Current club status

Current members – Regular training. Check Facebook group  for latest info. 
2019 new members – Registrations opening soon. Please check back !

MUKC Upcoming Trainings

UPCOMING TRAININGS (February)

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Fri 22/2 – Oceania Women’s Seminar

Sat 23/2 – NO TRAINING this week due to VKR Nittaidai seminar. (As the seminar is being held at Monash, MUKC members are expected to attend! If you can’t make the seminar for whatever reason, please attend another weekend training.)

Mon 25/2 – Normal training
Wed 27/2 – Normal training

Sat 2/3 – NO TRAINING due to Nagae Taikai. Please attend another weekend training.
Sun 3/3 – Grading (6 – 3kyu)

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The 2019 beginners course will commence from Monday 4th March.
More info HERE.

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February is a bit rough for our Saturday trainings, but they will be much more regular from March onwards!

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All trainings to be held in the Games Hall/Kenshikan respectively unless otherwise specified.

 

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 to our training 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. Note that our next intake will be in early 2019. 

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Upcoming Events MUKC and VKR Calendar

Friday 22 February, 2019
6th Oceania Women’s Seminar (more, more1, more2)

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 February, 2019
VKR Kendo Seminar (more)
Nittaidai Visit (more)

Saturday 2 March, 2019
Nagae Taikai 2019 (more)

Monday 4 March, 2019
2019 Beginner’s Course Begins! (more info soon)

Saturday 30 March, 2019
South Australian Kendo Championships 2019 (more)

Friday 19 – Wednesday 24 April, 2019
44th Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar & Grading (more, more1)
Grading during AKC (more)

Friday 19 – Friday 26 July, 2019
2019 Foreign Kendo Leaders’ Summer Seminar (more)

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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. Info posted almost every day! 

This website will be updated roughly once a week.

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (23-02-2019)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. For more information on any items, please see a committee member.

 

Monash University Orientation Week!

Monash University Kendo Club will have a stall at O-week! Come and see us for more information! We will be at the TeamMONASH Hub (all sports clubs will be here) from Monday 25/02/19 until Thursday 28/02/19 inclusive, from 11am-3pm. More information for Monash University Clayton Campus Orientation Week can be found here.

 

2019 Beginner’s Course information for Monash University Kendo Club!

 

Beginner’s Course page.

 

Message from Facebook group (by Dalton Reuss, 18/02/2019)

Hi everyone, March grading times have been announced. 6K-3K will be March 3, and 2K-4D will be March 17. Deadlines for these registrations are February 26 and March 12 respectively. Anyone interested should let me know before the due date

 

Message from Facebook group (by Hoey Yein, 22/02/2019)

Hi all

We have several visitors from Japan training at our club over the next month as well as beginners starting on 4 March. Please make it a priority to show up to keiko as

1. there will be opportunities to train with highly-skilled people you’ve never trained with before; and
2. the committee really needs your help managing the increased number of people at training; and
3. the more the merrier 🙂

If you no longer wish to train, please contact a committee member at monashkendo@gmail.com so that we are aware and don’t charge you training fees.

Thanks!

 

FW: (Kenshikan) Dojo Closed Sunday 24th February

Due to the VKR Nittaidai Seminar this weekend, there will be no Kendo training at Kenshikan and therefore the dojo will be closed this Sunday. All Kendoka are encouraged to attend the seminar.

Cheers and all the best.

Paul Bserani

Vice President Melbourne Budokai

 

FW: AKC Match Duration Changes – Women’s Dan & Men’s Kyu

Dear AKR members,

The Kendo Board has recently reviewed and approved two important changes to the Dan Women’s and Kyu Men’s match duration for this year’s AKC. Please note that the Women’s Dan match duration will be 5 minutes and the Men’s Kyu match duration will be 4 minutes.

Click HERE for more details regarding the 44th AKC regulations 2019.

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

 

Fwd: Victorian Teams selected for 2019 AKC

Victorian Teams to compete at the 2019 Australian Kendo Championships

Last Sunday 17th February the following members were selected to represent Victoria in the Teams events at the 2019 Australian Kendo Championships:

Men’s Dan

Haruki Reid (Fudoshin)
Richard T’en (MUKEN)
Takayuki Suzuki (MBK)
Takeshi Hartono (MUKEN)
Tarl O’Mara (Ballarat)
Thomas Mendelovits (MUKEN)
Trent Reeve (Mumeishi)

Women’s Dan

Hoey Yein Goh (Monash)
Julie Tran (MUKEN)
Kristine Ventura (Fudoshin)
Liliana Bray (MUKEN)
Noriko Matsumoto (MBK)
Vivian Thang (RMIT)
Yaya Bonggotgetsakul (MUKEN)

Men’s Kyu

Alfred Lai (MBK)
Danny Ngyuen (RMIT)
James O’Neil (Tora)
Alejandro Pastore (RMIT)
Mark Veenstra (Ballarat)

Women’s Kyu

Isabel Trinh (Tora)
Jaslyn Gray (Tora)

Kata Pairs

Jeffrey Khor (MUKEN)
Michael Dunn (MUKEN)

Congratulations to all selected, we know you will represent Victoria to the best of your ability and we are looking forward to your performances in Perth at the Championships.

Well done! to Kenji and the Coaching Team so far, we know you and the selected teams will be working very hard over the next few weeks with the aim of producing the best results possible when you are called upon to compete.

