Upcoming events MUKC and VKR and calendar

Monday 27 January, 2020
No keiko on 27 Jan, Monday ! (more info)

Sunday 23 February, 2020
VKR 2020 AGM (more info)

Sunday 29 February – Sunday 1 March, 2020
VKR-Nittaidai Seminar 2020 (more info)

Friday 10 April – Tuesday 14 April, 2020
AKC2020 –
45th Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar & Grading
(more info)

Saturday 2 May – Tuesday 5 May, 2020
2020 Kyoto Enbu Taikai (more info)

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Current Club status

Current members: Regular Training
New memberships: Our next intake of new beginner members (those with no prior Kendo experience) will be school Semester 1, 2020 (late February/March). Keep an eye out for news here, and also our  Beginner’s Course page. However, if you have prior Kendo experience, please contact us at any time !

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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 (25-01-2020)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 

No keiko on 27 Jan, Monday

Hi all,

There won’t be any training on Monday, 27th of January 2020. Due to the Australia Day holiday. Please take note!
(Monash Sports is only open from 1-6 pm on that day.)

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Fwd: VKR 2020 AGM

Hi all,

The VKR AGM will be held on 1pm, Sunday, 23rd of February 2020 at Kenshikan. Please follow the instructions in the forwarded message below if you would like to nominate someone for a position in the VKR or as an auditor for the AGM.

  • Nominations for a position in the VKR executive committee or club delegate should be sent to the VKR before 1pm, Sunday 16th of February 2020.
  • Nominations for an auditor should be sent to the VKR before Friday, 24th of January 2020.
  • All nominations should be sent to the VKR secretary ( secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au ).

The committee has decided that Toney Evans will be the club delegate, as it is the role held by club Presidents in the past. Please let the committee know, via email, Facebook, or in person, if you would like to nominate a different club delegate or if you have any questions regarding the nomination procedure for the VKR’s AGM.

Thanks,
Samuel

———- Forwarded message ———

Hi All;

The VKR AGM will be held starting at 1:00pm on Sunday, 23rd of February, 2020 at the Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Roslyn Street, West Melbourne. All members are encouraged to attend.

The nomination form is attached for both VKR executive committee positions and club delegate committee positions. While club delegate positions have not been nominated at recent AGMs, it is a requirement of the VKR Rules of Association that each club nominate a delegate who is thereby a voting member of the VKR Committee of Management (CoM). Current financial members of the VKR can be nominated for any of the executive positions or for a club delegate position but not both. Nominations must be received by me, the Secretary, before 1:00pm on Sunday, 16th of February, 2020. Nominations need to be signed by two nominators and acceptance of the position is to be signed by the nominee. Nominations are preferably sent by email, but post is also acceptable. While it is preferable that nominated club delegates attend the VKR AGM, it is not necessary if the nomination form has been completed correctly.

The VKR appoints an auditor to audit the VKR financial records each year. That auditor is to be appointed at the AGM. If anyone wishes to nominate an auditor, please notify me, the Secretary, before close of business on Friday 24th of January so that I can circulate the nomination in enough time to allow VKR members to consider the nomination before the AGM. If no new auditor is nominated, the Executive will likely nominate the previous auditor for a vote by those attending the AGM.

Kind regards

Pete


Pete Mawhinney
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Fwd: AKC 2020 – Call for Volunteers

Hi all

If you are able to volunteer, please fill out the Google Spreadsheet called “2020 AKC Volunteer Roster” by yourself (Mony – see previous post for link). No need to let a committee member know.

Thanks
Hoey

Monash University Kendo Club

 

Fwd: 2020 Kyoto Enbu Taikai

FILE – Application_Form_Kyoto_Taikai_2020 (xls)
FILE – Details of the 116th All Japan Kendo Enbu Taikai 2020 (pdf) 
FILE – Hannaryz Arena(Kyoto City Gym) & Kyoto City Budo Center (pdf)

Hi all,

The deadline for the AKR to receive registrations is the 5:00 pm, Friday, 7th of February 2020. Please send your application forms to akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au.

There are some additional attachments in this email that were missing in the previous one. Please have a read if you are interested in the taikai.

