Upcoming events MUKC and VKR and calendar

Sunday 10 November, 2019
Ballarat Taikai 2019 (more info, more 2, more 3)

Thursday 21 November – Sunday 1 December, 2019
Japanese Film Festival 2019 (Melbourne) (more info)

Saturday 7 December, 2019
Mumeishi 3’s Championships (more info)

Saturday 14 December, 2019
Nanseikan Shochugeiko 2019: Kendo by the Beach! (more info)

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Current Club status

Current members: Regular training
New memberships: We are currently not taking new memberships. Our next intake will be Semester 1, 2020 (late February/March). However, if you have prior Kendo experience, please contact us!

Upcoming Trainings –

Hi all

October and November 2019 training dates and events below. Training location is at Monash Uni Clayton Campus Games Hall unless otherwise specified.

NOVEMBER
Sat 2/11 – Seniors Training [Kenshikan]
Mon 4/11 – Normal Training
Wed 6/11 – Normal Training
Sat 9/11 – Seniors Training [Kenshikan]
Sun 10/11 – Ballarat Kendo Club Taikai [Ballarat]
Mon 11/11 – Normal Training
Wed 13/11 – Normal Training
Sat 16/11 – Seniors Training [Kenshikan]
Mon 18/11 – Normal Training
Wed 20/11 – Normal Training
Sat 23/11 – Seniors Training [Kenshikan]
Mon 25/11 – Normal Training
Wed 27/11 – Normal Training
Sat 30/11 – Seniors Training [Kenshikan]

If you cannot make it to training, please let a committee member know.

Thanks
Hoey

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (05-11-2019)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. For more information on any items, please see a committee member. Welcome to the new committee!

 

MUKC Committee 2019-2020

Hi everyone,

The club’s 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been successfully held.

Below are the new members of the committee:

President – Toney Evans
Vice President – Hoey Yein Goh
Treasurer – Chai Lam Loi
Secretary – Samuel Ethan Gan(me)

Special thanks to Aaron, Dalton and Emily for being part of the committee during 2018-2019. As well as a thank you to everyone for helping out with setting up and cleaning the venue 🙂
The minutes, president report and the financial report will be sent in a separate email soon. If you have any questions or suggestions, shoot back a reply or contact the FB page.

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Fwd: Ballarat Goldfields Kendo Taikai 2019

Hi everyone

This year’s Ballarat Taikai will be held at 1pm on Sunday Nov 10, in Ballarat (of course). It is open to everyone above 16 years old, in bogu. If you wish to enter, please let me know by either telling me in person, via message or by response to this email.

Thanks
Hoey

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (27-10-2019)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. For more information on any items, please see a committee member.

Fwd: 3’s Invitation (Mumeishi 3’s taikai)

FILE – Invitation (pdf)

 

Dear AKR members,

Registration for the 2019 Mumeishi 3’s Championships is now open our website portal (http://www.mumeishikendo.com.au/championship.php). Please find attached the invitation which covers basic rules and promotional poster.

This year’s events will be held at the Beaconhills Secondary College Berwick Campus, 3806.

Mumeishi is also pleased to announce the attendance of Tashiro Jun’ichi Sensei, Kendo kyoshi 8 Dan from Saga Prefecture.

Registrations will close November 23rd.

Entry fees:
Team event – $70
Women’s Individual – $15
Invoices will be sent out at a later date.

Should you have any queries, please contact me on president@mumeishikendo.com.au

Looking forward to seeing you all in the shiai-jo

Trent Reeve
President
Mumeishi Kendo Club Australia


Best Regards,

Damon Slatter
Secretary
Mumeishi Kendo Australia

 

Support request for Ballarat Kendo Taikai

Greetings all,

Just a request for support for the Ballarat Kendo Taikai on Sunday afternoon 10th November. Last year the refereeing came down to a few competitors so if any of your members 3rd Dan and above need some shimpan experience please encourage them to attend. Again this year we have two competitions, individual Kyu and individual Dan, both gender inclusive.

attached is our flyer for the event. Entry forms should be with your club secretary.

best regards,

Gary Oliver
founder
Ballarat Kendo Club Inc

 

Japanese Film Festival Promotion

Hi,

My name is Elizabeth Watkins and I am the Melbourne co-ordinator for Japanese Film Festival. JFF showcases Japanese culture through film and will return to Melbourne from November 21st to December 1st. We’d like to ask your assistance in promoting this event.

