MUKC AGM 2021 Results

Hi everyone,

Last night we held the 2021 AGM and elected a new committee. The new committee comprises of:

  • President – Toney Evans
  • Vice-President – Natalie Truong
  • Secretary – James Hills\
  • Treasurer – Shaun Eng

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend the online meeting, and the new committee looks forward to the year ahead.

Thanks,
James Hills


Monash University Kendo Club

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MUKC Online Sessions

Hi all,

Online sessions have returned due to the lockdown 🙁 Here are the following times for the online sessions:

  • Monday, 6pm – 7pm
  • Wednesday, 6pm – 7pm (unless we can return to in-person training)

The sessions will be held via Google Meet like before. Please be warmed up when the training starts! And please make sure the area you choose to do suburi is free of obstructions or anything dangerous.

Link: [ Private ]  
Code: [Private ]

Hope to see you there!

Note: Please make sure the area around you is free of obstructions before you start swinging (and if you are a junior, make sure you have someone to watch over you!)

COVID Exposure sites
DHHS COVID

Thanks,
Chai Lam


Monash University Kendo Club

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IMPORTANT – Event reminders and registration deadlines

Hi everyone

Reminders about the events and deadlines that are upcoming –

1. MUKC Annual General Meeting (all members)
WHEN: 21 July 2021, 8pm (if we’re having in-person training)
WHERE: Leader’s Room, Monash Sport (if we can), if not, we will send out a Google Meet invite
TO DO: Send nominations to monashkendo@gmail.com by Monday 19 July 2021.

2. MUKC Semester 2 Membership (all members)
TO DO: Register for club membership for July – Dec 2021 at https://connectedcommunities.monash.edu/Clubs/Kendo by Monday 19 July 2021.

3. Victorian Kendo Championships (adult members only)
WHEN: 14 and 15 August 2021
WHERE: Victoria University, Footscray Campus
TO DO:

4. Nafuda (zekken) (all members)
TO DO: Order your nafuda (name plate) at https://connectedcommunities.monash.edu/Clubs/Kendo/Products/723 by Wednesday 21 July 2021.

5. September Gradings (all members)
WHEN and WHERE

TO DO: Email monashkendo@gmail.com to let us know if you or your child are interested in grading (also state grade attempting) by Wednesday 18 August 2021.

 

If you have any questions, please ask a committee member, ideally a few days before the deadlines.

Many thanks
Hoey

Monash University Kendo Club

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VKR GRADING EXAMINATIONS SEP 2021

Hi everyone

The VKTC and VKR have sent out the details on September Grading Examinations below.

Let one of the committee members know if you have any questions.

Thanks
Hoey
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Please note the proposed schedule for the September Grading Examinations:

All Kendo members 4th Dan and above are requested to make themselves available as Grading Panellists, Tachiai or Motodachi for the Dan Grade examinations as required. 3rd Dan members with some experience as Grading Panellists may be called upon for the Kyu Grade Examinations.

Lower Grades may be called upon as Motodachi for the Kyu Grade examinations.

Members selected to perform these tasks will be notified in early August, so please be prepared to respond promptly to any request you may receive.

Potential candidates for the September Grading Examinations should also take note.

Further information regarding the Club Based examinations will be provided via a separate email.

The alternative time for the VKR 3rd & 4th Dan Examination is for the possibility that the AKR 5th Dan Examination cannot go ahead due to the impact of corona virus restrictions on interstate travel. Members will be informed of any change as soon as possible, but should be prepared for either eventuality.

Yakov Macak

Chairperson, VKTC


Monash University Kendo Club

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Volunteers for VKC

Hi everyone

Below is an email regarding volunteering for VKCs (assuming that it is still going ahead).
Volunteering is a great opportunity to learn about shiai (competitions) and how they’re run so I highly encourage everyone to do so if you can spare the time. Beginners and kids can also volunteer.

Regards
Hoey


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Dear VKR members,

It is very fortunate for Victorian kendoka this year to be able to resume our tradition of the Victoria Kendo Championship that will be held at Victoria University on 14-15 August 2021. This year, the University of Melbourne Kendo Club (MUKEN) has been appointed to be the hosting club of the championship. In order to help to prepare for the event, we would like to call for volunteers to support the preparation of the venue as well as running a few tasks during the competition weekend.

Tasks including:
– Setting up the venue on Friday 13 August, evening time at Victoria University
– Volunteer during the competition including scoreboard, scorekeeping, ribbon, time management etc.

Expectations:
– Any level of kendo (beginners are welcome)
– Able to attend volunteer training on Sunday 1 Aug at 1-3:30 pm at Kenshikan (especially first-time volunteer)
– Able to volunteer either on Friday 13 August (evening) and/or weekend 14-15 August. You don’t have to be available all days but even half a day would be much appreciated.

If you think you can support the event, even half a day on the weekend, please register yourself through VKR 2021 Volunteers website:
https://vkr.ecwid.com/VKC-2021-Volunteers-p369327876

We will close the registration on Wednesday 28 July 2021. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at yayabong88@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your support.

We will provide further details regarding the volunteer training prior to the event.

