Current club status

Current members – Regular training. 
2018 beginners – Registrations are now CLOSED. Our next intake will be in early 2019.

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. Our next intake will be in early 2019.

Upcoming MUKC trainings

Mon 2/7 – Normal training
Wed 4/7 – Kata/keiko (half/half)

Sat 7/7 – Uni Games training (3-4:30pm at Kenshikan, Monash members only)

Mon 9/7 – Normal training
Wed 11/7 – Normal training

Sat 14/7 – OTSUKA TAIKAI

Mon 16/7 – Normal training
Wed 18/7 – Normal training

Sat 21/7 – Uni Games training (3-4:30pm at Kenshikan, Monash members only)

Mon 23/7 – Normal training
Wed 25/7 – Normal training + beginners’ graduation

Sat 28/7 – Uni Games training (3-4:30pm at Kenshikan, Monash members only)

Mon 30/7 – ** Shiai practise ** (TBC)
Wed 1/8 – ** Kata training **

All trainings in the Games Hall unless otherwise specified 😊

Uni Games trainings may be subject to change so keep an eye out for updates.

 
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Upcoming Events MUKC and VKR Calendar

Saturday 14th July, 2018
Otsuka Taikai 2018 (more)

Friday 27th – Monday 30th July, 2018
MBK Okada Sensei 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! 

Website will be updated (roughly) weekly!

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Latest MUKC and VKR/AKR news

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR/AKR news – 

 

Upcoming MUKC Trainings (from Facebook group, by Emily 4/07)

UPCOMING TRAININGS:

Mon 2/7 – Normal training
Wed 4/7 – Kata/keiko (half/half)

Sat 7/7 – Uni Games training (3-4:30pm at Kenshikan, Monash members only)

Mon 9/7 – Normal training
Wed 11/7 – Normal training

Sat 14/7 – OTSUKA TAIKAI

Mon 16/7 – Normal training
Wed 18/7 – Normal training

Sat 21/7 – Uni Games training (3-4:30pm at Kenshikan, Monash members only)

Mon 23/7 – Normal training
Wed 25/7 – Normal training + beginners’ graduation

Sat 28/7 – Uni Games training (3-4:30pm at Kenshikan, Monash members only)

Mon 30/7 – ** Shiai practise ** (TBC)
Wed 1/8 – ** Kata training **

All trainings in the Games Hall unless otherwise specified 😊

Uni Games trainings may be subject to change so keep an eye out for updates.

 

Change to next VKR delegates meeting date

Dear VKR Delegates,

Due to VKC preparations the next VKR delegates meeting has been rescheduled to August 19. Further notice will be sent out close to the date.

Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Fwd: Shinpan Seminar Sunday 5 August Kenshikan 1:00 – 3:00pm

To Victorian Kendo Clubs:

Yano Sensei will conduct a pre-VKC shinpan seminar on Sunday August 5 at the Kenshikan from 1:00 – 3:00.

All kendoka 3 Dan and above are strongly encouraged to attend, particularly those volunteering to officiate at the VKC.

The attendance of about 6 shiaisha 2K to 2D is also requested.

Please rsvp to macakcy@optusnet.com.au by Friday 27 July.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Yakov Macak

Chairperson VKCT

 

Junior Monthly Keiko at the Kenshikan

Dear VKR Delegates,

Monthly training sessions are being planned for junior members at the Kenshikan Dojo on the following dates:

July 22
August 26
October 28
November 18
December 2

Keiko will last about two hours and will take place in the afternoon, overseen by Noriko Matsumoto Sensei. The participation fee will be $2 per session. Senior instructors who currently instruct junior members or those who are interested in teaching are also invited.

Could each club reply via return email at your earliest convenieince if there are potential members of their club who would be interested in participating or instructing? If there is sufficient interest then we can move forward with the plan.

Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Invitation to the Melbourne Budokai Okada Sensei Seminar – Registrations open!

Dear VKR members,

Thank you to all those who submitted responses to the survey for expression of interest sent out a month ago – we really appreciate it!

