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 (March)

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Sat 2/3 – No training today due to the heat.

Mon 4/3 – Normal training; 2019 beginners’ course commences; Nakashima Sensei, 3 Japanese students visiting.
Wed 6/3 – Normal training

Sat 9/3 – Seniors training (3-4:30pm at Kenshikan)

Mon 11/3 – Normal training
Wed 13/3 – Normal training

Sat 16/3 – NO TRAINING due to Vic Squad
Sun 17/3 – GRADING (2nd kyu to 4th dan), 1pm at Kenshikan

Mon 18/3 – Normal training
Wed 20/3 – Normal training

Sat 23/3 – Seniors training (3-4:30pm at Kenshikan)
Sun 24/3 – GRADING (6th to 3rd kyu), 1pm at Kenshikan

Mon 25/3 – Normal training
Wed 27/3 – Normal training; beginners welcome event/dinner

Sat 30/3 – Seniors training (3-4:30pm at Kenshikan)

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

 

If you are not a member of our club, but you are an experienced Kendo player and want to join our training, please come along to our training and chat with us. 

If you do not have Kendo experience but are interested in learning more, please feel free to come along and watch us during our training. Note that our next intake will be in early 2019. 

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Upcoming Events MUKC and VKR Calendar

Saturday 2 March, 2019
Nagae Taikai 2019 (more) POSTPONED due to heat (more)

Sunday 3 March, 2019
Grading 6K-3K (more) POSTPONED due to heat (more)

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

Sunday 17 March, 2019
Grading 2K-4D (more)

Sunday 24 March, 2019
(Rescheduled) Grading 6K-3K (more)

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

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

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

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Here is the latest VKR news – 

 

FW: Training at Kenshikan over Christmas/New Years

Dear VKR delegates,

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

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

Regards,
Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

VKR Kendo Seminar 2019

See Facebook event for more information.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey guys,

Here are the latest VKR and MUKC news – 

 

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

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

 

New Kendo 6 Dan

Dear VKR Delegates,

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

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

Congratulations and thank you for all your support!

Regards,
Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Fujiwara Sensei Visit January / Last VKR Keiko Fri Dec 7

Dear VKR Kendo Clubs,

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

A final schedule will be forwarded shortly.

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

Regards,
Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

FW: New Year’s Eve Keiko at Kenshikan

Dear VKR Kendo Delegates,

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

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

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

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kristine Ventura
Secretary Melbourne Budokai

 

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

Dear VKR members,

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Cyntheia

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

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Hey guys,

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

 
Notice: No Kendo Training at Kenshikan on Nov 25

Dear VKR Delegates,

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

Regards,
Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Notice of Melbourne University-Gwangju Exchange Kendo Seminar 2019

Dear AKR members,

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

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

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

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

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

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

The schedule of the seminar will be as follows;

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

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

Regards,
Cheryl Low
Vice-President

 

2019 UTS Kendo Seminar and Open Shield Competition

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

Dear Kendo Clubs,

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

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

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

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

Registration closes 27 January 2019.

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

Any questions, please reach out to the club below.

Thank you and kind regards,

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

 

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

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 

 

FW: Nittaidai Visit: 23-24 February 2019

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

Please reserve these dates on your calendar.

Registrations will open soon.

Cyntheia Lim
President, VKR

 

FW: 44th Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar & Grading

Dear AKR members,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some mid to low price accommodation options include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kind regards,
2019 AKC Organising Committee

 

FW: Commitment to AKC 2019

Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

Deadline is 26 November 2018.

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

Kind regards,
Andrea Ngai
Vic Squad Manager

 

FW: Nomination: AKR Secretary & Treasurer

Dear AKR members,

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

Please find enclosed:

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

How to Nominate?

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

Questions?

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

Kind regards,
Vivian Yung

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

 

FW: Tashiro Sensei seminar 2018

Tashiro Sensei Seminar 2018.pdf

Dear Victorian Kendo Club members,

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

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

Please find the seminar details including flyer attached.

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

Regards,
Eric Jeffrey

President
Mumeishi Kendo Club

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