Current club status

Current members – Regular training. 
2018 beginner’s info:  NEW!  Come visit us during Monash Uni Clayton Campus Orientation Week from Monday 19 – Friday 23 February, 2018 to chat with us and get more info! The beginner trial week (2 sessions) will begin on Monday 26 February.   More info here  See you there ~~! 

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 2018.

Upcoming MUKC trainings

Mon 19/2 – Normal training
Wed 21/2 – Normal training

Mon 26/2 – * Shiai practise *
Wed 28/2 – Normal training

All trainings are in the Games Hall at Monash Sport Clayton, unless otherwise specified.

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Upcoming Events VKR Calendar

Monday 19 – Friday 23 February, 2018
Monash Uni Clayton Campus 2018 Orientation Week (more info)

Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 February, 2018
Nittaidai Seminar (more, more 2)

Monday 26 February, and Wednesday 28 February, 2018
MUKC trial week (2 sessions) (more info)

Saturday 3 March, 2018
2018 Nagae Taikai (more)

Friday 2 – Tuesday 6 March, 2018
Nabeyama Seminar (more)

Sunday 4 March, 2018
Kendo Gradings up to 3rd Kyu (more, more 2)

Sunday 4 March, 2018
SA State Kendo Championships 2018 (more)

Sunday 11 March, 2018
Shinpan Seminar (more, more2)

Sunday 18 March, 2018
Kendo Gradings 2nd Kyu to 4th Dan (more)

Friday 30 March, 2018 – Wednesday 4 April, 2018
43rd Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar & Grading (more)

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The quickest way to get the latest news –
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Website will be updated (roughly) weekly!

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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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Latest VKR news (17-02-2018)

Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR news. If you have any questions regarding any items, please contact a committee member.

 

Victorian Squad – Invite to VKR members

Dear Fellow Victorian Kendoka,

This is an open invite to Women and Men of all grades, experience, ability and nationality to contribute to the Squad’s preparation for the Australian Kendo Championships.

The teams have been decided, but we still need opponents for our squad to practice against in shiai. It is also a great opportunity to brush up on your shinpan skills, when you are not competing.

Shiai-geiko should start around 1 hour after the session start time and there is no obligation to stay for the rest of the session, although we’d love it if you could stay for jigeiko. Therefore if you have time, please come to some or all of the practices listed below and join in.

Feb
[Day, Date, Time, Description, Venue] 
 Sun 18, 12:30-17:00, Squad training, Kenshikan
 

March
[Day, Date, Time, Description, Venue]
 Sat  3, 13:00-16:00, Squad training, Tora
 Sat 10, 13:00-16:00, Squad training, Tora
 Sat 17, 13:00-16:00, Squad training, Tora
 Sat 24, 13:00-16:00, Squad training, Kenshikan

The Tora sessions are held at Wesley College : http://www.wesleycollege.net/Get-in-Touch/Contact-us/St-Kilda-Road.aspx

If you do plan to come, then if you could let us know then it would helpful in planning the shiai.

We hope to see you there!

The Coaching Team
[Victorian Squad]

 

Nominations to the AKR National Executive Committee

Dear VKR Delegates,

A reminder that the deadline for nominations for the National Executive Committee is on February 28. Details can be found below.

Dear AKR Members,

Complying with section 7.3 of the AKR Constitution, 2018 is an election year for the National Executive Committee.

All Executive Committee positions are open for nomination.

Existing and former members may also be nominated for the election.

Attached is the instructions and the form to use to nominate candidates.

Preamble:

The management and control of the AKR is vested in the National Executive Committee, consisting of four National Officers. The National Executive Committee is responsible for the day to day administration of the Renmei on a National level and the implementation of AKR National Council decisions. The National Executive Committee provides leadership and support for the Boards and the Affiliated State Bodies

Criteria

All Ordinary Affiliate Members who are members of an Affiliated Body are eligible for election to the Executive Committee.

Timeline

Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

All nominations must have a seconder and include the acceptance of the member being nominated.

The election to fill the vacancies will be conducted at the AKR Annual General Meeting, scheduled to commence at 1:30pm on Friday 30 March 2018 in Sydney, NSW. Only State Delegates and Board Chairpersons are eligible to vote.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Executive Committee.

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


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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MUKC O-Week 2018, Trial period for beginners

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Hey guys,

Below is information for the upcoming MUKC Orientation week 2018, and the upcoming trial period for new 2018 beginners. Both are free events, so please come and chat with us if you’re interested!

 

Monash University Kendo Club O-Week 2018 (from facebook group)

Welcome to the new semester of 2018!

Now in our 27th year, the Monash University Kendo Club is recruiting once again!

So you’ve just graduated from high school, or maybe just taken a gap year, or perhaps you’re even mid-degree OR (gasp) a postgrad. You’re thinking you want to do some exercise, strengthen your mind and body, and become… elite. Or maybe you just want to be able to run for five minutes (you and me both kid), while simultaneously joining an amazing fitness and social community. Luckily for you, it doesn’t matter where you fall on this spectrum – insane athlete, stressed uni kid, just interested in cool Japanese martial arts and want to look badass with a sword – kendo is for everyone! Our club ranges from kids right up to experienced sensei, so no matter your age or level at uni, everyone is welcome 🙂 Come down to our stall (location TBA Closer to O-Week) during O-Week to talk with our friendly committee and see what kendo’s all about!

CLAYTON O-WEEK: Feb 19th to 23rd

What’s kendo? Lucky for you, we’ll be doing demos so you can witness firsthand what kendo’s all about!
> OUR O-WEEK DEMO TIMES: (Clayton only)
– TBA Closer to O-Week
> Clubs Day Demonstration
– March 1st

Did you know MUKC is one of the cheapest (if not, THE cheapest) kendo clubs in Victoria? So if you’re looking for a cheap way to make friends, get fit, and build your mental strength, you’ve come to the right place! Come to our O-Week stall to sign up for a FREE week of trial classes (to take place in Week 1) and give kendo a try for yourself! If you love it, our beginner’s course runs throughout semester 1 and costs a mere $140 overall for one whole semester of two epic sessions per week. (This includes the cost of a new shinai and shinai bag – that’s the badass kendo sword we’re talking about there. If you already own one, please let us know! We will adjust your club fees accordingly.) (Club fees: $100 and new shinai+shinai bag: $40.)

TRAINING TIMES:
Mondays & Wednesdays 6-8PM in the Games Hall (Sports Centre, Monash University, Clayton)
Please be on time! We start 6PM SHARP.

What do you bring to training?
Yourself in comfortable clothes. And by comfortable clothes, I mean clothes you can do lunges in. So before coming to training, ask yourself ‘can I lunge in these jeans?’ and if the answer is no, don’t. Don’t wear it. Also, take off ALL accessories for safety. Please also bring a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated!

MUKC may be a dedicated and serious kendo club, but we’re also filled with uni students looking for a good time between keiko (practice) sessions – so what have we got planned for this semester so far??

UPCOMING EVENTS:
– Welcome BBQ (Week 2)
– Drinks and games nights
– Joint kendo boot camp with University of Melbourne Kendo Club (Early May)
(and much more to come!)