We are now happy to announce further details and instructions on how to register.
Visit and Kendo Seminar – 27th July to 29th July 2018

Melbourne Budokai would like to invite you learn from, and practice with, our visiting Sensei:
OKADA Morimasa Sensei (Kyoshi 8th Dan)

Will also be joined by three other Sensei
ITO Masataka Sensei (Kyoshi 7th Dan)
MATSUO Hironori Sensei (Kyoshi 7th Dan)
MURAOKA Kozo Sensei (Renshi 7th Dan)

The program of events will be as follows

Official Seminar
Saturday 28th July and Sunday 29th July
Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre
30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park VIC
Arrive by 9:00am Start 9:30am and finishing 4:30pm both days
Lunch: B.Y.O.
Dinner: To be confirmed
Seminar Fees:

Adults $70 for both days
Students $50 for both days
Adults/students $40 for one day
Students under 15 years old are free.
Seminar content: To be advised, but please bring bokuto/bokken.

We also anticipate that there will be a chance for an informal keiko session as follows. As this will be at Kenshikan Dojo, we may limit the number of participants on a first come, first serve basis due to the size of the dojo:

Friday 27th July
Keiko Session for 1 hour
Kenshikan Dojo
Arrive by 5:30pm, Keiko Start 6:00pm Keiko Finish 7:00pm

Registrations:

For VKR clubs:

1. We ask that club secretaries complete the spreadsheet attached for their members.
2. The payment details for the Melbourne Budokai bank account are also within the spreadsheet. We ask that for ease, that the clubs collect payment from their members and submit one lump sum.

For interstate guests:

1. Please submit your registrations to myself at kd.ventura17@gmail.com
2. Payments can be made directly to Melbourne Budokai at the time of your registration with your surname in the payment description.

Due date for registrations: Thursday 19th July, 2018.

We hope you can take this great opportunity to train and learn from these high ranking senseis whilst they are here.
Additionally, the dinners afterwards are a great opportunity to build on the connections made on the Dojo floor.

Kind regards,
Kristine Ventura
MBK Secretary

Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (01-07-2018)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR/AKR news. Please see a committee member for more information on any items.

 

Fwd: Invitation to the Melbourne Budokai – Otsuka Taikai 2018

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 14th of July 2018.

The two events, an Iaido Taikai and Kendo Taikai, are teams-based goodwill taikai. There will be an Iaido Taikai as well as a Kendo Taikai. Entry for competitors and spectators is free.

A detailed schedule for the day will be provided at a later date.

The Teams
There will be pools comprised of teams of three. Each team will have two Kyu grades and one Dan grade (numbers permitting). The members of each team will be randomly selected so competitors in a team may not be from the same club.

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 29th of June 2018. Registrations can only be made by replying to this email kd.ventura17@gmail.com. Please include your current grade and club when replying and do not change the subject of the email.

Kendo Taikai Competitors
This taikai is for ungraded kendoka (in full bogu) up to and including 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, Saturday, 14th of July 2018.

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 6th of July 2018 if you are available to assist with the shinpaning of either taikai.

Kind regards,

Kristine Ventura

Secretary Melbourne Budokai

 

2019 VKR Coaching Team Announcement

Dear VKR Members,

The VKTC wishes to advise of the appointment of Kenji Sugimoto (5 Dan, MUKEN) as VKR Team Coach for the 2019 Australian Kendo Championships.

Kenji leads a team consisting of himself as head coach, assistant coaches Takayuki Suzuki (5 Dan, MBK) and Kanako Harada (5 Dan, MBK) and Manager Andrea Ngai (1 Dan, MBK).

We congratulate the Coaching Team on their appointment and looks forward to their success.