As tickets are currently on sale, we would appreciate any type of promotion that you feel would suit your members/followers best. Our film schedules and ticketing are available at https://japanesefilmfestival.net/films-schedule/?city=melbourne

If you would like a template, you’re most welcome to use or tweak the text below:

Catch the latest Japanese films in cinema at the Japanese Film Festival @JFFAU2019 coming to the Capitol Theatre and Treasury Theatre 21st November-1st December. Tickets on sale now. For more info visit https://japanesefilmfestival.net/

I have also attached some images that you can use for the promotion. We thank you very much for your support!

Thanks,
Elizabeth Watkins.

 

Fwd: FY2019 Asian Zone Referee Seminar, 29-Feb to 1-Mar 2020 – Narita, Japan

State/Territory Secretary – please forward email to Kendo members of your state.

Dear AKR Kendo Members,

The All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) is kindly taking the responsibility to host FY2019 FIK Kendo Referee Seminar for the Asian Zone as described below. AKR will receive the program and application form from FIK by the end of October.

Date: Saturday, 29th February 2020 to Sunday, 1st March 2020 (Welcome party is planned on February 28th February 2020)
Venue: Narita Senior High School Gym 27 Narita, Narita-city, Chiba 286-0023 Japan

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (19-10-2019)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. If you have any questions, please contact a committee member.

 

IMPORTANT: MUKC 2019 Annual General Meeting

Hi everyone

The club will be holding its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the end of October. Details are as follows:

WHEN: Wednesday. 30 October 2019, starting after keiko at 8.15pm
WHERE: BBQ area outside Games Hall at Monash Sport, and the Leaders Room in the new Sports Pavillion also outside the Games Hall – ask a committee member to direct you if you’re unsure
WHAT: BBQ dinner, committee elections, and in house auction
As usual, the following positions will be elected at the AGM:
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Please respond to this email if you have someone you wish to nominate for one of the above positions.

As mentioned above, we will have a BBQ to feed people. If you have any dietary requirements or specific food requests (e.g. gourmet veggie burgers :P), please also respond to this email to let the committee know before 27 Oct 2019.

Lastly, we will be holding an auction to clear out our club storage. This will be an excellent chance for you to nab kendo gear at huge discounts! Parents, there will be several small sized uniform sets and some size 37 shinai for sale too. Attached is a list of stuff up for grabs so you can come prepared with the cash.

If you have any questions about the above, please feel free to ask me or another committee member.

Cheers
Hoey

 

October and November 2019 training dates

Hi all

October and November 2019 training dates and events below. Training location is at Monash Uni Clayton Campus Games Hall unless otherwise specified.

OCTOBER
Mon 14/10 – Normal Training
Wed 16/10 – Normal Training
Sat 19/10 – Seniors Training [Kenshikan]
Mon 21/10 – Normal Training
Wed 23/10 – Normal Training
Sat 26/10 – Seniors Training [Kenshikan]
Mon 28/10 – Normal Training
Wed 30/10 – Normal Training; ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING + BBQ dinner

NOVEMBER
Sat 2/11 – Seniors Training [Kenshikan]
Mon 4/11 – Normal Training
Wed 6/11 – Normal Training
Sat 9/11 – Seniors Training [Kenshikan]
Sun 10/11 – Ballarat Kendo Club Taikai [Ballarat]
Mon 11/11 – Normal Training
Wed 13/11 – Normal Training
Sat 16/11 – Seniors Training [Kenshikan]
Mon 18/11 – Normal Training
Wed 20/11 – Normal Training
Sat 23/11 – Seniors Training [Kenshikan]
Mon 25/11 – Normal Training
Wed 27/11 – Normal Training
Sat 30/11 – Seniors Training [Kenshikan]

If you cannot make it to training, please let a committee member know.

Thanks
Hoey

 

Ballarat Goldfields Kendo Taikai 2019

FILE – Ballarat Kendo Tournament flyer (jpg)

Hi everyone,

This year’s Ballarat Taikai will be held at 1pm on Sunday Nov 10, in Ballarat (of course). It is open to everyone above 16 years old, in bogu. If you wish to enter, please let me know by either telling me in person, via message or by response to this email.

