Upcoming Events MUKC and VKR Calendar

Sunday 7 April, 2019
Shinpan Seminar at Kenshikan (more)

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

Friday 3 – Sunday 5 May, 2019
Annual MUKEN Kendo camp (more)

Friday 17 – Sunday 19 May, 2019
MBK (Kenshikan) Camp 2019 (more)

Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 July, 2019
QKR July seminar and grading (more)

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

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Current club status

Current members – Regular training. Check Facebook group for latest info. 
2019 new members – Our free trial week is now over. Please see a committee member if you have any questions!

MUKC Upcoming Trainings

UPCOMING TRAININGS

See Facebook group for latest info!

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 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 and watch us during our training. Note that our next intake will be in early 2020. 

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This website will be updated roughly once a week.

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2019 AKC Final schedule and competition draws

Hey guys,

Please find below the 2019 AKC Final schedule and draw. Good luck!!

 

Fwd: 2019 AKC Final schedule and competition draws

FILES –
2019 AKC Event Schedule.pdf
2019 AKC Draws v1.0.pdf

 

Hi Jularaj,

Please find attached the final schedule and draws for the 2019 AKC in Perth.

Looking forward to seeing Victorian kendoka in Perth next week.

Kind regards,

Courtney Babb
Chair of the Organising Committee
2019 Australian Kendo Championships

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Latest VKR and MUKC news (13-04-2019)

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News Items –
+ VKR Executive Committee
+ Stranger At Kenshikan Last Saturday
+ Invitation to Annual Muken Training Camp (3-5 May, 2019)
+ Invite to the MBK Camp 2019 – (17-19 May, 2019)
+ 2019 Australian Masters Games Kendo (5-6 October, 2019)
+ QKR July seminar & grading (13-14 July, 2019)

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR and MUKC news –

New VKR Executive Committee

Dear VKR Delegates,

As a result of the AGM held today, a new VKR Executive Committee has been elected.
Please welcome the new incoming committee:

President
Cyntheia Lim (Monash University Kendo Club)
Vice President
Michael Dunn (Melbourne University Kendo Club)
Secretary
Pete Mawhinney (Apollo Bay Kendo Club)
Treasurer
Leanne Walsh (Rishinkan Budo)
Registrar
Kumie Dawkins (Melbourne Budokai)

Congratulations to all involved! Minutes and all relevant documents presented during the AGM will be sent out within this week.

Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
NOT Secretary Anymore
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Stranger At Kenshikan Last Saturday

Hi VKR.

The MBK Committee was informed that at last Saturday’s Vic Kendo Squad training session there was a stranger who came into Kenshikan via the rear door at the same time as a squad member. Nobody spoke to him when he walked in and he remained sitting and watching for the whole 3 hour session. It was assumed that this stranger was known to the person whom he came in with but later it was discovered that NOBODY knew him.

It is very worrying that nobody spoke to this person until the end of the session where he made a comment that was also worrying. Luckily there was no incident nor anything taken….as far as we know.

It is important that any strangers to ANY session held at Kenshikan be spoken to and asked why they are there. This is the responsibility of the organisers of the event being held. This is what happens when strangers come into Kenshikan during the normal MBK training sessions – regardless of who they come in with. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

It is suggested that if a stranger does come in that they are informed that the session is a private one and that they come back during a normal MBK training session where they can watch and ask questions. They should be given the MBK website address, www.melbournebudokai.com.au, to find a suitable time for the art that they’re interested in and then asked to leave.

We understand that this is not an easy thing to deal with and that some people may find it hard to approach strangers. However, strangers can’t be left alone with nobody speaking to them when they arrive.

It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Paul Bserani
Vice President Melbourne Budokai

 

Invitation to Annual Muken Training Camp (3-5 May, 2019)

(Mony – Please see a committee member if you’re interested!)

Dear Monash Kendo Club,

MUKEN would like to invite your members to join us in our annual training camp in Ballarat. This will be a great opportunity for beginners to meet other beginners and for seniors to train with different kendoka.

This year, the camp will be held on 3rd – 5th of May. We will be staying 2 nights (Friday and Saturday) at Comfort Inn, Sovereign Hill.

The cost will be $105 pp which will include lodging and meals.

Transport and bogu will need to be organised by your club but if you need any help, let me know.

Please collect the participant information outlined in the excel sheet and return it by 21st April. An invoice will be sent out at a later date.

