Upcoming Events VKR Calendar

Saturday 23 July, 2017
+ VKR 3rd Dan and above meeting
+ Victorian Kendo Technical Committee (VKTC) Election Day 
(more info)

Sunday 6 August, 2017
+ Pre-VKC Shinpan Briefing
+ VKR Delegate’s meeting
(more info)

Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 August, 2017
Victorian Kendo Championships (VKC) 2017
(more info)

Saturday 11 November, 2017
Ballarat Kendo Club 30th Anniversary Takai and Demonstration
(more info)

Saturday 14 October, 2017
22nd DHMDK Kumdo Tournament Invitation 
(more info)

Friday 20 October – Sunday 22 October, 2017
Melbourne Kendo Cup 2017 (more info)

Posted in Important Events | Leave a comment

Current club status

Current members – Regular Training. Usual time and venue for current members.
Beginners 2017 – Membership registration: CLOSED

If you are not a member of our club, but you are an experienced Kendo player and want to join our training, please come along and chat with us. 

If you do not have Kendo experience but are interested in learning more, please feel free to come along and watch us during our training. Unfortunately we are no longer accepting new students this year. Our next intake will be in early 2018.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

The quickest way to get the latest news

The quickest way to get the latest news –
Club news – Join our Facebook Group. Members are highly encouraged to join us here. Some last-minute news is posted here occasionally!
VKR news – Sign up with “TeamApp” and subscribe to ‘VKR Australia’. You can also download the app for your smart phone. 

We will still be posting news on the website as usual, roughly once per week!

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Latest MUKC and VKR news (21-07-2017)

permalink – https://wp.me/p6R6sO-3Pf

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. As usual, please see a committee member if you have any queries.

 

Upcoming MUKC Trainings (by Emily, from Facebook)

Mon 17/7 – Normal training
Wed 19/7 – Normal training
Sun 23/7 – AUG training (MUKC members only, held at Clayton)
Mon 24/7 – Normal training
Wed 26/7 – Normal training
Sun 30/7 – AUG training (MUKC members only, held at Clayton)
Mon 31/7 – ** Shiai practise **
Wed 3/8 – ** Kata training **
All trainings in the Games Hall 😊

 

VKR Delegates Meeting
(This is for MUKC committee members only)

Dear VKR Club Delegates,

The next delegates meeting will be held on Sunday August 6 at the Kenshikan from 1pm-3pm. Due to the importance of the agenda items being it is MANDATORY that ALL CLUBS send at least one delegate to attend the meeting. Please be aware that the meeting will be held simultaneously with the Pre-Victorian Kendo Championship Shinpan Seminar so please ensure that the delegates are not intending to attend the seminar.

If you have any items you wish to put on the agenda please let me know.

Current Agenda Items
1 – Draft Budget Proposal
2 – Revised Application for Funding Process
3 – Payment Arrears and Consequences
4 – Junior Instruction in Victoria
5 – First Aid Course
6 – Affiliation to VicSports
7 – Trophies
8 – Website Development

 

Pre-VKC Shinpan Briefing

To all VKR Kendo Members:

Pre-VKC Shinpan Briefing

The 2017 Pre-VKC Shinpan Briefing will be conducted by Yano Sensei on Sunday 6 August 1:00-3:00pm at the Kenshikan.

This briefing is aimed at those who will shinpan at the VKC – potentially all VKR Kendo Members 3 Dan and above.

Shinpan rules and procedures will be reviewed, plus discussion of some new competition guidelines, including how the Kata competition is judged.

Hakama and keikogi to be worn.

As this will be basically a briefing and Q & A session, only 2 or 3 shiaisha will be required. This will also be an opportunity for those people to listen to the shinpan instructions.

Could attending shinpan and potential shiaisha please send their names to me at macakcy@optusnet.com.au.

I look forward to seeing you all there.

Cheers,

Yakov Macak
Chairperson, VKTC

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Otsuka Taikai 2017 Schedule

Hey guys,

Below is the schedule for tomorrow’s Otsuka Taikai. Good luck everyone! 