For further info, check out our website http://www.monashunikendoclub.org/ or rock up for a chat with our committee any time during O-Week 😀
SEE YOU THEEERREEEE

 

Monash University Kendo Club Beginner Trial Week (from facebook group)

Welcome to a new semester of university and/or Kendo!

During the first week of the new semester, the Monash University Kendo Club is holding a trial week for potential beginners or anyone curious about kendo.

This trial event is open to everyone and anyone who may be interested, whether you’ve never heard of kendo before or just want a solid session of exercise. But for those interested in kendo, this is the opportune time to give it a go. 🙂

We also encourage those who cannot participate but wish to watch and observe to do so!

Our friendly committee members are available to answer any and all questions you may have before and after the trial week, so please feel free to have a chat with us 🙂

If you’ve missed us during O-Week or are not a member of the university, don’t worry! You are also welcome to come and train with us.

So please come, participate and witness the spirit of kendo!

TRAINING TIMES:
The trial week will be held during our regular training times during the first week of the semester.

Trial training times (FREE!):
Monday 26th: 6-8PM
Wednesday 28th: 6-8PM

Regular Training:
Mondays & Wednesdays 6-8PM in the Games Hall (Sports Centre, Monash Clayton)

Please be on time! We start 6PM SHARP.
(Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior.)

What do you bring to training?
– All equipment will be provided for beginners.
– Please wear suitable clothes for exercising in. For example, jeans, jumpers and jackets are not recommended unless you like being sweaty and chafing yourself.
– Water (in a sealed bottle) to stay hydrated.
– Please note, we ask that any accessories (watches, jewellery, bracelets, etc) to be taken off prior to training. This is to avoid any loss or damaged property as well as accidentally harming others.

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (10-02-2018)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. If you have any queries regarding any items, please contact a committee member.

 

VKR Team Selection

To all VKR Kendo Clubs:

Following the Selection Session last Sunday afternoon, the Teams to represent Victoria at the 2018 Australian Kendo Championships are:

Kata Pairs
Reuben Barnett
Jeffrey Khor

Women’s Kyu
Genevieve Borley (Captain)
Nicky Lieu
Jaslyn Gray
Risa Watanabe

Women’s Dan
Liliana Bray
Hoey Goh
Yuko Mayumi (Captain)
Andrea Ngai
Junko Nomura
Julie Tran

Men’s Kyu
Enoch Chan (Captain)
Trevor Law
James O’Neill
Marc Veenstra
Josh Wildey

Men’s Dan
Reuben Barnett
Jeffrey Khor
Thomas Mendelovits
Trent Reeve
Jamie Shen
Suzuki Takayuki (Captain)
Richard T’en

Congratulations to all Team Members on their selection, and for the work they and Will and the Coaching Team have put in so far. I am sure they will all work even harder in the few weeks remaining leading up to the Championships.

Please join me in wishing them all the best in Sydney.

Yakov Macak

Chairperson, VKTC


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

AJKF Sensei for 43rd Australian Kendo Championships & Seminar

Dear Kendo members,

AJKF have just advised the choice of sensei for this year’s 43rd Australian Kendo Championships to be held Sydney 30 March to 4 April.

1) Katsuo ENDO sensei (Mr.), Kendo Hanshi 8 dan.
2) Yasuo SUZUKI sensei, (Mr.), Kendo Hanshi 8 dan.

Suzuki sensei has visited us three times previously. Both sensei are highly regarded and also conduct seminars all over the world for the FIK and for more junior 8th dan sensei in Japan!

The AJKF look after us very well indeed.

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

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

 

Overseas Exam Application

FILE – letter (pdf)

Dear VKR Club Delegates,

Please ensure that your club committee and instructors are aware of the issues highlighted below:

Dear State Presidents,

Would you please assist, by again cascading the attached letter to all club/dojo sensei and presidents?

Unfortunately, it seems that members, who provide the initial permission to be examined, remain unaware that the AKR has a policy on handling overseas grade examination applications A policy as decided by you or your predecessors, on AKR National Council.

Just in 2018 so far, much unnecessary additional work has been created from four out of six (so far), overseas exam applications.

As we process fifty plus of such applications a year and it’s increasing, this is becoming a burden.

Some of you are aware of recent issues, when members have not followed the established procedures.

We have seen in the recent past that there is a consequence following an exam application where it was later found that either AKR or the examining organisations procedures or both, weren’t followed.

Some examples are –

1. A successful Dan exam result was later cancelled by the All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF). A rebuke was also sent from the AJKF to the Japan based dojo sensei, dojo administrators, the Japanese prefectural kendo organisation and to the AKR.

2. Two members were recently successfully examined overseas and later found to be ineligible. After enquiries by the members club sand states, the members voluntarily reverted to their prior lower grades, avoiding the mess of a formal Dan grade exam result cancellation.

3. Consideration by the AJKF for the cancellation of results of Dan exams for other AKR members, who were examined in Japan.

The downside can simply be avoided.

To meet the requirements of FIK affiliates, the stated desires of AKR dojo leaders, the desires of state associations; our written procedures provide the simplest pathway, for all, to meet the objective to be examined.

I add that the AKR Executive Committee is committed to doing all that we can to assist our and your members, to assist with their applications to be examined overseas.

If there are any questions on this, please feel free to contact me.

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

 

Updated Information on the VKR Kendo Seminar (Nittaidai)

Dear VKR Club Delegates,

The VKR would like to remind and encourage all members of the opportunity to attend the upcoming VKR Kendo Seminar featuring three instructors from the Nippon Sports Science University: Yagisawa Makoto 8 Dan Kyoshi, Furusawa Nobuaki 6 Dan Renshi, and Shinzato Chikano 6 Dan Renshi.

While the early bird deadline has passed, registrations are still open up until February 17. Please contact your club secretary for information, or register online at https://goo.gl/forms/WWiSWwiMnC3zSzqy2

An updated information pack can be found attached, which includes the seminar schedule and contents, and details for the Saturday night dinner which will be from 6:30pm at the Imperial Chinese Seafood Restaurant 546 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley.

We can assist with transport to/from the venue and restaurant – please let us know on the day if you need assistance.

In addition, there will be training held on Friday night February 23 from 6:30pm at the Kenshikan 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne which will be attended by the visiting instructors. Everyone is welcome to attend – however, due to the limited space in the dojo, participation will be restricted to a first come first served basis. Once capacity is reached we unfortunately would have to disallow additional participants.

After training, we will be heading to the Royal Standard Hotel at 333, William St Melbourne for food and drinks.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

2018 Nagae Taikai

Dear VKR Club Delegates,

Please pass on the notice below to your members:

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 head Kendo sensei at Melbourne Budokai since it first came into life in June 1990 until he and Mrs Nagae returned to Japan in 2008.

The 2018 Nagae Taikai will be held on Saturday the 3rd of March 2018 at the Kenshikan Dojo. As this is just before the upcoming Australian Kendo Championships in Easter, this is a great opportunity for senior Kendoka to use as a warm up taikai prior to the championships.

