Weekly MUKC update – Week 10

Lockdown Continues

Here’s a quick update on what’s changing due to the current lockdown.
Quick summary from what the VKR has announced:

1. Kendo gradings will not be held in October, meaning there will not be any Dan gradings for this year. Kyu gradings are unlikely to be held in November based on the Covid Roadmap.

2. The VKR normally conducts an Iaido/Jodo Grading at the end of November. The VKR will confirm whether this will go ahead in the coming weeks depending on the COVID situation.

3. Based on the current Covid Roadmap plan for restrictions, which has not yet been finalised, indoor community recreation/sport venues may require that only vaccinated members can train or attend venues. We’ll send out more info as it becomes available.

4. The VKR will be conducting a voluntary anonymous vaccination survey. This will be sent out by the VKR to all members that are 18 or older.

 

MUKC 30th Anniversary

Due to the current situation with lockdown and the Covid Roadmap, the decision has been made to postpone the 30th Anniversary. We will let you know more as time goes on and decisions are made.

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: [ check your email ]
  • Meeting Link: [ check your email ]

Wednesday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: [ check your email ]
  • Meeting Link: [ check your email ]

Saturday

  • Seniors and Beginner’s Training, 4pm – 5pm
    Location: [ check your email ]
  • Meeting Link: [ check your email ]
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Fwd: COVID Update

From: VKR Secretary

Dear all,

See below for a number of updates regarding the current COVID-19 situation. Please forward to your members.

1. Kendo Grading

As per the discussion at the State Council and previous emails, as we did not return to training by 20 September, there will be no Kendo Gradings held in October.

This also means that there will be no any Dan Kendo Gradings for the rest of 2021. The next Dan Kendo Grading opportunity will be in 2022.

It is also unlikely that we will be able to hold Kyu Kendo Grading in November as the recently announced Victorian Government COVID Roadmap indicates that indoor community sports will not reopen until 5 November 2021.

The VKR/VKTC will advise Clubs in October if there will be any Kyu Gradings in November.

2. Iaido/Jodo Grading

The VKR normally conducts an Iaido/Jodo Grading at the end of November. The VKR will confirm whether this will go ahead in the coming weeks depending on the COVID situation.

3. Vaccinations and the COVID Roadmap

The Victorian Government has released a COVID-19 Roadmap setting out the plan for when restrictions may be eased based on vaccination targets. Details are available here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-09/210919%20-%20Roadmap-Metro.pdf

While the restrictions and requirements have not been finalised, the VKR notes the following:

On page 1:

“Note 3: All proposed easings from 80% fully vaccinated (indicatively 5 November) are dependent on the ability for venues and employers to confirm vaccination status of patrons and employees, respectively.”

On page 5:

“Physical recreation & community sport:
• Fully vaccinated: Indoors DQ4 and 150 cap, outdoors DQ2 500 cap”

This suggests that venues and organisations that run indoor community recreation/sport may be required to ensure that only vaccinated members can train or attend venues.

The VKR will follow any Victorian Government advice regarding vaccination requirements once confirmed.

In the meantime, we would strongly encourage VKR members to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

4. Vaccination Survey

To help the VKR understand the extent of vaccination amongst our members, the VKR will be conducting a voluntary, anonymous survey. This is purely for information only.

The survey link will be sent directly to all VKR members over the age of 18 in the near future. Clubs will also be encouraged to send the link to any of their members under the age of 18 or those member’s parents or guardians as deemed appropriate.

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey please contact Michael Dunn on president@kendovictoria.asn.au

Thanks for your support.

Kind regards,

Michael Dunn
President
Victorian Kendo Renmei
http://www.kendovictoria.asn.au/main/
0438 745 735


Monash University Kendo Club

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Weekly MUKC update – Week 9

Lockdown Continues

It’s been a while since we’ve all seen each other face to face, and while nothings changing just yet, I’m sure you’ve all heard that restrictions are being steadily loosened in the upcoming months. While we don’t have any news about how these changes will affect us just yet, we’ll hopefully have news in the upcoming future.

 

Practice Kata

Make sure to learn and practice Kata, as well as check out these links Sensei wanted us to look at:
Link 1: https://www.kendo-guide.com/kendo_kata.html
Link 2: https://www.eanet.com/norwalk/ref/katat.htm

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meets
  • Meeting Link: [ Mony – Check your emails ]

Wednesday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meets
  • Meeting Link: [ Mony – Check your emails ]

Saturday

  • Seniors and Beginner’s Training, 4pm – 5pm
    Location: Zoom
  • Meeting Link: [ Mony – Check your emails ]
    Passcode: [ Mony – Check your emails ]
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Upcoming events MUKC and VKR and calendar

Update 03-11-2021:
Returning to in-person training! See this post for more details.

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Saturday training

Hi all,

Here is the information for the Saturday training.

  • Saturday 18 September; 4pm start
    • link: [ Check your email ]
    • meeting ID: [ Check your email ]
    • passcode: [ Check your email ]

James

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Kata Resources

Hey!

Here are a couple of links that sensei shared in training yesterday to assist in learning kata!
Link 1: https://www.kendo-guide.com/kendo_kata.html
Link 2: https://www.eanet.com/norwalk/ref/katat.htm

Make sure to have a look over these and practice before tomorrow!

See you at training,
Toney

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Kendo Kata

Hey,

Sorry this email is so late.
This week sensei is wanting to cover kata, please make sure you are familiar with all kata before training!
AJKF Kendo Kata Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGJqpnlExk8

See you at training,
Toney

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Saturday Training

Hi all,

Starting today, we’ll be doing Saturday training at 4pm on top of our usual training. Hope to see you there! [Mony – Please check your emails for Zoom links]

James

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All September Kendo Gradings Postponed

Hi All,

VKR has informed us that the kendo gradings will be indefinitely postponed for now. We will let you know when we have more information. Training will still be online, so hope to see you all there.

Thanks,
James

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Training this week

Hi everyone,

We will be doing online training as per usual during lockdowns, Monday and Wednesday 6pm to 7pm. Looking forward to seeing you there

Link: [ PRIVATE ]

Thanks,
James

Monash University Kendo Club

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