Otsuka Taikai Schedule

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Latest VKR news (13-07-2017)

permalink – https://wp.me/p6R6sO-3P2

News Items –
+ 2017 Otsuka Taikai – Details For Volunteers/Shinpan (THIS weekend)
+ VKR 3rd Dan and Above Meeting + Call for Nominations for Victorian Kendo Technical Committee Members (Reminder)
+ Victorian Kendo Championships (VKC) 2017
+ The Ballarat Kendo Club Inc 30th Anniversary Demonstration & Taikai (11 November, 2017)
+ FW: Invitation for Kendo event in Malaysia (2-3 September, 2017)
+ FW: FY2017 Asian Zone Kendo Referee Seminar – October / S Korea (27-29 October, 2017

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR news – 

THIS WEEKEND
2017 Otsuka Taikai – Details For Volunteers/Shinpan

From: Paul Bserani
Sent: Monday, 10 July 2017 8:59 PM
Subject: 2017 Otsuka Taikai – Details For Volunteers/Shinpans

Greetings MBK Member!!

As you know, the 2017 Otsuka Taikai will be held this coming Saturday, 15th of July. It is a very important event in the MBK calendar as it commemorates the opening of the Kenshikan Dojo in June 1990.

As per every year, volunteers will be required to help with the running of the event. It’s a big day and the more volunteers there are, the better.

Help will be required this coming Friday, starting at 6:00pm, to help prepare the dojo. This will require cleaning the dojo, organising of tables, chairs, score boards, tatami mats, etc. Your help will be greatly welcomed and appreciated. And of course, afterwards we can go out and have a bite to eat….

On the big day, the dojo will be open from 8:00am. There will be two taikais – an Iaido Taikai and a Kendo Taikai. Volunteers will be required for the following responsibilities (not necessarily for both taikais):

1. Competitor Registrations,
2. Time Keeping,
3. Scoring,
4. Announcing,
5. Ribboning,
6. Shinpaning,
7. Photography/Videoing, and
8. General helping.

Again, if you’re able to do so, your help will be greatly welcomed and appreciated. No prior experience is required to volunteer so it’s a great opportunity to learn. It doesn’t matter what art you practise – Iaido, Kendo or Naginata – the event is a club event. And of course, people from other clubs are also welcomed to help – so pass this on if you know any who would like to help.

The dress code for volunteers is as follows:

1. A plain white shirt,
2. A plain black/dark pants/skirt,
3. A plain black/dark pair of socks/stockings, and
4. A plain tie – preferably blue.

Shinpans for the Kendo Taikai, 3rd Dan and above, will be required to wear the standard shinpan uniform (taken from the FIK shinpan regulations):

1. A plain, dark blue jacket,
2. A plain, grey pair of pants/skirt,
3. A plain, white shirt,
4. A plain, deep red necktie,
5. A plain, dark blue pair of socks/stockings.

The schedule for the day is being finalised and will be sent out once it has been.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

I look forward to sharing this big day with you.

Cheers and all the best.

Paul Bserani
Vice President Melbourne Budokai

 

VKR 3rd Dan and Above Meeting + Call for Nominations for Victorian Kendo Technical Committee Members (Reminder)

23 Jul 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Dear Club Delegates,

A meeting for VKR Kendo 3rd Dan and Above members will be held on Sunday July 23 1-3 PM at the Kenshikan.

Please notify your members who hold 3rd Dan and above in Kendo and inform me via email at secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au or TeamApp as to who will be attending the meeting from your club.

In this meeting, a new VKTC will be elected to serve for the next 3 years. Nominations for the 5 Committee positions are now called for.

For information on the election, please see the election file found at:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMakpoNC1mbWhjQTA

The important dates are:
Friday July 14: deadline for submission of nominations
Sunday July 23: Election Date

Thank you for your attention.