Yakov Macak
Chairperson VKTC

Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

MBK Notice: MBK Okada Sensei Seminar

Dear VKR and AKR members,

Visit and Kendo Seminar – 27th July – 30th July, 2018

Melbourne Budokai would like to invite you learn from, and practice with, our visiting Sensei:
OKADA Morimasa Sensei (Kyoshi 8th Dan)

Will also be joined by three other Sensei
ITO Masataka Sensei (Kyoshi 7th Dan)
MATSUO Hironori Sensei (Kyoshi 7th Dan)
MURAOKA Kozo Sensei (Renshi 7th Dan)

The program of events will be as follows

Official Seminar
Saturday 28th July and Sunday 29th July
Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre
30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park VIC
Arrive by 9:00am Start 9:30am and finishing 4:30pm both days
Lunch: B.Y.O.
Dinner: To be confirmed
Seminar Fee: To be confirmed
Seminar content and schedule: To be confirmed

We also anticipate that there will be a chance for an informal keiko session as follows. As this will be at Kenshikan Dojo, we may limit the number of participants on a first come, first serve basis due to the size of the dojo:

Friday 27th July
Keiko Session for 1 hour
Kenshikan Dojo
Arrive by 5:30pm, Keiko Start 6:00pm Keiko Finish 7:00pm
Dinner: to be arranged

Expression of Interest

As we finalise the details of this exciting seminar, we invite you to express your interest in attending so that we can better accommodate all expected attendees.

Please fill in the attached Survey Monkey form by Friday, 15th June, 2018.

Survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KPTBQLX

After this date we will send details on the seminar cost, content and schedule.

We hope you can take this great opportunity to train and learn from these high ranking senseis whilst they are here.

Additionally, the dinners afterwards are a great opportunity to build on the connections made on the Dojo floor.

Kind regards,

Kristine Ventura
Secretary Melbourne Budokai

 

Fwd: Post-WKC Kendo Tour in Korea

Dear VKR Members,

Post-WKC Kendo Tour in Korea

Date: 18/9-23/9/2018 (Tue-Sun)
Program: Kendo training and tour to various cities in South Korea
Open to: all AKR members (both genders). Limited to 10 places for logistics reason.
Cost: AUD 100-150 per day; accommodation, meals, and transport included
Accommodation: Seoung Kyun Kwan University * cheap and quality accommodation.

Information:
There will be a 6-day tour Kendo training & sightseeing tour in Korea after the 17th World Kendo Championships. This is a wonderful opportunity to train with high-level Kendo teams in different regions of Korea, to meet new friends in Kendo, and to experience the beauty and culture of the country with an experienced guide and like-minded Kendo mates.

To express your interest, please contact Choi sensei by Sunday 23rd June.

More information, Contact: Hoyoung Choi sensei, (mob) 0401 180 825 or hanrimwon91@gmail.com

Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (11-06-2018)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. Please see a committee member if you want more information on any of the items.

 

MUKC Zekken/Nafuda order this week (by Emily, from facebook group)

We’re doing a zekken/nafuda order this week if anyone wants a new one ($35 each). Please comment below or send me a message with your surname and character(s) – Aaron will then send you an invoice. Deadline for orders is this Wednesday night (13/06) 🙂

 

Nanseikan Kangeiko Saturday 23 June (RSVP 17 June)

Just a reminder that this year’s Nanseikan Kangeiko is not far away! All VKR kenshi of any ability are welcome!

It will be held at the Eastwood Leisure Complex in Ballarat.

The date is Saturday 23 June which is also our last training for term 2.

The plan is (for Melbourne residents) to meet at Southern Cross Station at 7.00am to catch the 7.16am train. The train arrives at Ballarat station at 8.40am and from there it is a 5-10 min walk to the venue.

We will finish training at around 4pm, get showered and changed and then head to dinner nearby. The closest Japanese option is not open on Saturday evenings (Google says they are but I rang and they said no). Squire’s Loft is within easy walking distance and on the way to the station. It is good for meat-eaters, however vegetarians would have to make-do with salads and vegetable side orders. Asahi Restaurant is a bit more of a walk but is an option. Please let me know your thoughts with your RSVP.

We will catch the 9.15 pm train back to Melbourne. The train is scheduled to arrive at Southern Cross at 10.39pm. This is later than previously mentioned, but allows us a more relaxed pace for dinner at the end of a long day!

The train can be paid for using a standard Myki. The adult fare deduction will be $15.12 one way. Concession is $7.56 one way.

The cost of the training will be by donation. All food, drink and snacks during the day will be BYO.

Please don’t forget to RSVP!

