Weekly MUKC update – Summer break 2

[ Mony – From email, dated 14-Dec-2020 ]

 

End of year event

We’re holding our End of Year event this coming Wednesday (16 December) after training! Come join us as we celebrate getting through the year with food and games 🙂

 

Final training date

The final training of 2020 will be on Monday, 21st December. Don’t accidentally show up on the 23rd, there’ll be no one there!

 

Returning to physical training

Our current training times are:

  • Monday: 6pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday: 6pm – 7pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am – 11am

 

You will be required to scan a QR code to enter Monash Sport and another QR code to join training so please bring a phone. You will also be required to wear a face mask/face shield at all times whilst training unless you have appropriate reasoning (as listed in RTP).

Please come exactly on time so we can minimize the amount of time spent loitering in the building. We will begin signing people in at the start of the training time in front of the Games Hall. If you come early, you can wait at the barbeque area just outside Monash Sport, as opposed to standing at the hallway to the Games Hall.
Please read through the RTP and COVID Risk control documents (attached) before attending to make the sign in/out process as smooth as possible!

P.S. If possible, come fully dressed in your bogu so we can maximize training time! Especially on Wednesday.

 

Kendo Board AGM

The Kendo Board will be holding their AGM on 19th December (Saturday) 4:00pm AEDT via Zoom. You can find the 2019 AKR Kendo Report attached in this email. If you have any questions, please send them in to kendoboard@kendoaustralia.asn.au

[ Mony – Please check your emails for relevant links ]

 

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 and location

Monday

  • Kendo Kids training, 5pm – 6pm
    Stadium, Monash Sport
  • Kendo Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport

Wednesday

  • Kendo Kids training, 5pm – 6pm
    Stadium Court 1, Monash Sport
  • Kendo Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Games Hall, Monash Sport

Saturday

  • Kendo Training, 9:30am – 11am
    Games Hall, Monash Sport

 

Cool stuff

Bring some sunscreen so you don’t get sunburnt this Wednesday! Unless you want a face mask tan?

 

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:
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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Weekly MUKC update – Summer break 1

Files –
[ Mony – Please check your email for related files ]

  • 2019 Australian Kendo Board Report final FR (pdf)
  • 201130-Covid-Risk-Control-and-PPE-requirement-MUKC (xlsx)
  • 201130-COVID-19-Safety-Plan-MUKC (doc)

 

PHYSICAL TRAINING IS BACK

We’re slowly returning back to full on training! We will be training at Games Hall as usual but our current training times are:

  • Monday: 6pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday: 6pm – 7pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am – 11am

You will be required to scan a QR code to enter Monash Sport and another QR code to join training so please bring a phone. You will also be required to wear a face mask/face shield at all times whilst training unless you have appropriate reasoning (as listed in RTP).

Please come exactly on time so we can minimize the amount of time spent loitering in the building. We will begin signing people in at the start of the training time in front of the Games Hall. If you come early, you can wait at the barbeque area just outside Monash Sport, as opposed to standing at the hallway to the Games Hall.
Please read through the RTP and COVID Risk control documents (attached) before attending to make the sign in/out process as smooth as possible!

P.S. If possible, come fully dressed in your bogu so we can maximize training time! Especially on Wednesday.

 

Extra face shields

The club currently has 2 size 13 bar mengane Face shields (costing AUD$ 13.34 each), if you need to purchase any, please let any committee member know in person or reply to this email!

 

Kendo Board AGM

The Kendo Board will be holding their AGM on 19th December (Saturday) 4:00pm AEDT via Zoom. You can find the 2019 AKR Kendo Report attached in this email. If you have any questions, please send them in to kendoboard@kendoaustralia.asn.au

[ Mony – Please check your emails for links ]

 

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 and location

Monday

  • Kendo Training, 6pm – 8pm
  • Games Hall, Monash Sport

Wednesday

  • Kendo Training, 6pm – 7pm
  • Games Hall, Monash Sport

Saturday

  • Kendo Training, 9:30am – 11am
  • Games Hall, Monash Sport

 

Cool stuff

Physical training is back which means its time to get your kata back in shape, polish up on putting on Men quick and get back in shape (jogging is a great method)!

 

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:
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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Returning to training

Hey all,

On Wednesday, we went through the RTP and went through the procedures we will have to follow when returning back to train. A quick summary of what you’ll need to bring to tomorrow’s 9:30-11am training (Saturday):

• Bogu (with men)
• Bokuto
• Shinai
• Hakama & Gi
• Phone that can scan QR codes
• Yourself!