Thanks,
Samuel

Monash University Kendo Club

Dear AKR members,

If you intend to attend the 2020 Kyoto Enbu Taikai, please send your application form to AKR at akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au. AKR will collate all individual applications and send them to AJKF.

Please note that the application deadline from AKR to AJKF is 12th February 2020.

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 (13-01-2020)

Hey guys,

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

 

MUKC Facebook group poll ! (from Facebook Group, 12-01-2020)
Mony – Visit the Facebook group to vote! 

Chai Lam created a poll.
Moderator16 hrs

Heyyy, wish you all Happy New Years!
Recently, the committee considered moving the Saturday training timeslot at Kenshikan because it’s currently at quite an awkward time frame (3pm – 4:30pm).

So, here is a poll with the possible times the training time can be changed to, please vote for a time slot that suits you. The due date of the poll is at the end of January.

Also, please let us know if there’s any issue.
Thanks.

 

AKC 2020 – Call for Volunteers

Hi all,

The VKR are requesting for volunteers for the 2020 AKC. More information are listed below. Please volunteer if you’re free during then!

Thanks,
Samuel

———- Forwarded message ———

Dear All,

The VKR is the host of the 2020 Australian Kendo Championships (AKC) held in Melbourne on 10-14 April 2020.

The VKR is now calling for volunteers to assist with the running of the AKC 2020.

Volunteers are needed for the following tasks:

  • Venue set up, and competitor registrations on Friday April 10
  • Court assistants on the shiaijo and general tasks during competition on Saturday April 11 and Sunday April 12
  • General assistance with supporting the seminar, grading and pack up on Monday April 13 and Tuesday April 14

The AKC is Australia’s premier Kendo competition and cannot be successfully held without your club’s support. We request all clubs encourage their members to support this event.

A roster is available at the following link:

2020 AKC Volunteer Roster

Please make sure you indicate your current grade, whether or not you have any previous experience supporting competition and if you have first aid qualifications.

Volunteer training and induction will be provided prior to the event (date to be advised). The volunteer roster is being co-ordinated by Libby Riches, who can be contacted at libby@trueplaces.com.au if you have any questions.

(Note: Shinpan registrations will be via the official registration process. Details will be provided shortly.)

We thank you so much for your support and look forward to seeing you at the AKC.

Kind regards,

AKC 2020 Organising Committee

 

Fwd: Kata Pair Selection 2020

Hi all,

Applications for Kata Pairs for the 2020 AKC are now open! Email macakcy@optusnet.com.au with your details as listed below to apply if you’re interested and follow the instructions below.

Thanks,
Samuel

———- Forwarded message ———

To All Victorian Kendoka:

Re: Kata Pair to represent Victoria at the 45th Australian Kendo Championships 2020

Call for Applications:

Applications are now called for Kata Pairs to represent the VKR at the 2020 AKC’s to be held here in Melbourne on April 11 & 12.

The selection session will be held at the Kenshikan at 12:30, Sunday 2 February, prior to the Kendo Team Selection session.

Persons applying must be financial members of the VKR, and fully committed to attending the Championships.

Interested Pairs should supply the following information by email to macakcy@optusnet.com.au NO LATER THAN SUNDAY 26 JANUARY:

Player A: Family Name: …………………………………..
Given Name: …………………………………….
Club: ………………………………………………..
Kendo Grade:…………………………………..
AKR ID No: ………………………………………

Player B: Family Name: …………………………………..
Given Name: …………………………………….
Club: ………………………………………………..
Kendo Grade:…………………………………..
AKR ID No: ………………………………………

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Yakov Macak
Chairperson VKTC


Pete Mawhinney
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Volunteers needed for future events!

Hi all,

The VKR is requesting for volunteers from both senior and non-senior
members for the events listed below. Please help out if you’re able
to! There will be emails requesting for volunteers sent out closer to
the event dates.

Thanks,
Samuel

———- Forwarded message ———

Dear AKR members,

The first three months of 2020 will be busy as usual, leading up to the Australian Kendo championships in April, particularly for senior members.

The following events will not be possible without their support:

Sun Feb 2: Kendo teams selection, possible Kata selection.
Sun Feb 16 Pre – AKC Shinpan seminar.
Sun Feb 23 VKR AGM.

