Weekly MUKC update – Mid-sem Break

Shinai Maintenance Session

This Wednesday at 12pm we’re holding a Shinai maintenance session for new members. Anyone is free to come join if you’d like!
What: Shinai Maintenance
Where: BBQ area behind Monash Sport (Where we had our Welcome Night)
When: This Wednesday (7 March) at 12pm!
What to bring: Your Shinai, any snacks and yourself(optional)


No training this Monday and on 14th April

There’s no training tonight (5 April) and on Wednesday next week (14 April), don’t show up or else you’ll be stuck outside the building!
Due to the Easter holiday, the building closes earlier tonight. And due to College Clash also having a booking clash with us the week after.
See you on Wednesday!


QKR State Seminar [Seniors only]

The next QKR State seminar will be held at-
DATE; 3 and 4 July 2021
PLACE; Tallebudgera Leisure Centre, 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
The seminar will offer training in all 3 Arts. There will be Grading opportunities offered for Iaido , Jodo, and Kendo, however the levels of Gradings available will be advised closer to the seminar. Cut-off for Grading applications will be COB 12 June 2021.

COVID NOTES There will be COVID safety protocols and procedures in place at this event. As with any event during the pandemic, this event may be cancelled at short notice.


AKR Instructor, Coach & Officiator (ICO) development framework [Seniors only]

Dear AKR members,

The AKR Executive is pleased to advise that in 2021 we are implementing an Instructor, Coach & Officiator (ICO) development framework for use consistently across Kendo, Iaido and Jodo. This will replace the current Instructor Accreditation Scheme (IAS) effective immediately which has been in place since 2007.
Please find further information in the attached letter (ICO Implementation – AKR Exec email.pdf)

The National Council has appointed Damon Schearer as the Coaching Development Coordinator to oversee the implementation. Over the coming weeks/months Damon will be providing communication to members and the executives of Affiliated Renmei, on next steps for interim certification and future requirements. A dedicated email address has been established for this role – [email protected].


30th Anniversary preparation! [Seniors only]

We’re holding our 30th Anniversary at the end of the year! We need alot 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.


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/Events and location


  • Shinai Maintenance Session, 12pm – finished
  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 8pm


How do you even maintain your shinai?

In Kendo, we have to regularly maintain our Shinai or else it might crack/splinter during training and become a danger to others, and you also lose a shinai. To save your wallets and your training partners, you should come to the session on Wednesday!
If you’re real eager to know and can’t wait till Wednesday, you can check this video below on how we maintain our Shinai:
Kendo Gear : Types of Shinai and Shinai Maintenance – The Kendo Show


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:
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