We hope to see many of you in Ballarat!

Kind regards,
Nicky Lieu
President

 

Fwd: Invite to the MBK Camp 2019 – May 17 to 19

Dear VKR member,

Melbourne Budokai is going to camp for the first time since 2013! We would like to extend a warm invitation to our VKR friends to join us for a weekend of Kendo, Iaido and Naginata.

The details are as follows, and there is also a flyer attached:

Who: all Kendo, Iaido & Naginata members

Where: YMCA Anglesea Recreation Camp, Inverlochy St, Anglesea VIC

When: Friday 17 May – Sunday 19 May 2019 (arrive Friday night and program runs from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon)

Cost: Included in the fee is shared accommodation for 2 nights and 5 meals – and training/socialising in a wonderful beach-side setting!

The camp fee is as follows:

Adults: $150
Students: $130
Juniors: $70
Day visitors (per day): $50

Numbers will be limited so get in early as you wouldn’t want to miss out!

Register here: https://forms.gle/mmQ4r7bhGqbYEVn28
The registration deadline (and date to make your initial deposit) is 1 May.

Deposit and payment:

A deposit of 50% will secure you a position on the list of attendees. Details for the bank transfer are in the Google form.
Final payment of the balance will be required at least 10 days prior to the camp (6 May).

Other things to note:

As meals will be provided, if you have any special dietary requirements, please indicate on the Google form.
Further information such as the schedule for the two days and list of what to pack will be emailed once available.
We will also be organising Friday night dinner and carpooling for those who require transportation from the city to Anglesea.

Questions? Please email me at kd.ventura17@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding the camp.

We hope you can make it as it’s really a great opportunity to get to know and spend time with other members of the club and VKR and work up a good sweat before winter kicks in!

Kind regards,
Kristine Ventura
Secretary Melbourne Budokai

 

Fwd: 2019 Australian Masters Games Kendo

Australian Masters Games 2019_Sports Posters_Kendo.pdf

Dear AKR Members

Registration is now open for the 2019 Australian Masters Games Kendo to be held October 5th and 6th in Adelaide.

Competition Details

Events
Individual Kendo Championship, Saturday 5 October, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Mens and Womens Individuals by Age Groups: 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69

Teams Kendo Championship, Sunday 6 October 8:00am – 4:00pm

Mens, Womens and Mixed 3 Member Teams: note no more than 2 members can be from the same age group.

Venue
St Claire Recreation Centre – YMCA, Woodville

Age Requirements
Age is determined as at 5 October 2019
Minimum age for competition is 30 years.

Registration
Please complete the online registration here.

Registration Fees: $210 per person increasing to $237.50 per person from 3 August
Gold Registration closes 1 May 2019
Early Bird Registration closes 2 August 2019
Final Registration closes 2 Septemeber 2019

Got Questions? Please email hayami.aboutaleb@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Adelaide.

Kind regards,

Hayami Aboutaleb

South Australian Kendo Association

 

Fwd: QKR July Seminar and Grading

Attention all state secretaries,

Queensland Kendo Renmei is holding its winter seminar on the 13th and 14th of July, 2019. We would like to invite all AKR members to attend and participate in our grading if this suits their travel plans.

LOCATION:
Tallebudgera Leisure Centre, 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach.

TIME:
Doors open at 0830
Bow in 0900 until 1700

SEMINAR COST:
2 days – $70
1 day – $40

Where there are 3 members in one family attending, a family rate of 2 full paying members, followed by half price members in the same family will be set.

In conjunction with the winter seminar, QKR are happy to be able to offer the following grading opportunities:

Kendo grading to the level of Yon Dan
Iaido grading to the level of San Dan
Jodo grading to the level of Ni Dan

GRADING COST:

Senior
All Kyu grades – $30.00
1 Dan – $60.00
2 Dan – $75.00
3 Dan – $90.00
4 Dan – $115.00

Junior
All Kyu grades – $15.00
1 Dan – $30.00
2 Dan – $45.00
3 Dan – $45.00

Westpac Bank
Queensland Kendo Renmei Incorporated, BSB 034-055, Acct: 209720
Closing date for grading submissions is the 28th June, 2019. Seminar fees, grading fees and completed grading application forms to be received by president@qkr.asn.au AND Treasurer@qkr.asn.au by before the closing date.

NO late submission will be accepted.

Please include QKR/AKR numbers on bank transaction so that the treasurer can confirm receipt.

