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 (March 2020). 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 !

NEW – Beginner’s course info !

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Upcoming events MUKC and VKR and calendar

45th AKC Registration and rules update (more info)

45th AKC Info Pack and Rules (more info)

45th AKC Registration Process for Victorians (Competitors, Shinpans, Officials and Seminar Attendees) (more info)

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

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

Sunday 14th March, 2020
2020 Nagae Taikai
(more info)

Sunday 15 March 2020
Grading – 6th Kyu to 3rd Kyu (more info)

 Sunday 22 March 2020
Grading – 2nd Kyu to 4th Dan (more info)

Sunday 22 March, 2020
South Australian Kendo Championships 2020 (more info)

Saturday 21st – Monday 23rd March, 2020
Otake Sensei – Iaido & Jodo Seminar, March 2020 (more info)

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

(more info) (more info 2 – info pack, rules)

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

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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 (22-02-2020)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. Contact a committee member for more information on any items.

 

Fwd: AKC 2020 Registration and Rules Update

AKC 2020 Update

Thank you to all States and Territories for registering for the 45th Australian Kendo Championships being held in Melbourne, Victoria.

Please note the following updates and reminders regarding the registration process and rules for this year’s AKC.

1. Registration for Competitors in Team Events

If a player intends to compete in a team event, but has not entered an individual competition, they must still register online as an “Official/Coach/Observer”. This is to ensure their details are recorded and Shinai checks can occur etc.

Please use this link: https://vkr.ecwid.com/2020-AKC-Coaches-Officials-Observers-p166785953

Please note that you will need to purchase lunches or dinner separately.

2. Process for Competitor Confirmation and Refunds

Once the Kendo Board confirms the competitor list, the AKC Organising Committee will contact relevant States or Territories regarding any refunds that may be required.

Refunds will be processed by the VKR via the same payment method used at registration.

3. Competition Rules Update

The Kendo Board has made a small update to the rules and regulations for AKC 2020.

The following changes were made:

  • Repeating a pool – since a pool can consist of 4 shiai-shas, this update reduces ambiguity.
    • BEFORE: If all three shiai-shas are equal on wins and points scored, the pool is repeated in full (san bon shobu).
    • AFTER: If all shiai-shas in the pool are equal on wins and points scored, the pool is repeated in full (san bon shobu).
  • Encho duration – clarified that the duration for encho in the Individual categories has no time limit.
    • BEFORE: Shiais after preliminary rounds will progress on a knock-out basis. Encho is applied to these shiais.
    • AFTER: Shiais after preliminary rounds will progress on a knock-out basis. In the case of a draw, encho is applied to these shiais with no time limit.
  • Previously both figures at the end were referred to as Figure 1. This has been corrected.
  • Minor page formatting adjustments for better readability.

The updated rules and regulations in full (v1.1), as well as Page 3 on its own with the significant changes highlighted, are attached.

4. Regulations for Nafuda (Zekken) to be worn in (AKR) Competition

All States and Territories are reminded to ensure all competitors are aware of the current regulations regarding Nafuda.

Please see the following website:

http://www.kendoaustralia.asn.au/content/?page_id=1230

Michael Dunn
VKR Vice-President
0438 745 735

 

Saturday trainings resumed!

Hi all,

Saturday trainings are back on!
March: 7, 21
April: 18, 25
May – 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (2 May might be cancelled if majority of members are going to MUKEN camp)
As per the Facebook poll, the trainings will be held at 9am – 10:30am at Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, 3003 VIC.

See you there!

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Fwd: VKR Seminar Program – 29th Feb – 1st Mar 2020

FILE – VKR 2020 Kendo Seminar-Program-v2.01 (pdf)

Hi all,

Below is some information regarding the seminar that will replace the Nittaidai seminar.

Thanks,
Samuel

———- Forwarded message ———

Dear all,

Attached is the program of the VKR Seminar on 29th Feb – 1st March.

Late Registration and refund request will close on 20th 5:00pm for logistics and catering preparation.

VKR runs seminars with the objective to support the growth of our community. The seminar fee was set taking into consideration expenses for international visitors. In the past few years, we have been operating at a loss, a cost we willingly bear to support our community. Due to the extra-ordinary circumstances this year, we may have a surplus. Any significant surpluses will be refunded to participants equally.

On behalf of the organising committee, we look forward to crossing swords with you at the seminar.

Sincerely,
Cyntheia Lim
President
Victoria Kendo Renmei


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Grading for Kyu and Dan members (March)

FILE – VKR Fees Schedule (pdf)

Hi all,

Gradings are coming soon. If you would like to register follow the steps below.

