Current club status

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

MUKC Upcoming Trainings

UPCOMING TRAININGS (November + December):

Mon 26/11 – ** Shiai training ** 
Wed 28/11 – Normal training

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Sat 1/12 – Vic Squad training (1-3:30pm at Kenshikan)
Sun 2/12 – Victorian Junior Kendo Championships (details TBC)

Mon 3/12 – Normal training 
Wed 5/12 – ** Kata training **

Fri 7/12 – VKR Keiko (7:30pm at Kenshikan)
Sat 8/12 – Mumeishi 3’s (Beaconhills College Human Movement Centre, registration starts 8am)

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

Sat 15/12 – Vic Squad training (1-4pm at Kenshikan)

Mon 17/12 – Normal training 
Wed 19/12 – Normal training (last one for 2018!)

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** Monash is closed from 21/12/18 to 1/1/19 inclusive. Other clubs (such as Kenshikan) will still be running trainings during this time. **

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Sun 30/12 – Vic Squad training (1-3:30pm at Kenshikan)
Sun 31/12 – New Year’s Eve Keiko at Kenshikan (details TBC)

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All trainings in the Games Hall unless otherwise specified 😊

Trainings may be subject to change so keep an eye out for updates.

 

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

Saturday 8 December, 2018
Mumeishi 3’s and and Women’s Individual Taikai 2018 (more)
Sunday 9 December, 2018
Tashiro Sensei Seminar (more)

Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 February, 2019
2019 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition (more)

Friday 8 – Sunday 10 February, 2019
Melbourne University-Gwangju Exchange Kendo Seminar 2019 (more)

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 February. 2019
Nittaidai Visit (more)

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

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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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VKC 2018 Schedule and Information

Hey guys,

The latest information for this weekend’s VKC. Good luck everyone!

VKC 2018 Draws-final.pdf
2018 36th VKC Schedule.doc
36th VKC 2018 Information Handout.pdf

Dear VKC competitors,

Please find attached the final version of the draw (changes made to the Women Kyu Individual category) along with the schedule for the weekend. The information handout is also included for reference.

Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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Tonight’s training venue

(Sent via email 08-08-2018, 13:18)

Hey everyone!

Tonight’s training will be in squash courts 8-10 as the games hall is unavailable. Thank you!

King regards
Fiona Zhang
Secretary

 
 
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Latest MUKC and VKR news (04-08-2018)

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News Items –
+ Victorian Kendo Championships VKC 2018 info
+ Request for Volunteers – VKCs Briefing Sunday 05 August
+ VKC Shinpan Seminar Sunday 05 August
+ VIC Squad 2019 Applications
+ Australian Team Supporter Breakfast Invitation – Thu 13 Sept 2018

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 

 

Victorian Kendo Championships VKC 2018 info

VKC info.pdf

The upcoming Victorian Kendo Championships will be held on the weekend of 11-12 August.  See the above document for more information. Draw will be published once they have been finalised. Good luck everyone!

 

Fwd: Request for Volunteers – VKCs Briefing Sunday 05 August

Dear VKR members,

Firstly, Melbourne Budokai would like to thank all the VKR members who attended and/or helped out to contribute to a successful visit and seminar by Okada Sensei and our visiting senseis: Ito-sensei, Muraoka-sensei and Matsuo sensei.

Secondly, the Victorian Kendo Championships are coming up on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August to be held at Victoria University, Footscray Park. As hosting club this year, Melbourne Budokai are requesting volunteers to help out on both days.

The roles include, but are not limited to:

– Registrations
– Shinai Checks
– Time keepers
– Score keepers (board and table)
– Announcers
– Ribboning

No prior experience is necessary as experienced people will be there to help also. There will also be senior members acting as court managers to make sure the shiaijos run smoothly during the day.

There will be a volunteer briefing/training/refresher for the shiaijo roles on Sunday, 5th August at approx. 1pm if you are available (but it is not compulsory to attend this training if you are confident with your prior experience).

Please note that the time may change slightly, but if this happens, I’ll send out an update by email.

Friday Night Set up – we also require hands for the Friday night – this includes transporting all necessary equipment to/from Kenshikan to the venue and setting up (e.g. putting down the tape for shiaijo and setting up tatami).

Similarly, help will be required packing up the venue on Sunday after the championships.

So if you are available and keen to help and learn about the running of a major event, this is a great opportunity.

Please let me know by this Saturday, 4th August the following details, by email directly to kd.ventura17@gmail.com :

– Name
– Grade
– Contact email
– Have you had prior experience volunteering?
– Can you attend the Sunday, 5th August training?
– Your availability on Saturday/Sunday (e.g. times you are unavailable due to warm up/competing)

Thank you in advance,

Kristine Ventura
Secretary Melbourne Budokai

 

Reminder: VKC Shinpan Seminar Sunday 05 August
(As the rsvp date has already passed, this post is for general information)

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

 

Fwd: VIC Squad 2019 Applications

Dear VKR kendo senseis and club members

The Victorian Kendo Squad trainings for 2019 Australian Kendo Championships, Perth WA, will be starting soon. We would like to invite all eligible VKR members to consider joining this year’s squad, discuss your intentions with your club instructors, and fill in the online form attached to advise your intention to join.

Online Application Form

Please fill in the form by 19th August.

The first training will be on Sunday 19th August, 1:00 – 3:30pm at Kenshikan.

All other dates are as per the attached (please note, dates and venue are subject to change).

We hope you can join us and make 2019 AKC another successful campaign for Victoria!

From the coaching team;

Kenji Sugimoto (Coach)
Takayuki Suzuki (Assistant Coach)
Kanako Harada (Assistant Coach)
Andrea Ngai (Team Manager)

For any enquires, please email: kendovictoria@gmail.com

 

Fwd: Australian Team Supporter Breakfast Invitation – Thu 13 Sept 2018

Invite.pdf

Dear AKR members,

For all our Australian Kendo Team supporters, family & friends who will be attending the WKCs in Incheon, South Korea in September, we have a great opportunity for you to join the Australian Kendo Team for a “Welcome” breakfast on the eve of the Championships on Thursday, 13 September 2018.

Please see the attached letter of invitation.

Please RSVP by Friday 10 August 2018 to confirm your attendance.

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

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

 

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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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