Please note that to participate at this seminar, your 2019 – 2020 AKR membership must be paid and registered with the AKR before the 1st of July. Closing date for the processing of June registrations to the AKR will be the 28th of June. This allows the AKR time to update their registration database before the seminar, ensuring members are eligible to grade.

I would ask all club sensei and dojo leaders to assist their members to ensure that they have paid their AKR memberships before the 28th of June, are eligible to grade and have submitted the correct forms/followed correct procedure etc.

We look forward to seeing you there.
Kindest regards,
Aaron Padoin

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Latest VKR and MUKC news (31-03-2019)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR and MUKC news. Please see a committee member if you have any questions.

 

Fwd: 2019 Nagae Taikai – new date Saturday 15 June

Dear VKR member,

We have now scheduled a new date for the 2019 Nagae Taikai, to be held on Saturday, 15 June 2019, 1pm at Kenshikan Dojo.

The Nagae Taikai was established in June 2008 in memory of Nagae Sensei who passed away in November 2011.

Mr Sumitaka Nagae, Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan, was an important figure in Australian Kendo for many years. His hard work and dedication has helped to promote Kendo and Japanese Culture throughout Australia. He was the Shihan (head teacher) of the Melbourne Kendo Club since 1979, and subsequently the head Kendo sensei at the Melbourne Budokai when it first came into life in June 1990, until he and Mrs Nagae returned to Japan in 2008.

Registrations

The 2019 Nagae Taikai is an individuals based taikai for senior Kendoka. Kendoka who are graded between 2nd Dan and 5th Dan, and are a current AKR member are invited to register.

Registration must be made prior to the taikai by sending an email to secretary@melbournebudokai.com.au. No other method will be accepted. Please include your current grade when registering.

Please note that we do not assume that those who registered for the original date in March will still be available. Please register again.

The deadline for registrations is strictly Friday,17 May 2019. No entries after this deadline will be accepted and numbers may be limited.

Entry to the taikai is free.

Further detailed information will be sent out prior to the taikai.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
As usual, a taikai can’t happen by itself. It requires dedicated people to ensure it happens. Therefore, we will be requiring volunteers to help with all aspects of the running of the Nagae Taikai.

Shinpans
Kendoka 4th Dan or above (including those who will compete) will be required to assist with shinpaning.

Shinpans will be required to wear the standard shinpan uniform (taken from the FIK shinpan regulations):

1. A plain, dark blue jacket,
2. A plain, grey pair of trousers,
3. A plain, white shirt,
4. A plain, deep red neck tie,
5. A plain, dark blue pair of socks/stockings.

Competitors who will be shinpaning will be required to change into the above uniform where time permits. Otherwise, gi and hakama are acceptable.

Volunteers

We would appreciate volunteers to either help set up the taikai or assist with court duties on the day.

6:00pm on Friday, 14 June
It is planned that the setting up of the dojo for the taikai will be done at this time. This will require cleaning the dojo, organising of chairs, tables, score boards, tatami mats, etc. Your help will be greatly welcomed and appreciated.

AM on Saturday, 15 June
During the day, help will be required with the running of the taikai. If you’re able to do so, your help will be greatly welcomed and appreciated. No prior experience is required to volunteer so it’s a great opportunity to learn.

The dress code for volunteers on the day of the taikai is as follows:

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

Some of the areas that volunteers will be required are with:

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

If you’re available to help as a shinpan or a volunteer, please reply to this email with your current grade and what task you’d like to help with.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind regards
Kristine Ventura
Secretary Melbourne Budokai

 

Fwd: RE: Shinpan Seminar Sun 7 April – REMINDER

Good Evening All,

REMINDER Re: Shinpan Seminar, Kenshikan, Sun 7 April, 1:00.

This is a reminder about the Shinpan Seminar to be held on Sunday 7 April, 1:00 pm at the Kenshikan. Details are set out below.

Please note that the deadline for registration is Friday 5 April. Shiaisha are particularly requested to register. Club Instructors are requested to encourage their members to attend.

Thank you for your attention to these matters.

Cheers,

Yakov Macak
Chair, VKTC

Seminar Details:
To be conducted by Yano Sensei, this seminar will review and reinforce items raised at the recent Nittaidai seminar and is aimed at members 4 Dan and above in principle, although 3 Dans with sufficient shinpan experience and skills will also be accepted. This is not a seminar for those wishing to learn basic shinpan skills. 3 Dans wishing to attend should ask the advice of their Sensei.