Kind regards,
Yaya
University of Melbourne Kendo Club, Vice President

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MUKC Nafuda (name tag) order – Due 21 July 2021

Hi all,

The committee is going to put through a nafuda/ zekken (i.e. name tag which goes over your tare) order for those of you who are yet to have one or need a new one.

As usual, MUKC’s nafuda will follow the Australian Kendo Renmei’s specifications which are below. Also see attached photo of real life example.

Having a nafuda is necessary for you to compete in any event. If you are going to VKC, you will need one.

To place an order for a nafuda, please purchase on Unione (https://connectedcommunities.monash.edu/Clubs/Kendo/Products/723). Each nafuda will cost $41 ($40 for nafuda and $1 for Braintree transaction fees).

In your unione product order, please provide your Full Name (VKR), Surname, and Family name in either kanji (traditional Chinese character) or in katakana (Japanese characters for english words). For example:

Full Name (VKR), Surname (Nafuda), Nafuda Characters
Noriko Matsumoto, MATSUMOTO, 松本
Ana Patricia Torrevillas, TORREVILLAS, トレビリアス

If you are unsure about what characters to use, please consult a committee member.

Last day we will take orders and payments – 21 July 2021. No late payment.

Regards,
Chai Lam


Monash University Kendo Club

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Weekly MUKC update – Winter break 3

MUKC Membership Renewal

Its mid-2021 now, and you know what that means… Its time to renew your membership!

The registrations have been opened and can be found in Unione. To register, head on over to our webpage and select the blue button labelled “Join or Renew”, then follow the on-screen instructions.

Website link: https://connectedcommunities.monash.edu/Clubs/Kendo

The registration portal will close on 19 July 2021 at 11:59pm.

 

VKC 2021 Registration

Registrations for this year’s VKC are now open! It will be held over two days, 14 and 15 August in Victoria University. You can register at this link: https://vkr.ecwid.com/Victorian-Kendo-Championships-c35216158

If you will be competing in a team, please contact one of the committee members so we can register you as a team. If you are participating in the individuals, please register yourself at the link above. An info pack about the taikai is attached in this email if you want to know more details (38th VKC Info Pack – Final (210627).pdf). [ Mony – Please check your email for this ]

COVID-19 and the VKC
The VKR is developing a COVID-safe plan for the upcoming VKC and taking into account different potential COVID restriction scenarios. Depending on the COVID restrictions (if any) in force at the time of the competition, competitors and attendees are advised that the following MAY apply:

  • All attendees, shinpan, volunteers and officials: mask covering nose and mouth mandatory.
  • Competitors not in full bogu (e.g. Kata): mask covering nose and mouth mandatory.
  • Competitors in full bogu:
    • Full men face shield & mask covering mouth, OR
    • Half men face shield & mask covering nose and mouth.

The VKR will provide more detailed COVID-safe guidelines prior to the event. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

 

Nippon Sport Science Seminar and Kendo Jidai

Kendo Jidai in partnership with the Nippon Sport Science University will conduct a 2nd Online Kendo Seminar on Saturday 17 July at 2pm Melbourne time. Further details are available here: https://kendojidai.com/2021/07/04/nittaidai-seminar-2/

VKR members who are interested in participating should pay and register directly with Kendo Jidai.This session will involve exercises with other people so you may consider participating as a group.

The Melbourne Budokai will be participating together at the Kenshikan. If any VKR members are interested they are welcome to join MBK at the Kenshikan. Please arrive at Kenshikan at 1.30pm and ensure you comply with COVID protocols. If you have any questions about attending the Kenshikan please contact secretary@melbournebudokai.com.au

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

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

Wednesday

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

Saturday

  • Seniors and Beginner’s Training, 9:30am – 12:00pm
    Location: Stadium
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MUKC AGM 2021 Notice

Hi there,

This email is to notify you of Monash University Kendo Club’s Annual General Meeting to be held on the 21st of July 2021 from 8:00pm onwards in the Leader’s Room.

The following positions are open to nominations for the AGM. All members running for these positions can be found in this link.

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Event details:

  • WHEN: Wednesday, 21 July 2021, from 8:00pm onwards
  • WHERE: Leader’s Room, Monash Sport
  • WHAT: Annual General Meeting

Please reply to this email if you would like to nominate someone. You may choose to nominate yourself or someone else, as long as that member is over 18 years old and you have obtained that member’s consent.

Proxy Voting

We ask that all members or their parents/guardians attend. If you are unable to attend, you may vote through a proxy. If you wish to vote through a proxy, please fill out the proxy form and send it to monashkendo@gmail.com by 6pm, Tuesday 20th July.

About Proxy Voting:

  1. If you cannot attend the meeting, please send us an email saying you cannot attend and use the proxy form to nominate someone who is attending the meeting to vote on your behalf.
  2. If you are a parent/guardian, you automatically can vote on behalf of your child(ren) by attending the meeting or nominating someone who is attending the meeting to vote on your behalf (See 1.)
  3. If you and your child(ren) are all members, EACH person gets one vote.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, feel free to reply.