 

Victorian Kendo Championships (VKC) 2017

8:00am 12 Aug – 5:00pm 13 Aug

The 2017 Victorian Kendo Championships will be held over the weekend of August 12-13 2017 at Victoria University Footscray Park Campus.

Details on how to register will be sent out to the club secretaries shortly.

VKC Information Pack Download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMVHgwQ0RYVS03azQ

 

The Ballarat Kendo Club Inc 30th Anniversary Demonstration & Taikai (Saturday 11 November, 2017)

2017 marks the 30th year of the Ballarat Kendo club Inc. This non for profit club began officially in February of that year following a beginners course held the previous November.

In the ensuing years the clubs has introduced Kendo, Iaido and Jodo to many enthusiastic and curious people from Ballarat and its surrounding areas. Some have gone on to achieve success at State, National and International levels and for this we as a club are very proud.

Importantly Kendo is an activity that you do not do on your own and we appreciate that Ballarat has been helped along the way by individuals and other clubs over these 30 years.

It is our turn to put back something of p Hi significance to the Victorian Kendo Renmei.

To celebrate and thank the many sensei, colleagues and friends that we have met during our journey we introduce the Ballarat Kendo Taikai.

This is our inaugural tournament and is in this first year an individual competition. It is an opportunity to test our shiai skills in good competition as well as celebrate our friendships and what we share together.

We look forward to seeing you all on this special day not just for the Ballarat Kendo Club but for all members of our our Renmei.

There will be two competitions on the day, Kyu individual and Dan individual with no other restrictions.

Entry will be $15 per competitor

Registrations to Ballaratkendoclub@gmail.com

Please also register if you wish to join the Sayonara party, more details on this to follow.
LOCATION

Eastwood Leisure Complex 20 Eastwood Street Ballarat

 

FW: Invitation for Kendo event in Malaysia (2-3 September, 2017)

Dear AKR Members,

On behalf of the Malaysia Kendo Association, I would like to invite you to the Malaysia and Korea Friendly Exchange Program.

2nd-3rd September 2017
The Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur.
Saujana Resort Seksyen U2, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
40150 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Chang Won City Kumdo team will bring their players including two of Korean National Team members for 1 1/2 day training session.

Please see the link below for more detailed information and electronic registration ticket:

http://mka-kka.weebly.com

Please note: Australian Natonal Team selection is on the the same weekend.

Regards

Peter Jiwon Jeong
on behalf of Malaysia Kendo Association

 

FY2017 Asian Zone Kendo Referee Seminar – October / S Korea (27-29 October, 2017)

Dear Club Delegates,

Please inform your members that the next FY2017 Asian Zone Kendo Referee Seminar will be held in Incheon, South Korea in October, 2017.
Period: from Friday 27th October 2017 to Sunday 29th October, 2017 inclusive.

Deadline for applications is midnight July 28.
If you are interested in applying, please fill in the attached application form and send it along with a plan detailing shinpan tuition sessions to secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au by the deadline above. Late applications and incomplete or incorrect applications may not be considered.

The AKR wishes to encourage senior Australian Kendoka to attend this Seminar with a view to improving the standard of Kendo shinpan in Australia. To that end the Kendo Board of the AKR will offer subsidies to those attending, as follows:

* An amount of $6,000 has been set aside for this purpose.
* A minimum subsidy of $1000 per participant will be offered if there are 6 attendees from the AKR.
* The applicant has submitted a plan detailing shinpan tuition sessions, locally, after their return.

Of course there is no limit in the numbers who can attend from Australia, but the Kendo Board will award only a maximum of 6 subsidies, and reserves the right not to offer a subsidy to an applicant considered unsuitable.

The following selection criteria will apply:
* 5 Dan and above in principle (up to 5 Dan will be considered on a case by case basis).
* Priority for those who have not attended previously.
* Practises Kendo regularly.
* A history of volunteering for shinpan duties at State and National Championships.
* Attends shinpan seminars at State or National level.
* Has sufficient experience and is of a suitable standard to benefit from the Seminar.
* Applicants must submit a plan detailing shinpan tuition sessions that the applicant will conduct or contribute to locally, if selected to attend the seminar. The plan must be included with the application.

