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Monday 11 January, 2021
Physical training resumes

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Current Club status

Current members:
Physical trainings are back starting Monday, 11th January!

As we are just starting in-person trainings again, we are going back to phase one restrictions and that means face mask + face shield! Please have a look at the MUKC Risk Control document (check your email) for more information.


New memberships:
Closed for the time-being. More news as it comes.

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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. The contents of these emails will be posted on this website.

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 !

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VKR Grading (March 2021) – Expression of Interest Survey

Hi all,

This is a reminder that if you want to grade in March, please reply to this email with your name and grade by 27 January.

DO NOT FILL IN THE SURVEY FROM THE FIRST EMAIL.
If you have already sent in an email or let me know in person, no need to send an email!

Grading times:

  • Sat 6th March: 6th Kyu to 3rd Kyu
  • Sun 7th March: 2nd Kyu to 4th Dan

Grading eligibility will be based on:

  • Minimum 5 months financial member of the VKR
  • Minimum ‘time in grade’ requirements for relevant grade (inclusive of online and in person training periods)
  • Minimum 3 months regular training based on senior instructor determination

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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Weekly MUKC update – Summer break 7

AKR Iaido and Jodo election results

Iaido Board 2021-2024

  • Chairperson – Marcus Lee-Steere
  • Vice Chairperson – Ian Thomason
  • Secretary – Ben Van Deijl
  • Member – Christine Cash
  • Member – Mark Szalajko

Jodo Board 2021-2024

  • Chairperson – Tom Johnson
  • Vice Chairperson – Janet Griffith
  • Secretary – Peter Carr
  • Member – Mark Szalajko
  • Member – Christine Cash

Minutes for the election are attached in this email.

 

2021 Australian Masters Games Kendo Competition

You can find information about the competition to be held on the 9th and 10th October 2021 in this link.

 

2021 membership registration [IMPORTANT]

It’s the time of the year where you need to re-register your membership if you’d like to continue training with us!

You can re-register by heading over to our Unione page and selecting “Join or Renew” and selecting “MUKC 2021 Senior Membership” or “MUKC 2021 Junior Membership”. Then follow the on-screen instructions to process your registration and you’re done~! Hoey has created an awesome step-by-step instruction if you’re having any difficulties (attached). Please register by 31 January, 11:59pm.

P.S. After filling out the form, a payment option will appear to pay for the membership, please don’t leave the page!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reply to this email or let a committee member know.

 

Returning to physical training

Our current training times are:

  • Monday: 6pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday: 6pm – 8pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am – 11am

You will be required to scan a QR code to enter Monash Sport and another QR code to join training so please bring a phone. You will also be required to wear a face mask/face shield at all times whilst training unless you have appropriate reasoning (as listed in RTP).

 

Storage of past photos and compilation video about MUKC

We are creating a storage to store all past photos to document as much of the past (almost) 30 years of history of MUKC! If you have any photos you would not mind sharing, you can upload it here.

Toney is also working on the compilation video and any videos you share would be awesome to have! (i.e. Shiais, social events, etc)

 

Training times and location

Monday

  • Kendo Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport
  • Kid’s Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport

Wednesday

  • Kendo Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport
  • Kid’s Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport

Saturday

  • Kendo Training, 9:30am – 11am
    Stadium, Monash Sport

 

Sutemi

Some nice articles about sutemi:
Zanshin Confusion, Sutemi, And Hikiage
Sutemi and shishin

 

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:
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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Weekly MUKC update – Summer break 6

Kendo Board AGM Minutes [19 Dec 2020]

The minutes are attached in this email 🙂 [Mony – Please check your email for this]

 

Updated FIK Anti-doping rules

You can find the updated rules in this link. Or you can find them attached in this email.

 

2021 membership registration [IMPORTANT]

It’s the time of the year where you need to re-register your membership if you’d like to continue training with us!

You can re-register by heading over to our Unione page and selecting “Join or Renew” and selecting “MUKC 2021 Senior Membership” or “MUKC 2021 Junior Membership”. Then follow the on-screen instructions to process your registration and you’re done~! Hoey has created an awesome step-by-step instruction if you’re having any difficulties (attached). Please register by 31 January, 11:59pm.

P.S. After filling out the form, a payment option will appear to pay for the membership, please don’t leave the page!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reply to this email or let a committee member know.

 

Returning to physical training

Our current training times are:

  • Monday: 6pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday: 6pm – 8pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am – 11am

 

You will be required to scan a QR code to enter Monash Sport and another QR code to join training so please bring a phone. You will also be required to wear a face mask/face shield at all times whilst training unless you have appropriate reasoning (as listed in RTP).