Ben Sheppard
Instructor
Nanseikan Kendo Club
NSK on Instagram

 

VKTC Call for Applications – VKR State Coach Kendo 2018/19

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, VKR STATE COACH KENDO 2018/19

The Victorian Kendo Technical Committee is calling for applications for the position of State Coach to be responsible for the preparation, selection and performance of the Teams to represent the VKR at the 44th Australian Kendo Championships, to be held at Easter (20th & 21st April) 2019 in Perth Western Australia.

Qualifications: Applications are called from within the VKR membership and are generally directed to those members 5th Dan and above. Experience of competing and coaching in Team Events at Club, State, National and International level is to be stated.

Coaching Team: Previous experience has shown that good results can be achieved by coaching teams rather than a single person being solely responsible for the entire campaign. Applicants are therefore encouraged to consider forming a coaching team wherever possible, and applying as a team. The make-up of a coaching team might be a combination of positions such as coach, assistant coach and manager.

Non-Playing Coach: Previous playing coaches have reported on the considerable difficulties faced by a Coach who is also part of the Team. The VKTC would generally favour applications from non-playing coaches.

Report: Following the AKC the Coaching Team will be required to produce a Report on the campaign which should generally include a summary of the results achieved, as well as observations on positives &/or negatives taken away from the campaign with a view to further progressing the VKR’s future representation at AKC. This report will be due on Friday 10 May 2019.

Term of Appointment is for one campaign. The term will commence on selection of the Coaching Team by the VKTC, and will be considered completed upon the submission of the final post-AKC report to the VKTC. Any coach is welcome to apply for a second term.

Selection: It will be the responsibility of the Coaching Team to organise the selection process.

The Funding available to the squad is determined by the VKR Executive and the Club Delegates and currently consists of:

· Payment of Team Entry fees to Australian Kendo Championships

· Supply of Team tenugui and Team nafuda

· Stipend of $200 each for up to 3 Coaching Team members to attend the Championships

· Funds are available if training venue needs to be hired when team is away; prior approval must be obtained before any booking is made.

The VKR also offers organisational support with booking of airfares and accommodation at the Championships.

A Briefing and Handover Meeting will be organised shortly after the appointment between the previous Coaching Team, the new Coaching Team, and representatives of the VKR and the VKTC for the purpose of giving the incoming Team as much information as possible as they prepare for the 2018/19 campaign.

The successful Coaching Team may call for squad enrolments, book training venues etc prior to the VKC, but it is expected that the training program will commence shortly after the Victorian Kendo Championships.

Applications Due: The attached Application Form should be filled out and returned to the VKTC via vktc@kendovictoria.asn.au by no later than close of business Friday 22June, 2017

Appointment Announced: The appointment of the position/s is expected to be announced by Sunday 16 July, 2017.

Yakov Macak

Chairperson – VKTC

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MUKEN Taikai 2018 – Schedule update and draw

Update – registration start time changed

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Hey guys,

Latest update for tomorrow’s MUKEN Taikai. Good luck everyone!

 

FILE – muken-taikai-2018-draws.pdf

Hi all,

A few changes to the schedule have been made. Please note the new registration time.

SCHEDULE FOR 2018 MUKEN TAIKAI
11:15 11:45 –12:30 Registration and Shinai Check
12:30 – 12:45 Opening Ceremony
12:45 – 13:10 Beginners Division
13:10 – 13:45 Junior Kyu Division
13:45 – 14:25 Senior Kyu Division
14:25 – 14:40 Break
14:40 – 15:20 Junior Dan Division
15.20 – 16:10 Senior Dan Division
16.10 Closing Ceremony & Free Keiko
17:00 Vacate Dojo

The draws are also attached.

Club delegates, please distribute this email to all competitors and volunteers.

Apologies for the late notice.

Kind regards,
Nicky Lieu
President
Melbourne University Kendo Club

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Latest VKR news (20-05-2018)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR news from Jularaj, VKR secretary.

Fwd: MBK Invite for Shinoda Sensei Visit

Dear VKR members,

We invite you to join us in training with Shinoda-sensei, a previous member of Melbourne Budokai, who will be visiting for a few days this June with a number of other senseis.

