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


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.



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.



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,


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.



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
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.


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.


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

Google map:

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: – holiday homes, apartments, resorts, hotels – apartments, resorts, hotels – apartments, resorts, hotels – rent unique places to stay from local hosts

Please email any questions you might have to Michael Dunn, chair of the organising committee: [email protected]

Kind regards,
2020 AKC Organising Committee

Sioh-Yang Tan
Incoming Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: [email protected]

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