Latest MUKC and VKR news (19-04-2020)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 


NEW weekly online activities!

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Hi everyone,

(There are some addition to the Notes section here from the FB post.)

It has been about a month since we’ve not seen each other in person :(. During this time, the committee has trailed a few online club engagement activities to varying levels of success. As Victoria is in official lockdown for at least another month, we’ve decided to change things up a little for the next few weeks due to the following reasons:

  • We are a kendo club and so we need to do more kendo together (albeit, virtually).
  • It is a good idea to keep to our usual training schedule of Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm so that going back to training in person is easier.
  • We are currently too reliant on Trent for our online sessions. We should take responsibility as a club to run some sessions too. The committee will run the first two sessions and we will then nominate the next two people.
  • We are aiming to ensure that all our members can participate, including the kids!
  • Matsumoto sensei and Yano sensei have provided us with a training plan(attached) to follow. The AJKF has also released a training video.

So, TLDR version –
Weekly schedule of activities from Monday, 20 April 2020 onwards is:

  • Mon 6:00 pm – Kendo training run by MUKC Dan grade (30 mins – 1 hour).
  • Tue 5:30 pm – Free fitness training run by Trent (45 mins – 1 hour)
  • Wed 6:00 pm – Kendo training run by MUKC Kyu grade (30 mins – 1 hour)
  • Thu 5:30 pm – Paid fitness training run by Trent (45 mins – 1 hour) (Starting on the 28th April 2020, so still free next week)
  • Fri 8:30 pm – Online games night! (1 hour plus) Games to be announced each week.
  • Sat 10:00 am – Paid fitness training run by Trent (45 mins – 1 hour) (Starting on the 28th April 2020, so still free next week)


  • Online games night – If anyone has any good game ideas, please shoot it to any committee member! Thanks 🙂
  • For Mon and Wed kendo sessions, you can use Matsumoto sensei and Yano sensei’s program or the AJKF training video as a guide or create your own.
  • When you’re selected to run a session, it is up to you what platform you use (e.g. Fb live, zoom etc.). If you need help in hosting an unlimited Zoom session, please let Hoey know.
  • Thursday and Saturday fitness sessions by Trent will cost $5 (for his time planning and running them). It is $5 for the week. Up to you if you want to attend one or both days. Message Trent Reeve via FB or email if you have questions and/or to organise payment.
  • Nothing is compulsory, just like our usual keiko is not compulsory, but we hope that people make the effort to join in as many sessions as possible.
  • Mumeishi has suburi sessions (to replace their usual keiko) every Sunday at 10 am via Zoom (624 079 7302), please wear Gi and Hakama and be warmed up before it starts. (This session is run by Trent)

Thanks for your cooperation!
Toney, Hoey Yein, Chai Lam, & Samuel

Monash University Kendo Club


Monash Move it for Good

Hi all,

Monash sport is running a charity event for Monash humanitarian scholarships. Do join in if you’re able to! It consists of two events held over May and in July –

Please select “Kendo” when prompted for which society you’re a part of.

Move it in May

  • Dates: 4-31 May 2020
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Remote participation via @monashmoveitforgood instagram page with challenges posted on participant socials as they are completed

Each week, challenges will be posted up to be completed by participants. The challenges will vary in themes over the month of May. Participants will have to post photos/videos of their challenges on their social media to finish it.

Monash Run for Refugees

  • Date: 26 July 2020
  • Time: 9am to 2:30pm (Participants are able to complete their steps anytime during this time frame)
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Remote participation via @monashmoveitforgood Instagram live and Monash Run for Refugees live.

The Run for Refugees was initially a marathon to be held on the 26th July, but due to the outbreak, has been moved to a virtual marathon. Participants of the run will use a tracker app to track how many steps they have completed at home or around the block.



If you want to join in, all you need to do is fill out the jotform here and a fundraising profile will be created and the login details will be sent to you.

Getting started with fundraising

It may seem a little daunting to fundraise right now but we have some handy hints to help get you started! We recommend getting started with your first post on your social media to spread the word to your friends and family. You can easily show your progress and the challenges you’re joining in a way that connects with potential donors in seconds! The key to a good fundraising campaign is making the most of your social network and sharing your journey.

Here’s the summary:

  • Get an intro post out as soon as possible
  • Share your journey
  • Always have a photo to help engage people
  • Always include a link to the donation page

If you’d like a little more help, feel free to check out their full Social Media Fundraising guide on their website here!

To stay up to date with the latest info, follow their instagram and/or facebook pages. All information will be posted there.


Monash University Kendo Club

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