Thanks
Hoey

I trust this email finds you all well The Ballarat Goldfields Kendo Taikai which is now in its third year is on again on Sunday November 10th. The flyer attached gives details of the day and while we have restricted the number of entries and events I would like to personally invite each of you to attend either as an entrant or referee on the day.

This year we have to run the event on a Sunday starting at 1 p.m.
Hopefully this will not interfere with clubs who normally train on Sunday mornings and can be a focus for that day.

Like last year it is an opportunity for our students and us as senior Kendo Ka to support each other as a larger Kendo family. We view it as a good chance for young shinpan to hone their skills and for squad members to gain experience for next year’s campaign in Melbourne at the Nationals.

At last year’s competition Yano Sensei saved the day by handling the shimpan as there weren’t enough senior members to judge matches. I ask you all to help support our venture as shimpan if not as competitors as well.

The attached flier gives basic information but further details will follow shortly.

best regards,

Gary Oliver
Founder
Ballarat Kendo Club Inc

 

Monash Saturday trainings back on and open to VKR members

Hi everyone

Monash’s Saturday trainings are back on and open to all VKR members to attend. There will be a gold coin donation if you are not a Monash club member.

Where: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne
When: 3 – 4:30pm, Saturdays
Dates:
October
12, 19, 26

November
2, 9, 16, 23 (after iaido grading), 30

December
14

To note:
We have booked Kenshikan for the above dates however, if turnout in October is low, i.e. 5 or fewer MUKC members at training, then we will move training to every second Saturday. Any changes to the schedule will be announced.

Please let me know if you have any questions (club email – monashkendo@gmail.com).

Cheers
Hoey

 

FW: Results – 2019 UniSport Nationals Div1 Kendo Competition

Dear AKR Members,

2019 UniSport Nationals Div1 Kendo Competition was held at Somerset College, Gold Coast on Saturday and Sunday, 28 – 29 September 2019.

Overall competition winner for both men’s and Women’s evens was University of Sydney. For full results see HERE.

Kind regards,
Vivian Yung
Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

 

FW: Results – XVII Australian Masters Games Kendo Competition

Dear AKR Members,

The XVII Australian Masters Games Kendo Competition was held in Adelaide on Saturday and Sunday, 5 – 6 October 2019.

For full results see HERE.

Kind regards,
Vivian Yung

Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

XVII Australian Masters Games Kendo Competition was held in Adelaide on Saturday and Sunday, 5 – 6 October 2019.

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Latest VKR and MUKC news (22-09-2019)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR and MUKC news – 

 

Fwd: Invitation to Nanseikan Shochugeiko 2019: Kendo by the Beach! Sat 14 December

Ben Sheppard
Instructor
Nanseikan Kendo Club
NSK on Instagram

 

Fwd: Ballarat Taikai date

Hi,

Due to some issues with running the taikai on Saturday the 9th of November, we would like to change the date to Sunday the 10th of November instead.

Please update the calendar and other clubs when when convenient.

Regards,

Brett Jeffreson

 

[Notice of Cancellation] Asian Zone Referee Seminar in Hong Kong

FILE – FIK letter (SG Sato) to Asian zone (HK seminar cancel) 20190913e.pdf

State/Territory Secretary – please forward email to members of your state/territory.

Hi AKR Members,

Please be advised that the Asian Zone Referee Seminar originally scheduled to be held in Hong Kong in November has now been cancelled. Please refer to the attached letter for more details.

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

—– Forwarded message —–
From: Takeshi Takamori
Subject: [Notice of Cancellation] Asian Zone Seminar in Hong Kong

To all involved in the Asian Zone Seminar

Dear Colleagues,

Please find the attached letter from Dr. Yukio SATO, FIK Secretary General regarding the subject matter.

Your kind understanding and cooperation will be much appreciated.

Takeshi Takamori

Assistant Secretary General
International Kendo Federation (FIK)
tel: +81-80-3554-4912

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Update on Uni Games 2019

FILE – Nationals Div 1 Handbook – Kendo.pdf

 

Hey guys,

You should have received an email from Dalton recently regarding the upcoming Uni Games. Just some administration things, but if you didn’t receive it please contact him.

