Weekly MUKC update – Week 8

AKR Kendo Board AGM

The AKR Kendo Board AGM will be held on the 15th May 2021 (Saturday) at 1:00pm AEST via Zoom.

What you need to know before joining:
1. please change your name to the format (STATE – NAME) e.g. (NSW – John Smith) to identify yourself to other participants in the meeting.
2. Please keep your microphone on mute unless speaking.
3. Agenda of the meeting:

Closing of online ballot of the Kendo Board election
Short wrap up of Kendo Board’s activities 2018-2021 & Thank you
Welcome to new Kendo Board members 2021-2024 (TBC)
The Zoom link to join the meeting (will open 15 minutes before scheduled start):
[ Mony – See your email for link ]


MUKEN Gasshuku

There will be an email coming out shortly today about how to register and what its about.


National Council’s decision on issue of nomination for the 2021-2024 Board

By now there should be an online ballot sent to you via the email you provided to the club, below is an email from Stylianos (Stilts) Polichroniadis, the current President of the AKR:

“Dear AKR members,

Thank you for your patience.
As previously communicated, there was an objection raised to the validity of one of the nominations for the Kendo Board positions which became vacant this year. The National Executive made a decision which was appealed and the matter was referred to the National Council upon request by the complainant.
The National Council agreed with the decision of the National Executive and voted in favour of upholding the National Executive’s decision.
As a result all nominations will stand and a new date for the election of the Kendo Board will be set.

The AKR secretary will be delivering the online ballot this week to Kendo members who have provided their email addresses to AKR. State secretaries will be instructed to deliver a postal ballot form to eligible voters who did not provide their email addresses.”


Report on discussions with Sports Integrity Australia

In this email is attached a document of the discussion between Dr. Kevin Humphrey, the AKR Anti-Doping Officer on the discussions between AKR and Sports Integrity Australia.

You can find it attached as 21-04 anti-doping discussion with SIA report.pdf


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

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.


Training times/Events and location


  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Games Hall


  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Games Hall


  • Seniors Training, 9:30am – 11am
    Location: Stadium
  • Beginners Training, 11am – 12pm
    Location: Stadium


How do you wear your bogu?

A how-to on wearing Kendo bogu (Specifically up till 6:55 for Do and Tare)!
Kendo Basics : How to Wear Kendo Bogu (Armor) – The Kendo Show

Fun fact shared in a newsletter from last year:
Kendogu used to be made of bamboo, which you can still get (but at a steep price compared to the plastic ones).


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 🙂
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