Current club status

Current members – Regular Training. Usual time and venue. 
2017 new membership registrations: CLOSED. 
2018 beginner’s course:
MORE INFO SOON.

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. Unfortunately we are no longer accepting new students this year. Our next intake will be in early 2018.

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.

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Upcoming Events VKR Calendar

Friday 1 December, 2017
VKR monthly Kendo Keiko (at Kenshikan Dojo) CANCELLED 

Sunday 3 December, 2017
2017 Victorian Junior Kendo Championships (more)

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

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Club news – Join our Facebook Group. Members are highly encouraged to join us here. Some last-minute news is posted here occasionally!
VKR news – Sign up with “TeamApp” and subscribe to ‘VKR Australia’. You can also download the app for your smart phone. 

We will still be posting news on the website as usual, roughly once per week!

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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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Latest MUKC and VKR news (22-10-2017)

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News Items – 
+ MUKC night! (by Emily, from Facebook)
+ Fwd: AKR National Council Meeting
+ Fwd: Minutes of the 2017 AKR National Council Meeting 14-15 Oct 2017
+ Fwd: 4th & 5th Oceania Women Kendo Seminar – 2016 & 2017 Reports
+ Fwd: Overseas grade examination applications

 

Hey guys, 

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 

 

MUKC night! (by Emily, from Facebook)

Hello everyone, I hope you all enjoyed last night! It was awesome to have the chance to hang out with everyone outside the dojo, and to be able to celebrate another great year together. Thank you all for being a part of the MUKC family ❤️
Jorge has put up the group photos from last night already so I won’t post them again here, but if anyone else has any photos then please make a post and share them!
Here’s to another great year ahead of us🍻 let’s keep training hard! #monashfaito

Photo Gallery

 

Fwd: AKR National Council Meeting

Hi everyone

Attached are the minutes from the 2017 AKR National Council Meeting. Please disseminate to your members so that they are aware of the discussions which took place, especially on the following items:

Changes to AKR MoDs
2018 AIJSC
AKR Coaching Accreditation Scheme
AKR Dan Grading Procedure
National Junior Kendo Seminar
AKC organisation roster – VKR will be hosting in 2021

Regards
Hoey

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Vivian Yung (AKR Secretary) <akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au>
Date: 17 October 2017 at 21:29
Subject: Minutes of the 2017 AKR National Council Meeting 14-15 Oct 2017

Dear State Delegates, AKR Boards Members, Executive Committee and others.

Would you please cascade this advisory to any of your members who may need to know?

The annual AKR National Conference and meeting of AKR National Council was held in Sydney on 14 and 15 October, 2017.

The Conference and Meeting was attended by delegates from each state or territory kendo/iaido/jodo association, the Chairpersons of the AKR Kendo, Iaido and Jodo Boards and the four Executive Committee members. Much was discussed, some in great depth and decisions regarding policy and provision of funding were made.

All policy and rule decisions are reflected in the relative AKR policy and rules documents. The updated documents are on the AKR Policy web page.

Breifly, some of the decisions, alterations or additions that may be of particular interest to members are –

· The rules for the 43rd Australian Kendo Championships in 2018 were finalised;

· Women’s Dan Teams in the AKC will now be 5 per side, with a minimum of 3 players and one team per state or territory;

· A trial of and funds to support an AKR Kendo Competition for Juniors will be held during the 2018 AKC;

· The rule for use of nafuda at the Australian University Games, as used for the recent September 2017 event, were confirmed, clarified and adopted for future events.

· A guideline document for the management of AKR Kendo Dan Exams (usually held at AKC events) has been approved;

· A plan has been finalised to provide training for the various levels of sensei and instructors within an updated AKR Coaching Certification Scheme.

If a member has an interest in any of the above, the updated and other current documents are downloadable from either the Policy page or the Kendo Competition Rules page on the AKR website at http://www.kendoaustralia.asn.au.

I would like again to express the appreciation of the AKR to all State and Board Delegates and presenters, for their effort to attend and, importantly, to contribute, at our annual conference. Activities in the dojo are vital and fundamental to our existence, but none of that would be as good as it is without the dedication and hardwork of volunteers, often in the background and working in their spare time.

