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. More news once in-person training resumes post COVID-19.

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Members notice

NEW (07-2020): All members should now be receiving “Weekly MUKC news” via email. Please contact the committee to add your name to the list.

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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Upcoming events MUKC and VKR and calendar

  Stage 4 Restrictions. AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2020
Victoria is currently in Stage 4 restrictions. There will be no in-person meet-ups until further notice. Please check this website and our Facebook group for the most recent news, updates and virtual meeting information. Stage 4 restrictions began on Sun 2 August 2020, and is set to conclude on Sun 13 September 2020. Please see Department of Health and Human Services for more info.

  (10 July 2020) IMPORTANT ! 
Due to Victoria Lockdown #2 (6 weeks duration as of Thu 9 July 2020), resumption of in-person training has been delayed. More information as it happen. 

  (07June 2020) IMPORTANT !
Please see post below –
General Guidance for COVID-19 Risk Management towards the resumption of Kendo Training

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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Weekly MUKC update – Mid-sem break 2

Member satisfaction survey

As mentioned in the AGM email sent out 2 months ago, we’re looking for your input to help us improve and move forward! We created a survey to gauge member satisfaction with how the club is run, what got you into Kendo, etc.
All your answers will be kept confidential, and we take all answers seriously.
Click here to access the survey.

 

New VKR recommendations for face masks

The VKR has released new recommendations for face masks after consulting with VicSport:

  • Face masks to be used during face to face training without full bogu.
  • Full face shields and face masks combination to be used when we return to training in full bogu.

 

VKR’s face shield bulk order

On that note, the VKR is looking to do 2 face shield bulk orders. The face shields will be sourced from here.

  • Order 1 deadline: 8th October, 11:59pm
  • Order 2 deadline: 29th October, 11:59pm

If you’d like to hop on, please head on over to the Unione store and purchase there. (The face shields will be on the store from Tuesday, 29th October onwards) You can get the face shields when we meet in-person on campus again!

(Click on the Store Page button on the menu on the right side) If you’re having trouble, please send us an email or shoot one of the committee members a message.

 

Compilation video about MUKC

Toney is still working on the compilation video and any extra clips you share would be awesome to have! (i.e. Shiais, social events, etc)

 

Links to the online sessions for Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October.

Monday 28 September – Kendo Training, 6pm
(Google Meet) [pdr]
Meeting Code: [pdr]
How to access Google Meet – https://apps.google.com/meet/how-it-works/

Tuesday 29 September – Social Workout, 6pm
(Zoom) [pdr]
Meeting ID: [pdr]
Meeting Password: [pdr]

Wednesday 30 September – Kendo Training, 6pm
(Google Meet) [pdr]
Meeting Code: [pdr]

Remember to complete the club’s consent and waiver form before participating in any online sessions:
Adult form: [pdr]
Child form: [pdr]

 

Some cool stuff

Kaori-sensei has started posting on the club’s social media accounts!! The posts are awesome, come have a look.

 

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions or anything, feel free to let us know!
If the formatting does not work on your device, please let us know so we can fix it in the next email 🙂

Some links:

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (17-09-2020)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. For more information on any items, please check your email, or contact a committee member!

 

Your opinion for the future of MUKC

During the AGM, there was alot of talk about the direction the club wants to step in (i.e. Focus on retention, focus on competitions, etc). There are numerous reasons for this and you can find more context in the AGM email sent out a few weeks ago.
As mentioned in that email, please let us know of your thoughts as you’ll experience any changes first-hand.

If you have any questions about this, don’t hesitate to reply to this email or get in contact with one of the committee members.

 

AKR Finances

AKR has released their financial documents in preparation for their National Council Meeting. If you have any questions related to the documents, please let me or any committee member know and we can forward your questions to the them.
(The docs are attached in this email)

 

Games Night!

Gamessssss night!!!!! This Saturday at 8pm in our club’s Discord server! (19 Sept) All you need to bring is yourself.
How to join:
Join our Discord server at [pdr – private details removed]
If you’ve never used Discord before, sign up at: https://discord.com/ then to join the server, follow the instructions in this link:
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-join-a-discord-server?r=AU&IR=T

 

Compilation video about MUKC

Toney is still working on the compilation video and any extra clips you share would be awesome to have! (i.e. Shiais, social events, etc)

 

Links to the online sessions for Monday 14 September to Friday 18 September.

Monday 14 September – Kendo Training, 6pm
(Google Meet) [pdr]
Meeting Code: [pdr]
How to access Google Meet – https://apps.google.com/meet/how-it-works/

Tuesday 15 September – Social Workout, 6pm
(Zoom) [pdr]
Meeting ID: [pdr]
Meeting Password: [pdr]

Wednesday 16 September – Kendo Training, 6pm
(Google Meet) [pdr]
Meeting Code: [pdr]

Remember to complete the club’s consent and waiver form before participating in any online sessions:
Adult form: [pdr]
Child form: [pdr]

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MUKC AGM 2020 Results

AGM results

[Mony – Please check your email for related documents]

Hi all,

We finished our AGM a few days ago. And I’m pleased to announce our new committee for 2020-2021. We hope to have a good time again this year!

  • President – Toney Evans
  • Vice-President – Hoey Yein Goh
  • Treasurer – Chai Lam Loi
  • Secretary – Samuel Ethan Gan
  • General Member – Kaori Dimovski

The President’s report, Treasurer’s report and Minutes of the meeting have been attached in this email for your perusal.