Many thanks to Yano Sensei and all those who helped with the selection processes: – the Selectors, Shinpan, Court Officials, and those who assisted with the set-up, the clean-up and in the many other tasks required to make the afternoon run successfully.

Commiserations to those not selected this year, I am sure your contribution has helped team preparation and is appreciated, and hopefully you have found the experience useful in your Kendo development.

Once again, thanks everyone.

Yakov Macak
Chair, VKTC

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (02-02-2019)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. For more information on any items, please see a committee member –

 

FW: 6th Oceania Women’s Seminar – Registration Closing Soon

FILE – Poster (pdf) (same as from previous post)
FILE – Info pack (pdf) (same as from previous post)

 

Dear All,

Registration will close soon for the 6th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar, which will take place for one day only on Friday 22 February 2019. Attached are the seminar info pack and poster.

The sensei who will conduct the seminar are:

Shinzato Chikano sensei (Renshi 7th Dan)

Shinzato sensei is the Nippon Taiiku Daigaku (Nittaidai) women’s kendo club coach. The Nittaidai women’s team won the All Japan University Championships in 2017. Shinzato sensei represented Japan at the 2003 and 2009 World Kendo Championships.

Hosokawa Rie sensei (Renshi 6th Dan)

Hosokawa sensei is a teacher at Nippon Taiiku Daigaku Ohka Junior High School – High School. Hosokawa sensei was the Nittaidai women’s kendo club assistant coach for several years.

The sensei are top class kendo pracitioners and educators. The sensei taught at the Oceania Women’s Seminar in 2016. The 2016 seminar was participated in by approximately 100 female kenshi from Australia, Japan, New Zealand and China.

The seminar is a one day only event due to the teacher’s busy teaching and competition schedule in 2019.

Seminar Details

Date: 22 February 2019
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus, Melbourne (N.B. this is a different venue to the VKR Nittaidai seminar in the following 2 days.)
Cost: $45 full fee; $30 student concession. Pay an extra $15 for a delicious lunch bento.
Registration: Please complete the online registration at https://goo.gl/QrhM4z
Registration Deadline: Sunday, 10 February 2019
Got Questions? Please email akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au if you have any questions.

Please note that the VKR Nittaidai Kendo Seminar will take place on the 23-24 February 2019. Register for both seminars for 3 days of high level kendo instruction!

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung
Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

 

FW: 2019 Nagae Taikai

Dear VKR delegates,

This is a notification that the 2019 Nagae Taikai will be held on Saturday 2nd March. The details of the taikai are currently being finailsed and will be distributed soon.

That said, they’ll be similar to last year’s taikai:

1. Held after lunch on Saturday 2nd of March.
2. Open to all current VKR/AKR Kendoka who are graded between 2nd Dan and 5th Dan.
3. 5th Dan and above Kendoka will be required to assist as a shimpan (including those competing).
4. Entry is free.
5. Volunteers will be required to assist with the running of the taikai and the setup of the dojo on the Friday before.

The full details of the taikai will be sent out once they’ve been finailsed.

Please note this in your diary and be available to either help with the taikai or compete!

Cheers and all the best.

Paul Bserani
Vice President Melbourne Budokai

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Latest VKR and MUKC news (28-01-2019)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR and MUKC news. For more information on any items, please see a committee member.

 

New Monash Kendo training

Dear VKR delegates,

I have the great pleasure in announcing a new MUKC training time. MUKC will be holding a third keiko every week on Saturdays at Kenshikan, 3-4:30pm (excluding dates where there are already bookings, such as VIC squad, gradings etc.). This training is predominantly aimed at seniors, so will be held at a slightly higher level than our regular trainings. We welcome seniors from other clubs to join, with a visitors fee of $5.

Training commences from this Saturday, January 12th. If there are any questions at all, then please feel free to contact the club either through email (at monashkendo@gmail.com) or through the club’s facebook page.

Kind regards,
Dalton Reuss
Secretary


Monash University Kendo Club

 

2019 Australian Kendo Championships, Perth, WA – Information & Registration

FILE –Info pack (pdf)

Dear VKR Delegates,

The 44th Australian Kendo Championships and Kendo Seminar will be held in Perth, Western Australia from Friday 19th to Wednesday 24th April 2019. Attached are the information booklet and registration form.

Please complete the registration form including details of competitors, shinpan, and seminar attendees and return by email to registrations@kendovictoria.asn.au by February 10, 2019. No payment is required at this point.

Placements for the competitors will be confirmed by March 1, 2019 at which point each club will be sent an invoice for your members’ registration. Please complete the payment by March 14, 2019.

Important Dates:
Feb 10 – Registration Due
Feb 17 – VKR Team Selection
Mar 1 – Placement Confirmation / Invoice Issued
Mar 14 – Deadline for Registration Fees

Regards,
Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

National Kendo Grading (Perth, 24-Apr) Application Process

Dear VKR Delegates,

Please advise your club of the application process for the forthcoming AKR exams for Kendo grades 1 Dan to 5 Dan, to be conducted on Wednesday 24 April 2019 at Leisurelife Centre, 34 Kent St, East Victoria Park, during the events surrounding the 44th Australian Kendo Championships.

To apply to be examined:
Members should apply direct to their club or dojo using the AKR Grading Application form PDF, completing all required fields. Closing date – 3 March 2019.
Clubs or dojo decide if applicants are approved and eligible, then compile all their members details into the provided Excel workbook and send that to the VKR at registrations@kendovictoria.asn.au along with proof of payment. Clubs or dojo are to retain the AKR Application form for possible reference to later. Closing date – 10 March 2019.
Exam questions – check here later.

