Sport being closed down indefinitely as well.
    The committee will continue to monitor the situation and start training again once the situation around COVID-19 has improved.

We’re also planning to host something where everyone can join online soon. So look out for that! In the meantime, stay safe, don’t go out too much and have fun at home!

Thanks,
Samuel

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