Sat Feb 29) Nittaidai Seminar
Sun Mar 1) Asian Zone Shinpan Seminar

Sun Mar 8 Possible Kata Selection.
Sun Mar 15 Kendo Grading 6k – 3k.
Sun Mar 22 Kendo grading 2k – 4D.

Sat Apr 11) Australian Kendo Championships.
Sun Apr 12)

As I said before, none of these events can be conducted without the
support of the senior grades. Specific requests will be sent out for
each event.

Thanks for your help,
Cheers,
Yakov Macak,
Chairperson, VKTC


Monash University Kendo Club

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (03-01-2020)

First training of 2020

Hi all,

Hope you’ve all had a great holiday. This email is just a reminder that our first training of 2020 is on the 6th January, Monday.

And FYI, Mumeishi will be resuming their normal training sessions on the 5th January, Sunday.

Merry Christmas and Happy new years!

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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End of year 2019 !

Hey guys,

The last day of training this year was Monday December, 2019. If you would like to train during the break, please see the Kenshikan training times. Please note that Kenshikan is closed on some days, see posts below.

We will let you all know when training is back on at MUKC !

Merry Christmans, and Happy New Year ! Stay safe 🙂

 

New photo galleries addded – End of year evet, Last training of the year.

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (23-12-2019)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news –

Kenshikan Closed – 24th – 26th December

Dear VKR members,

Please note that Kenshikan will be closed from the 24th to the 26th December inclusive. There will be no “casual” training sessions for Kendo and Iaido on these days.

Kind regards,
Kristine Ventura
MBK secretary

 

VKR-Nittaidai Seminar 29 Feb – 1 Mar 2020 – Registrations Open

Hi all,

A quick reminder that the Early Bird pricing for the 2020 Nittaidai Seminar expires on the 31st Dec 2019. I wouldn’t recommend waiting till the deadline to sign up so the organizers can start planning earlier.

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Reminder about training in high temperature conditions

As the year’s activities ramp down, the VKR would like to thank all instructors and volunteers for helping the year ran smoothly!

For those of us who are training over the next few days and over summer break, have fun, and take care of yourselves especially in extreme heat situations.

Our recommendation is to follow VicSport recommendation of 36 degrees Celsius being the upper threshold. And make sure you take responsibility for yourself by hydrating before, during and after trainings.

There are also a bunch of resources for Hot Weather safety on VicSport website for individual preparation and signs and symptoms of heat illnesses at VicSport.com.au/hot-weather-resources

Have fun and have a safe and excellent break!

————-

Cyntheia

 

Special Seminars for Women, Seniors/Instructors and Kids in NZ March 2020

Please find below information on a series of Kendo seminars scheduled in Wellington and Christchurch, NZ in March 2020. These seminars are led by Hanshi 8th Dan Kunio Hayashi Sensei. For registration and details please refer to the attached files.

Women’s Kendo Development Seminar in Wellington
Date: 21st – 22nd March 2020 (Sat-Sun)
Venue: Wellington High School Tindall Gym
Registration due: 31st January 2020
Registration contact Haruko Tsuzuki (haruko_tsuzuki@hotmail.com)
* Goodwill jigeiko for all comers on Sunday 2:30pm-3:30pm

Seniors/Instructors* Kendo Seminar in Christchurch
Date: 28th – 29th March 2020 (Sat-Sun)
Venue: Papanui High School Gym (30 Langdons Road)
Registration due: 31st January 2020
Registration contact Akiyo Yamaguchi Ellin (asriasui@yahoo.co.jp)
* For Senior Kenshi (over 40s, 2nd Dan and above) and Instructors (4th Dan and above)

Kids Kendo Seminar in Christchurch
Date: 29th March 2020 (Sun)
Venue: Papanui High School Gym (30 Langdons Road)
Registration due: 31st January 2020
Registration contact Akiyo Yamaguchi Ellin (asriasui@yahoo.co.jp)

 

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 (14-12-2019)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news –

 

Important Dates for 2019 and 2020 At Melbourne Budokai

Hi all,

Below are some information regarding the training dates and New Year’s Eve keiko at Kenshikan.