 

Storage of past photos and compilation video about MUKC

We are creating a storage to store all past photos to document as much of the past (almost) 30 years of history of MUKC! If you have any photos you would not mind sharing, you can upload it here.

Toney is also working on the compilation video and any videos you share would be awesome to have! (i.e. Shiais, social events, etc)

 

Training times and location

Monday

  • Kendo Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport
  • Kid’s Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport

 

Wednesday

  • Kendo Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport
  • Kid’s Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport

Saturday

  • Kendo Training, 9:30am – 11am
    Stadium, Monash Sport

 

Footwork drills

Some really good exercises to train your footwork. Have fun

 

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:
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (11-01-2021)

Resuming physical trainings

Physical trainings are back starting Monday, 11th January!

As we are just starting in-person trainings again, we are going back to phase one restrictions and that means face mask + face shield! Please have a look at the MUKC Risk Control document (attached) for more information.

 

2021 membership registration [IMPORTANT]

It’s the time of the year where you need to re-register your membership if you’d like to continue training with us!

You can re-register by heading over to our Unione page and selecting “Join or Renew” and selecting “MUKC 2021 Senior Membership” or “MUKC 2021 Junior Membership”. Then follow the on-screen instructions to process your registration and you’re done~! Hoey has created an awesome step-by-step instruction if you’re having any difficulties (attached).

P.S. After filling out the form, a payment option will appear to pay for the membership, please don’t leave the page!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reply to this email or let a committee member know.

 

Returning to physical training

Our current training times are:

  • Monday: 6pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday: 6pm – 8pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am – 11am

You will be required to scan a QR code to enter Monash Sport and another QR code to join training so please bring a phone. You will also be required to wear a face mask/face shield at all times whilst training unless you have appropriate reasoning (as listed in RTP).

Please come exactly on time so we can minimize the amount of time spent loitering in the building. We will begin signing people in at the start of the training time in front of the Games Hall. If you come early, you can wait at the barbeque area just outside Monash Sport, as opposed to standing at the hallway to the Games Hall.
Please read through the RTP and COVID Risk control documents (attached) before attending to make the sign in/out process as smooth as possible!

P.S. If possible, come fully dressed in your bogu so we can maximize training time! Especially on Wednesday.

 

Storage of past photos and compilation video about MUKC

We are creating a storage to store all past photos to document as much of the past (almost) 30 years of history of MUKC! If you have any photos you would not mind sharing, you can upload it here.

Toney is also working on the compilation video and any videos you share would be awesome to have! (i.e. Shiais, social events, etc)

 

Training times and location

Monday

  • Kendo Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport
  • Kid’s Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport

Wednesday

  • Kendo Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport
  • Kid’s Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport

Saturday

  • Kendo Training, 9:30am – 11am
    Stadium, Monash Sport

 

Kata!

Kimura-sensei shared the AJKF’s video on Kata. It’s english so you can’t use the “it’s in Japanese” excuse anymore!

AJKF video

 

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:
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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[IMPORTANT] NO TRAINING ON WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY (6/01 and 9/01)

Hi all,

Training for today, Wednesday (6/01/2021) and Saturday (9/01/2021) have been cancelled. Although the number of community transmitted cases are low, the number of exposure sites have been increasing and many of which surround the Monash area.

We will be monitoring the situation and have a discussion on Saturday on whether to reopen on Monday. We apologize for the sudden notice and for any inconvenience caused.

Stay safe and healthy! Hope to see you soon.

Many thanks,
MUKC Cmmmittee


Monash University Kendo Club

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (06-01-2021)

2021 membership registration [IMPORTANT]

It’s the time of the year when you need to re-register your membership if you’d like to continue training with us!

You can re-register by heading over to our Unione page and selecting “Join or Renew” and selecting “MUKC 2021 Senior Membership” or “MUKC 2021 Junior Membership”. Then follow the on-screen instructions to process your registration and you’re done~! Hoey has created an awesome step-by-step instruction document if you’re having any difficulties (attached).

P.S. After filling out the form, a payment option will appear to pay for the membership, please don’t leave the page!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reply to this email or let a committee member know.

 

New QR code sign-in method

What better way to start the new year than with new things? The club will start using the contact tracing form provided by the Victorian government for our training sign-ins, starting tomorrow, Monday 4th January 2021.

Depending on your phone, you might have to download the Service Victoria app to scan the QR codes and complete the form at training.
Google play
Apple App Store

 

Visiting restrictions

As of 3rd January 2021, the COVID-19 daily new cases of community transmission in Victoria is above 5, so visiting other clubs and visitors to our club are not allowed until the situation stabilises again and community transmissions are less than 5.