Regards,
Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

6th Oceania Women’s Seminar – Info Pack and Poster (with attachments)

FILE – Poster (pdf)
FILE – Info pack (pdf)

Dear All,

Registration is now open for the 6th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar, which will take place for one day only on Friday 22 February 2019. Attached are the seminar info pack and poster.

The sensei who will conduct the seminar are:

Shinzato Chikano sensei (Renshi 7th Dan)

Shinzato sensei is the Nippon Taiiku Daigaku (Nittaidai) women’s kendo club coach. The Nittaidai women’s team won the All Japan University Championships in 2017. Shinzato sensei represented Japan at the 2003 and 2009 World Kendo Championships.

Hosokawa Rie sensei (Renshi 6th Dan)

Hosokawa sensei is a teacher at Nippon Taiiku Daigaku Ohka Junior High School – High School. Hosokawa sensei was the Nittaidai women’s kendo club assistant coach for several years.

The sensei are top class kendo pracitioners and educators. The sensei taught at the Oceania Women’s Seminar in 2016. The 2016 seminar was participated in by approximately 100 female kenshi from Australia, Japan, New Zealand and China.

The seminar is a one day only event due to the teacher’s busy teaching and competition schedule in 2019.

Seminar Details
Date: 22 February 2019
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus, Melbourne (N.B. this is a different venue to the VKR Nittaidai seminar in the following 2 days.)
Cost: $45 full fee; $30 student concession. Pay an extra $15 for a delicious lunch bento.
Registration: Please complete the online registration at https://goo.gl/QrhM4z
Registration Deadline: Sunday, 10 February 2019

Got Questions? Please email akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au if you have any questions.

Please note that the VKR Nittaidai Kendo Seminar will take place on the 23-24 February 2019. Register for both seminars for 3 days of high level kendo instruction!

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

 

The 115th All Japan Kendo Enbu Taikai 2019

Dear AKR Members,

There has been a change to the application process for the Kyoto Enbu Taikai for 2019. The AJKF has advised the AKR that anyone interested to participate in the Kyoto Taikai 2019 should submit their application to the AKR. AKR will collate all the individual applications and forward them to the AJKF in one submission. All the documents related to the Kyoto Taikai will be sent to the applicants in February 2019.

Please find the application form of the Kyoto Taikai 2019. The deadline of the Kyoto Enbu Taikai application is 12th February, 2019.

Your kind attention and understanding will be much appreciated.

Best regards,

Vivian Yung

Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

 

South Australian Kendo Championships 2019 – 30th March

FILE – Poster (pdf)
FILE – Info pack (pdf)

Dear SAKA/AKR members,

The 2019 South Australian Kendo Championships will be held on Saturday 30th March. This competition is open to all AKR members.

Please see attached information handout and registration form for more information.

Registration closes Sunday March 10th.

Best regards,

South Australian Kendo Association

 

2019 Foreign Kendo Leaders’ Summer Seminar

Dear AKR Members,

The Foreign Leaders Summer Seminar is a (mostly) annual Kendo seminar hosted by the International Kendo Federation (FIK) with the purpose of providing guidance for Kendo practitioners outside Japan who are heavily involving in leading their local Kendo community.

The Summer Seminar for this year is scheduled on the week of 19 July to 26 July 2019, at Gedatsukai Kenshu Centre, Kitamoto City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR) members who would like to attend are able to submit an application to their home state or territory association, then the Australian Kendo Board (AKB). Up to four candidates may be selected and submitted to the FIK.

Candidates that have been successfully accepted will be provided with travel subsidy to the amount of $750 per participant (if four were selected) or up to a maximum of $1,000 per participant (if less than four were selected).

The criteria for approval include:

Hold an Australian passport and be an Australian Citizen, or an Australian Government-issued Permanent Residency visa.
Current and active long-term AKR member in good standing.
Currently residing, and intending to remain in Australia.
A senior practitioner within a teaching capacity – 3rd Dan or above, in principle.
Preference may be given to applicants who have never participated before, and/or will be eligible to attend grading at the end of the seminar.

AKB recommends the application to include:

A summary of the applicant’s Kendo history.
A brief statement of why the applicant would be an appropriate attendee.
Proposal for how the applicant intends to contribute the development of Kendo in Australia with the knowledge gained from the seminar.

Successful candidates are responsible to:

Commit to arriving on time and attending the entire seminar.
Coordinate their own travel arrangements.
Pre-arrange adequate and appropriate travel insurance, including medical coverage.
Arrange and wear a nafuda / zekken with:
The word AUSTRALIA at the top.
Their family name in English at the bottom.
Provide AKB and AKR with a full report within one month of the conclusion of the seminar.

Please submit your application with the necessary documentation attached to secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au by January 20 2019.

Successful applicants selected by AKB will be submitted to FIK by 15 February 2019. It is expected that the announcement of approved candidates will be provided by FIK in early March 2019.

Important Dates:

20 January 2019: Application submission deadline from individual applicant to State Associations.
27 January 2019: Application submission deadline from state / territory associations to the AKR.
15 February 2019: Kendo Board’s nomination announcement.
Early May 2019: AJKF announce final selection and AKR applicants will be advised.