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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Returning to training

[ Mony – Check your email for related documents ]

 

FILE – 201130-COVID-19-Safety-Plan-MUKC (docx)

Hi all,

We have some exciting news! Our club’s RTP has been approved by Monash and we will be returning to training. Our first training session will be Saturday the 5th of December from 9:30 – 11 am.

We will be going through the documents attached during online training tomorrow (Wednesday 2nd) to make sure we are all ready to go back. Please read these thoroughly before attending to make this process nice and quick.

The meeting link is: [ Mony – Check your email ]

I’m excited to train with you all again,
Toney Evans
President

Monash University Kendo Club

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Members notice

1) All members should now be receiving “Weekly MUKC news” via email. Please contact the committee to add your name to the list. The contents of these emails will be posted on this website.

2) If you are a current club member, it is a Monash Sports requirement to sign up at Monash Sport’s Connected Communities.

3) For daily news, last-minute training updates, photos, videos and member discussion, please visit our Facebook group !

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Weekly MUKC update – Exam week 3

No Social workout session this week

This week there will be no social workout session, so don’t panic when you can’t find the link!

 

Member satisfaction survey for past members

We’re looking for your input to help the club improve and move forward! We created a survey to gauge past member satisfaction with how the club was run, what got you into Kendo, etc.
All answers will be kept confidential, and we take all answers seriously.
If you know someone who no longer practices Kendo and used to be part of our club, please share this survey with them https://forms.gle/k8JPm9FiGQYj2Uzw6.
This survey will close today (Monday, 30 Nov). Thank you so much for sharing the survey!

 

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)

 

Links to the online sessions for Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December.

[Mony – Please check your emails for all links]

 

Cool stuff

Equipment maintenance!! Super important!
We’re returning to training soon so its important that you maintain your equipment at tip-top condition to keep safe. Here are some links to brush up on maintaining your equipment:
Shinai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjEpeQcwsYA
Bogu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_wdTWBMSEM

 

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:
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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Weekly MUKC update – Exam week 1

Member satisfaction survey for current and past members

We’re looking for your input to help the club improve and move forward! We created a survey to gauge member satisfaction with how the club is run, what got you into Kendo, etc.
All your answers will be kept confidential, and we take all answers seriously.
Click here to help fill in the survey. This survey will close today, Monday (16 Nov). If you haven’t filled in this survey, please help fill it, we need 6 more people to get everyone’s responses. Thank you.

We’ve also made a survey for past members to take. If you know someone who no longer practices Kendo and used to be part of our club, please share this with them!! https://forms.gle/k8JPm9FiGQYj2Uzw6. This survey will close at the end of this month (Monday, 30 Nov)
Thank you so much for filling in and sharing the survey!

 

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)

 

Links to the online sessions for Monday 16 November to Friday 20 November.

[Mony – Please check your emails for links and more info]

 

Cool stuff

We’re not sure when exactly we can return to physical training, but seeing the improving situation, it would be soon!
So in preparation, here are some hitori-geiko training videos from AJKF so you can prepare for the 300 celebration matawari suburi.
This link sends you to their website with more links to their videos.

 

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:
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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Australian Kendo Championships: Cancellation of the 2021 AKC and follow-up actions

Hi all,

Below is the official notice for the cancellation of AKC 2021. If you want to join the AKC Planning committee (more info below), please follow the instructions below!

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Dear all,

Please see below an opportunity to participate in AKC planning. I waited for more details but in view of the deadline, have decided to distribute it as is.

Note that enquiries can be sent directly to AKR Secretary but your expression of interest is to be sent to me.

Kind regards,
Cyntheia

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Dear AKR members,

Australian Kendo Championships: Cancellation of the 2021 AKC and follow-up actions

A. Why is the 2021 AKC cancelled?

The AKR Executives have met with representatives from the Kendo Board and the host of the 2021 AKC  (VKR) in a stakeholders’ meeting, and a decision was made to cancel the 2021 AKC after careful considerations. The decision was presented to the National Council and was supported by the Council.

The stakeholders’ meeting considered various options including change of location and/or date and cancellation and their public health, operational and financial implications. These were the main points in the discussion:

1. It is unlikely that we are able to hold AKC in Victoria in Easter 2021 due to the current COVID-19 situation.
2. Many states or territories may still have “closed borders” policies at that time, which requires travellers to commit to a 14-days quarantine.
3. It is unlikely that we would be able to hold AKC in another state or territory at that time, due to restrictions on large gatherings, and the likelihood of reduced attendance hence significant financial loss to the host.
4. Postponing the AKC to the later half of 2021 may still run into the above issues and clash with other major scheduled events such as UniSports Nationals Division 1 and Australian Masters Games.