As usual, this is an individuals based taikai for senior Kendoka. Kendoka who are 2nd Dan up to 5th Dan and are a current AKR member are invited to register. Registrations for the taikai must be made prior to the taikai and are to be made by replying to this email – paul.bserani@tollgroup.com. No other method will be accepted. If you qualify and would like to compete, please include your current grade when registering. The deadline for registrations is strictly Monday the 19th of February 2018. No entries after this deadline will be accepted and numbers may be limited. Kendoka 5th Dan (including those who will compete) or above will be required to assist with shinpaning.

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.

6:00pm on Friday the 2nd of March

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. The more members that are able to help with this the better.

AM on Saturday the 3rd of March

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

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.

The Nagae Taikai and the Otsuka Taikai (later in July – see the 2018 MBK Calendar) are very important events for Melbourne Budokai, so it’s very important to have as many members as possible helping….after all, they’re your events!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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

Paul Bserani

Vice President Melbourne Budokai

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (02-02-2018)

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News Items –
+ VKR Keiko February 2
+ VKR Team selection process Sunday 4 February
+ March Kendo Gradings
+ VKR Delegates Meeting – Saturday February 17
+ AKR National Executive Committee Election
+ ELECTION RESULT: Iaido & Jodo Board – 2018-2022
+ Kendo Board 2018-2021: Nomination of candidates for election

 

Hey guys,

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

 

Reminder: VKR Keiko February 2

Dear VKR Club Delegates,

Reminder that there will be a VKR Keiko session tomorrow.

Date: 2 February 2018
Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm (own warm ups before start)
Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne, 3003 Vic
Cost: $5


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

VKR Team selection process Sunday 4 February

To All VKR Kendo Clubs:

The VKR Team selection process will take place at the Kenshikan, on Sunday 4 February starting at 1:00 pm.

The expected program is:

1:00 Kata selection demonstration

1:15 Kata selectors confer, Kendo Warm-ups begin

1:45 Kendo Shia commences

2:45 Kendo selectors confer

3:15 Kata Pair and Kendo Team announced

Of course this is subject to change depending on how things unfold during the day.

The shinpan and selectors who will officiate in the selection process are:

Kata: Shinpan/selectors: Senseis Yano (Kyoshi 7 Dan), Szwarcbord (Kyoshi 7 Dan), Macak (Renshi 6 Dan)

Kendo: Shinpan: Senseis Szwarcbord (Kyoshi 7 Dan), Sheppard (6 Dan), Teoh (5 Dan), Matsumoto (5 Dan), Jeong (5 Dan), Kimura (5 Dan)

Selectors: Senseis Yano (Kyoshi 7 Dan), Smith (Renshi 6 Dan), Maksay (6 Dan), Wright (5 Dan – Coach), Sugimoto (5 Dan – Asst Coach)

Spectators welcome.

Please ensure that all your Kendo members see this message.

Cheers,

Yakov Macak, Chairperson VKTC.


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

March Kendo Gradings
Mony – Please see a committee member for more information and application.

Dear VKR Club Delegates,

The upcoming Kendo Gradings will be held on the following dates:

6th Kyu – 3rd Kyu Grading – Sunday March 4 @ Kenshikan, West Melbourne
2nd Kyu – 4th Dan Grading – Sunday March 18 @ Kenshikan, West Melbourne

Deadline for 6th Kyu – 3rd Kyu Grading Registration – Friday February 16
Deadline for 2nd Kyu – 4th Dan Grading Registration – Friday March 2

If there are any questions please do not hesitate to ask.


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

VKR Delegates Meeting – Saturday February 17

Dear VKR Club Delegates,

Our first delegates meeting of the year will be held on Saturday February 17 12:00pm . Please note the change of day to Saturday, as Sundays are unavailable that month.
As usual, if you are unable to attend please consider arranging someone to attend in your place to represent your club’s voice, or send in a notice of apology.
The draft agenda is outlined below. If you have any items of business to be discussed please let me know.

Victorian Kendo Renmei Meeting Agenda

17/02/2018

1) Apologies
2) Reading of and business arising from the minutes of the previous meeting
     *Update: WWCC Requirements for clubs
     *Update: Sports and Recreation Victoria Recognition
     *Update: Nittaidai Sensei Visit
     *Update: VKC Rosters
     *Update: Instructor Accreditation
     *Update: Registrations
3) Financial Reports
4) Incident Reports
5) Club Reports
6) VKTC Report
7) VITC Report
8) VKR Budget
9) Members of the VKR not participating in VKR run activities
10) FIK Asian Zone shimpan seminar
11)Communications: Website + Calendar
12) Other Business


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Fwd: AKR National Executive Committee Election

Dear AKR Members,

Complying with section 7.3 of the AKR Constitution, 2018 is an election year for the National Executive Committee.

All Executive Committee positions are open for nomination.

Existing and former members may also be nominated for the election.

Attached is the instructions and the form to use to nominate candidates.

Preamble:
The management and control of the AKR is vested in the National Executive Committee, consisting of four National Officers. The National Executive Committee is responsible for the day to day administration of the Renmei on a National level and the implementation of AKR National Council decisions. The National Executive Committee provides leadership and support for the Boards and the Affiliated State Bodies

Criteria
All Ordinary Affiliate Members who are members of an Affiliated Body are eligible for election to the Executive Committee.

Timeline
Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

All nominations must have a seconder and include the acceptance of the member being nominated.

The election to fill the vacancies will be conducted at the AKR Annual General Meeting, scheduled to commence at 1:30pm on Friday 30 March 2018 in Sydney, NSW. Only State Delegates and Board Chairpersons are eligible to vote.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Executive Committee.

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

 

Fwd: ELECTION RESULT: Iaido & Jodo Board – 2018-2012

Dear AKR Members,

Complying with section 8.4 and 8.6 of the AKR Constitution, elections were held for both the AKR Iaido and AKR Jodo Boards.

A letter is attached which explains the procedure used and the result, with a list of members.

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

 

Fwd: Kendo Board 2018-2021: Nomination of candidates for election [Deadline: 23 Feb]

Dear AKR Kendo Members,

Complying with section 8.2 of the AKR Constitution, 2018 is a Kendo Board election year.

All Board positions will be vacated at the conclusion of the 43rd AKC and related events on 4 April 2018.

Existing and former members may be nominated for the election.

Attached is the form to use to nominate candidates, for the election.

Each AKR art Board is made up of 5 members representing that art. Elected Board positions are for a THREE year term. Tasks include facilitating, attending and contributing to the management of AKR kendo, iaido or jodo seminars, championships and dan grade exams.

Criteria
All Ordinary Affiliate Members who are members of an Affiliated Body representing Kendo exponents are eligible for election to the Kendo Board. Self-nomination is permitted.

Timeline
Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on 23 February 2015.

All nominations must have a seconder and also the acceptance of the member being nominated.

Photo & Short Resume
All Nominees are to send separately a face photo and short resume of their AKR & AKR affiliate activity for publication to members, prior to the nomination cut off date by email to akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au.

The election to fill the vacancies will be conducted by postal vote in mid March 2018. The details will be announced after nominations are received.