Among the info was the Uni Games Handbook. Please check it out! You can download it with the link above.

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (24-08-2019)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. Please see a committee member for further details on any news items.

 

Registration for VIUC due tomorrow!

Dear Club Secretaries,

This is a friendly reminder that the registrations for the Victorian Inter-University Taikai is due tomorrow. It would be much appreciated if you could encourage your club members to participate. We also require shinpan and this is an opportunity for less experienced shinpan to practice. Shinpan can register individually
here.

To register your members (even if they are not from your university):

> Fill in the attached excel sheet (1 per club)
> Transfer competitor fees to:
Commonwealth Bank 
Acct name: University of Melbourne Kendo Club
BSB No: 063238 
Acct No: 00903203 
>
DUE SUNDAY AUGUST 25TH

Thank you for your suppport.

Kind regards,
Nicky Lieu President

 

September Gradings

Hi All;

Just to clarify, the deadline for registrations for the 6-3 kyu kendo
grading is Sunday, 25th of August. The 6-3 kyu kendo grading is to be held on Sunday, 8th September.

The deadline for registrations for the 2nd kyu to 4th dan kendo grading is Sunday, 8th of September. The 2nd kyu to 4th dan kendo grading is to be held on Sunday, 22nd September.

Please let me know if you need further information.

Kind regards

Pete
VKR Secretary

 

Fwd: REGISTER NOW! – 2019 UniSport Nationals Division 1 Kendo Competition

State/Territory Secretary – please forward email to members of your state

2019 UniSport Nationals Div 1Kendo Competition
will be held on the Gold Coast on Sat 28th – Sun 29th September 2019. This event is Australia’s premier University-level National Kendo Competition and over 90 students from universities around Australia attending to compete.

All university students who are current AKR kendo members (ungraded or graded) or FIK affiliate member are eligible to compete.
Dates
Saturday and Sunday, 28 – 29 September 2019.
Venue
Somerset College, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba, Queensland 4213.
Registration
Registrations open 9 July
Step 1: Contact your University Team Manager (UTM) to discuss representing your university.
Step 2: Register online Early bird registration: $165* per person 15 July to 11:59pm 23 August 2019 Late registration: $200* per person before 5pm 18 September 2019 Register now here!

For more information go HERE or UniSport Website.


VKR Secretary

 

 

Fwd: Cairns Kendo Cup 2019

FILE – CKC 2019.pdf

Hi all,

Cairns Kendo Club has invited us to participate in the seminar, grading and competition they will be holding on 21-22 September 2019.
Please see details below and in the attached pdf. If you wish to go, please submit your entry to
cairnskendo@hotmail.com using the form in the attached pdf by 14 September 2019.

Thanks,
Hoey

 

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (23-08-2019)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. Please see a committee member for further details on any news items.

 

Fwd: 5th Inter-University Taikai – Call for competitors and Shimpan

Dear Club Secretary,

Muken will be hosting the 5th Inter-University Taikai on Saturday 7th of September. This competition is open to ALL currently enrolled university/tertiary students of ANY club. I hope that you can distribute this information to your members and collect their registrations.

The purpose of this taikai is to not only prepare the students going to Uni Nationals in September but also to encourage healthy competitiveness between uni-aged kendoka in Victoria, providing practice not only to shiasha but also young shimpans.

When: Saturday 7th September, 11:30am-4:30pm
Where: Melbourne University Sports Center, West Stadium
Cost: $5 per competitor

*The format of the competition will be similar to that of AUG – divisions separated by gender and kyu/dan grade and consist of both an individual and team division. Further information will be sent out closer to the date, as changes might be made due to time constraints and number of competitors

To register your members (even if they are not from your university):

  • Fill in the attached excel sheet (1 per club)
    Transfer competitor fees to:
    Commonwealth Bank
    Acct name: University of Melbourne Kendo Club
    BSB No: 063238
    Acct No: 00903203
  • DUE SUNDAY AUGUST 25TH

Those who would like to volunteer for shimpan duty can register individually here BY 1st September. Shimpans must be shodan and above, and have attended at least one shimpan seminar.

Once again, ANY student of ANY university from ANY club can compete. Competitors will be representing their university instead of club for this taikai.

Kind regards,
Nicky Lieu
President

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