* If selected to attend, Applicants must also arrange, obtain and wear a nafuda at the seminar that includes the word AUSTRALIA at the top and their surname in ENGLISH characters at the bottom.

Important: once the final list is confirmed, all applicants on that list must be fully committed to attend the event except in the most exceptional circumstances, and must advise the AKR/Kendo Board immediately if circumstances do require that they must withdraw. Applicants should also keep their contact details up to date, and advise the AKR Secretary if any changes do occur.

Applicants must arrange their own travel and overseas medical insurance cover and provide the policy details to the AKR Secretary, prior to travel and prior to any financial subsidy being provided from the AKR.

All enquiries regarding the event should be directed to the AKR Secretary at <akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au>.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Latest VKR news (23-06-2017)

permalink – https://wp.me/p6R6sO-3OV

 

Hey guys, 

Here is the latest VKR news – 

Nanseikan Kangeiko 2017

This year we will be doing something different. We will be training at Nanseikan in the morning, then travelling to Tora Dojo to join in their training in the afternoon.

All VKR members are welcome to join! There will be car pooling to go between dojos, and a meeting point for lunch.

All details are at http://www.kendo.org.au/2017/06/next-week-training-at-tora-dojo.html

 

2017 Otsuka Taikai Reminder

Just a reminder regarding the up-coming Otsuka Taikai on Saturday 15th of July.

Attached is a great looking poster to promote the taikai. Please send it to family and friends to spread awareness about this very important event for Melbourne Budokai.

If you practice Iaido and would like to compete, the deadline to let me know is fast approaching – Friday the 30th of June 2017.

If you practice Kendo, are graded 2nd Dan or below and would like to compete, please register on the day during the morning….you should be there regardless to help and watch the Iaido Taikai and the demonstrations. Kendoka who are ungraded and wearing full bogu, i.e. beginners, are encouraged to compete as it’s a great opportunity to do so. Please let me know if you can help with the running of the event – we’ll require people to assist with both the Iaido and Kendo Taikais.

Finally, details of the dinner have almost been finalised. Please let me know if you have any questions. Cheers and thanks in advance. Paul Bserani

Vice President Melbourne Budokai

Posted in News | Leave a comment

2017 Otsuka Taikai

permalink – https://wp.me/p6R6sO-3OR

 

Hey guys,

Information about this year’s Otsuka Taikai –

Dear VKR Members,

The Otsuka Taikai commemorates the opening of the Kenshikan Dojo on the 15th of July 1990. The existence of the dojo would not have been possible without the generous donation made by Mr Kenshiro Otsuka and the Otsuka Family.

The taikai will be held on Saturday 15th of July 2017. It is a goodwill taikai and is teams based. As per last year, there will be an Iaido Taikai as well as a Kendo Taikai. Entry for competitors and spectators is free. The Teams There will be pools comprised of teams of three. Each team will have 2 Kyu grades and 1 Dan grade (numbers permitting). The members of a team will be randomly selected so competitors in a team may not be from the same club.

Iaido Taikai Competitors There is no restriction in grade for iaido taikai competitors.

As the Iaido Taikai will be held in the morning, to allow for the selection of teams and the determination of the draw, competitors must pre-register their interest to compete prior to the day. Registrations for the Iaido Taikai will close on Friday the 30th of June 2017. Registrations can only be made by replying to this email to paul.bserani@tollgroup.com. Please include your current grade when replying and do not change the subject of the email.

Kendo Taikai Competitors

This competition is for ungraded members in full armour up to 2nd Dan.

Registrations for the Kendo Taikai will be taken on the day as it will be held after lunch. Therefore, to ensure that there is sufficient time to select the teams and determine the draw, competitors must register before 12:00pm on the day, 15th of July 2017.

Shinais will be checked that they’re in good condition when competitors register.