  1. Get permission from Kimura, Matsumoto, Dimovski sensei.
  2. If all three approve, please reply to this email with your full name and current grade and send proof of payment (See fee schedule attached) by Friday, 28 February 2020. (Note, the amount you pay is the application fee + registration fee e.g. If you are >16 yrs old and going for your 6th kyu grading, you will pay $15 + $20 = $35 in total. The registration fee portion will be refunded to you if your grading is unsuccessful, though this is VERY unlikely for kyu grades)
  • 6th Kyu to 3rd Kyu – Sunday, 15th March 2020, 12:30pm
  • 2nd Kyu to 4th Dan – Sunday, 22nd March 2020, 12:30 pm.

All gradings will be held at Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, 3003 VIC. Please be ready by 12:30pm for registrations.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks,
Samuel

 

Nittaidai Seminar Postponed –

Dear all,

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the VKR – Nittaidai Seminar scheduled for the 29th Feb – 1st Mar 2020 weekend has been postponed until further notice.
The decision is a joint decision made with close consultation with Nittaidai’s Yagisawa Sensei. We did not come to this decision lightly.

Factors Taken into Consideration (For and Against)
1. Infection and Spread of Coronavirus
  a. Recent developments
      i. Increased cases outside of China,
     ii. uncertainties re incubation period,
    iii. medium
  b. International Travels
  c. Countries can change entry/exit/quarantine periods with days of notice
2. Impact on Participants
  a. disruptions to schedules
  b. any non-refundables on travels and accommodation for rural and interstate participants
  c. Impact on their kendo development
3. Impact on Organisers
4. Sunk costs (planning time, venue bookings, flights and accommodation)

Options for Participants
Option A – Withdraw from Seminar
You will be offered:
– Full refund on seminar fee
– A letter from VKR regarding reasons for event cancellation – VKR cannot offer any compensation for costs incurred (eg, accommodation & travels). The letter may help.

Option B – Attend another seminar on the same weekend
– VKR will host a seminar on the same weekend.
– We will publish a schedule and programme shortly.

Your Voice will be heard

We are open to hear your concerns, questions regarding this situation. Please feel free to write to president@kendovictoria.asn.au.

Yours sincerely,
Cyntheia Lim
President
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Fwd: South Australian Kendo Championships 2020 – Invitation

Hi all,

If you would like to join, please let me know.

Thanks,
Samuel

———- Forwarded message ———

Good evening all,

The South Australian Kendo Association is happy to announce the 2020 SA Kendo Championships to be held on Sunday 22/03/20.

We would like to extend an invitation to attend to all SA Kendo members, as well as the Kendo members of Victoria and Tasmania.

Please see attached for the competition information handout and registration form. Please also note that all registrations must be submitted by 08/03/20. *Late submissions will not be accepted*

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you there!

Regards,

Gary Bryant
SAKA Secretary


Monash University Kendo Club

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (09-02-2020)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news.

 

Coronavirus Advisory Update

Mony – See this post for more info.

Hi all,

There has been a change in the criteria and “Mainland China” no longer includes Hongkong, but now includes anyone who has transited through the country.

Please take care of your health everyone!

Thanks,
Samuel

Monash University Kendo Club

 

AKC Registration Process for Victorians (Competitors, Shinpans, Officials and Seminar Attendees)

Hi all,

Below are some information about the 2020 AKC. Please have a read through if you’re participating, shinpan-ing or volunteering!

Thanks,
Samuel

Dear all,

Please read the information below regarding registration for this year’s Australian Kendo Championships in Melbourne as either a competitor, shinpan, official or seminar attendee.

Competitors

All Victorian competitors are required to register and pay directly via the AKC online registration website: https://vkr.ecwid.com/

You must include the correct seeding (ranking) based on the selection results as advised by the Victorian Coaching Team. Please contact the Victorian Team Manager (Andrea Ngai) if you are unsure of your seeding.

If you also intend to attend the seminar, please register and pay at the time of registration.

All 4-Dan (and above) competitors are expected to make themselves available for Shinpan duties for events in which they are not competing. Please indicate your availability via the registration process.

Registrations and payments are due by 14 February 2020.

In the situation where Victoria’s allocation in the draw is exceeded, the VKR will issue refunds directly to those competitors that cannot attend.

Important dates:

  1. Victorian team seeding released: 3-4 February 2020
  2. Registrations and payments due: 14 February 2020
  3. Competitor placement confirmed by AKR/Kendo Board: 6 March 2020

Non-competing Shinpans, Officials and Seminar Attendees

All non-competing shinpans, coaches, officials and seminar attendees must register via the AKC online registration website: https://vkr.ecwid.com/

If you have already registered as an individual competitor, you do not need to register again.

