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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Upcoming events MUKC and VKR and calendar

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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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MUKC – Exam week 1

AKR/VKR Membership renewal/registration CLOSING SOON

[Everyone including juniors/children should register]
It has come to the time of the year where we all have to renew our memberships (or register). The last day to renew/register for a membership is 7 June 2021 (11:59pm) (tonight). As mentioned in a previous email, the AKR/VKR membership fees have increased to:

  • Senior/Adults: $85
  • Juniors/Under 18: $50

If you have any questions about the membership, don’t hesitate to send in an email or ask a senior during training!

To register, head over to our Unione site and scroll to the bottom of the webpage (or click on the Store option tab), then select either “Kendo 2021 VKR Membership JUNIOR” or “Kendo 2021 VKR Membership SENIOR” depending on whether you are under 18 or not.
Then follow the on-screen instructions to purchase the membership!

 

Good luck to all students!

The exam week has started. So from the bottom of my heart, we wish you can remember everything you need to remember.

 

This week’s training times/events and location

Monday

  • Online Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meet
    Meeting Link: [ PRIVATE ]
    Meeting code: [ PRIVATE ]

Wednesday

  • Online Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meet
    Meeting Link: [ PRIVATE ]
    Meeting code: [ PRIVATE ]

Saturday

  • TBC

 

Why are bogu blue?

Bogu are dyed with indigo dye from way way way wayyy back. (Read the link below for more details)
This dye is extracted from the Perisicaria Tinctoria (or Japanese indigo plant). Actually, according to Tozando it takes 40+ dyeing repetitions to get the blue we all know and love.
A scent of Wabi-sabi: Indigo called Japan Blue | Tozando
Exploring the Origins of Aizome―Traditional Indigo Dyeing

 

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:
Past photo/video storage
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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7 day extension to lockdown and online trainings

Hi all,

Yesterday, the government announced a 7 day extension to the lockdown until 10th June.
This does mean that all training will continue to be online and will be held at 6pm as before (Monday & Wednesday 7/06 & 9/06).

Please stay safe.

Link to join training:
Meeting Link: [ PRIVATE ]
Meeting code: [ PRIVATE ]

Guardian article about lockdown rules
DHHS

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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Weekly MUKC update – Swotvac Week 1

AKR/VKR Membership renewal/registration~!

[Everyone including juniors/children should register]

It has come to the time of the year where we all have to renew our memberships (or register). The last day to renew/register for a membership is 7 June 2021 (11:59pm). As mentioned in a previous email, the AKR/VKR membership fees have increased to:

  • Senior/Adults: $85
  • Juniors/Under 18: $50

If you have any questions about the membership, don’t hesitate to send in an email or ask a senior during training!

To register, head over to our Unione site and scroll to the bottom of the webpage (or click on the Store option tab), then select either “Kendo 2021 VKR Membership JUNIOR” or “Kendo 2021 VKR Membership SENIOR” depending on whether you are under 18 or not.
Then follow the on-screen instructions to purchase the membership!

 

Training at home

As we have transitioned back to online mode once again, this Monday and Wednesday trainings (31/05 and 2/06) will be online.

More information about physical/online training on Saturday/next week will be shared closer to those dates.

DHHS Website link

 

Election results: AKR Kendo Board 2021-2024

Congratulations to Cyntheia!!!

——Message from AKR Secretary——
Dear AKR Members,
Complying with section 8.2 of the AKR Constitution, an election was held earlier for the AKR Kendo Board.
Please find the results in the attached letter from the AKR President.

Document titled: Kendo Board 21_24.pdf

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

 

30th Anniversary preparation! [Seniors]

We’re holding our 30th Anniversary at the end of the year! We need a lot of volunteers to help plan and prepare for the event. If you are able to help out, please reply to this email or let one of the committee members know.

 

Side note

Good luck to all studying for their exams!

 

This week’s training times/events and location

Monday

  • Online Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meet
    Meeting Link: [ PRIVATE ]
    Meeting code: [ PRIVATE ]

Wednesday

  • Online Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meet
    Meeting Link: [ PRIVATE ]
    Meeting code: [ PRIVATE ]

Saturday

  • TBC

 

Training exercises to do at home

Here is a link to a video on training at home. An extremely rough translation is 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 second of rest, and repeat with the different exercises said in the video.

HIIT Suburi

P.S. You can check the document titled “Kendo Exercise at Home – Monash.docx” attached in this email from Yano-sensei and Matsumoto-sensei for more exercises too.

 

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:
Past photo/video storage
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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Nanseikan Zoom training tomorrow 29/5 and Wed 2/6

Hi all,

Nanseikan is holding online sessions as well this Saturday and next Wednesday. As there is no Saturday trainings (for seniors) due to the lockdown, you can join their training session instead.
Please contact Nanseikan dojo about wanting to join their sessions beforehand or they won’t let you in!