There will be two opportunities for keiko at Kenshikan dojo:

7th Jun (Thur) – Normal MBK Kendo Keiko (7:30pm – 9pm)

8th Jun (Fri) – Special MBK Kendo Keiko (warm ups at 6:30pm, keiko 7pm til approx. 8:30pm)

(Visitor fees $10/$5)

Visiting Senseis:
Mr. Takayuki Iwaya Kyoshi 7th dan
Mr. Shuhei Kajihara Kyoshi 7th dan
Mr. Hiroshi Shinoda Renshi 6th dan
Mr. Kazuaki Sanada 6th dan
Mr. Yasutaka Kawakami 5th dan
We hope you can come and join us,

Kind regards,

Kristine Ventura
Secretary Melbourne Budokai

 

Fwd: Announcement of AKR Executive Committee, Kendo, Iaido & Jodo Boards for 2018-2021

Dear AKR Members,

Complying with section 8.2 of the AKR Constitution, 2018 is the election year for the AKR Executive Committee, Kendo Board, Iaido Board and Jodo Board. All elections were completed earlier this year and below are the members of the new AKR Executive Committee, Kendo, Iaido & Jodo Boards.

AKR Executive Committee for 2018-2021
President: Stylianos Polichroniadis
Vice President: David Fitzgibbon
Secretary: Vivian Yung
Treasurer: Vacant

Australian Kendo Board for 2018-2021 (Chairperson TBA)
Member: Ho Young Choi
Member: Takashi Itakura
Member: Noriko Matsumoto
Member: Yoichi Yano
Member: Bernard Yehuda

Australian Iaido Board for 2018-2021
President: Russell Lawrence
Vice-President: Peter Carr
Secretary: Christine Cash
Member: Tom Johnson
Member: Mark Szalajko

Australian Jodo Board for 2018-2021
Chairperson: Tom Johnson
Vice-Chairperson: Peter Carr
Secretary: Brendan Kee
Member: Russell Lawrence
Member: Christine Cash

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

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

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MUKEN Annual Kendo Training Camp (4-6 May, 2018)

Hey guys,

MUKEN are holding their annual Kendo camp soon! As registration has already closed, this post is for information only. See a committee member if you want more info.

From Hi all,

MUKEN will be holding our annual training camp on the 4th – 6th of May in Ballarat.

We would like to invite all kendoka of all levels to join to us for this fun weekend. Our beginners will put on their dou and tare for the first time while seniors will have a special training plan.

Food and lodging (Friday and Saturday night) can be organised for $99.50 pp or the cost of training only is $5 per day. Our accommodation will be at Comfort Inn, Sovereign Hill and training will be at Eastwood Leisure Centre.

Transport and bogu will need to be organised by your members.

If you would like to join us or have any further questions, please send an email to melunikendo@gmail.com. Registrations close 20th April.

Kind regards,
Nicky Lieu
Secretary

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VKR Kendo keiko tonight at Kenshikan

VKR Kendo keiko tonight
(By Emily, From Facebook, 06/04/2018) 

VKR Keiko is on tonight, 7:30pm at Kenshikan! Tora Dojo also have keiko, 8-9pm at 318 Chapel St. Since we only had one MUKC keiko this week, this would be a good way to squeeze in a second training 😏😉

Kenshikan facebook event 

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (24-03-2018)

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News Items –
+ 2K-4D Grading Results MUKC
+ Notice for the VKR Annual General Meeting-March 25 2018
+ 2018 43rd AKC Draw
+ 2018 AKC Seminar Schedule (2nd &3rd April)
+ Last Squad Training

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR and MUKC news. Please contact a committee member if you would like more information on any items.

 

2K – 4D Grading Results MUKC
(From Facebook group – 18 March 2018)

Congratulations to all MUKC members attended the 2K-4D grading today! All Monash members were successful in their grading. — with Cyntheia Lim, Dalton Reuss, Joshua Wildey, Hoey Yein and Trent Reeve.