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

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Mon 15/01/18 – Training cancelled

Hey guys,

From Emily –

2018年1月15日 14:21 Monash University Kendo Club <monashkendo@gmail.com>:

Good afternoon everyone,

Unfortunately due to maintenance in both the Games Hall and the squash courts at Monash, we are unable to hold training tonight. The maintenance works will continue until Feb 13th so we are looking at alternative bookings for our upcoming trainings. At the moment, although tonight (Monday) is cancelled, Wednesday’s training is still on and we will send out another email with confirmation of the venue once organised.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience and the short notice – Monash only told us today!

Enjoy your free Monday night and hopefully we’ll see you on Wednesday.

Best regards,

Emily Coady
Vice President

Monash University Kendo Club

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (10-01-2018)

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News items – 
+ 43AKC Info Pack and Registration Forms
+ SA State Kendo Championships 2018 – Invitation
+ VALE: Akira Tajima sensei
+ Shinpan For VKR Team Selection
+ Shinpan Seminar, Sun 11 Mar, 1:00 Kenshikan
+ Registration and Updated Information on the VKR Seminar (Nittaidai)
+ Nabeyama Seminar Announcement, March 2018

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. If you would like more information regarding any items, please contact a committee member.

 

Fwd: 43AKC Info Pack and Registration Forms

Info pack
Appendices
Please see a committee member for more information!

 

Fwd: SA State Kendo Championships 2018 – Invitation

Info pack
Flyer

Dear VKR Delegates,

Please find below an invitation from the South Australian Kendo Assocation for all VKR members to participate in the South Australian Kendo Championships on Sunday March 4th, 2018.

Please find information sheet, registration spreadsheet and flyer for this event. Note that event timings are based on SA member numbers and will be adjusted should we receive registrations from our interstate guests.

Best regards,


Hayami Aboutaleb
3 Strathmore Avenue
Tranmere SA 5073
Email: hayami.aboutaleb@gmail.com
Mobile: +61.497.096.280

 

Fwd: VALE: Akira Tajima sensei

VALE: Akira Tajima sensei
January 8th, 2018

Akira Tajima sensei, in 1988.

It is with great sadness that the Australian Kendo Renmei acknowledges the passing of Akira Tajima sensei.

Akira Tajima sensei passed away, in Tokyo on Friday 5 January 2018.

The Australian Kendo Renmei expresses sincere condolences to his wife Reiko, son Kenji and daughter Tomoko.

Tajima sensei had been courageously battling cancer for a few years, enduring the difficulties of treatment and facing his mortality with great courage, true kendo spirit and even some humour. His courage showed through when after treatment had commenced, he returned to the kendojo for a time, to assist kendo students at a high school nearby to his home.

Tajima sensei’s’ first connection with Australia was in the early 1970’s as a high school exchange student, first arriving in Rochester, near Shepparton, Victoria, then transferring to other locations and ending up in Sydney. Within a short time Tajima sensei was assisting Jun Takeuchi Sensei with the kendo teaching in Sydney from 1973. This continued until 1977, when Tajima sensei returned to Japan for surgery, following a car collision.

Despite his return to Japan, the connection with Australian kendo people remained very strong. Tajima sensei visited Australia many times and looked after many Australian kendo visitors, including hosting them at his home in Tokyo on many occasions. He also organised many welcome occasions for Australian kendo people, when they visited Japan.

Tajima sensei’s’ continuing influence, guidance and support for Australian kendo was profound and deep and will never be forgotten. We are all very grateful for his dedicated help and great friendship and are all saddened at his departure.

The funeral arrangements for Tajima sensei are:

Wake: January 8 (Mon) from 6:00 pm.
Funeral: January 9 (Tue) from 1:00 pm.

Place: Reinanzaka Church. www.reinanzaka.jp.

 

Shinpan For VKR Team Selection

To All VKR Kendo Clubs

Shinpan for VKR Team Selection

Could Club Officials please forward this message to their senior members:

As foreshadowed in my previous message, we require the assistance of senior members as shinpan for the VKR Kendo Team Selection at the Kenshikan on Sunday 4 February.

The program will commence at 1:00pm with the Kata Pairs selection followed by the Kendo selection process. A more detailed program will be available closer to the date.

A minimum of 3 shinpan will be required with a maximum of 6.

Practising shinpan 4 Dan and above are requested to make themselves available for the afternoon by email to macakcy@optusnet.com.au by Sunday 14 Jan. If more than 6 nominations are received (I would hope so!!) we will advise who is required a couple of days later.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Yakov Macak
Chairperson, VKTC

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Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Fwd: Shinpan Seminar, Sun 11 Mar, 1:00 Kenshikan

Dear VKR Delegates,

Happy new year – please find below a message from the VKTC Chairperson:

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To All Victorian Kendo Members

2017 is at an end and I trust all members have enjoyed a happy and safe Christmas break.

The first three months of the Kendo year are always busy and 2018 will be no exception. The support of all senior members will be required to ensure the following events are successful:

· Sun 4 February – VKR Team Selection

· Sat/Sun 24/25 February – Nittaidai Seminar

· Sun 4 March – Kendo Gradings up to 3rd Kyu

· Sun 11 March – Shinpan Seminar, see below

· Sun 18 March – Kendo Gradings 2nd Kyu to 4th Dan

The Shinpan Seminar will be conducted by Yano Sensei and is scheduled for 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.

Cheers,

Yakov Macak
Chairperson, VKTC

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Registration and Updated Information on the VKR Seminar (Nittaidai)

Info pack

Dear delegates,

Attached is a preliminary information pack and registration form for the upcoming VKR Kendo Seminar featuring instructors from the Nippon Sports Science University that will be held on the weekend of 24-25 February at Monash University Games Hall, Clayton. Please feel free to distribute to your club members at your earliest convenience.

There are two avenues for registration. I have attached a registration that the club can use to collect the details and payments of their members, and return it to us through secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au. This is the preferred way for us as it would be easier to keep track of the names and payments for all sides. When submitting the registration form please also attach a proof of payment in PDF to assist us in locating your payment.

Alternatively, individual participants can register via Google Form found at https://goo.gl/forms/WWiSWwiMnC3zSzqy2 .

Payments are to be made via EFT transfer to the VKR Account concurrently with the submission of registration. Details can be found on both registration forms.

If you want to take advantage of the Early Bird registration price ($65 for two days) please send in the form on or before January 15. Students / Concessions are eligible for the discounted price at all times.

There will be a dinner planned on the Saturday night, most likely a Chinese restaurant located in Melbourne CBD. The exact location and price has not been finalized yet, but we expect the cost to be around $40 per person.
On the registration forms, please remember to indicate those who would potentially be interested in attending.

If there are any issues or questions please do not hesitate to ask.


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Nabeyama Seminar Announcement, March 2018

Dear delegates,

Please find information below regarding a possible seminar in March.

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Dear AKR/Kendo Dojos,

ShuBuKan (SBK) is delighted to announce Kendo Seminar / Camp on 2nd of March till 6th of March 2018. (Depends on which City, Melbourn or Sydney).