Regards,
Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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Latest VKR and MUKC news (22-12-2018)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR news – 

 

FW: Training at Kenshikan over Christmas/New Years

Dear VKR delegates,

Please be aware of the training times at Kenshikan over Christmas/New Year:

  • Last official MBK session for 2018: Sunday, 23 Dec
  • No training/dojo closed: 24 Dec (Mon), 25 Dec (Tues),1 Jan (Tues)
  • Informal training will be conducted at normal training times: 27 Dec (Thurs), 30 Dec (Sun), 3 Jan (Thurs)
  • New Year’s Eve Keiko – 31 Dec (Monday) from 10.30pm
  • First official MBK session for 2019: Sunday, 6 Jan

Regards,
Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

VKR Kendo Seminar 2019

See Facebook event for more information.

 

The next VKR Seminar will be held on February 23-24 2019, led by instructors from the Nippon Sports Science University in Tokyo:

YAGISAWA Makoto Sensei, 8 Dan Kyoshi
FURUSAWA Nobuaki Sensei, 7 Dan Renshi
SHINZATO Chikano Sensei, 7 Dan Renshi

More information can be found in the attached documents:
Poster: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YT2Eb0eJ-WXEGMiPbvq6clpKQkGf4sBs/view?usp=sharing

Information Pack: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CnpX-UctdKcSmOVZOeu4KTf7KDMC2L91/view?usp=sharing

The seminar is open for all registered AKR and FIK members.

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Latest VKR and MUKC news (16-12-2018)

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Hey guys,

Here are the latest VKR and MUKC news – 

 

MUKC last training for 2018 (by Hoey, from Facebook)
(Mony: Please check out the facebook group to participate in the poll)

Hi gaiz
This Wednesday, 19 December, is the club’s last training for 2018. We will be having an end of year/Christmas celebration after keiko at 8pm, somewhere in the university. We need to know numbers to cater for so please answer the poll below!
Thanks
Hoey

 

New Kendo 6 Dan

Dear VKR Delegates,

In recent gradings the following VKR members were successful in achieving 6th Dan in Kendo:

Daniel Kwangyul Jeong (MUKEN)
Kate Sylvester (VUKC)
Noriko Matsumoto (MBK)

Congratulations and thank you for all your support!

Regards,
Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Fujiwara Sensei Visit January / Last VKR Keiko Fri Dec 7

Dear VKR Kendo Clubs,

Fujiwara Hironobu 7 Dan Kyoshi will be in Melbourne between the 17 and 22 Jan 2019.

A final schedule will be forwarded shortly.

Please also be reminded that the final VKR Keiko of this year will take place this coming Friday from 7:30pm at the Kenshikan.

Regards,
Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

FW: New Year’s Eve Keiko at Kenshikan

Dear VKR Kendo Delegates,

There will be an End Of Year Kendo training session at Kenshikan on Monday 31/12/2018 – New Year’s Eve – as per last year.

The dojo will open at 10:30pm and then training will start before a small pause just before midnight to allow the participants to have a celebratory drink to usher in 2019 and then training will continue for about 45 minutes or so.

After training has concluded, participants are welcome to remain to have a bite to eat and drinks as per last year….or should I say this year? Therefore people attending this event are encouraged to bring food, drinks, dessert to share with everyone. We hope you can make it!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kristine Ventura
Secretary Melbourne Budokai

 

VKR Sub-committee for Junior Coaching Module – call for volunteers

Dear VKR members,

The VKR is developing the junior coaching module to fit in with the AKR coaching module.

We are looking to start work in January 2019 and are looking for more people to join us:

1. One parent representative
2. Two interested kendokas with some experience and interest in one of the following areas:
a. Governance
b. Instructing juniors
c. Coaching/Teaching

If interested, please submit your expression of interest with a brief description of the skills you can bring to the sub-committee by 15th Jan 2019.

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Cyntheia

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Latest VKR and MUKC news (24-11-2018)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR and MUKC news. For more information on any items, please contact a committee member.

 
Notice: No Kendo Training at Kenshikan on Nov 25

Dear VKR Delegates,

Due to the ANF Naginata Seminar being held at Kenshikan from Nov 23 to Nov 25,
The MBK kendo training at Kenshikan on Nov 25 (Sun) – 9:30 – 11:30am is CANCELLED
(Instead there will be an additional keiko this week at the Kenshikan:
Tomorrow, Nov 21 (Wed) – 7:30 – 9pm.)

Regards,
Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Notice of Melbourne University-Gwangju Exchange Kendo Seminar 2019

Dear AKR members,

The Melbourne University Kendo club will be hosting a seminar on 8-10th February, 2019. This seminar will be led by current and former Senseis from Seoseok High School and Chosun University:

– Hyun Jun KIM sensei, 8th dan kyoshi – (Former Chosun University Kendobu Head coach)
– Dong Jin JEONG sensei, 8th dan kyoshi – (12th WKC Women’s Head coach, Former Seoseok High School Kendobu Head coach)
– Tae Ho KIM sensei, 7th dan renshi – (Seoseok High School Kendobu coach)
– Sang Eun OH sensei, 5th dan – (Seoseok Middle School Kendobu coach)

Accompanying the senseis will be delegates from the Gwangju Kumdo Association, plus 4 students from Chosun University and 6 students from Seoseok High School.

As some of you might know, Daniel Jeong sensei is an alumni of both institutions and thus, Melbourne University Kendo club has a well-established relationship with them.

Seoseok High School and Chosun University have consistently produced top level kenshi and members of the Melbourne University Kendo club have gained valuable experience from training with them.

We are inviting kenshi from other clubs to share this experience with us and to build friendships through such exchanges. We will be sending out registrations for this seminar soon, please mark out the relevant dates if you are interested in participating.