Thanks,
Samuel

———- Forwarded message ———

Dear VKR member,

The last 2019 and first 2020 training dates for each art at Melbourne Budokai is as follows:

Kendo – Last training session Sunday 22nd of December 2019 and first Sunday 5th of January 2020.
Iaido – Last training session Thursday 19th of December 2019 and first Tuesday 7th of January 2020.
Naginata – Last training session Saturday 21st of December 2019 and first Saturday 11th of January 2020.

For Kendoka wishing to train between the above dates, Kenshikan will be open for “casual” training during the normal training times.

New Year’s Eve Kendo Keiko

Also, there will be New Year’s Eve Kendo Keiko on the 31st of December to farewell 2019 and to usher in 2020. The dojo will open at 10:30pm and then training will start before a small pause just before midnight to allow the participants to usher in 2020, and then training will continue for about 45 minutes or so.

After training has concluded, participants are welcome to remain to have a bite to eat and drinks as per last year….or should I say this year? Therefore people attending this event are requested to bring food, drinks, dessert to share with everyone.

Please note NO ALCOHOL will be allowed on the premises, either in the dojo or in the car park.

We hope you can make it!

Kind regards,

Paul Bserani
President Melbourne Budokai


Monash University Kendo Club

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (07-12-2019)

News  Items –
+ December 2019 Training dates
+ MUKC End of year event (Sat 14 December, 2019)
+ VKR-Nittaidai Seminar – Registrations Open (29 Feb – 1 Mar 2020)
+ Preliminary Notification AKC2020 (45th Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar & Grading)

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 

 

December 2019 Training dates

Hi all,

Listed below are all the training dates for December (just in case you missed the facebook post), all training sessions will be held at 6-8pm at Monash University Clayton Campus Sports Centre unless stated otherwise.

  • Mon 2/12 – Normal training. Tashiro sensei and Mumeishi Kendo Club visiting
  • Wed 4/12 – Normal training
  • Sat 7/12 – Mumeishi 3s taikai (Beaconhills Secondary College, Berwick Campus, 3806; schedule to be sent out soon)
  • Mon 9/12 – Normal training. Tashiro sensei and Mumeishi Kendo Club visiting
  • Wed 11/12 – Normal training
  • Sat 14/12 – No keiko. CLUB END OF YEAR EVENT. Details: An email will be sent out in the next few days regarding this.
    Mon 16/12 – Normal training – Final MUKC Training of 2019

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

 

MUKC End of year event (Sat 14 December, 2019)
– See all three thread replies –

Hi all,

The club will be holding an end of year event on the 14th December 2019, the event will first be held at Sidetracked Entertainment, there will be laser tag and mini golf activities available there. Afterwards, we will move to the nearby park, Talbot Park, where we will hold a barbeque.

The estimated price for the event will be roughly $30 per person. We have not confirmed the exact pricing for the different activities, but we will let you know in a future email as soon as possible, for now we would like to confirm numbers for the event.

Sidetracked Entertainment: Laser tag + Mini golf from 3 – 5 pm (14 December 2019)
Address: 370 Huntingdale Rd, Oakleigh South VIC 3167, Australia.
Talbot Park: Barbeque from 5 – 7 pm (14 December 2019)
Address: Talbot Park, Oakleigh South VIC 3167, Australia

If you are interested in joining the event, please reply to this email with what activity you would like to participate in. (e.g. Laser tag and barbeque) Parents are welcome to join in on the activities if you would like to. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thanks,
Samuel

 

Hi all,

After further discussion, the committee decided that the event would be free for any club members/parents to join. 😀

Here are some more details regarding the event:

  • Laser Tag
    It starts at 4 pm to 5 pm.
    There will be 3 rounds, which are 15 minutes each.
    Where: Sidetracked Entertainment
  • Mini golf
    Starts at 3:15 pm to 5 pm.
    Where: Sidetracked Entertainment
  • Barbeque
    Starts at 5 pm to 7 pm.
    Where: Talbot Park
    Transportation from Sidetracked Entertainment to the park will not be provided, please hitch a ride with someone or manage your own transportation.