The Seminar will be lead by Mr. Nabeyama Takahiro 鍋山隆弘 Sensei (Kyoshi 8-dan) from University of Tsukuba. The aim for the seminar/camp is focusing on the technical aspect and how Nabeyama sensei train with world class kendoka from Tsukuba University.

Seminar (Sydney & Melbourne) is open for all and only with Bogu.
Camp (Sydney Only) is only open for 3rd Dan above (include 3rd Dan), competition players and instructors of a dojo. Due to strictly space limitation for Camp, 40 participant as maximum capacity.

Best regards,
John Ou
ShuBuKan

jou@outlook.com.au
0416588155

Registration is open and further information will be ready a month prior to the event.

Express of Interests/Registration Form:
https://goo.gl/forms/ujxZF1arUNiV1kNM2

Please find attached event poster.
Further questions, please contact event manager (John Ou, 0416588155) or your representative dojo.

Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas & New Year, look forward to see you at the event!


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (23-12-2017)

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News Items –
+ New MUKC photo galleries
+ A message from the AKR President
+ New Junior Competitions at the 2018 Australian Kendo Championships
+ Exams in Japan during November 2017 – Announcement of Results
+ MBK Training Times Over Christmas And The New Year
+ Invitation to “1st Ho Chi Minh City Open Kendo Championships”
+ 2018 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 

 

New MUKC photo galleries

I’ve uploaded a few new photo galleries from through the year have been posted!

 

A message from the AKR President

Dear delegates,

Please find below a year end message from the AKR President:

Dear State and Territory Presidents, AKR Boards Chairpersons, Committee and Board members and others.
(State Secretaries: Please feel free to send this on to members and anyone else)

As 2017 draws to a conclusion, on behalf of the AKR, I’d like to share a few words of appreciation with you.

So many people make a contribution to our environemt, in so many different ways, we are very fortunate.

Sensei, instructors, dojo founders, coaches, armourers, club and state presidents, secretaries and committees, event organisers, volunteers, shinpan, grading examiners, the person that walks in to a dojo for the first time, regular training attendees, sponsors, donors and many more, I am sure. The people who perform those tasks are just some of the people that add value to our activities and therefore support the overall AKR, state and dojo environment.

We all benefit from the work of each other; and this is what makes for a good federation.

Next year, 2018, will be busy, with some exciting new and old things happening.

Just two examples are –
A big focus will be on the World Kendo Championships, scheduled for Incheon, Korea in September.

In March-April at the Australian Kendo Championships, we will conduct a national level kendo competition for junior members for the first time.

Just those two events alone will lead to something better! Add local and state Kendo, Iaido and Jodo seminars, championships and we’ll be kept busy!

Thank you all for your work and contribution to improve and develop Australian Kendo, Iaido and Jodo. Thanks also to your families, partners, spouses and loved ones for the support they give to your dedicated Kendo, Iaido and Jodo pursuit.

Best wishes to you all for the festive season and for a safe and healthy new year.

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


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Fwd: New Junior Competitions at the 2018 Australian Kendo Championships

Dear delegates,

A new junior competition has been announced for the upcoming 2018 Australian Kendo Championships as per the message below:

To all State Renmei

The Kendo Board is pleased to announce that at the 2018 Australian Kendo Championships in Sydney there will be a Junior competition. The competition will consist of two events. The first being a shiai event for those aged 13, 14 or 15 on the day of the event. The matches will be three minute individual matches and AKR shiai rules will apply. The second event will consist of competitors demonstrating basic kendo skills (kiri-kaeshi, kihon waza and uchi-komi geiko) and will be available for ages up to and including 15 years of age.

These events will run on Saturday 31/3/2018. Further details will follow.

Regards

Brian Brestovac

Chairman of the Kendo Board


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Fwd: Exams in Japan during November 2017 – Announcement of Results

Hi everyone

Please see below the results from recent gradings in Japan. Congratulation to both Arpad and Marcus on their achievements!

Regards
Hoey

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Richard Ward (AKR) <akrpresident@kendoaustralia.asn.au>
Date: 4 December 2017 at 17:18
Subject: Exams in Japan during November 2017 – Announcement of Result

Dear State Presidents and Secretaries,

Would you please forward this news to members?

In Japan, during the month of November, many exams for kendo, iaido and jodo are conducted by the All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) and prefecture affiliates.

This month, many senior graded Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR) members faced the challenge to be tested for the Shogo levels of Renshi and Kyoshi or their next Dan level.

Happily, some were successful.

Congratulations to all applicants, whether successful or not, for never giving up and working extremely hard to meet the next challenge.

We congratulate the successful members, listed below on their recent achievement.

SHOGO
Kyoshi
Mr. Toshiaki Tsukadaira, Kendo 7 Dan (Qld) was awarded Kendo Kyoshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 30 November 2017.
Renshi
Mr. David Kolb, Iaido 6 Dan (Qld) was awarded Iaido Renshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 30 November 2017. 
Mr. Russell Lawrence, Iaido 6 Dan (WA) was awarded Iaido Renshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 30 November 2017. 

EXAM RESULTS – IAIDO
Mr. Marcus Lee-Steere, (Vic), was awarded Iaido 6 Dan in Tokyo by the AJKF on 18 November 2017.

EXAM RESULTS – KENDO
Mr. Arpad Maksay, (Vic), was awarded Kendo 6 Dan in Tokyo by the AJKF on 25 November 2017. 

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

 

MBK Training Times Over Christmas And The New Year

Dear delegates,
Please find below a message from MBK regarding their training times over Christmas and the New Year.
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Greetings MBK Member!!

In no particular order:

1. The last official training session for Naginata will be this Saturday 16/12/2017 and the first official training session with be Saturday 13/01/2018. That said, there will be the opportunity for informal training on 30/12/2017 and 06/01/2017 (not on 23/12/2017).

2. At the moment that hasn’t been a decision regarding Iaido training so assume it is as per normal….though possibly not on Tuesday 26/12/2017. This will be confirmed hopefully soon.

3. For Kendo training the dojo will be not be open on Monday 25/12/2017, Tuesday 26/12/2017 and Monday 01/01/2018. There will be Kendo training on all other days though the length and format of the sessions may vary from the normal sessions. More than likely the sessions will be around 1 hour to 1.5 hours in length. The exact format will be determined by the senior member present.

4. There will be an End Of Year Kendo training session on Sunday 31/12/2017 – New Year’s Eve – as per last year. The dojo will open at 10:30pm and then training will start. There will be a small pause just before midnight to allow the participants to have a celebratory drink to usher 2018 and then training will continue for about 45 minutes or so. After training has concluded participants are welcome to remain to have a bite to eat and drinks as per last year….or should I say this year. Therefore people attending this event are encouraged to bring food, drinks, dessert to share with everyone. I certainly hope you can make it.

You will be updated if there are changes or firmer details relating to the above information.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Paul Bserani
Vice President Melbourne Budokai.


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Fwd: Fw: Invitation to “1st Ho Chi Minh City Open Kendo Championships”

Hi everyone

The AKR has received the below email from Vietnam. It is an invitation to AKR (and VKR) members to participate in the All Vietnam Kendo Championships & Vietnam Open Kendo Championships.