The schedule of the seminar will be as follows;

08/02/19 (Fri) Time TBC: Welcome Keiko
09/02/19 (Sat) 10:00-17:00: Seminar Day 1, followed by a welcome dinner
10/02/19 (Sun) 09:30-17:00: Seminar Day 2

More details will be sent out in the next email. Please feel free to direct any questions to mukeninfo@gmail.com, hope to see you there!

Regards,
Cheryl Low
Vice-President

 

2019 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition

[Mony: If you are interested, please see a committee member]

Dear Kendo Clubs,

UTS Kendo Club is delighted to announce the 2019 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition on Sat & Sun, 1-3 February 2019 in Sydney is now OPEN, with guest Hanshi Hachi (8th) Dan Senseis, Toru KAMEI Sensei and Kazuo FURUKAWA Sensei!

The exciting seminar + competition package will continue from the 2018 Seminar and build towards another Open Shield Competition which will be held at the end on Sunday, to provide an opportunity to apply our learning into practice in both capacity as a shinpan and as a competitor.

Please see the attached Info Pack and Registration Form for more information.

Cost: $60 per person (Kids aged 16 and under with bogu are FREE).

Registration closes 27 January 2019.

We sincerely hope the seminar adds another milestone to your Kendo journey and look forward to seeing you here again!

Any questions, please reach out to the club below.

Thank you and kind regards,

Clement Guo
On behalf of UTS Kendo Club
E: utskendo@gmail.com
M: +61 4 0161 4820

 

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (18-11-2018)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 

 

FW: Nittaidai Visit: 23-24 February 2019

The VKR is pleased to announce that the dates for the 2nd VKR-Nittaidai Seminar have been confirmed. It will be held on the weekend of 23rd-24th February 2019.

Please reserve these dates on your calendar.

Registrations will open soon.

Cyntheia Lim
President, VKR

 

FW: 44th Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar & Grading

Dear AKR members,

The Western Australian Kendo Renmei is proud to host the 44th Australian Kendo Championships in Perth, 2019. We invite you to Perth to attend this important event in the AKR calendar. Please find below information about the championships, seminar & grading for those who would like to make early travel and accommodation arrangements.

Registration information and a full Event Information Pack will be sent to all states in early January. State registrations will be due by 17th February 2019.

Event dates
Friday 19th April 2019 Referees’ seminar
Saturday 20th April 2019 44th AKC – Competition Day 1/ Welcome Dinner
Sunday 21st April 2019 – 44th AKC – Competition Day 2
Monday 22nd April 2019 – Seminar
Tuesday 23rd April 2019 – Seminar
Wednesday 24th April 2019 – AKR Dan Grading Examination

The venue is the Leisurelife Centre, 34 Kent St, East Victoria Park
https://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/Around-town/Facilities/Leisure-centres/Leisurelife

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/anAnC1UNhMA2

Leisurelife is located in East Victoria Park, a suburb east of the Perth central city near the busy restaurant strip of Albany Highway. The venue is a 12 minute drive from central Perth. The venue is well served by public transport. The 960 bus service connects central Perth with the venue, stopping 100m from the venue.

Distance from central Perth: Bus 30 min/ Car 12 min/ Taxi $20-$30
Distance from Perth Domestic Airport: Car 15 min/ Taxi $25-$35

There is limited accommodation in East Victoria Park, but nearby South Perth and Burswood have accommodation options. Central Perth has a large number of accommodation options.

Some mid to low price accommodation options include:

Metro Hotel – mid price
61 Canning Hwy, South Perth WA 6151
(08) 9367 6122
https://metrohotels.com.au/perth-hotels/

Comfort Hotel – mid price
Address: 200 Hay St, East Perth WA 6004
Phone: (08) 9220 7000
https://www.perthcityhotel.com.au/

Great Southern Hotel
Address: 15 Robinson Ave, Northbridge WA 6003
Phone: (08) 9328 0000

City Waters Lodge
Address: 118 Terrace Rd, Perth WA 6000
Phone: 1800 999 030

City Perth Backpackers Hostel
Address: 5 Fitzgerald St, Northbridge WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9227 9146

Alternatively, please see:
https://www.airbnb.com.au/ – rent unique places to stay from local hosts
http://www.booking.com/ – holiday homes, apartments, resorts, hotels
http://www.stayz.com.au/ – apartments, resorts, hotels
http://www.wotif.com/ – apartments, resorts, hotels

Please email any questions you might have to Courtney Babb, chair of the organising committee: cbabb73@yahoo.com.au

Kind regards,
2019 AKC Organising Committee

 

FW: Commitment to AKC 2019

Hello everyone,

The Vic Squad have been training hard and the coaches are starting to see the members’ kendo improve. We are well on track to forming the foundation for strong teams for the nationals.

We would like all squad members to reconfirm their commitment to the squad, and enter the competition division that they would like to be selected for. Please tick as many as you would are eligible to, under the AKC rules.

We would also like to extend our invitation to those renmei members who have as yet provided their initial intention to join the squad. If you are confident of your shiai capabilities, can commit to future squad training, and are serious about competing in Perth 2019, please also enter your details and the visions you would like to be selected for.

Please complete the form below if you have definitely decided to go for the 2019 AKCs in Perth.

Deadline is 26 November 2018.

https://goo.gl/forms/4p2aldrOZRL5OicQ2

Kind regards,
Andrea Ngai
Vic Squad Manager

 

FW: Nomination: AKR Secretary & Treasurer

Dear AKR members,

AKR is currently looking for suitable candidates to fill the positions of AKR Secretary & AKR Treasurer. We highly encourage any AKR members who have the desired skills outlined in the attached position description to consider and apply.