Those attending the AKC and likely to be acting as shinpan for the competition are strongly urged to attend.

Registration as requested below is essential to enable us to organise the shiai schedule prior to the day. Those not registered by the due date will not be able to take part in the seminar.

Please reply to macakcy@optusnet.com.au no later than Friday 5 April, giving the following information:

Family Name
Given Name
Club
Grade
Attending AKC? Yes/No

Dress will be hakama and keikogi, and attendees may be asked to bring their bogu and act as shiaisha for the shinpan practice.

Members 1 Kyu to 3 Dan are also asked to register as shiaisha. It is also an opportunity for these people to learn by listening to and watching the instruction during the seminar. Once again, please email me at the above address to register, giving Name, Grade and Club.

If there are any questions please email me at the above address.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Yakov Macak
Chair, VKTC

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MUKC Beginner’s Course Info Pack 2019

 

FILE – MUKC Beginners Course Information Pack 2019 (pdf)

 

Hey guys,

Welcome to all 2019 beginners! You may find the MUKC Beginner’s course information pack above. Please read all of it as soon as you can to greatly assist in your training. Do not hesitate to see a committee member about any items if you have any questions. Welcome again, and train hard!! Your journey has just begun 🙂

 

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (17-03-2019)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news –

 

Fwd: AJKF Sensei for 44th Australian Kendo Championships & Seminar

Dear Kendo members,

AJKF have just advised the choice of sensei for this year’s 44th Australian Kendo Championships to be held in Perth, 19 to 24 April.

1) Yasuo SUZUKI sensei, Kendo Hanshi 8 Dan.

2) Shigehiro IIDA sensei, Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan

Suzuki sensei has visited us four times previously, while Iida Sensei has visited us in 2017. Both sensei are highly regarded.

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

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

 

Fwd: Shinpan Seminar Sun 7 April

Good Evening All,

Re: Shinpan Seminar, Kenshikan, Sun 7 April, 1:00.

We will be holding a Shinpan Seminar on Sunday 7 April, 1:00 pm at the Kenshikan.

To be conducted by Yano Sensei, this seminar will review and reinforce items raised at the recent Nittaidai seminar and is aimed at members 4 Dan and above in principle, although 3 Dans with sufficient shinpan experience and skills will also be accepted. This is not a seminar for those wishing to learn basic shinpan skills. 3 Dans wishing to attend should ask the advice of their Sensei.

Those attending the AKC and likely to be acting as shinpan for the competition are strongly urged to attend.

Registration as requested below is essential to enable us to organise the shiai schedule prior to the day. Those not registered by the due date will not be able to take part in the seminar.

Please reply to macakcy@optusnet.com.au no later than Friday 5 April, giving the following information:

Family Name
Given Name
Club
Grade
Attending AKC? Yes/No

Dress will be hakama and keikogi, and attendees may be asked to bring their bogu and act as shiaisha for the shinpan practice.

Members 1 Kyu to 3 Dan are also asked to register as shiaisha. It is also an opportunity for these people to learn by listening to and watching the instruction during the seminar. Once again, please email me at the above address to register, giving Name, Grade and Club.

If there are any questions please email me at the above address.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Yakov Macak

Chair, VKTC

 

Call for Panelists, 6k – 3k Examination Sun 24 March, Kenshikan 1:00

Good Afternoon All,

Call for Panellists, 6k – 3k Examination Sun 24 March, Kenshikan 1:00.

Following the rescheduling of the March 6k – 3K Grading to Sunday 24 March, we are again calling for volunteers to act as panellists on this date.

Ideally we would have 2 panels of 5 examiners each, a couple of reserves, and two stewards.

We have generally used 4 and 5 Dans in this situation in recent years although according to the regulations the minimum grade for Kyu Grading Panellists is 3rd Dan.

Volunteers should therefore be 4 or 5 Dan in principle but 3 Dan will also be considered.

Please respond by sending Name, Grade and Club to Szwarcbord Sensei at kendokendo@icloud.com and to myself at macakcy@optusnet.com.au by 6:00 pm on Friday 8 March. The final list will be sent out on the evening of Sunday 10 March or as soon as possible thereafter.

Could Club Officials please make sure that all relevant members of your club see this email, and could Club Instructors please encourage your eligible members to get involved in taking a wider responsibility for the progress of the lower grades and volunteer if they are able.