If you would like to attend, please follow the instructions below to register. This will have to be done personally, not via the VKR or AKR.

Regards
Hoey

From: RMIT Vietnam Kendo Club – SGS [mailto:kendoclub.sgs@rmit.edu.vn]
Sent: Monday, 4 December 2017 3:09 PM
To: AKRpresident@kendoaustralia.asn.au
Subject: Invitation to “1st Ho Chi Minh City Open Kendo Championships”

Dear Mr. Richard Ward & Australia Kendo Renmei,

With the success of many major championships in Vietnam (All Vietnam Kendo Championships & Vietnam Open Kendo Championships) and with the great Kendo development in Vietnam. Represent for Vietnam Kendo, we would like to invite you to take part in “1st Ho Chi Minh City Open Kendo Championships” with details below:

● Event: 1st Ho Chi Minh City Open Kendo Championships

● Chief Judge: ISHIZUKA Yoshifumi-sensei, Hanshi 8 Dan

● Location: RMIT University Vietnam, 702 Nguyễn Văn Linh Boulevard, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

● Schedule:

o 02nd February 2018: Shimpan & Shiai Seminar

o 03rd February 2018: Individual Tournaments

§ Female 0-3 Dan (Only Club’s Members in Vietnam)

§ Male Mudansha (Only Club’s Members in Vietnam)

§ Male Yudansha (Only Club’s Members in Vietnam)

§ Mixed Genders 3-6 Dan (Open for All)

o Team Tournaments (Open for All)

§ 5-Player-Open Team (Mixed Genders, No Dan Limitation)

§ 3-Player-Female Team (No Dan Limitation)

Please kindly check the attachments and fill in the registration form and send back to us in this email.

Should you have any questions or request regard to the tournament, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your participation

Võ Anh Nhân,

Chief Operator

RMIT Saigon South Kendo Club
702 Nguyen Van Linh Blvd., Dist.7, HCMC
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rmitsgs.kendoclub
Email: rmitsgskendoclub@gmail.com
Phone: +84906698520

 

Fwd: 2018 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition

Hoey Yein Goh <secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au>

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Vivian Yung (AKR Secretary) <akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au>
Date: 30 October 2017 at 12:39
Subject: 2018 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition

Dear Kendo Clubs,

UTS Kendo Club is delighted to announce the 2018 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition on Sat & Sun, 3-4 February 2018 in Sydney, with guest Hanshi Hachi (8th) Dan Senseis, Toru KAMEI Sensei and Kazuo FURUKAWA Sensei!

The exciting seminar + competition package will continue from the 2017 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 Excel Registration Form for more information.

Cost: $60 per person (5 Dan and above Senseis and kids under 16 with bogu are FREE).

We sincerely hope the seminar adds another beneficial 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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Hi everyone

Below is an invitation to VKR members to attend the UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition in Sydney on 3-4 Feb 2018.

If you’d like to attend, please follow the instructions below. Note that registrations are to be done individually, not via the VKR.

Thanks
Hoey

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Vivian Yung (AKR Secretary) <akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au>
Date: 10 December 2017 at 17:52
Subject: 2018 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition

—– Forwarded message —–

A reminder that the 2018 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition will be held on Sat & Sun, 3-4 February 2018 in Sydney, with guest Hanshi Hachi (8) Dan Senseis, Toru KAMEI Sensei and Kazuo FURUKAWA Sensei.

Please see the attached Kendo Poster, proudly designed by UTS students Alice Wong and Yanglei Wu.

The Info Pack and Excel Registration Form are also attached for more information. Registration closes Sunday, 28 January 2018.

Cost: $60 per person (5 Dan and above Senseis and kids under 16 with bogu are FREE).

We sincerely hope the seminar adds another beneficial 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 (28-11-2017)

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Hey guys,

Apologies for the recent lack of updates! Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. Please see a committee member should you want more information.

 

Upcoming MUKC Trainings

Mon 27/11 – * Shiai practise *
Wed 29/11 – Normal training

Fri 1/12 – VKR Keiko (Kenshikan Dojo)

Mon 4/12 – Normal training
Wed 6/12 – * Kata training *

Mon 11/12 – Normal training
Wed 13/12 – Normal training

Mon 18/12 – Normal training
Wed 20/12/17 – Last training of 2017

Wed 3/1/18 – First training of 2018

All trainings are in the Games Hall at Monash Sport Clayton, unless otherwise specified.

 

2017 Victorian Junior Kendo Chamionships

Hi, everyone

The 2017 Victorian Junior Kendo Championships will be held on Sunday 3 December 2017.

TODAY is the last day to sign up!!!

To participate , the member must be less than 16 years old as of 1st July this year.
Below are the event details –

Registration Form entry:
We are asking for the following information only (the VKR will attempt to group entrants based on grade, weight, height and age taking into consideration minimum number of entries per grouping):
– Age
– Kendo grade
– Height (approx is ok)
– Weight (approx is ok )

Entry Fees
– Individual Comp ($10 per child, unlimited events)
– Team Comp ($20 per team, unlimited teams per club)

The following categories are available:
1. Bokuto Kihon (Kata 1-5)
Individual Competition
Grade: Open to 5th kyu, 6th kyu and ungraded only.
Age: All ages

2. Shiai
Individual Competition
Grade: Open to 4th kyu and higher grades only.
Age: All ages

3. Basic Kihon (Reiho, shomen and sayumen, men, kote, do cuts with fumikomi)
Individual Competition
Grade: Open to 5th kyu, 6th kyu and ungraded only.
Age: All ages

4. Team Competition (kirikaeshi, 40-second uchikomi, 2-min ippon shobu*)
Three members per team + motodachi
Dojo needs to provide the motodachi (can be adult member).
Grade: Open to 4-kyu and higher grades only
(*ippon shobu event will take into consideration grade/age/weight/size)

TODAY is the last day to sign up!!! If your kids are keen to join, please reply the email with all the information TODAY.

King regards
Fiona Zhang
Secretary

 

Fwd: Kata Pairs at 2018 AKC

From: Christine and Yakov Macak <macakcy@optusnet.com.au>
Subject: Kata Pairs at 2018 AKC

To All Victorian Kendoka:

Re: Kata Pair to represent Victoria at Australian Kendo Championships 2018
Please note the recently developed VKTC Policy on Kata Pairs Coaching and Selection for 2018 AKC
Coaching:
1 The VKR Kendo Team Coach is NOT responsible for coaching possible VKR representatives in 2018 AKC Kata Competition.

2 The VKTC will NOT appoint a Coach for possible VKR representatives in 2018 AKC Kata Competition.

3 Persons who wish to be considered for Selection as the VKR representatives in the 2018 AKC Kata Competition may approach senior VKR members to assist with their preparation as they wish.

Selection:
1 Persons wishing to represent Victoria in 2018 AKC Kata Competition will be requested to nominate as pairs, not necessarily from the same Club.

2 Persons nominating must be committed to travel to Sydney for the 2018 AKC as part of the VKR Kendo team.

3 If two or more pairs nominate a selection session will be organised where the pairs who nominate will play off in competition format.