Shinpans

Senior Iaido members are requested to assist with shinpaning the Iaido Taikai. Kendoka 3rd Dan or above will be required to assist with shinpaning the Kendo Taikai. Please let me know by Friday the 7th of July 2017 if you are available to assist with the shinpaning of either taikai.

Call For Volunteers

On Friday the 14th of July 2017 at 6:00pm the dojo for both taikais will be setup. This will require cleaning the dojo, organising of tables, chairs, score boards, tatami mats, etc. Your help will be greatly welcomed and appreciated. The more members that are able to help with the setup the better.

On the day of the Otsuka Taikai, help will be required with the running of the Iaido and Kendo Taikais. Again, if you’re able to do so, your help will be greatly welcomed and appreciated. No prior experience is required to volunteer so it’s a great opportunity to learn.

These taikais are very important events for Melbourne Budokai so it’s important to have as many members as possible helping regardless of the art they practice. Some of the areas that volunteers will be required are:

1. Competitor Registrations,
2. Time Keeping,
3. Scoring,
4. Announcing,
5. Ribboning,
6. Shinpaning,
7. Photography/Videoing, and
8. General helping.

Dinner After The Taikai

There will be a dinner after the Otsuka Taikai has completed and the dojo has been tidied up. Details of the dinner have yet to be finalised. Please let me know by Friday the 7th of July 2017 if you’d like to attend the dinner.

Further detailed information will be sent out prior to the Otsuka Taikai.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers and I look forward to seeing you at the dojo.

Paul Bserani

Vice President Melbourne Budokai

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Upcoming trainings

Upcoming trainings (by Emily, from Facebook)

Mon 5/6 – Normal training
Wed 7/6 – ** Kata training **
Sun 11/6 – AUG training (MUKC members only, held at Caulfield)
Mon 12/6 – Normal training (yes, even though it’s the Queen’s birthday!)
Wed 14/6 – Normal training
Mon 19/6 – Normal training
Wed 21/6 – Normal training
Sun 25/6 – AUG training (MUKC members only, held at Caulfield)
Mon 26/6 – ** Shiai practise **
Wed 28/6 – Normal training

All trainings in the Games Hall 😊

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Latest VKR news (01-06-2017)

permalink – https://wp.me/p6R6sO-3OG

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR news, from Jularaj Suthibutr VKR Secretary – 

 

VKR Monthly Keiko

Date: 2 June 2017
Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm (own warm ups before start) Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne, 3003 Vic Cost: $5
LOCATION

91 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne, 3003 Vic

 

5th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar. Registration Deadline This Sunday

Dear Female Kendoka,

Registration deadline for the 5th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar & Taikai is this Sunday 4 June. The event will be held in Sydney on 1-2 July 2017. Attached is the seminar information pack. Thank you to those who have already registered. If you are yet to register, please REGISTER NOW.

This year, the seminar will focus on improving kihon and waza as well as shiai and shinpan skills that is suitable for budding young kendoka to experienced level kendoka. This seminar will be led by senior Australian and New Zealand female kendoka. Female who are practising in full bogu are encouraged to participate.

This event is generously subsidised by the Australian Kendo Board to make the cost of participation more accessible. Participants from outside of ACT/NSW will receive an extra discount (discount code: “outofstate739”) when registering online.

Venue: Willoughby Leisure Centre, 2 Small Street, Willoughby, Sydney

Registration via AKR’s website: http://www.kendoaustralia.asn.au/content/?page_id=4010

Registration fee categories (include lunches and Saturday night welcoming dinner):
• Participants from NSW/ACT: $60 per person
• Participants from within Australia, outside of NSW/ACT: $30 per person (enter “outofstate739” in the voucher code field)
• International participants: $30 per person (enter “outofstate739” in the voucher code field)

Registration closes on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

Kind regards,

OWKS Organising Committee

Oceania Women Kendo Seminar Info Pack
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMQW91eGNuNW9QcDQ

 