Nanseikan’s email: nanseikan@gmail.com
Meeting ID is:  [ PRIVATE ]

Training times: Sat 10.30 to 11.30am; Wed 6.30 to 7.00pm

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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Online sessions

Hi all,

Online sessions have returned due to the lockdown 🙁 Here are the following times for the online sessions:

  • Saturday, 5pm – 6pm
    For beginners but anyone can show up
  • Monday, 6pm – 7pm
  • Wednesday, 6pm – 7pm

The sessions will be held via Google Meet like before. Please be warmed up when the training starts! And please make sure the area you choose to do suburi is free of obstructions or anything dangerous.

Link: [ PRIVATE ]
Code: [ PRIVATE ]

Hope to see you there!

Note: There’s a document attached in this email about suburi at home. This document was created by Yano-sensei and Matsumoto-sensei last year during the pandemic. Please make sure the area around you is free of obstructions before you start swinging (and if you are a junior, make sure you have someone to watch over you!)

COVID Exposure sites
DHHS COVID

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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VKR COVID lockdown

Hi all,

Below is a formal announcement from the VKR President about the COVID lockdown happening tonight. Please note that the upcoming monthly Friday training has been cancelled as well.

Please stay safe. You can find information about the recent COVID exposure sites here.
We will keep you updated with any information about trainings as we receive it.

Thanks,
Samuel

—— Forwarded Message from President ——

Dear all,

As you are no doubt aware, the Victorian Government has announced a 7 day lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic effective 11.59pm tonight. In line with Government restrictions, all Clubs should cease in-person training until the lockdown has been lifted and guidelines permit a return to training.

The VKR would also recommend that any Club training scheduled for Thursday evening (27 May 2021) be cancelled.

Given the uncertainty and risks, the VKR Monthly training scheduled for Friday 4 June 2021 is cancelled.

The VKR community has been fortunate enough that we have been able to resume training since the last lockdown, but the recent events highlight that the virus is still with us. Therefore we need to remain vigilant and ensure we are all following our COVID-safe plans.

We would encourage all clubs to take this time to review their COVID-safe plans and procedures and ensure they are up to date prior to the resumption of training. In particular, a reminder that the Government QR Check-in Code is mandatory for all clubs.

The VKR will provide further guidelines regarding the resumption of training once known.

Finally, please follow Government health advice and get tested where required. Also, note that vaccine eligibility has now been expanded to include those over 40 years old. To book a vaccine appointment, you can go here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

Take care and stay safe.

Kind regards,

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

—— End of Forwarded Message from President ——


Monash University Kendo Club

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Lockdowns are back

Hi all,

If you are up to date with the latest news, you may have noticed that Victoria is returning to lockdown tonight. This means trainings will be cancelled for the foreseeable future.
We will keep you updated on any possible return to trainings or online training sessions.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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Masks are back

Hi all,

You may have heard about the recent outbreak of COVID-19 once again. Monash has confirmed that there are no changes to current restrictions in Monash Sport, but you must now wear masks in the corridors and before/after training. Please stay safe during these times.

If you or someone you have been in contact with recently has COVID symptoms, please don’t show up to training and get yourself or them tested!

Some links:

• Current restrictions from the Victorian government
• An announcement post from Monash Sport about COVID on Facebook

Thanks,
MUKC Committee


Monash University Kendo Club

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For distribution to Kendo members – VKR Monthly Kendo Training

Hi all,

A summary of the below information, is that the monthly Kendo training on the first Friday of every month will be starting again in June (4th June at 7:30pm to 8:30pm). Please read the email below for more information about this!

Thanks,
Samuel

———————– VKR President Message ————————-
Dear all,

The VKR will be restarting monthly Kendo training on the first Friday of every month. This is an opportunity for members from different clubs to train together.

The first training for this year will be 7.30-8.30pm, Friday 4 June 2021 and will be held at the Kenshikan (91 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne).

There is no training fee.

The VKR training will be held in accordance with MBK COVID policies. Please take the time to read the policies below.

VKR Monthly Kendo Training – COVID Safe Policy and Procedures

Below is the policy and procedures for entry to the Kenshikan Dojo, which will apply for the VKR Monthly Kendo Training.  Also, attached are the full details of the Kenshikan policy, if you wish to refer to it as well.

If you have not previously trained at the Kenshikan since the COVID policies have been in place, please also note that your agreement to follow the policies is required in advance and can be completed online at https://forms.gle/3aduTfCRmm9KwJmLA
Please complete this BEFORE 4:30pm on Thursday 3rd June.

To ensure safety of all members, as per VKR Guidelines, your club is required to have a COVID safe plan, which must include the use of the Government approved QR Code check-in systems.

If a member of your club has not trained at MBK during COVID, you must provide your club’s COVID policy to the MBK Secretary (kd.ventura17@gmail.com) by 4:30pm on Thursday 3rd June.
(Note: The following clubs have already provided their policy: MUKEN, Mumeishi, Monash)

INSTRUCTIONS ON DOJO PROTOCOL:

    • If you are unwell or have any symptoms – stay home, get tested and do not attend the training.
    • Dojo entry will be open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start of training.
    • Entry is via the front door ONLY.
    • Complete the required online declaration to follow the Kenshikan and the below entry policies in advance at https://forms.gle/3aduTfCRmm9KwJmLA .  Please complete this BEFORE 4:30pm on Thursday 3rd June.   If not, bring a printed COVID declaration that is contained on p.8 of the attached PDF file.  No entry is permitted without receiving your declaration.
    • There are limits to using the change rooms, so you may wish to come already changed into Keiko-gi/Hakama.
    • No other visitors or spectators are permitted to enter the dojo.