Please find enclosed:

Position descriptions for AKR Secretary + AKR Treasurer;
Nomination form.

How to Nominate?

Please submit the completed nomination form to AKR Secretary – Vivian Yung at akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
Nominations close at 5:00 pm on Friday 23 November 2018.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email AKR President – Stilts Polichroniadis at akrpresident@kendoaustralia.asn.au

Kind regards,
Vivian Yung

Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

 

FW: Tashiro Sensei seminar 2018

Tashiro Sensei Seminar 2018.pdf

Dear Victorian Kendo Club members,

Mumeishi Kendo Club invite all Dan Grade people to an advanced Kendo seminar on Sunday 9 December following our Mumeishi 3’s and Women’s Championships.

The instructor will be Tashiro Junichi Sensei, 8th Dan Kyoshi.

Please find the seminar details including flyer attached.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Mumeishi 3’s/ Women’s Taikai on Saturday and the seminar on the Sunday!

Regards,
Eric Jeffrey

President
Mumeishi Kendo Club

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (20-10-2018)

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News items –
+ VKR Junior Training Times
+ 2018 Victorian Junior Kendo Championships, info and entry form
+ Shinpan Seminar, 5 Dan and above, Sun 28 Oct, Kenshikan, 1:00 – 3:00
+ 2018 UniSports Nationals Div 1 Kendo Competition – Results
+ ANU Kendo Club 40th Anniversary Weekend (17-18 Nov)
+ Mumeishi 3’s and Women’s Individual Taikai 2018

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. For more information on any items, please see a committee member.

 
VKR Junior Training Times

Dear VKR Kendo Delegates,
Please be aware that the next Junior trainings will take place at the following times:

Sunday October 28: 12:30 – 2pm
Sunday November 18: 12 – 2pm

On December 2, the Victorian Junior Kendo Championships will be held. Further details will be sent out closer to the date.

Regards,
Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

FW: 2018 Victorian Junior Kendo Championships, info and entry form

Taikai information (pdf)

Dear Club Secretary

Please find attached the information sheet and entry spreadsheet for this year’s Junior Kendo Championships. It will be following a similar format to last year, however this year there will be no Bokuto Kihon event. If time permits there will be godogeiko to finish.

Please read through carefully, especially the entry deadline. This must be adhered to as there is a lot to consider in creating the draw for this event.

Ben Sheppard
Instructor
Nanseikan Kendo Club
NSK on Instagram

 

FW: Shinpan Seminar, 5 Dan and above, Sun 28 Oct, Kenshikan, 1:00 – 3:00

Could Club Officials please ensure that their members 5 Dan and above are advised of this Seminar:

Shinpan Seminar Sunday 28 October, Kenshikan 1:00 – 3:00, for Kendoka 5 Dan and above.

Once 5 Dan is attained kendoka are expected to be able to act as Shinpan-shunin, and in some circumstances Shinpan-cho, plus they may also be asked to act as shinpan in Kata competition at the VKC.

This Shinpan Seminar will address these topics:

1 Role of Shinpan Shunin and Shinpan Cho: To be presented by Yano Sensei, this section will explore the various aspects of these positions with the aim of improving our understanding and performance in them. Please read Sections 22 & 23 of The Regulations of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan and Sections 18, 19 & 20 of the subsidiary Rules of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan.

2 Kata Evaluation Sheet: to be resented by Yakov Macak, we will continue to explore the development and use of the Kata Evaluation sheet in judging Kata Competition.

Please wear keikogi and hakama and bring Rule book, notebook and pen.

Please reply to macakcy@optusnet.com.au stating Name, Club and Grade to advise of your attendance or otherwise.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Yakov Macak
Chairperson, VKTC

 

FW: 2018 UniSports Nationals Div 1 Kendo Competition – Results

The 2018 UniSports Nationals Div 1 Kendo Competition was held on the Gold Coast on the 22-23rd September.

88 students consisting of 29 women and 59 men competed in the Kendo Competitions, representing 14 universities from across the country.

The results are as follows:

Individual Kyu Grade Women
1) Annalyse Edwards(UTS)
2) Mengying Shi (USYD)
3) Samantha Zhong(USYD)

Individual Kyu Grade Men
1) Macca Hou (USYD)
2) Victot Kuo (USYD)
3) Jeffery Chung (USYD)

Individual Dan Grade Women
1) Yihan Lu (USYD)
2) Chien-Ying Lee(USYD)
3) Xiyuan He (ANU)

Individual Dan Grade Men
1) Tony Liu (UTS)
2) Takumi Ohashi(USYD)
3) Vitor Taranto (UTS)

TEAM KYU
1) The University of Sydney
2) University of Technology Sydney
3) Monash University

TEAM OPEN
1) The University of Sydney
2) University of Technology Sydney
3) The University of New South Wales

Fighting Spirit
Women’s Kyu – Emily Coady (MON)
Men’s Kyu – Minh Pham (UNSW)
Women’s Dan – Sayaka Ogura (ANU)
Men’s Dan – Benjamin Terracini (UTS)

Overall Trophies and Pennants
Overall Women’s Champions
The University of Sydney

Overall Men’s Champions
The University of Sydney

Overall Champion University
The University of Sydney

Congratulations to the winners and award recipients!