 

Notice for the VKR Annual General Meeting – March 25 2018

Dear VKR members,

This is to advise you of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of the Victorian Kendo Renmei:

Date:March 25
Time: 1:00 0pm
Location: Kenshikan, 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne

Attached are the agenda for this meeting and the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting.

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:

  • Find out and ask questions about the Victorian Kendo Renmei operations and finances
  • Speak about any items on the agenda
  • Vote on any resolutions proposed.

At the meeting, members will be asked to vote to:

  • Accept the president’s report
  • Accept the treasurer’s report
  • Elect office bearers and members of the committee.

The nomination form is also attached. All members of the VKR are eligible to run for any of the positions in the committee. This is your opportunity to contribute and make a difference to the kendo community and how it is run in Victoria. If you have any questions on the roles and requirements of each position please feel free to speak to the standing members.

Please complete and submit the nomination forms and return to secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au by Sunday March 18, 2018


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

2018 43rd AKC Draw

FILE – akc 2018 draw.pdf

Dear VKR members,

Please find attached the Competition Draw for the 43rd AKC.


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

2018 AKC Seminar Schedule (2nd &3rd April)

FILE – akc 2018 draw The 43rd Australian Kendo Championships 2018 Seminar Program.pdf

Dear VKR members,

Please find information below regarding the AKC Kendo Seminar:

******

To:
AKC 2018 Seminar attendees

Dear all,
Thank you for registering for the 2018 AKC Kendo Seminar, due to be held on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at PCYC Auburn, Lidcombe NSW. Please find attached the timetable for the 2 days of seminar. If you have queries please contact akc2018.enquiries@nswkendo.org

Kind regards,
Sioh-Yang Tan
for the 2018 AKC Organising Committee

 

Last Squad Training

Dear VKR delegates,

Please send this information out to your members re: the last Victorian Squad training. Thank you!

———-

Hi all,

The Vic Squad has its last training before the AKCs this Saturday at Kenshikan from 1-4.

We are looking for people of all abilities and grades to join in the shiai-geiko around 3pm-ish. So if you can come and join in and help us prepare then it would be appreciated.

We will also have jigeiko afterwards and you are more than welcome to stay for that too – or join in the whole session if you like 🙂

We hope to see you there.

Cheers,

The Coaching Team.

 

Shinpan Seminar

To All Victorian Kendoka:

SHINPAN SEMINAR

Thank you to all those who attended last Sunday’s Shinpan Seminar, both as shinpan and as shiaisha.

Yano Sensei was very pleased with the attendance and also with the standard displayed.

Further seminars will be presented during the year, and although we understand that there are many demands on people’s time, we hope you can make the effort to attend as often as you can.

Cheers,

Yakov Macak,

Chairperson, VKTC

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Tonight’s beginner’s training cancelled (14-03-2018)

Tonight’s beginner’s training cancelled (14-03-2018)
(Mony – Beginners you should have received this email earlier today)

Hi everyone,

I apologise for the short notice, but unfortunately tonight’s training for beginners has been called due to a lack of space in the squash courts for everyone.
See you all on Monday.

Kind regards,
Dalton Reuss
President


Monash University Kendo Club

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Latest VKR and MUKC news (08-03-2018)

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News Items –
+ Welcome to MUKC (2018 beginners)
+ AKR National Executive Committee Election
+ Call for Shiaisha, Shinpan Seminar Sunday 11 March, Kenshikan, 1:00pm
+ 2018 Nagae Taikai Results
+ Changes to the VKR Keiko Dates
+ Notice for the VKR Annual General Meeting – March 25 2018

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR and MUKC news – 

 

Welcome to MUKC (2018 beginners)
(Mony (webmaster) – 2018 Beginners, you should have received this email recently.)

Hi,

Welcome to the Monash University Kendo Club, and Thanks for signing up!!

As has been previously stated at the end of training, all of the seniors and instructors are more than happy to help out and answer any questions you may have. Please do not be afraid to ask! There are no stupid questions.