Considering the above, those present agreed that cancellation of the 2021 event was the most viable option.

The 2021 Australian Kendo Championships have been cancelled.

B. What is AKR doing if there is no national Kendo Championship in 2021?

1. Financial loss

Financial loss incurred on the hosting state in association with cancellation of the 2021 AKC will be absorbed by AKR.

2. Interstate events in place of the national championship in 2021

The AKR recognises the significance of interstate competitions and seminars in keeping members motivated as well as sustaining Kendo standards and development in Australia.
We expect that border restrictions may ease at a different pace in different states and territories in the coming months.
To help sustain Kendo members’ motivation, AKR will encourage inter-State/Territory competitions between states with mutually open borders in 2021. A sum has been allocated for such events and interested states and territories may apply for financial support from the AKR.

3. Call for Expression of Interest to join the AKC Planning Committee

To prepare for AKC in 2022 and beyond, AKR is calling for Expression of Interest among Ordinary Affiliate Members to join a Planning Committee to  review the way AKC is organised in order to engage more members in the future while upholding the Kendo quality of this pinnacle national event. The committee will look at timing, format, management etc and determine a date for the 2022 AKC. (Please note that this Planning Committee is not the AKC Organising Committee.)

Interested individuals may apply through your state or territory associations, for applications to reach the AKR Secretary by 15 November 2020. If you have questions, please contact akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au

Kind regards,
Sioh-Yang Tan
Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

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Weekly MUKC update – Swotvac

Member satisfaction survey for current and past members

We’re looking for your input to help the club improve and move forward! We created a survey to gauge member satisfaction with how the club is run, what got you into Kendo, etc.

All your answers will be kept confidential, and we take all answers seriously.

Click here to help fill in the survey. This survey will close next Monday (16 Nov). If you haven’t filled in this survey, please help fill it, we need 7 more people to get everyone’s responses. Thank you

We’ve also made a survey for past members to take. If you know someone who no longer practices Kendo and used to be part of our club, please share this with them!! https://forms.gle/k8JPm9FiGQYj2Uzw6. This survey will close at the end of this month (Monday, 30 Nov)

Thank you so much for filling in and sharing the survey!

 

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 [Mony: Please check your email for link].

Toney is also working on the compilation video and any videos you share would be awesome to have! (i.e. Shiais, social events, etc)

 

Links to the online sessions for Monday 9 November to Friday 13 November.

[Mony: Please check your email for more info and links]

 

Cool stuff

Here are some shameless plugs to our social medias if you don’t know already:
@monashkendo
Facebook

 

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:
Our website
Unione

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Weekly MUKC update – Week 12

Monash Sport: Building Resilience through Wellness Webinar

Resilience is a huge part of all of us now more than ever. It helps us maintain balance and calm during times of stress and uncertainty. Monash Sport will be hosting a free webinar on Building Resilience through Wellness.

Joined by special guest panellists Professor Kim Cornish, a developmental cognitive neuroscientist, and Georgia Griffith, an Australian elite athlete, Monash Sport will delve into the correlation between physical and mental health which is driving a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

When: Thursday, 5 November, 1pm – 2pm
Where: Zoom! ID: [pdr]; Pass:[pdr]
Facebook event link

 

Member satisfaction survey for current and past members

We’re looking for your input to help the club improve and move forward! We created a survey to gauge member satisfaction with how the club is run, what got you into Kendo, etc.
All your answers will be kept confidential, and we take all answers seriously.
Click here to help fill in the survey.

We’ve also made a survey for past members to take. If you know someone who no longer practices Kendo and used to be part of our club, please share this with them!! https://forms.gle/k8JPm9FiGQYj2Uzw6.
Thank you so much for filling in and sharing the survey!

 

Compilation video about MUKC

Toney is working on the compilation video and any extra clips you share would be awesome to have! (i.e. Shiais, social events, etc)

 

Links to the online sessions for Monday 2 November to Friday 6 November.

Mony: Please check your emails for all session details.

 

Cool stuff

CONGRATS EMILLLYYYY!!!! Have fun in Sydney!

Also, here’s what we’ll all be doing when we return to physical training:

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:
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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