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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Weekly MUKC update – Winter break 2

Update #1 (07-07-2021)

Hi all,

To add on about the registrations for VKC 2021, if you plan to compete in the individual event, please let one of the committee members know so we can pass you your AKR ID. After registering, please send a screenshot of your confirmation of registration to the club email: monashkendo@gmail.com. This is so we can track who is competing for our club.

And some additional information about the Laser tag/Bowling event:

  • Parents/guardians of juniors can join as well
  • You can bring your partner/friends along too

If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know 🙂

Thanks,
Samuel

 

Original Post (06-07-2021)

MUKC Membership Renewal

Its mid-2021 now, and you know what that means… Its time to renew your membership!

The registrations have been opened and can be found in Unione. To register, head on over to our webpage and select the blue button labelled “Join or Renew”, then follow the on-screen instructions.

Website link: https://connectedcommunities.monash.edu/Clubs/Kendo

The registration portal will close on 19 July 2021 at 11:59pm.

 

VKC 2021 Registration

Registrations for this year’s VKC are now open! It will be held over two days, 14 and 15 August in Victoria University. You can register at this link: https://vkr.ecwid.com/Victorian-Kendo-Championships-c35216158

If you will be competing in a team, please contact one of the committee members so we can register you as a team. If you are participating in the individuals, please register yourself at the link above.
An info pack about the taikai is attached in this email if you want to know more details (38th VKC Info Pack – Final (210627).pdf).

COVID-19 and the VKC
The VKR is developing a COVID-safe plan for the upcoming VKC and taking into account different potential COVID restriction scenarios. Depending on the COVID restrictions (if any) in force at the time of the competition, competitors and attendees are advised that the following MAY apply:

  • All attendees, shinpan, volunteers and officials: mask covering nose and mouth mandatory.
  • Competitors not in full bogu (e.g. Kata): mask covering nose and mouth mandatory.
  • Competitors in full bogu:
    • Full men face shield & mask covering mouth, OR
    • Half men face shield & mask covering nose and mouth.

The VKR will provide more detailed COVID-safe guidelines prior to the event. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

 

LASER TAG/BOWLING TIME

Let’s go shoot some lasers and do some bowling on the 17th July! Anyone and everyone in the club is invited to join 🙂
The purchase page will close on 14th July 11:59pm

  • When: Saturday, 17th July 2021, at 1:00 pm
  • Where: Zone Bowling Clayton – Google maps
  • What: Laser Tag and bowling~
  • Price: $10
  • How: Head to Unione and go to the “Store Page”, then select “Bowling + Laser Tag!”.

 

Kata this Wednesday (7/07)

It’ll be the first Wednesday of the month, so its Kata time!

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

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

Wednesday

  • Kata and Beginner’s Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Games Hall

Saturday

  • Seniors and Beginner’s Training, 9:30am – 11:30am
    Location: Stadium

 

COVID-modified rules

As sensei mentioned in training, here are some videos of how the modified rules will work. There’s also a document attached in this email (COVID Modified Tsubazeriai Rules.docx)

The video is in Japanese, but you should be able to understand the actions in the video. If you have any questions, you can ask sensei/a senior during training about it.

 

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:
Past photo/video storage [ PRIVATE ]
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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Weekly MUKC update – Winter break 1

Physical training IS BACK!!!

Monash Sport has properly reopened their doors once again! Training is resuming at the normal times (not the weird 5pm – 7pm)! Please read through the PPE guideline attached in this email before attending training so you can understand what’s required! (“210627 Covid Risk Control and PPE requirement – MUKC.xlsx”)

To beginners, please be ready by 5:45pm so we can show you how to wear your hakama & gi (and watch the video below if you get the chance). If you will be late, please let Toney know so he can help you get your bogu out. Or if you can’t attend Monday’s training, let Toney know and we can help you out on Wednesday 🙂

Please remember to bring your mask, face shield and phone (to scan the QR code).

Note: Please check “This week’s trainings/events” for info about training times/locations.

 

COVID guidelines from Monash and VKR

Guidelines from Monash and VKR:

  • You are required to scan the Government QR code before entering Monash Sport as well as scan the attendance check at the entrance to the hall.
  • Do not attend training if you are unwell or have any symptoms – however mild.
  • Sharing of equipment should be limited where possible. Disinfect any shared equipment after usage.
  • Face masks are mandatory in all training situations.
  • Mandatory use of your men face shield in addition to the face mask.
  • Any incidents/positive cases must be reported to Monash Sport as soon as practical.
  • Inter-club trainings are not allowed (or in other words, no visitors and no visiting)
  • Access is limited to the number of people required to participate in and facilitate club training (Players, coaches, trainers, support staff).

Please follow the above guidelines to keep everyone and you safe!

If you are eligible, the VKR recommends that you get vaccinated. To book a vaccine appointment you can follow this link.

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

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

Wednesday

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

Saturday

  • Seniors and Beginner’s Training, 9:30am – 12:00pm
    Location: Stadium

 

Wearing your uniform

To beginners, you can watch this video before coming in on Monday or as additional help if you are confused about how to wear your hakama & gi.

Kendo Basics : How to Wear a Kendo Uniform (Kendogi & Hakama) – 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:
Past photo/video storage
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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