 

Returning to physical training

Our current training times are:

  • Monday: 6pm – 8pm (Games Hall)
  • Wednesday: 6pm – 8pm (Games Hall)
  • Saturday: 9:30am – 11am (Stadium)

You will be required to scan a QR code to enter Monash Sport and another QR code to join training so please bring a phone. You will also be required to wear a face mask/face shield at all times whilst training unless you have appropriate reasoning (as listed in RTP).

Please come exactly on time so we can minimize the amount of time spent loitering in the building. We will begin signing people in at the start of the training time at the Games Hall/Stadium entry. If you arrive early, you can wait at the barbeque area just outside Monash Sport, as opposed to standing at the hallways.

Please read through the RTP and COVID Risk control documents (attached) before attending to make the sign in/out process as smooth as possible!

 

Storage of past photos and compilation video about MUKC

We are creating a storage to store all past photos to document as much of the past (almost) 30 years of history of MUKC! If you have any photos you would not mind sharing, you can upload it here.

Toney is also working on the compilation video and any videos you share would be awesome to have! (i.e. Shiais, social events, etc)

 

Training times and locations

Monday

  • Kendo Training, 6pm – 8pm
  • Games Hall, Monash Sport

Wednesday

  • Kendo Training, 6pm – 8pm
  • Games Hall, Monash Sport

Saturday

  • Kendo Training, 9:30am – 11am
  • Stadium, Monash Sport

 

A note from our beautiful president

Happy new year! Thank you to all our members who made it through the year with us, it was great to see you all at the few trainings we got and the end of year event. Hopefully despite the few cases we now have in Victoria we will still be able to train in person and slowly get back to “normal”.

All the best,

Toney Evans

 

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:
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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Urgent Notice from VKR – Covid Related Updates

Urgent Notice from VKR – Covid Related Updates

Dear everyone,

Happy New Year! I hope you are keeping well and staying safe.

This is just a quick message regarding the impact of the rapidly changing situation in Victoria. Within the space of a few days, community transmission in multiple locations has passed our threshold of comfort. The news this morning reported a backlog of testing.

In light of these factors, VKR is recommending the following and reminding everyone that:
1. Stay safe
2. Club officers need to regularly monitor Victorian government and DHHS news releases for any updates regarding community transmissions and changes to restrictions.
3. Suspend ALL planned inter-club trainings until further notice.
4. At this stage, we are not recommending ceasing in-person training providing that the club’s return to training and covid safe plans are implemented and adhered to. Please follow your respective training venue’s guidelines at this stage.

We will closely monitor the situations and try our best to keep us in training safely and responsibly.

It is with a heavy heart that I write this message as our first communication in 2021. We have come so far and accomplished so much. Let’s hope vaccines availability in the near future will help us return to normal safely.

Yours sincerely,
Cyntheia

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Weekly MUKC update – Final update of the year!

Update —

Hi all,

We want to emphasize that wearing a full face shield + face mask is recommended. If you are struggling to breathe, you can choose to wear a full face shield without a face mask OR a half face shield with a face mask.

Regarding degeiko, you should check on how to apply for written approval from the club you wish to visit. You must ask sensei if you wish to degeiko as well. After sensei approves, you can let the committee know and we will provide a written approval.

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Final training date

The final training of 2020 will be today, the 21st of December. Don’t accidentally show up on the 23rd, there’ll be no one there! Training will resume again on the 4th of January onwards.

 

Phase 2 of the RTP!

After discussing with sensei, the club will be moving to phase 2 of the RTP! Please read the RTP to ensure you are aware of what can/cannot be done.
Some things to note:

  • When wearing Men, you are allowed to wear a face shield WITHOUT a mask OR wear a half face shield WITH a mask.
  • Degeiko is allowed only if you obtain written permission from both clubs.

 

Returning to physical training

Our current training times are:

  • Monday: 6pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday: 6pm – 7pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am – 11am

You will be required to scan a QR code to enter Monash Sport and another QR code to join training so please bring a phone. You will also be required to wear a face mask/face shield at all times whilst training unless you have appropriate reasoning (as listed in RTP).

Please come exactly on time so we can minimize the amount of time spent loitering in the building. We will begin signing people in at the start of the training time in front of the Games Hall. If you come early, you can wait at the barbeque area just outside Monash Sport, as opposed to standing at the hallway to the Games Hall.

Please read through the RTP and COVID Risk control documents (attached) before attending to make the sign in/out process as smooth as possible!

P.S. If possible, come fully dressed in your bogu so we can maximize training time! Especially on Wednesday.

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