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Latest MUKC and VKR news (28-05-2017)

permalink – https://wp.me/p6R6sO-3Ou

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news –

 

MUKC Upcoming Trainings (by Emily, from Facebook)

Mon 29/5 – ** Shiai practise **
Wed 31/5 – Normal training
All trainings in the Games Hall 😊

 

VKR Membership registration renewal for 2017/2018

For all MUKC members, you should have received reminders and emails regarding VKR membership renewal for 2017/2018. Please note you must be registered with the VKR in order for you to train at MUKC, VKR-affiliated clubs, attend competitions, attempt gradings, and most notably be covered by VKR insurance should you be injured during any trainings or events.

 

Extra Training with Sumi Masatake Sensei On Sun 4 June

Dear Kendo Clubs,

As a follow up on the Sumi Sensei Seminar, please be advised that there is extra competition training with Sumi Sensei on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

Event details below:

Date and Time: Sunday, 4 June from 9am-1pm.
Address: Castle Hill Library-Level 1 Community Centre, 14 Pennant St, Castle Hill 2154
Cost: $20 per person, purely to cover the hall booking!

After training, there will be lunch together with Sensei at Castle Towner (shopping centre Thai Food).

Please come along if you are interested!

Thanks and regards,

Clement Guo
UTS Kendo Club on behalf of Shu Bu Kan

LOCATION: 14 Pennant St, Castle Hill

 

Queensland Kendo Renmei Seminar, Tallebudgera, 1-2 July

Dear kendoka,

Queensland Kendo Renmei is holding a seminar on 1-2 July 2017 at the Tallebudgera Leisure Centre in Gold Coast. Please see below for further information.

Location: Tallebudgera Leisure Centre 1525 Gold Coast Hwy Palm Beach.
Hours: Doors open 0800 Bow in 0900 until 1700

Fees:
This year the fee will be 2 days $60.00
1 day $35 .00
Where there are 3 members in one family a family rate will be 2 full paying members any more than 2 pay half price for seminar.

Grading

During this seminar, the QKR will be offering grading opportunity to:

Yondan in Kendo and
Sandan in Iaido

Closing date for receiving grading applications is the 18th June 2017
Please email grading application and proof of payment of fees to
Tresurer@qkr.asn.au and president@qkr.asn.au

Grading fee below:

SENIOR All Kyu grades $30.00
1 Dan $60.00
2 Dan $75.00
3 Dan $90.00
4 Dan $115.00
JUNIOR * All Kyu grades $15.00
1 Dan $30.00
2 Dan $45.00
3 Dan $45.00

Westpac Bank
Queensland Kendo Renmei Incorporated, BSB 034‐055, ACN 20‐9720

Everyone is reminded to take part in the seminar you must be financial AKR member.
Applications for grading close on the 18th June Please follow up with your club sensei to have the application and payment submitted by that date. This is your responsibility

Posted in News | Leave a comment

2017 MUKEN Taikai this Saturday

permalink – https://wp.me/p6R6sO-3Oi

Hey guys,

Here are the details of this Saturday’s MUKEN taikai. Note that competitor registration is now closed. The below information is provided for those who would like to spectate. Good luck everyone!!

 

2017 MUKEN Taikai

Hi club representatives,

Melbourne University Kendo Club will be hosting the 9th annual MUKEN Taikai on 20th May, Saturday and would like to invite all AKR members to participate in this event.

It will be held in the West Stadium of the Melbourne Uni Sports Centre.

The format of the competition is a mixed individual knock-out, with the top two winners of each division progressing to the next division. There will be five divisions:

  • Beginners (For members who began their kendo training in 2016 with no prior experience)
  • Junior Kyu (6th Kyu – 3rd Kyu)
  • Senior Kyu (2nd Kyu – 1st Kyu)
  • Junior Dan (1st Dan – 2nd Dan)
  • Senior Dan (3rd Dan – 4th Dan)

Entries may be limited due to time constraints, with earlier entries receiving preference. All competitors in the 3 & 4 Dan division will be expected to assist with shinpan duties for the lower grades. In this case, dress will be hakama and keikogi.