On a side note; I have had a few people asking the committee and I if they will be accepted into the club’s closed Facebook group. For the time being, the answer is no. We like to keep that group for seniors only. This is stop the group from getting too ‘clogged’, and to help keep the announcements for beginners and seniors separate. Instead, we have created a group solely for Beginners (with the committee and some instructors acting as admins). This group will be used by the committee to pass on announcements to all beginners, as well as act as space for you guys to socialize and get to know one another. I have included a link to this group in this email down below.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2017625724918291/?source=create_flow&ref=bookmarks

I look forward to getting to know you all, and hope you all enjoy your time at MUKC.

Kind regards,
Dalton Reuss
President


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Fwd: AKR National Executive Committee Election

Dear VKR Delegates,

Please disseminate the notice below among your members:
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Dear AKR National Council Members, State Presidents, Committee Members and ordinary affiliate members of the AKR.

We recently announced that nominations for election to the Executive Committee of the AKR were open.

As of the closing date, we received nominations for two positions only, for President and Vice-President, but none were received for the positions of Secretary and Treasurer. Note that all four positions will be vacated and the incumbents are not standing for re-election.

We now call for nominations to be made for election to the two remaining positions.

Nominations can be made using the attached forms, or alternatively in a simple email chain that includes nomination, seconding and acceptance. Please take care to include all the required information, including AKR database registration numbers.

As time is running out, please submit nominations by post or email to arrive at either of the addresses on the nomination form before 5:00pm Thursday 29 March or by handing completed nomination forms personally to the AKR Secretary, prior to the election.

The election to fill the vacancies will be conducted during the AKR Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled to commence at 1:30pm on Friday 30 March 2018 at PCYC Auburn, Wyatt Park, Church St, Lidcombe, NSW. Only State Delegates and Board Chairpersons are eligible to attend and vote.

Best regards,

Richard Ward
President
Australian Kendo Renmei
Post: PO Box 353
Carlton North VIC 3054

E: akrpresident@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

 

Call for Shiaisha, Shinpan Seminar Sunday 11 March, Kenshikan, 1:00pm

To All Victorian Kendo Clubs

Call for Shiaisha, Shinpan Seminar Sunday 11 March, Kenshikan, 1:00.

Kendo members 1st Kyu and above are required to act as shiaisha during the forthcoming Shinpan Seminar. Please register giving name and grade via email to macakcy@optusnet.com.au by the evening of Wednesday 7 March.

This is a good opportunity to be part of the Seminar and be involved in the shinpan instruction.

Cheers,

Yakov Macak, Chairperson VKTC


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

FW: 2018 Nagae Taikai Results

The 2018 Nagae Taikai was held last Saturday the 3rd of March at Kenshikan. As per previous years, the quality and competitiveness of those who competed was great. Most of the matches were pretty close.

Congratulations to the following well deserved place getters:

1st Place – Trent Reeve (Mumeishi Kendo Club)
2nd Place – Noriko Matsumoto (Melbourne Budokai)
3rd Place – Takeshi Hartono (Melbourne University Kendo Club)

As always, a taikai doesn’t run it self and there are lots of thank you that go out to the following:

1. Thank you to Yano Sensei and Szwarcbord Sensei who presided over the taikai. As always they put in a lot of their time and guidance to everyone.
2. The senior Kendoka who helped with the shinpaning. They’re always very important for the successful and fair running of the taikai.
3. All the competitors. As mentioned above, the quality was great which resulted in lots of close and exciting matches.
4. The very small number of volunteers who helped with the setup of the dojo and the successful running of the taikai. As everybody knows, a taikai doesn’t run it self and the volunteers are incredibly important.

A taikai is nothing without all of the above people. All your efforts and time are greatly appreciated. A big thank you to you all.

One Melbourne Budokai Taikai down, one more to go – the Otsuka Taikai on Saturday 14th of July.

I very much look forward to seeing you all (and many more) at the Otsuka Taikai for another great event.

Cheers and all the best

Paul Bserani

Vice President Melbourne Budokai

 

Changes to the VKR Keiko Dates

Dear VKR delegates,

To accommodate the change in the Iaido/Jodo grading (scheduled on March 17), the VKR Keiko dates have been altered to the following:

VKR Kendo Keiko will be held on March 9 from 7:30pm – 8:30pm with warmups from 7pm.