ON ARRIVAL AT THE DOJO:

    • Proceed to the screening station, via the door at the right side of the foyer with all your belongings (including shoes).
    • Your temperature will be checked, name and mobile phone number recorded.
    • Please also check-in using the QR Code.
    • Sanitise your hands before stepping onto the dojo floor.
    • Place your shoes at the back door foyer.Place belongings and bogu on the dojo floor.

IN THE DOJO:

    • Masks are required during suburi and kata
    • Full face shields are required for training with men on (masks are not required under the men).
    • Follow the additional sign-in/sign-out procedure for entering/exiting change rooms.
    • Maintain physical distancing, where possible.
    • There is to be no sharing/swapping of equipment.
    • Do not assemble in a crowd near the doors for exit/kitchen/change rooms.

 

Michael Dunn
President
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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Weekly MUKC update – Week 12

AKR/VKR Membership renewal/registration ~!

It has come to the time of the year where we all have to renew our memberships (or register). The last day to renew/register for a membership is 7 June 2021 (11:59pm). As mentioned in a previous email, the AKR/VKR membership fees have increased to:

  • Senior/Adults: $85
  • Juniors/Under 18: $50

If you have any questions about the membership, don’t hesitate to send in an email or ask a senior during training!

To register, head over to our Unione site and scroll to the bottom of the webpage (or click on the Store option tab), then select either “Kendo 2021 VKR Membership JUNIOR” or “Kendo 2021 VKR Membership SENIOR” depending on whether you are under 18 or not.
Then follow the on-screen instructions to purchase the membership!

 

VKR Special General Meeting Notice

Dear all,

Notice of Special General Meeting
The VKR Secretary gives notice that a Special General Meeting of the Victorian Kendo Renmei Incorporated will be held at 2pm on Sunday 20 June 2021.

The meeting will be held online using Google Meet at the following link: [ PRIVATE ]
The agenda and meeting papers are attached to this email. (6 x PDF, 1 x Word)

  • Item 1 – Attachment 1 – VKR Rules of Association V1.5 – 22 May 2021 – clean.pdf
  • Item 1 – Attachment 2 – VKR Rules of Association V1.5 – 22 May 2021 – mark-up.docx
  • Item 1 – Attachment 3 – Current Rules of the Victorian Kendo Renmei.pdf
  • Item 1 – Attachment 4 – VKR Rules Comparison Table (V1.5).pdf
  • VKR 2021 SGM – Item 1 – Proposed New VKR Rules of Association.pdf
  • VKR 2021 SGM – Item 1 – Proposed New VKR Rules of Association.pdf
  • VKR 2021 SGM Minutes 16 May 2021.docx.pdf

The purpose of the meeting is to seek endorsement of the proposed new rules of the VKR as set out in the attached supporting papers.

Members may appoint a proxy by emailing the VKR Secretary by 4pm on Saturday 12 June 2021, including the following:

  • The member’s name and current VKR (AKR) ID number, and
  • The name and VKR (AKR) ID number of the member appointed as proxy

Note: As per the VKR rules, proxy votes may only be cast where a poll is required.

If any members would like to propose an amendment to the proposed new rules, they should do so by emailing the VKR Secretary by 4pm on Sunday 6 June 2021. Any proposed amendments will be voted on at the SGM as required.

Any comments, concerns or questions about the above process and the proposed new rules should be directed to Michael Dunn, VKR President (president@kendovictoria.asn.au)

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

 

VKR Monthly Kendo Training

There is another email that was sent out along with this newsletter with information about the monthly Kendo training on the first Friday of every month.
A basic summary is that they are restarting the training session again and all the info about it is in that email 😀

 

No Saturday training on the 5th June!

We don’t have a Saturday training session on next week’s Saturday due to clashes with other events held in Monash Sport 🙁

 

Come early to put on bogu and men [Beginners]

Please be ready early so we can help you get into your bogu/men!

 

30th Anniversary preparation! [Seniors]

We’re holding our 30th Anniversary at the end of the year! We need a lot of volunteers to help plan and prepare for the event. If you are able to help out, please reply to this email or let one of the committee members know.

 

This week’s training times/events and location

Monday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Games Hall

Wednesday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Games Hall

Saturday

  • Seniors Training, 9:30am – 11am
    Location: Stadium
  • Beginners Training, 11am – 12pm
    Location: Stadium

 

Wearing Tenugui/Men

Here’s a good video that has a how-to on wearing tenugui and advice on wearing Men:
How to Wear Your Kendo Men: The Finer Points

 

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:
Past photo/video storage [ PRIVATE ]
Our website

Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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