Thank you all and 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: Minutes of the 2017 AKR National Council Meeting 14-15 Oct 2017

17_10_14_ Minutes.pdf

Dear Board & State Committee,

Please find attached the Minutes of the 2017 AKR National Council Meeting which was held in Sydney on 14-15 October 2017.

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

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

 

Fwd: 4th & 5th Oceania Women Kendo Seminar – 2016 & 2017 Reports

2016OWKSReport
5th Oceania Womens Kendo Seminar Report.pdf

Dear State & Board Committees,

As discussed in the AKR October National Council Meeting held in Sydney this weekend, please find the reports of the 4th and 5th Oceania Women Kendo Seminar & Taikai, which were held successfully in Melbourne 2016 and Sydney 2017 respectively.

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

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

 

Fwd: Overseas grade examination applications

Hi everyone

Please inform your club instructors/heads about the below email from the AKR regarding overseas gradings. As per Vivian’s email, there is also an attached letter.

Thanks
Hoey

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Vivian Yung (AKR Secretary) <akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au>
Date: 16 October 2017 at 20:33
Subject: Overseas grade examination applications

Hi VKR Executive Committee,

Since the attached letter was sent on 2 August 2017, we have noticed or been advised by an overseas FIK affiliate of three breaches or non observance of AKR policy from VKR members. This creates a major workload for us and leaves a poor impression of our capabilities with the overseas organisation as well.

Could you please distribute the attached letter to all club/dojo sensei and presidents?

Please email back to me to confirm that this message has been distributed to all VKR club and dojo sensei and presidents.

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

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

From: Richard Ward (AKR) 
Subject: Overseas grade examination applications

Dear State Presidents et al,

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

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

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

The downside can simply be avoided.

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 dojo sensei, the dojo administrators, to the Japanese prefectural kendo organisation and to the AKR.
2. Another member was successfully examined overseas and later found to be ineligible. After enquiry by the members club and state, the member later voluntarily reverted to their prior lower grade, avoiding the mess of a Dan grade exam result cancellation.
3. Calls for the cancellation of results for two other very senior Dan exams in Japan, for AKR 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

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (30-09-2017)

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News items – 
+ MUKC night
+ AUG updates
+ AUG on 7 News video
+ Ballarat Taikai
+ Mumeishi 3’s Taikai

 

Hey guys, 

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news –

 

MUKC Night (by Emily, from Facebook)

MUKC Night is coming up! We are holding a dinner to celebrate our club and give everyone a chance to wind down and socialise after a great year. This event is open to all current members, by email invitation only.

Date: Saturday 21st October
Time: 7pm-12am
Location: Monash Hotel (2077 Dandenong Rd, Clayton VIC 3168)
Dress: Casual
RSVP: ASAP, but officially due by Friday 6th October as we need to confirm numbers with the venue. Invitations have been sent by email, in which there is a google form to complete to register attendance.
Cost: Paid MUKC members (and Sensei, of course) are FREE! Plus ones (details in the email) are $15 each.
We look forward to seeing you all there! (^^)

 

Club and VKR updates (by Emily, from Facebook)

Emily Coady
September 28 at 8:42am

Some announcements:

– Those who went to AUG this past weekend did very well and achieved 2nd place in the Kyu Teams competition! Genevieve Borley also achieved 2nd place in the Women’s Kyu Individual competition 😀
– Shiai training has been postponed to next Monday (2/10)
– MUKC Night is quickly approaching! I will make a separate post about this but it’s coming up on Saturday 21st October. Current members should receive an email with a link to the google form to register attendance.
– Ballarat Taikai is coming up on Saturday the 11th of November, please let either Dalton or myself know if you are interested in competing! Registration deadlines are 4/11 for dinner held after the comp, and 8/11 for the comp itself. https://www.facebook.com/events/1857881257864219/
– Mumeishi 3’s will be held on Saturday the 18th of November, again please let Dalton or myself know if you are interested in competing. For the uninitiated, the M3’s are a competition comprised of teams of three, of which at least one member is a kyu grade. We can submit two teams per dojo, so if you’re interested please submit your name and we’ll get back to everyone with who’s going later on! https://www.facebook.com/events/288570161581484/

 

Aus Uni Games 2017 – We made the local news! (from Facebook)

Video link (Facebook)

We made the local news! Starting at 0:33 is a quick feature on kendo, featuring an (extremely short) interview with Emily Coady and Genevieve Borley mid-shiai 😀

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (24-09-2017)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news –

 

MUKC Annual General Meeting AGM 2017 (from Facebook)

Somehow another year has rolled around and it’s time for our Annual General Meeting! For the uninitiated, this means we’ll be electing our 2018 committee, as well as hearing from our president (and treasurer) about our achievements as a club this past year.

