Upcoming Events MUKC and VKR Calendar

Sunday 29 April, 2018
MUKC Kendo Kids BBQ (please see Tomomi or Miki at training for more info)

Friday 4 May – Sunday 6 May, 2018
MUKEN Annual Kendo Training Camp (more)

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Current club status

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

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

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

Upcoming MUKC trainings

All trainings are in the Games Hall at Monash Sport Clayton, unless otherwise specified.
 
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The quickest way to get the latest news

The quickest way to get the latest news –
Club news – Join our Facebook Group. Members are highly encouraged to join us here. Info posted (almost) every day! 

Website will be updated (roughly) weekly!

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

Hey guys,

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

From Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

Kind regards,
Nicky Lieu
Secretary

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VKR Kendo keiko tonight at Kenshikan

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

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

Kenshikan facebook event 

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

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

 

Hey guys,

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

 

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

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

 

Notice for the VKR Annual General Meeting – March 25 2018

Dear VKR members,

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

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

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

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:

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

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

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

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

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


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

2018 43rd AKC Draw

FILE – akc 2018 draw.pdf

Dear VKR members,

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


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

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

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

Dear VKR members,

Please find information below regarding the AKC Kendo Seminar:

******

To:
AKC 2018 Seminar attendees

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

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

 

Last Squad Training

Dear VKR delegates,

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

———-

Hi all,

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

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

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

We hope to see you there.

Cheers,

The Coaching Team.

 

Shinpan Seminar

To All Victorian Kendoka:

SHINPAN SEMINAR

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

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

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

Cheers,

Yakov Macak,

Chairperson, VKTC

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

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

Hi everyone,

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

Kind regards,
Dalton Reuss
President


Monash University Kendo Club

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

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

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR and MUKC news – 

 

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

Hi,

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

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

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

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

Kind regards,
Dalton Reuss
President


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Fwd: AKR National Executive Committee Election

Dear VKR Delegates,

Please disseminate the notice below among your members:
*****

Dear AKR National Council Members, State Presidents, Committee Members and ordinary affiliate members of the AKR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards,

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

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

 

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

To All Victorian Kendo Clubs

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

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

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

Cheers,

Yakov Macak, Chairperson VKTC


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

FW: 2018 Nagae Taikai Results

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

Congratulations to the following well deserved place getters:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers and all the best

Paul Bserani

Vice President Melbourne Budokai

 

Changes to the VKR Keiko Dates

Dear VKR delegates,

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

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

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

These changes are reflected in the VKR Calendar.

Apologies for any confusion this may cause.


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Notice for the VKR Annual General Meeting – March 25 2018

Dear VKR members,

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

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

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

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

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

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


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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Latest VKR news (22-02-2018)

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Hey guys,

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

 

VKR Kendo Seminar (Nittaidai) Information Update

Dear VKR Delegates and members,

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

A few points for those intending to attend:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Shinpan Seminar, Sun 11 Mar, 1:00 Kenshikan

To All Victorian Kendo Members

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

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

All practicing shinpan should attend.

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

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

Cheers,

Yakov Macak

Chairperson, VKTC

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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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