Results and points are also available at https://www.unisport.com.au/results

For photos and Video of the competition see https://www.facebook.com/KendoAustralia/

Next year’s UniSports Nationals Div 1 Kendo Competition will be held again at the Gold Coast in September 2019! See you there.

 

FW: ANU Kendo Club 40th Anniversary Weekend (17-18 Nov)

Dear Kendoka,

On behalf of the ANU Kendo Club and the ACT Kendo Renmei we warmly invite everyone to the 40th Anniversary celebrations for the ANU Kendo Club on the 17-18 November, 2018. Please join us for a weekend of seminars and goodwill keiko with our visiting sensei:

MIYASAKA Masayuki sensei – Kendo 7 Dan (Kyoshi)
MATSUDA Isato sensei – Kendo 8 Dan (Hanshi)
MATSUDA Michiyo sensei – Kendo 7 Dan (Kyoshi)

We are very fortunate to have Miyasaka sensei, one of the founders of our club, joining us for the weekend as well Matsuda Isato sensei and Matsuda Michiyo sensei from Nara, our sister city in Japan.

The weekend will focus on: juniors, techniques for instructing juniors, dedicated women’s session with Michiyo sensei, kihon and kata. The sessions will be for all levels from juniors to senior dans. There will be a dinner on the Saturday night and time scheduled for goodwill keiko sessions on both days with friends old and new.

Lunch will be included on both days for seminar participants. Find out more details about registration, venue and the dinner at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2057197117924091/
Via Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/anu-kendo-club-40th-anniversary-weekend-tickets-50897130688
By contacting us at: anukendo-executive@anu.edu.au.

Kind regards,
Joe Semmler (President – ACT Kendo Renmei)
Darren Boyd (President – ANU Kendo Club)

 

FW: Mumeishi 3’s and Women’s Individual Taikai 2018

Taikai flyer (pdf)
Taikai more information (docx)

Dear VKR delegates,

MUMEISHI 3’S AND WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL TAIKAI 2018
INVITATION TO ALL AKR MEMBERS

To all club representatives,

Mumeishi Kendo Club Australia Inc. will be hosting our annual Mumeishi 3’s Terry Holt Memorial Championship and Women’s Individual Taikai on Saturday 8th December 2018

TAIKAI DETAILS
Saturday 8th December
Venue:
The venue for the Taikai will be the Beaconhills College Human Movement Centre,
30-34 Toomuc Valley Road, Pakenham Victoria 3810. Melways Ref: 317 A4

Doors open for registration 8.00am
Opening ceremony commences 9.00am

Format:
The Mumeishi 3’s event is open to two teams per club. Each team is comprised of three competitors with a minimum of two and must include at least one kyu grade.

The Women’s Individual Championship is open to all grades.
The entry fee for the Mumeishi 3’s event is $70 per team
The entry fee for the Women’s Individuals is $15 per person

We strongly suggest that each club field two teams in the Mumeishi 3’s to ensure this important event remains viable into the future.

To enter:
[Mony – Entries are handled by the club committee. Please see a committee member if you are interested in competing]

We request that people 4th Dan and above volunteer as Shinpan. Please email Jason Anderson at secretary@mumeishikendo.com.au by 30 November so that we can formulate our Shinpan roster.

Our traditional free BBQ and drinks will be provided for all following the event.

Best Regards,
Jason Anderson
Secretary
Mumeishi Kendo Australia

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (09-09-2018)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 

 

MUKC Upcoming Trainings
(By Emily, from Facebook 09-09-2018)

Sun 9/9 – Uni Games training (5:30-7pm at Monash in the Games Hall)

Mon 10/9 – Normal training
Wed 12/9 – Normal training

Fri 14/9 – Sun 16/9: WKCs (faito Trent!)

Sat 15/9 – Uni Games training (3-4:30pm at Kenshikan)
Sun 16/9 – Uni Games training (6-7:30pm at Monash in the stadium)

Mon 17/9 – Normal training
Wed 19/9 – Normal training

Sat 22/9 – Uni Games competition
Sun 23/9 – Uni Games competition; Vic Squad training (1-4pm at Kenshikan)

Mon 24/9 – ** Shiai practise **
Wed 26/9 – Normal training

Sun 30/9 – 2K-4D grading (1pm at Kenshikan)

Mon 1/10 – Normal training
Wed 3/10 – ** Kata training **

Fri 5/10 – VKR Keiko (7:30pm at Kenshikan)
Sat 6/10 – Vic Squad training (1-3:30pm at Kenshikan)

Mon 8/10 – Normal training
Wed 10/10 – Normal training

Sun 14/10 – Vic Squad training (1-3:30pm at Kenshikan)

Mon 15/10 – Normal training
Wed 17/10 – Normal training followed by ** AGM ** (please attend! We’ll be discussing both this year and next year’s plans as a club, as well as choosing a new committee 🙂 )

Sat 20/10 – ** MUKC Night (7pm at Monash Hotel, Clayton) **

Mon 22/10 – Normal training
Wed 24/10 – Normal training

Sun 28/10 – Junior Monthly Keiko for kids (1-3pm at Kenshikan)

Mon 29/10 – ** Shiai practise **
Wed 31/10 – Normal training

All trainings in the Games Hall unless otherwise specified 😊

Uni Games trainings are open to Monash members only. Trainings may also be subject to change so keep an eye out for updates.

 
Ballarat Kendo Taikai – Saturday 10 November

Dear VKR delegates,

Ballarat Kendo Club Inc will be again hosting its Goldfields Kendo Taikai on Saturday, 10th November and would like to invite all AKR members to participate in this event.