If you are interested in joining the event, please reply to either this email or the previous one by Sunday, 8 December 2019, with which events you would like to participate in. (e.g. Laser tag and barbeque or Mini golf, Laser tag and barbeque)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Thanks,
Samuel

 

Hi all,

Apologies for failing to clarify properly in the previous email, mini golf lasts from 3 to 4 pm and laser tag lasts from 4 to 5 pm. You can choose to do both or only one of the games. Please note that laser tag is only available to those 7 years old and up.

In case you choose to do only mini golf, you can continue doing it till 5 pm.
And if you would like to, you can choose to start mini golf later on. (Please let me know if you choose to do so.)

  • Laser Tag (7 years old and above only)
    4 to 5 pm
  • Mini Golf
    3 to 4 pm
    3 to 5 pm (If you would like to)
  • Barbeque
    5 to 7 pm

Regardless of what you choose, the event will still remain free. If you would like to participate please reply to this or any of the past emails with which activities you would like to attend and their respective timeslots by Sunday, 8th December 2019.

If you have already replied previously and would like to change, please let me know. Thank you.

Sorry for the confusion.

Thank you,
Samuel

 

VKR-Nittaidai Seminar 29 Feb – 1 Mar 2020 – Registrations Open

FILE – Advert for Nittaidai-2020 (pdf)

 

Hi all,

The Nippon Sports Science University is visiting from Japan and are hosting a seminar in late February/early March. Listed below are some information regarding registration and about the seminar.

Thanks,
Samuel

——————–

Dear all,

The registration for the VKR – Nittaidai Seminar is open. Please refer
to the attached poster for registration details.

This year, we are trialling online registration for individuals to try
to minimise double handling. Early bird registration closes at 31st
December 2019.

Once the program is ready and available, we will distribute the
information pack.

We look forward to seeing you here!

Kind regards,
Cyntheia Lim
President
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Preliminary Notification AKC2020 (45th Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar & Grading)

FILE – Preliminary Notification – AKC 2020 (pdf)

 

Hi all,

The AKC 2020 will be happening in Melbourne next year, listed below are some information regarding this.

Thanks,
Samuel

45th Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar & Grading

Dear AKR members,

The Victorian Kendo Renmei is proud to host the 45th Australian Kendo Championships in Melbourne, 2020. We invite you to Melbourne to attend this important event in the AKR calendar. Please find below information about the championships, seminar & grading for those who would like to make early travel and accommodation arrangements.

Registration information and a full Event Information Pack will be sent to all states in early January. State registrations will be due by 9th February 2020.

Event dates

Friday 10th April 2020: Referees’ seminar
Saturday 11th April 2020: 45th AKC – Competition Day 1/ Welcome Dinner
Sunday 12th April 2020: 45th AKC – Competition Day 2
Monday 13th April 2020: Seminar
Tuesday 14th April 2020: Seminar and AKR Dan Grading Examination
Please note that the Seminar duration has been reduced and grading will now be held on the Tuesday afternoon.

Venue

The venue is the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), 30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park.

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/anAnC1UNhMA2

MSAC is in Albert Park south of Melbourne’s central business district and is one of Melbourne’s premier sporting event venues. MSAC was the venue for the AKC in 2015 and 2010. The venue is a 12 minute drive from central Melbourne and is well served by public transport. Trams operate regularly to and from the venue and central Melbourne and Southern Cross Station.

Distance from central Melbourne:

• Tram: 25 min /~$7 per day (round trip)
• Car/Taxi/Uber: 12 min/ ~$15-20 (one way)

Distance from Melbourne Domestic Airport (Tullamarine):

• SkyBus + Tram: 50 min/~$27 (one way for bus and tram)
• Car/Taxi/Uber: 30-40 min/~$55-65 (one way)

There is limited accommodation in Albert Park, but nearby St Kilda, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne have a range of options.

Please see:

http://www.booking.com/ – holiday homes, apartments, resorts, hotels
http://www.stayz.com.au/ – apartments, resorts, hotels
http://www.wotif.com/ – apartments, resorts, hotels

https://www.airbnb.com.au/ – rent unique places to stay from local hosts

Please email any questions you might have to Michael Dunn, chair of the organising committee: vicepresident@kendovictoria.asn.au

Kind regards,
2020 AKC Organising Committee

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

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