FREE FOOD will be provided 

Please note: this is an official club event and thus it is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED for EVERYONE to attend the AGM. Also, if you will be a student in 2018 and would like to be involved in the new committee, please consider nominating! You can talk to the current committee for more information regarding running for a position, just message us or find us at training.

WHAT: Annual General Meeting (new committee election, 2017 summary, FREE FOOD) 
WHERE: Monash Sport, BBQ area
WHEN: Wednesday 18th October (after training)
WHO: ALL MEMBERS!

** If you cannot attend, please speak to the committee ASAP **

 

MUKC new photo galleries uploaded

Hey guys,

New photo galleries have been uploaded!

Photo Gallery

 

Australian Team Fundraising (by Dalton, From Facebook)

Hi everyone, here are the details for the Australian Team fundraising that was mentioned last night. Orders are due October 31st, so let me know if you would like to purchase something.

T Shirt Tenugui Vic

 

Fundraising for Melinda and Arya

Dear VKR members,

Please find below a message from Melbourne Budokai:

****

It’s been just over 6 months since MBK decided to raise funds to assist Melinda and Arya after the tragic loss of Matthew Si (see below if you don’t know who he is and about the fundraising for them).

A couple of weeks ago, Melinda was presented with a cheque for $9500 being the funds raised so far. Melinda didn’t want the presentation to be a public event so the committee agreed. She also wanted time to personally word a thank you message to everyone who made a donation. Below is her message of thanks:

Dear Kendo/Iaido/Jodo & Naginata Community

I am greatly humbled and grateful for the generosity that you have shown towards Arya and I. Your donations will go a long way in relieving the stress of supporting Arya’s future. The past 7 months have been the most challenging period of our lives as we try to adjust to a new life that will never be the same again. I want to thank everyone, even those whom I have not met, for thinking of us in our difficult time. The one thing that has sort of kept me sane throughout this episode is the mental strength that kendo has instilled in me. Melbourne Budokai members are like my extended family since I do not have any immediate family here in Melbourne. I would like to thank them for keeping me company and organising the fundraising event.

For those who had the pleasure of knowing Matt over the many kendo events we’ve had over the years, may he live on in your memories…….

Melinda + Arya

 

On behalf of the MBK committee, I too would like to thank everyone who has made a donation or spoken to Melinda and given words of support, etc.

Melinda and Arya will require support, etc., for a long time. Therefore it’s important that we continue to support them in any way we can.

If you want to make a donation you still can – the MBK committee is still open to accepting donations for them. The details are in the email below. I encourage you to do so if you haven’t already. Every bit will help them.

And when you see them, say ‘hi’ as they are part of the Melbourne Budokai (and Victorian Kendo, etc.) family!!

Cheers and thanks in advance.

Paul Bserani
Vice President Melbourne Budokai

 

Original e-mail-
***

Greetings MBK Member!!

It’s been just over a month since I informed you of the tragic loss of Matthew Si, Melinda Tan’s husband, during the Bourke St Mall incident back on Friday 20th of January 2017. He was one of many victims of the tragedy that has affected so many lives.

Soon after the tragedy, the Federal and State governments started a fund to raise money for all of the victims’ families to help with costs, counselling, support services, etc. Also, there have been other fundraising initiatives by family and friends specifically for the people they know and loved.

Although all of these benefit the families of the victims, myself and other Melbourne Budokai members who know Melinda, Matthew and their beautiful daughter Arya also wanted to do something. We wanted to do some fundraising where Melinda and Arya will benefit 100% from what is raised – this isn’t the case with other fundraising initiatives. I raised this with the MBK committee and it was agreed that MBK’s fundraising account can be used to raise funds where 100% of the donations will go to Melinda and Arya.

To help with the kick starting of this initiative, the committee has also agreed to make a donation of $5k.

