Upcoming events MUKC and VKR and calendar

Update 03-11-2021:
Returning to in-person training! See this post for more details.

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Current Club status

Current members:
Please see news for current training with respect to restrictions

New memberships:
New memberships for 2021 are now closed

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Members notice

1) All members should now be receiving “Weekly MUKC news” via email. Please contact the committee to add your name to the list. 

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

3) For daily news, last-minute training updates, photos, videos and member discussion, please visit our Facebook group ! This website will be updated weekly, so may be a bit behind on the news on occasion !

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Saturday Trainings

Hey all,

Monash has now fully opened up meaning we are able to resume our Saturday training (9:30 to 11:30 am).

Before booking this in the committee would like to gauge interest for these sessions for the remainder of 2021.

If you could respond to this email if you are interested in attending these sessions.

Thank you,
Toney Evans
President


Monash University Kendo Club

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Fwd: VKR Newsletter November 2021: COVID Update, Ballarat Taikai, VKR end-of-year Keiko and Social, Membership Reminder

Hey all,

See below the most recent VKR newsletter, including details on how to register for VKR membership.

Sorry for how late this was forwarded. The committee is taking steps to make sure we are more on top of correspondence in the future.

Toney Evans

 

Dear all,

With restrictions easing and Victoria getting back to ‘normal’, the VKR event calendar is once again filling up.

Please see below updates and pass on to your club members.

1. COVID Update

Following the Victorian Government’s easing of restrictions last week, please see below update on COVID guidelines.

All of the VKR’s COVID-safe Training Guidelines continue to apply, except that masks are no longer required indoors.

General COVID-Safe Training Guidelines

VKR is recommending that Clubs use the following guidelines:

  • Do not attend training if you are unwell or have any symptoms – however mild.
  • Regularly check the list of Exposure Sites and follow Victorian Department of Health advice:
    • https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
  • In-person training permitted under Victorian Government guidelines and providing that your club’s COVID-safe plans are implemented and adhered to.
    • Please follow your respective training venue’s guidelines, vaccination requirements and density limits.
  • Government QR Check-in Code is mandatory
  • For Kendo, use of men face shield (full or half shield as determined by clubs) is optional for vaccinated Kendo-ka and mandatory for unvaccinated Kendo-ka with a medical exemption

The VKR expects the above guidelines will apply for VKR events, but will be confirmed prior to the event.

 

2. Ballarat Taikai

The Ballarat Kendo Taikai will be held on 5 December 2021.

An online briefing will be held for all shinpan and shiai-sha intending to attend at 2pm on 28 November 2021 to provide an overview of COVID-specific rules

Meeting Link: [ Mony – Check your email ]

 

3. VKR State Council

Reminder that a VKR State Council Meeting has been scheduled for Sunday 28 November 2021.

Agenda and papers have been distributed to all clubs. (Note there was an error in the original email which said the meeting was Saturday. The meeting is Sunday 28 November 2021.)

Meeting Link:[ Mony – Check your email ]

 

4. VKR End-of-Year Keiko and Social Night

The VKR will be holding an end of year kendo keiko at the Kenshikan on Friday 10 December 2021.

Dojo will open from 6.30pm, with free keiko to run from 7.00-8.00pm. There will be no charge for attendees.

Training will be followed by a casual dinner with location to be confirmed. Members of ALL arts are welcome to attend the dinner.

To support catering, please register your attendance here: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/vkr/events/121940/

(Note: To register, you will need to login using your Revsport username and password. Contact your Club Secretary if you do not have these details.)

Please note the following COVID policies apply:

  • Double vaccinated members only (unless medical exemption applies)
  • No face masks or men shields required
  • QR Check-in on arrival

 

5. Membership Renewals

A reminder that membership renewals for returning members are now overdue.

Members wishing to grade in March 2022, must register or renew their membership by 15 December 2021 in order to be eligible.

Half-year memberships (1 Jan 2022-30 June 2022) are available for new members only.

All memberships should now be processed through your RevSport Club Portal (or VKR Portal for those clubs without a Club Portal). Further details regarding this process will be provided to Club Secretaries in the near future.

An overview of the Membership Renewal timelines is attached for Club and Member reference. [ Mony – Check your email for this pdf ]

Kind regards,

Michael Dunn

VKR President


Monash University Kendo Club

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Hey all,

Ballarat is hosting a Takai on the 5th of December!
They are looking for volunteers, shinpan, and competitors. Competition is open to 5th dan and under, if you are interested in competing you can purchase a ticket from UniOne:

https://connectedcommunities.monash.edu/Clubs/Kendo

If you wish to volunteer or shinpan, please email the club at monashkendo@gmail.com and we’ll put you down!

Ballarat will also be hosting a special online briefing on Sunday the 28th of November to make all members aware of the additional rules and regulations due to the covid situation. All participants and volunteers must be fully vaccinated.

Registration closes this Sunday (21st November) at midday. If you have any questions please let me know.

Toney Evans
President

 

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Financial Audit Circular Resolution 2021

Hey guys, 

Please check your emails for the above subject sent out by Shaun Eng, Monash Kendo Treasurer, dated 08-11-2021. Action is required on your part.

Thanks,

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[Originally emailed out 07-11-2021]

Hey all!