VKR Iaido Keiko will be held on March 16 from 7pm – 8:30pm

These changes are reflected in the VKR Calendar.

Apologies for any confusion this may cause.


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Notice for the VKR Annual General Meeting – March 25 2018

Dear VKR members,

This is to advise you of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of the Victorian Kendo Renmei:

Date:March 25
Time: 1:00 0pm
Location: Kenshikan, 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne

Attached are the agenda for this meeting and the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting.

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:
Find out and ask questions about the Victorian Kendo Renmei operations and finances
Speak about any items on the agenda
Vote on any resolutions proposed.
At the meeting, members will be asked to vote to:
Accept the president’s report
Accept the treasurer’s report
Elect office bearers and members of the committee.

The nomination form is also attached. All members of the VKR are eligible to run for any of the positions in the committee. This is your opportunity to contribute and make a difference to the kendo community and how it is run in Victoria. If you have any questions on the roles and requirements of each position please feel free to speak to the standing members.

Please complete and submit the nomination forms and return to secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au by Sunday March 18, 2018


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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Latest VKR news (22-02-2018)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR news. Mid-week update as there are some events happening this weekend.

 

VKR Kendo Seminar (Nittaidai) Information Update

Dear VKR Delegates and members,

The VKR Kendo Seminar will be held this coming weekend and we hope to see many of you there!

A few points for those intending to attend:

1) The sessions will commence at 9:00am on both days. The venue building will be open from 8AM and have changing facilities available, so please ensure that you are changed and ready before the start.

2) For Saturday, please remember to bring your bokuto set (tachi + kodachi), Nippon Kendo Kata Manual, Training Method For Fundamental Kendo Techniques with a Bokuto Manual,
and a pen and paper for note taking if you have them.

3) For Sunday, please remember to bring your copy of FIK Shinpan and Shiai Regulations Manual, and a pen and paper for note taking if you have them.

4) If you don’t have any of the manuals and wish to purchase them, we have ordered copies to be made available on the day.

5) The Saturday dinner will be held at Imperial Chinese Seafood Restaurant located in 546 Waverley Rd., Glen Waverley from 6:30pm
It will be a set menu, costing $45 pp (drinks not included)
The menu is as follow:

1. Imperial Signature House Soup
2. Imperial Roast Platter
3. Quails Deep-fried with Spicy Salt and Chilli
4. Prawns/Mud-crab* with Ginger and Shallot (Noodles)
5. House-style Free Range Chicken
6. Beef with Black Bean Sauce
7. Home-made Signature Tofu
8. Steamed Murray Cod Fish
9. Mixed Mushroom with Vegetables
10. Fresh Fruits & Dessert

Steamed Rice will be served.
*Mud-crab is subject to availability

If there are any allergies or dietary restrictions please inform me directly.
If there are additional people who wish to attend the dinner who haven’t indicated in the registration forms, please inform me directly.

6) There will be a 40 minute informal keiko session held at the Kenshikan on both Friday 23 and Monday 26 from 6:00pm attended by the visitors. Everyone is welcome to attend, but due to the size of the venue, participation will be limited to the first 40 people. Once that number is exceeded we would have to regrettably deny participation to latecomers.

If there are any questions or issues please feel free to contact me.

We hope that you all can enjoy the seminar and gain a beneficial experience from it.


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Shinpan Seminar, Sun 11 Mar, 1:00 Kenshikan

To All Victorian Kendo Members

This is a reminder about the Shinpan Seminar to be conducted by Yano Sensei on Sunday 11 March at the Kenshikan starting at 1:00 pm.

This Seminar will be an opportunity for Yano Sensei to address issues which were discussed at the FIK Shinpan Seminar in Korea late last year, plus a brush-up for those shinpan who are likely to be called upon at the 2018 Australian Kendo Championships.

All practicing shinpan should attend.

I take this opportunity to remind you of the Kyu Grading on Sun 4 March and the Dan Grading on Sunday 17 March.

List of Panel members, stewards etc will be sent out soon.

Cheers,

Yakov Macak

Chairperson, VKTC

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