Call for Applications:

Applications are now called for Kata Pairs to represent the VKR at the 2018 AKC’s to be held in Sydney.

A selection session will be held at the Kenshikan following the Kendo Team Selection session on the afternoon of Sunday 4 February.

Persons applying must be financial members of the VKR, and fully committed to attending the Championships, even if not selected for any other event.

Interested Pairs should supply the following information by email to macakcy@optusnet.com.au NO LATER THAN SUNDAY 10 December:

Player A: Family Name: …………………………………..
Given Name: …………………………………….
Club: ………………………………………………..
Kendo Grade:…………………………………..
AKR ID No: ………………………………………

Player B: Family Name: …………………………………..
Given Name: …………………………………….
Club: ………………………………………………..
Kendo Grade:…………………………………..
AKR ID No: ………………………………………

Could Club Officials please ensure that their club members see this message.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Yakov Macak
Chairperson VKTC

 

AKR Life Memberships 2017 – Announcement

From: Vivian Yung (AKR Secretary) <akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au>
Subject: AKR Life Memberships 2017 – Announcement

Dear AKR members,

Re: AKR Life Memberships 2017
It is with great pleasure to announce the induction of 2017 AKR Life Membership recipients – Mr. Richard Ward and Mr. Russell Lawrence.

Both Richard Ward and Russell Lawrence have made significant contribution to the Australian Kendo Renmei over many decades and the Australian Kendo Renmei is tremendously grateful to have these two members representing and contributing back to the arts they love.

Below are the short biographies of both life members:

Richard Ward
Richard Ward started practicing Kendo in 1989 and Iaido in 1996 in Australia. He has been an active leader to the local Victorian Kendo, Iaido and Jodo communities since then. In 2000, he commenced his service to the AKR Executive Committee as Secretary and was subsequently elected as AKR President in 2006, stepping into the very big shoes left by Ron Bennett Sensei. He continues to hold the position and serve the Kendo, Iaido and Jodo communities both locally and across Australia to this day.

During his many years of service Richard has provided excellent leadership and foresight to promote and grow Kendo, Iaido and Jodo at local, state and national levels. Richard has applied his professional experience and management skills to advance the Australian Kendo Renmei as Australia’s professional peak body that represents its membership at state, National and International forums.

His dedication and hard work have supported a number of key initiatives that have led to some significant achievements which include:
Recognition by the Australian Sports Commission of the Australian Kendo Renmei as the National Sporting Organisation representing Kendo, Iaido and Jodo.
Championing Kendo to become a successful, professionally run event within the Australian University Games calendar.
Tripling of the AKR membership.
Ensuring the Australian Kendo Renmei is financially viable and administered in a professional manner.
An annual increase of women participating in Kendo 12% on average over the past four years.

Russell Lawrence
Russell Alan Lawrence has been on the WAKR State Committee since it commenced in 1986. He has just commenced his 31st Year as the WAKR State Treasurer with continuous service. Russell has held a position on the WAKR Technical Board responsible for all three arts in WA since it was founded. He has recently taken over co-ordination of all gradings in WAKR. He formulated and continues to maintain the database records for the WAKR and does an excellent job.

Russell is now one of the driving forces behind the WAKR and is a credit to the WAKR and the AKR for his long and continuous service and is highly respected by all members.

Committee & Board Positions
Part of the founding team of the WAKR in September 1986
Inaugural WAKR State Treasurer 1986
WAKR State Treasurer 1986-present
AKR Iaido Board committee member 2006-2009
AKR Jodo Board Steering Committee member 1999-2000
AKR Jodo Board Secretary 2000-2003
AKR Jodo Board Secretary 2003-2006
AKR Jodo Board Vice-Chairperson 2006-2009
AKR Jodo Board Chairperson 2009-2012
AKR Jodo Board Chairperson 2012-2015
AKR Jodo Board Chairperson 2017-present
AKR National Council Member, Jodo Board representative 2000-2015

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 news (31-10-2017)

News Items – 
+ MUKC Committee for 2018 (by Emily, from Facebook)
+ 2017 Mumeishi 3’s Kendo Clubs Championships and Women’s Individual Taikai
+ 43rd Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar & Grading
+ November 5 Delegates Meeting
+ Victorian Working with Children Check Requirements
+ Ballarat Kendo Club 30th Year
+ 2018 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 

 

MUKC Committee for 2018 (by Emily, from Facebook)

Introducing the new MUKC committee for 2018! We would like to sincerely thank our outgoing committee members for all of their hard work and dedication over the past year.
Congratulations to our 2018 committee:

President: Dalton Reuss
Vice-President: Emily Coady
Treasurer: Aaron Patterson
Secretary: Fiona Zhang
General Representative: Brian Te

 

Fwd: 2017 Mumeishi 3’s Kendo Clubs Championships and Women’s Individual Taikai
(Mony: Please see a committee member should you wish to compete)

Hi,

Would you please pass this on to club secretaries.

Thank you

Dear AKR Members,

The 2017 Mumeishi 3’s and Women’s Individual Taikai is upon us again, and I would like to invite all clubs to begin submitting their teams.

Date: November 18th
Location: Human Movement Building, Beaconhills College Pakenham Campus, Toomuc Valley Road

Details:

Women’s Individual – $15
We would like to call on all female kendoka 1st Kyu and above to submit their names via the website

Team Event – $70
Each dojo is invited to submit up to two (2) teams of three (3) fighters. At least one fighting member must be kyu grade.
Mixed dojo teams will not be allowed to enter.
Teams can comprise of men and women.
Minimum age restriction of 16 years old (AKR senior member) applies.

I ask that club secretaries register via the website form, or delegate this task out to a single member.

The registration period will close Sunday 5th of November

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at any time (secretary@mumeishikendo.com.au).

We are all looking forward to you joining this year’s Mumeishi 3’s and Women’s Individual Taikai.


Best Regards,

Trent
Secretary
Mumeishi Kendo Australia

 

Fwd: 43rd Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar & Grading
(Mony: Please see a committee member should you wish to compete)

Hi everyone

Please see below email from the NSWKA regarding the 2018 AKCs to be held in Sydney.

Instructions for registrations will be sent out closer to the date.

Regards
Hoey

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Vivian Yung (AKR Secretary) <akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au>
Date: 26 October 2017 at 09:35
Subject: 43rd Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar & Grading

43rd Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar & Grading

Dear AKR members,

NSW Kendo Association is proud to be the host of the 43rd Australian Kendo Championships in 2018. Please find below information of the championships, seminar & grading for those who would like to make early travel and accommodation arrangements to travel to Sydney for this event. We welcome you to our vibrant city and look forward to your participation in this important Kendo event in the AKR calendar.

Registration
State registrations are due by 11th February 2018. Registration information will be sent to all states.