It will be held in the main gymnasium at the Eastwood Leisure Complex, Eastwood Street, Ballarat.

The format of the competition is a gender inclusive individual knock-out, with the winner of the Kyu taikai progressing to the Dan division. There will be two divisions:

Open Kyu (6th Kyu – 1st Kyu)
Open Dan (1st Dan – 7th Dan)

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

Registrations will open at 9.30a.m on the day, with proceedings commencing at 10.30 a.m.

There will be a $15 entry fee for each competitor. We ask that club members register themselves by emailing ballaratkendoclub@gmail.com by the 1st of November directly and make the payment by Saturday, 4th November to Ballarat Kendo Club, Commonwealth Bank BSB: 063870 ACC: 10238409 with your surname-comp as reference

Sensei 5th Dan and above and non-competing volunteers will have their lunch provided.

For all enquiries please email Ballaratkendoclub@gmail.com

Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Fwd: Follow the Aus Team at the 17th WKC

Dear AKR members and supporters,

Thank you so much for your generous support of the national team. We have done our best to prepare for the upcoming World Kendo Championships in Korea, September 14-16. Now it is time for us to show the our supporters what we have prepared for the past three years!

To keep you closer to our journey at the WKC, we will have two social media platforms to update our journey and links to live-stream the competition.

Please follow our pages below:
Facebook: Support the Australian Kendo Team https://www.facebook.com/akrteam/
Instagram: Australian Kendo
Competition live-stream: TBC
17th WKC official website: http://17wkc.kr/
We will start posting the Australian Kendo Team’s journey from this Saturday 8th September until the end of WKC. Stay tuned to stay connected with the team! We need your support!

Kindest regards,

Yaya Bonggotgetsakul
Assistant Manager
Australian Kendo Team

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Latest MUKC and VKR/AKR news (25-08-2018)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and  VKR/AKR news –

 

New MUKC photo galleries!

Victorian Kendo Championships
Beginners Passed
Otsuka Taikai
Muken Taikai
Australian Kendo Championships
Random photos

 

Fwd: 17 WKC Australian Team Brochure

Dear AKR members,

The Australian Kendo Team has put together a WKC brochure to showcase the history of Australian involvement in the World Kendo Championships from the 1st WKC in 1970 to now. This brochure also introduces the coaches, managers and members of the current Australian Kendo Team who will be travelling to Korea to compete at the 17th World Kendo Championships on 14-16 September 2018.

Brochure Download – High Resolution (File size = 65 Mb) | Low Resolution (4 Mb).

The brochure for the 17th World Kendo Championships was temporarily taken down for the AKR National Council to deliberate on the content of the brochure. Since then, the AKR National Council have a majority agreement (by the casing of votes) that the content is appropriate. I thank the Council for its time and timely response to this question.

On behalf of the AKR, I would like to apologise for any confusion, inconvenience and/or stress that the posting, taking down and reposting of the brochure may have caused.

Stylianos (Stilts) Polichroniadis

President

Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrpresident@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

 

VKR Junior Monthly Kendo Keiko Reminder (Sunday 26 August, tomorrow)

Dear VKR delegates,

The next VKR Junior Kendo Keiko will be held on August 26 from 1 to 3 pm at the Kenshikan, West Melbourne.
This is also a good opportunity for any senior instructors who currently instruct children or are interested in getting experience to assist Matsumoto Sensei with instructions.
Please let us know if you are able to assist on any of the dates.

Future keiko dates will be on:

October 28 1-3pm
November 18 12-2pm

Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Fwd: 2018 UniSport Nationals Div1 Kendo Competition – SHINPAN Expression of interest

Dear AKR Kendo Members of 3 Dan and above,

Australian University Games has been rebranded as the UniSport Australia Nationals Div 1 event and will once again be held on the Gold Coast on the Sat 22 – Sun 23 September 2018.

The venue this year is at Somerset College, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba, Queensland 4213.

If you are interested in supporting the event as a Shinpan, please express your interest by emailing David Fitzgibbon at email qkrcompmgr@gmail.com and also register your interest online at

https://www.unisport.com.au/volunteer and follow the below instructions:

Click ‘Register now’
Choose ‘Login’ if you have created an account in previous years OR ‘Create Account’
Create Account – How to guide:

Step 1 – Fill out your personal details, click next
Step 2 – Select your organisation. If you are not affiliated with a university, select ‘UniSport Guest’ (in the left column 2/3rd of the way down list), click next
Step 3 – Event – Select National Div 1 Volunteer, click next
Step 4 – Preferred role – select ‘No’ for both, click next
Step 5 – Select ‘Kendo’, click next
Step 6 – in ‘other qualifications’ please indicate your Kendo Dan level e.g. “Kendo 4 Dan”, Select ‘Yes’ to extensive experience, “Kendo” to question which sport? and indicate how many years you have practiced kendo e.g. “15 yrs”, click next
Step 7 – indicate any dietary requirements or medical conditions, click next
Step 8 – complete emergency contact details, click next
Step 9 – Police check – select ‘yes’ or ‘no’, click next
Step 10 – complete General information, for question In no more than 100 words, please tell us why you would like to volunteer at the 2018 Nationals: Please Write “SHINPAN”, click next
Step 11 – select T-shirt size, click next
Step 12 – complete transport and parent consent sections and “Agree” to participation Agreement and select ‘Finish’ on last page to complete registration!

Thanks!

David Fitzgibbon
Vice President
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrvicepresident@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

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