It’s come to my attention that I missed a few points in the original email regarding restrictions.Here is a list of the amendments:

  • Cross-training will be allowed as long as you get permission from our sensei and the sensei of the other club.
  • Masks are required at all times however face shields are optional.
  • Parents can watch training as long as they are also vaccinated.
  • You will have to scan a QR code at both the entrance of Monash sport and the entrance of the games hall. Your vaccination status will be sighted at both points. 

I’ve attached a link to show how to link your vaccination status with the VIC gov app here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-your-covid-19-digital-certificate. This also discusses all allowed forms of vaccination verification.

If you have any questions let me know!

Toney Evans
President

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Returning to training!

Hey all!

We are going back to in-person training! Our first training will be on the 8th of November at our regular time (6-8 pm).

The restrictions are as follows:

  • All members and instructors over the age of 16 must be fully vaccinated and carry proof of their vaccination status.
  • All members and instructors over the age of 16 must carry photo ID on them at all times while on campus.
  • Please sign in with the QR codes when entering the facilities.
  • A face mask must be worn at all times while indoors.

Please note that university security will be based at the Monash Sport entrances and will sight everyone’s vaccination status.

I hope you are all doing well! If you have any questions or concerns please email us at monashkendo@gmail.com

See you all then!
Toney Evans
President

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Weekly MUKC update – Week 12

Lockdown Continues

Here’s a quick update on what’s changing due to the current lockdown.
Quick summary of what has been announced so far:

1. Based on the current Covid Roadmap plan for restrictions, which has not yet been finalised, indoor community recreation/sport venues may require that only vaccinated members can train or attend venues.

2. With the new announcement about the easing of restrictions on Thursday, we’ll be keeping an eye out for how the changes will affect us, as well as any possible changes to current rules from Monash.

 

First Aid Training

The VKR is currently offering spots for a First Aid Course. There are limited spots and it is first in best dressed, so please be sure to let us know soon if you are interested.

 

AKR National Executive Committee Election

The AKR National Executive Committee for 2021-2024 has been elected as follows.

President: Andrew Van Hamond
Vice President: Amanda Rust
Secretary: Sioh-Yang Tan
Treasurer: Richard Ward

The official Document will be attached to this email. [ Mony – Please check your email for this ]

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meets
  • Meeting Link: [ Check your email ]

 

Wednesday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meets
    Meeting Link:
  • [ Check your email ]

Saturday

  • Seniors and Beginner’s Training, 4pm – 5pm
    Location: Zoom
  • Meeting Link: [ Check your email ]
  • Passcode: [ Check your email ]
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Fwd: AKR National Council/Annual General Meeting – Agenda and Papers

[ Mony – Please check your email for attachments ]

 

Dear All,

The AKR Annual General Meeting and National Council will be held on 16-17 October 2021.

The Agenda is attached.

Key papers that VKR members may find relevant are attached. If any VKR members are interested in any of the other items or would like to discuss, please feel free to contact Michael Dunn on president@kendovictoria.asn.au

Please forward the information on to your members.

Kind regards

Michael Dunn
President
Victorian Kendo Renmei
http://www.kendovictoria.asn.au/main/
0438 745 735


Monash University Kendo Club

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FW: Kendo: Recent AJKF shiai and shinpan rules in relation to COVID19

Hi all,

Here’s a message from the VKR regarding shiai and shinpan rules in relation to COVID19.

 

Dear All,

Please see below communique from Kendo Board Chair:

Kendo: Recent AJKF shiai and shinpan rules in relation to COVID19

 

— Forwarded message —

Dear State and Territory Affiliates,

Please receive the below YouTube video entitled ‘Provisional shiai and shinpan rules in place until the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control’ issued by AJKF’ on 21 September 2021, for your reference with regard to shiai management in the future.

https://youtu.be/vh16yyWhzXY

While the rules are used at domestic events in Japan, these rules may be considered as a useful reference for shiai management in Australia when the AKR and Stage/Territory Affiliates become confident that shiai events can be held safely in accordance with various requirements and recommendations. Please review the video and provide feedback so that the Kendo Board can improve technical aspects of Kendo in Australia.

Please contact kendoboard@kendoaustralia.asn.au if you have questions or queries.

Kind regards,

Takashi Itakura PhD
Kendo Board Chair

— End of Forwarded message —

 

Kindest Regards,
Victor Segnan
VKR Secretary
M: 0409 511 054

Victorian Kendo Renmei

http://www.kendovictoria.asn.au/main/


Monash University Kendo Club

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Weekly MUKC update – Week 11

Lockdown Continues

Here’s a quick update on what’s changing due to the current lockdown.

Quick summary of what has been announced so far:

1. Based on the current Covid Roadmap plan for restrictions, which has not yet been finalised, indoor community recreation/sport venues may require that only vaccinated members can train or attend venues

2. The VKR has sent out a voluntary anonymous vaccination survey. This has been sent out by the VKR to all members that are 18 or older.

 

November Gradings Cancelled

Due to the current situation with lockdown and the Covid Roadmap, the VKTC and VKR have decided to cancel Kendo gradings for 2021.

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meets
  • Meeting Link: [ Check your email ]

Wednesday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meets
  • Meeting Link: [ Check your email ]

Saturday

  • Seniors and Beginner’s Training, 4pm – 5pm
    Location: Zoom
  • Meeting Link: [ Check your email ]
  • Passcode: [ Check your email ]
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