Those who have already put their names down do not have to reply again.

Thank you for your attention to these matters.

Cheers,

Yakov Macak
Chair, VKTC

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6K-3K March grading rescheduled to 24-03-2019

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Hey guys,

The March KYU grading has been rescheduled to Sunday 24 March 2019.

See below for details.

 

The grading on Sunday 3rd March is Rescheduled.

Dear delegates,

I can confirmed that the Victorian Squad has kindly given up their time slot on 24th and MBK is sharing their 10th March timeslot with the squad.

Here’s our sincere thanks to Vic Squad and MBK committee for their flexibility.

I can confirm that 24th March is the new date for the kyu grading.

Your support and understanding is appreciated. Let’s hope for milder temperatures.

Sincerely,
Cyntheia

On Fri, 1 Mar 2019, 17:20 C Lim, <limc.kendo@gmail.com> wrote:

Dear Delegates,

The grading on Sunday 3rd March is Rescheduled.

First of all, thank you Yakov Sensei for alerting me to the forecast update and understanding my wanting some time to explore other options before a final decision.

Today’s 4pm forecast was revised to 36 degrees for Sunday. This is also the third day of high overnight temperature too. For health reasons, the VKR has decided to reschedule.

During the period since our last announcement, I have explored hiring of alternative venue, alternative dates in March and early April. As all dates are taken for other reasons, I am currently in consultation with the other stakeholders.

In the interest of time, I am confirming that the grading this coming Sunday 3rd March IS RESCHEDULED. I will confirm the new date once availability is confirmed.

My sincerest apologies if the rescheduling has upset any of your plans. The VKTC and VKR has spent hours exploring options, checking policies. We have done our best to avoid rescheduling.

Ultimately, your health and safety comes first.

I will inform you of the revised date as soon as the stakeholders confirmed.

Kind regards,
Cyntheia

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 6:16 PM VKR Secretary <secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au> wrote:

Dear all,

Due to scheduling and timing between gradings, VKR has to proceed with the grading on 3rd March despite the high temperatures.

Please communicate with the candidates from your club to:

1. Be sensible with hydration in the days leading up to grading.
2. Be sensible with alcohol consumption in the days leading up to grading.
3. Know their own limits and inform a VKR personnel during the grading if they feel unwell.

VKR, with the VKTC, are discussing ways to make the heat more manageable.

Stay safe, I look forward to seeing you this weekend.

Sincerely,

Cyntheia

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (28-02-2019)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. If you have any questions, please see a committee member.

 

Fwd: 2019 Nagae Taikai Postponed Due To The Forecast Heat On Saturday

Greetings Victorian Kendoka!!

You are receiving this email as you have either registered to compete in the 2019 Nagae Taikai, registered someone on their behalf or have indicated that you’re available to help as a shinpan.

As by the subject of the email, the 2019 Nagae Taikai has been postponed due to the forecast heat for Saturday. I hope this does not cause you any inconvenience. I’m sorry if it does, but the senseis have decided to be safe (see below).

Notification will be sent out once a new date has been confirmed. I hope you can still compete or volunteer when one has been determined.

Cheers and keep cool.

Paul Bserani
Vice President Melbourne Budokai

———- Forwarded message ———
From: MBK Secretary <secretary@melbournebudokai.com.au>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 at 16:42
Subject: 2019 Nagae Taikai Postponed Due To The Forecast Heat On Saturday
To:

Greetings MBK Member!!

Looking at the weather forecast for this weekend, Yano Sensei and Szwarcbord Sensei have decided to postpone the 2019 Nagae Taikai to be on the safe side. Currently the forecast is 35C and possibly more for Saturday (most of this week will be warm). The dojo would have been hotter. The idea of getting cooling was floated but the noise, more than likely, would have been very distracting.

A new date will be determined once the calendar has been checked for a suitable day. Notification will be sent out once this has been confirmed.

Thank you if you have informed me that you’d like to either compete or be a volunteer to help with the taikai. I certainly hope that will still be the case for the new date.

Cheers and keep cool throughout this week/weekend….and beyond.

Paul Bserani
Vice President Melbourne Budokai

 

VKR Kendo Keiko Mar 8

Dear VKR Delegates,

Due to the hot weather the VKR Kendo Keiko this month has been moved to
Friday March 8.

Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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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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