Dates
Friday 30 March 2018 Referees’ seminar, AKR Annual General Meeting
Saturday 31 March 2018 43rd AKC – Competition Day 1/ Welcome Dinner
Sunday 1 April 2018 – Competition Day 2
Monday 2 April 2018 – Seminar
Tuesday 3 April 2018 – Seminar
Wednesday 4 April 2018 – AKR Dan Grading Examination

Venue
PCYC Auburn, Wyatt Park, Church St, Lidcombe NSW
https://www.pcycnsw.org.au/auburn/
Google map attached

PCYC Auburn is located between the multicultural suburbs of Lidcombe and Auburn in Sydney.
The centre is a 15-minute walk or 3-min ride from either Lidcombe or Auburn Stations.

Venue Access by public transport: https://transportnsw.info/#/
Opal card. You can use an Opal card to get around on all modes of public transport in NSW. Opal card is a smartcard tickets that you keep, reload and reuse to pay for travel on public transport. https://www.opal.com.au

Distance from Sydney Domestic Airport: Train 60 min/ Car 44 min/ Taxi $60-$85
Distance from Central Railway Station: Train 40 min/ Car 45 min/ Taxi $48-$70

Accommodation options
Liberty Plains Motor Inn (budget)
5 Olympic Drive, Lidcombe Sydney NSW 2141
T: (02) 9649 6554 E: contact@libertymotorinn.com.au W: http://www.libertymotorinn.com.au

Lidcombe Motor Inn (budget)
17 Taylor Street Lidcombe Sydney NSW 2141
T: 02 9646 5799 E: info@lidcombemotorinn.com.au W: http://lidcombemotorinn.com.au

Ibis Budget Sydney Olympic Park (budget)
8 Edwin Flack Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
T: 02 96483862 E: h6582-re@accor.com W: https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6582-ibis-budget-sydney-olympic-park/index.shtml

Pullman at Sydney Olympic Park (business)
Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
T: 02 87621700 E: h6411@accor.com W: http://www.pullmansydneyolympicpark.com.au

Quest at Sydney Olympic Park (business)
6 Edwin Flack Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
T: 02 9033 2000 W: http://www.questapartments.com.au/properties/nsw/sydney-olympic-park/quest-at-sydney-olympic-park/overview

Novotel Hotels & Resorts Sydney Olympic Park (business)
Olympic Boulevard & Herb Elliott Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
T: 02 8762 1111 E: h2732@accor.com W: http://www.novotelsydneyolympicpark.com.au

Ibis Sydney Olympic Park (business)
11b Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
T: 02 87621100 E: h2734@accor.com W: http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-2734-ibis-sydney-olympic-park/index.shtml

Alternatively there are lots of accommodation options close to Central Station, Sydney. Also check out:

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 secretary@nswkendo.org

Kind regards,
2018 AKC Organising Committee

 

November 5 Delegates Meeting
(Mony: This is for the MUKC committee)

Hi everyone

The final delegates’ meeting of 2017 is on November 5, 1pm-3pm. The event has been uploaded onto the VKR Delegates’ Google Calendar.

Please send the following to secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au by November 1:

1. Name of delegate attending (or apology if not)
2. Club report
3. Items to add to the agenda

Note: The calendar event has been set so that you receive a notification on Nov 1 reminding you about sending me the above items. Please check your calendar settings and ensure that you can receive notifications for new events and changes to events (Select “Calendar Settings” -> “Edit Notifications”>. If your calendar is set to receive notifications but you are still not receiving notifications, please let me know.

The current agenda is:
1. Notice: WWCC required for everyone who instructs children – members
are to ensure that the option to notify the organisation is ticked in their
application forms so that the VKR has records of the application. The records
are to be audited on a 5 year basis.
2. Notice: Rishinkan requires an assistant instructor for kendo classes
3. Notice: VKR is now officially recognised by Sports Victoria.
4. Notice: Clubs are to nominate two emails for messages from the VKR to be
sent to.
5. Notice: AKR instructor accreditation – trial for all three arts to be run in the
next 6 months.
6. Notice: All registrations for VKR run events (grading, membership, taikai,
seminar etc.) are to be submitted with payment. Registrations submitted
without payments will not be accepted.
7. Notice: Reminder that members from clubs who have outstanding invoices
will not be registered for events.
8. Notice: Visit from Nittaidai sensei in February 2018
9. Discussion: Support for regional clubs
10. Notice: Calendar for 2018 – clubs to obtain dates and submit to VKR
secretary by mid December.
11. Notice: Announce organising club for VKCs. Reminder about VKR hosting
roster.
12, Notice: All clubs should read AKR MoDs relating to AKR run gradings and
grading overseas.

Thanks
Hoey

 

Victorian Working with Children Check Requirements

To all VKR affiliated clubs

As of 1st August 2017, the Vic Sport rules for Child Safety were updated. See:
https://vicsport.com.au/child-safe-standards

The committee started working on this by reviewing the requirements for Working with Children Check (WWC). We will also adapt and update the clubs on the VicSports Standards and Guidelines in the coming months.

I have rung both Vic Sports and Department of Justice and been reassured that the following clause covers all members who are NOT instructing the children in any capacity:
You do not need a Check if you:
take part in an activity with a child in the same way that a child participates. e.g. as other players in a chess team.
[Source: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/about+the+check/who+needs+a+check/ under the tab for ‘Who needs a Check?’ ]

The VKR will mandate the following:
All instructors (including senior members who may step in in the absence of instructors) to hold a current Working with Children Check (even if the club currently does not have junior members)
The member who is responsible for oral/written/electronic communications for the club to hold a current Working with Children Check.
For applications, VKR be put down as the volunteer organisation you are volunteering with.
VKR to be notified of any changes in instructors to aid with our auditing process.
The VKR will conduct an audit on the 30th Nov 2017.
Please organise and send through a list of your instructors and members and their WWCC numbers.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Cyntheia

 

Ballarat Kendo Club 30th Year

Greetings all,

On November 11th the Ballarat Kendo Club is celebrating its 30th year. Its been a long road with many ups and downs but mainly ups thanks to the fellowship that Kendo engenders. I’m putting together a display of well wishes from various people around the country and would appreciate any “congratulations” type messages from the wider VKR community if possible. All I need is one or two sentences congratulating the Ballarat Club (not its leaders!!!) so these can be displayed on the day and at our dinner that night.

We don’t expect everyone to attend as its a long drive and commitment to be there but we would appreciate your presence if only in spirit! Please share this with those of your membership who may know us.

best regards,

Gary Oliver
founder
Ballarat Kendo Club Inc
since 1987

 

Fwd: 2018 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition
(Mony: Please see a committee member should you wish to compete)

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Vivian Yung (AKR Secretary) <akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au>
Date: 30 October 2017 at 12:39
Subject: 2018 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition

Dear Kendo Clubs,

UTS Kendo Club is delighted to announce the 2018 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition on Sat & Sun, 3-4 February 2018 in Sydney, with guest Hanshi Hachi (8th) Dan Senseis, Toru KAMEI Sensei and Kazuo FURUKAWA Sensei!

The exciting seminar + competition package will continue from the 2017 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 Excel Registration Form for more information.

Cost: $60 per person (5 Dan and above Senseis and kids under 16 with bogu are FREE).

We sincerely hope the seminar adds another beneficial 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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