Future of the club
As mentioned in the AGM, the committee is looking for your input in the direction the club will take over the next three years.

Some things to consider:

  • Club affiliation with TeamMonash requires at least 70% of our member base to be Monash students. (We do not currently meet this requirement)
  • Our club is registered as a competitive club with Monash, meaning the club must participate in taikais.
  • Budget constraints due to no beginner intake this year (and possibly a smaller intake next year). The direction the club takes will impact how the committee allocates funds for events.

Please send us your thoughts and we will take them into consideration when we discuss this topic with sensei. (Please send them in by the 12th September 2020)

If you’re lost on how to give your thoughts, an example response could be:

  • “I think the club should focus on recruitment and retention of members. To do this we should hold more social events because I think being social attracts people and encourages them to stay”
  • “I think the club should focus on competing at all taikai and achieving the best results we can at all competitions. To do this we should try to recruit more athletic people”

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to let us know 🙂

Thanks,
Thy new committee


Monash University Kendo Club

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NOTICE for MUKC 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Hi all,

As per the motion passed in SGM, the AGM will be held in July/August from now on.

  • WHEN: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, starting from 6pm
  • WHERE: Google Meet
    • (Google Meet) [ pdr ]
    • Meeting Code: [ pdr ]
    • How to access Google Meet – https://apps.google.com/meet/how-it-works/
  • WHAT: Annual General Meeting

The following positions are open to nominations for the AGM:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Please reply to this email if you would like to nominate someone. You may choose to nominate yourself or someone else, as long as that member is over 18 years old and you have obtained that member’s consent.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, feel free to reply.

Thanks,
Samuel

[ pdr ] – Private details removed. Check your emails for more info.

 

 

Hi all,

Here are some supporting documents for the AGM. [ Check your emails for supporting documents. ]

In addition to the usual positions, the committee is also looking to get an additional member as a General Member. Their role will be to manage the social media accounts of the club, as a way of improving MUKC’s reach in the internet world.

These are the positions available. The members running for these positions can be found in this link. If you wish to run for a position, please reply to this email.

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • General Member

We ask that all members or their parents/guardians attend. If you are unable to attend, you may vote through a proxy. If you wish to vote through a proxy, please fill out the proxy form and send it to monashkendo@gmail.com by 6pm, Tuesday 25th August.

About Proxy Voting:

  1. If you cannot attend the meeting, please send us an email saying you cannot attend and use the proxy form to nominate someone who is attending the meeting to vote on your behalf.
  2. If you are a parent/guardian, you automatically can vote on behalf of your child(ren) by attending the meeting or nominating someone who is attending the meeting to vote on your behalf (See 1.)
  3. If you and your child(ren) are all members, EACH person gets one vote.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, don’t hesitate to ask away.

Thanks,
Samuel

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NOTICE for Special General Meeting 2020

Fwd: NOTICE for Special General Meeting

Hi all,

The committee is calling for a Special General Meeting to be held on the 3rd August 2020, from 6pm, and via Google Meet.

(Google Meet) [pdr*]
Meeting Code: [pdr*]
How to access Google Meet – https://apps.google.com/meet/how-it-works/

The reasons for the Special General Meeting are listed in the document attached to this email. The MUKC constitution has also been attached. (Mony – Check your emails for related files)

A summary of the document (more details in the documents attached):

  • To increase prices on the Unione store to compensate for the surcharge from using Unione. (By 1.75% + 0.03 AUD).
  • To move the AGM from October/September to July/August.

We ask that all members or their parents/guardians attend. If you are unable to attend, you may vote through a proxy. If you wish to vote through a proxy, please fill out the proxy form in the attached document and send it to monashkendo@gmail.com by 6pm, Sunday 2nd August.

Thank you for your time and hope to see you there! If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please feel free to reply to this email.

Regards,
MUKC Committee


Monash University Kendo Club

[pdr*] – Private details removed

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Update to today’s online training session

Hi all,

Tonight (Wednesday, 15 July) we will have a physical training session instead of the usual lecture-ish content. SO PLEASE WARM UP BEFOREHAND! Below is the training plan, make sure you have enough room to do suburi and stay safe. See y’all soon!

1. Normal kihon

  • Men x5
  • Kote x5
  • Dou x5
  • Repeat 3x

2. Small cuts attacks

  • Men x5 – focus on not shifting weight before launching.
  • Men x5 – seme then cut
  • Men x5 – seme then cut (change maai in terms of pause or depth compared to previous set)

3. Kote x5 – seme

4. Uchikomi –

  • Five cuts men x2
  • Men, kote, dou, kote men, kote dou, men x2

5. Warm down

Remember to complete the club’s consent and waiver form before participating in any online sessions:
– Adult form: [pdr*]
– Child form: [pdr*]
If you have any questions, please email or send the club a message on Facebook.

Thanks,
Samuel

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Update on Victoria Lockdown (Lockdown #2)

Hi all,

As you may have heard of the recent news of Victoria going back into lockdown again, this includes our club activities. This lockdown will last for at least 6 more weeks. We are unsure of when we will restart in-person trainings because of this ):

As such, online sessions will continue as per usual and we will release weekly announcements as before, hope to see you all there! We will send out more information about in-person trainings as soon as we get more.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, feel free to let me or any committee member know!

Some information:

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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