Registrations and payments are due by 14 February 2020.

Volunteers

More volunteers are required for all days of the tournament and the grading/seminar.

The AKC cannot be run without the support of volunteers from all Victorian clubs and the VKR expects all Victorian clubs to support this event through providing volunteers.

Volunteers should sign-up at the following link: Volunteer Roster

If you have any questions regarding the registration process please contact Michael Dunn (vicepresident@kendovictoria.asn.au)

The VKR thanks you for your support.

Monash University Kendo Club

 

VKR Team Selection

Hi all,

The results of the VKR selection trials have been announced and the results are in the table below.
Congrats to (list below) for being selected for the teams!!!! Good luck!

Trent Reeve
Kaori Dimovski
Hoey Yein Goh
Toney Evans
Anusha Yellapragada
Noriko Matsumoto

Thanks,
Samuel

VKR TEAMS SELECTED

The VKR Teams Selection Trials were held at the Kenshikan yesterday. The following Teams will represent Victoria at the 45th Australian Kendo Championships:

In no particular order,

Men’s Dan Team
– Richard T’en
– Takayuki Suzuki
– Thomas Mendelovits
– Trent Reeve
– James O’Neill
– Takeshi Hartono
– Jeffrey Khor

Women’s Dan Team
– Julie Tran
– Vivian Thang
– Kaori Dimovski
– Liliana Bray
– Yaya Bonggotgetsakul
– Rebecca Creamer
– Hoey Yein Goh

Men’s Kyu Team
– Alejandro Pastore
– Danny Nguyen
– Aaron Vo
– Duke Passi
– Toney Evans
– Jordan Le
– Kenny Yang

Women’s Kyu Team
– Isabel Trinh
– Nicky Lieu
– Nicole Saccardo
– Anusha Yellapragada

Kata Pairs
– Noriko Matsumoto & Kevin Chin

Congratulations to those selected, and to the Coaches, Team management and all Squad members for their efforts over the past few months and their performances yesterday.

Many thanks to all who assisted on the day; Selectors, shinpan, court officials and general helpers all worked hard to make the day run very smoothly.

I’m sure all VKR members will join me in wishing our Teams the very best for the Championships.

“Victory Through Commitment!!”

Yakov Macak
Chair, VKTC


Monash University Kendo Club

 

WAKR: Otake Sensei – Iaido & Jodo Seminar, March 2020

Hi all,

There will be a seminar held in Perth by WAKR from the 21st to 23rd March 2020. If you would like to attend, please have a read of the details below.

Thanks,
Samuel

———- Forwarded message ———

Hi All,

Otake Sensei (Jodo 8th Dan Kyoshi, Iaido 7th Dan Kyoshi) will be visiting Perth in March.

The WAKR will be holding a 3 day seminar (1 day Iaido and 2 days Jodo) from the 21st March to the 23rd march 2020. It is open to all AKR Iaido and Jodo members and any FIK affiliate members.

Venue:
· LeisureFit Melville
Corner Canning Highway & Stock Road
Melville

Schedule:
· Iaido – Friday 21st March from 0900 till 1600
· Jodo – Saturday 22nd March from 0900 till 1600
· Jodo – Sunday 23rd March from 0900 till 1500

There will NOT be any Shinsa available!

Costs:
· All three days: $150
· Iaido only (1 day): $60
· Jodo only (2 days): $120

Fees are to be paid into the WAKR bank account at BSB: 036082 Account: 294691

Registrations:

All registrations are to be sent direct to me at russell@budokan.com.au.

RSVP with the following details:
· Your Name
· Your State Renmei & Club name (if not from the WAKR)
· Which days you will be attending
· Your grades in both Iaido and/or Jodo
· The amount and date that you make your payment into the WAKR bank account

There may be a possibility of home stays for interstate attendees (and those from outside Perth), but this is not guaranteed.

Can you please pass this on to your members.

Kind regards,

Russell Lawrence

AKR Iaido Board Chairman
WAKR State Treasurer
General Manager – Willow Pond
www.willowpond.com.au
www.budokan.com.au
0403 150 264


Monash University Kendo Club

 

2020 Nagae Taikai – Saturday 14 March

FILE – 2020 Nagae Taikai poster-r (pdf)

 

Hi all,

The Nagae Taikai, which is held in commemoration of Nagae Sensei, will be held on the 14th of March 2020, Saturday. Entry are for 2nd to 5th Dan members and is free.
Please have a read of the information below if you are interested.