Registrations will open at 12:00pm on the day, with proceedings commencing at 1:00pm. Please view the attached flyer for more details, and share it with your friends and family.

There will be a $15 entry fee for each competitor. We would like to request for club representatives to complete the attached registration form, listing the details of the participants from your club. Please return this form to mukeninfo@gmail.com and make the payment by May 13, Saturday.

Thank you!

Regards,
Cheryl Low
President

Melbourne University Kendo Club

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Latest MUKC and VKR news (15-05-2017)

permalink – https://wp.me/p6R6sO-3O9

Hey guys,

Here is the latest club news, and VKR news –

 

Bogu in the MUKC upstairs locker room / cage (by Emily, from fb)

Hi everyone – as you may or may not be aware, we don’t have enough bogu for all our beginners and are unable to borrow from KSK at this time, so we’re trying to fix up all our old bogu upstairs to increase our inventory. There’s a lot of unnamed and unknown bogu upstairs that we need to sort out!
So, if you store your bogu in the cages, please make sure it is NAMED (or in a named bogu bag) and placed on the shelves. Any unnamed bogu, or bogu left rolling around the floor of the storerooms, will be taken as club property from June onwards. Thank you! 🙂

 

Australian Kendo Team Tenugui Design Competition

We are calling on members who have the design flair to come up with a design concept for the new Australian Kendo Team Tenugui for the World Kendo Championships to be held in Korea September 2018.

Incorporated within the design must be the AKR logo and Australia with the wording “17th World Kendo Championships Korea” also included.

Not only will the Australian Team be wearing these tenugui’s but we also plan to have the tenugui’s available for purchase by all AKR members.

Please submit your concept to me at rreid2@optusnet.com.au

Entries close Thursday 31st August 2017.

There will be a prize for the winning design!!

With Regards,

Rob Reid
National Team Manager

 

Reminder – Shinpan Seminar May 21

Kenshikan 1.00pm to 3.00pm.
Aimed at kendoka 1st to 3rd Dan with “some shinpan experience”. As a minimum this means those who have at least attended a previous VKR shinpan seminar. Kendoka 2nd Kyu and above who have had no shinpan experience should try to attend as shiaisha, as they will be welcome to listen to the lecture and instructions to the shinpan trainees, and so improve their knowledge of these matters.

 

Ballarat Taikai Update

Please note that the Ballarat Open Club Tournament originally scheduled for June 18 has been put on hold until further notice.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Latest VKR news (04-05-2017)

Hey guys, 

Here is the latest VKR news. From Jularaj Suthibutr, VKR secretary – 

 

VKR Kendo Keiko (MAY 2017)

(Mony -Please read “When training at Kenshikan” for a refresher on etiquette when visiting Kenshikan.)
Date: 5 May 2017
Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm (own warm ups before start)
Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne, 3003 Vic
Cost: $5
LOCATION

91 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne

 

2017 Australian Kendo Championship Final Competition And Grading Results

Dear VKR Members,

Please find in the link below the finalized results of the 42nd Australian Kendo Championships held in Canberra, ACT on 15-16 April 2017.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMVzFPVlh5UU1JcU0

In addition, the following VKR members have been successful in the recent grading at Canberra:

Jeffreson, Brett (Ballarat Kendo Club) – 1 Dan
Garard, Levi (Mumeishi Kendo Club) – 2 Dan
Garard, Andy (Mumeishi Kendo Club) – 3 Dan
Polichroniadis, Stylianos (Essendon Keilor College Kendo Club) – 4 Dan
Chin, Kevin (Melbourne University Kendo Club) – 5 Dan
Nomura, Junko (Melbourne Budokai) – 5 Dan
Goletsos, Chris (Melbourne Budokai) – 5 Dan
Chan, Claire (Melbourne Budokai) – 5 Dan
Martin, Adam (Melbourne Budokai ) – 5 Dan

Posted in News | Leave a comment