CANCELLED – 45th Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar and Grading

Fwd: Important Notice re 2020 AKCs and COVID-19

Hi all,

This is a follow-up by the VKR about the email from the AKR from before.
As mentioned below, we hope that everyone remain patient and calm as this was a very hard decision to come pass.


———- Forwarded message ———

Hi All;

In the interests of everyone’s health and safety in light of the COVID-19 situation, at an emergency meeting of the AKR including the AKR executive, the Australian Kendo Board, representatives from all states and territories, the AKC organising committee and a medical representative it was decided to cancel the 2020 AKCs. That is inclusive of the AKC seminar and grading.

Many factors have been carefully considered in coming to this decision which obviously has a significant impact on the national kendo community.

All AKC fees (competition, dinner, lunches and seminar) will be refunded by the VKR via the original method of payment. Clubs who have submitted grading applications will be contacted directly regarding refund of grading fees.

We request that you please be patient as all involved parties work through this very significant decision.

VKR Executive

Monash University Kendo Club


Fwd: 45th Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar and Grading cancelled

———- Forwarded message ———

Dear AKR members,

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the upcoming 45th Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar and grading has been cancelled. Australian Kendo Renmei’s primary considerations are the health, safety and well-being of our members. 100% of the individual registration fees for 45th Australian Kendo Championships will be refunded. The refund will be processed within 2 weeks by the VKR. We apologise for any inconveniences that this decision has caused you however we have obligation to our members and broader society to make every attempt to contain the spread of the infection.

The next Australian Kendo Championships – the 45th Australian Kendo Championships in 2021, will be in Melbourne hosted by the VKR.

Kind regards,
Sioh-Yang Tan
Incoming Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei

Monash University Kendo Club

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