Thanks,
Samuel

+++

Dear AKR members,

The Nagae Taikai was established in June 2008 in memory of Nagae Sensei who passed away in November 2011.

Mr Sumitaka Nagae, Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan, was an important figure in Australian Kendo for many years. His hard work and dedication has helped to promote Kendo and Japanese Culture throughout Australia. He was the head Kendo sensei at Melbourne Budokai since it first came into life in June 1990 until he and Mrs Nagae returned to Japan in 2008.

Registrations

The 2020 Nagae Taikai is an individuals based taikai for senior Kendoka. Kendoka who are graded between 2nd Dan and 5th Dan, and are a current AKR member are invited to register.

Registration must be made prior to the taikai by sending an email to secretary@melbournebudokai.com.au by Sunday,1 March 2020. No other method will be accepted. Please include your current grade when registering.

No entries after this deadline will be accepted and numbers may be limited.

Entry to the taikai is free.

REQUEST FOR SHINPAN

We would like to humbly request the assistance of Kendoka 4th Dan or above (including those who will compete) to assist with shinpaning.

Shinpans will be required to wear the standard shinpan uniform (taken from the FIK shinpan regulations):

1. A plain, dark blue jacket,
2. A plain, grey pair of trousers,
3. A plain, white shirt,
4. A plain, deep red neck tie,
5. A plain, dark blue pair of socks/stockings.

Competitors who will be shinpaning will be required to change into the above uniform where time permits. Otherwise, gi and hakama are acceptable.

If you are available to help as a shinpan, please reply to this email.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind regards
Kristine Ventura
Secretary Melbourne Budokai


Monash University Kendo Club

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (01-02-2020)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news –

 

Fwd: 45th AKC Info Pack and Rules – For Release to States/Territories

FILE – Kendo Board – 2020 AKC Competition Rules v1.0 (pdf)
FILE – 2020_AKC_Melbourne Info Pack v3.2 (Jan 2020) (pdf)

Hi all,

Below are some information about the 2020 AKC. Please have a read if you are interested.

Thanks,
Samuel

———- Forwarded message ———
Dear All,

The Victorian Kendo Renmei (VKR), as host of this year’s Australian Kendo Championships, invites States and Territories to submit registrations for the event.
Information regarding the event and the process for registration is outlined in the attached information pack. The Competition Rules are also attached as a separate document.
All registrations must be made by the relevant State/Territory team coordinator.
Questions regarding the event should also be directed to the organising committee.
For further information and announcements as we approach the event please refer to the AKC Facebook page: fb.me/AKC2020
The VKR looks forward to seeing you all in Melbourne!

Michael Dunn
AKC 2020 Organising Committee Chair
VKR Vice-President
vicepreseident@kendovictoria.asn.au
0438 745 735


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Fwd: Coronavirus Advisory

Hi all,

Please have a read through as this concerns the health of other club members. If you meet any of the criteria below, please refrain from training for at least 2 weeks.

Please ask away if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Samuel

———- Forwarded message ———

Dear all,

As many of you would now know, there has been an outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV) starting in Wuhan City (Hubei Province, China) in late 2019. Knowledge is increasing about this infection over time. The following information is currently believed to be accurate,

The infection presents as a fever or history of fever (≥38°C) and acute respiratory infection (shortness of breath, cough or sore throat).
The incubation period appears to be a maximum of 14 days.
The potential for human to human transmission is moderately high.
It appears that transmission is possible from up to 1 day prior to symptom onset until recovery.
The current evidence is that the case fatality rate is quite high at about 4% of persons infected.

We would recommend that AKR members or visitors who meet the following criteria consider not attending training, to protect your friends and training partners, until the incubation period of 14 days is passed without symptoms.

Anyone who has been in China (including Hong Kong) in the last 14 days.
Anyone who has travelled to an area with evidence of human to human transmission, or a declared outbreak, within the last 14 days.
Anyone who has had close contact with a confirmed case of 2019-nCoV within the last 14 days.

Anyone who meets the above criteria and has evidence of fever or an acute respiratory infection is urged to follow their state public health unit recommendations and present to an appropriate medical practitioner or health facility for assessment.

The links below have more up-to-date information from the Australian Government Department of Health:

https://www.health.gov.au/news/coronavirus-update-at-a-glance
https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

With thanks to Dr Kevin Humphries of Queensland Kendo Renmei.

Regards,

Stylianos (Stilts) Polichroniadis
President
Australian Kendo Renmei Inc.
Post: 11 Princess Street
Coburg North, VIC 3058
Email: akrpresident@kendoaustralia.asn.au
Web: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

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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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