About Us

We are Monash University Kendo Club, also known as MUKC. We are a Monash University Sports club, and are predominantly student-run with guidance from qualified instructors. As the name suggests, our club practices kendo, as a means of training both our minds and bodies. We are affiliated with the kendo governing bodies the Victorian Kendo Renmei (VKR), Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR), and the International Kendo Federation (FIK).

We conduct one beginner’s course a year, which starts in February/March when the first university semester begins. The club holds three trainings per week. Social functions and competitions are also held throughout the year. Anyone who is interested in kendo is more than welcome to come and watch our training sessions or to contact us for more information.

Among our members and instructors, are people who have international experience, and are state and national representatives. Our members come from all walks of life, are of various ages and are very welcoming. Feel free to speak to any of us before or after training when we’re hanging out outside the Games Hall where we train (see below for more info on training sessions).

Our Instructors

  • Mr Yoichi Yano (7 Dan)
  • Mrs Noriko Matsumoto (6 Dan)
  • Mr Kazuya Kimura (5 Dan)
  • Mrs Kaori Dimovski (5 Dan)

Club committee 2022/2023 –