If you would like to make a donation the bank details are as follows:

Bank: National Australia Bank
Account Name: Kenshikan Trust
BSB No: 083-054
Account No: 16 198 9825

Donations can be made anonymously or not so anonymously if you wish – it is up to you. Feel free to put a transaction reference of Mel_Arya if you want to be anonymous.

The loss of Matthew will have a huge impact on Melinda and Arya. Not only have they lost a wonderful and loving husband and father, but they have also lost a bread winner – all of which are ongoing losses. They will require assistance for a long time, not just in the initial few months, etc.

Melinda is a long standing member of the MBK family, so the MBK committee hopes you can make a donation, no matter how small.
No target has been set nor has a time limit/deadline.
It is hoped that other fundraising initiatives/events will be done in the future. So please keep an eye out for these.

Also, if you have any ideas with regards to fundraising initiatives/events for Melinda….or the club…., the committee is happy to hear them.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Cheers and all the best.

Paul Bserani
Secretary Melbourne Budokai


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (08-09-2017)

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News Items – 
+ MUKC Grading 6 Kyu – 3 Kyu results
+ AKR Announcement of Team Members for the 2018 17th WKC
+ Ballarat Kendo Club Taikai 2017
+ 22nd DHMDK Kumdo Tournament, Sydney 2017

 

Hey guys,

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

 

MUKC Grading 6 Kyu – 3 Kyu results (from Facebook group, posted 04/09/17)

A huge congratulations to all who graded yesterday! Everyone did extremely well, with a 100% pass rate 😀
Special mentions to Josh, Emily and Towa who all double graded! Well done! 🎉🎉🎉
As usual we are extremely proud of all our members, particularly of our beginners for whom it was their first grading. Well done to all our kids and adults alike! Keep up the great work 💪 #monashfaito!

(Gallery

 

AKR Announcement of Team Members for the 2018 17th WKC

Dear VKR delegates,
For distribution:
**

AKR Announcement of Team Members for the 2018 17th WKC, to be held in South Korea.

In mid 2016 the Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR) called for applications from interested members to be considered for selection as Australian Kendo Team members, to compete at the 18th World Kendo Championships, in South Korea, September 2018.

From the applicants, a national squad was established along with the development of a schedule of national squad training sessions, which were augmented by local, squad specific training sessions.

The schedule of the major sessions and locations were –

23-24 July 2016, in NSW; 1–3 October 2016, in ACT; 28–29 January 2017, in SA; 15– 16 April 2017, in ACT; 10– 11 June 2017, in WA.

The training sessions were supported by the Team Coach, Ms Kate Sylvester; Assistant Coach Mr Daniel Jeong; Manager, Mr Rob Reid and Assistant Manager, Ms Yaya Bonggotgetsakul.

From the national squad, thirteen women and fifteen men kendo players were invited to attend the final session and Team selection, which was held on 2-3 September 2017 in Melbourne.

For that occasion, members travelled from Darwin, Sydney, Cairns, Adelaide, Perth and Kumamoto in Japan!

The final session and selection was supported by a large number of local Victorian based kendo sensei. They were two groups – shinpan (referees) and selectors. Other selectors from WA, SA also formed the selection panel. The selection panel members were all previous Australian Kendo Champions in different categories and five of the seven have also represented Australia at previous World Kendo Championships. Additionally, a team of volunteers assisted with logistics, hall management and score keeping. All of whom contributed to the two-day selection event and it couldn’t have happened without their help! Thank you all!

Whilst all squad members attending showed a very high level of commitment, enthusiasm and skill, only seven women and seven men could be selected.

At the conclusion of the event, Dr Brian Brestovac, The AKR Kendo Board Chairman announced the selection of the Australian Kendo Teams.

The Australian Kendo Team for the 17th World Kendo Championships are –

WOMEN
Vivian Yung (NSW), Captain
Daseul Chun (NSW), Vice Captain
Julie Feng (NSW)
Jenny Song (NSW)
Alexandra Kanbara (QLD)
Bonnie Lai (NSW)
Dale Padoin (QLD)

MEN
Taek Yang (NSW), Captain
Dwight Park (NSW), Vice Captain
Duy Pham (NSW)
Luke Lee (NSW)
Kelvin Tran (NSW)
Trent Reeve (VIC)
Richard T’en (VIC)

Congratulations to all of the members selected and best wishes for the road ahead.

You and your friends can support the Australian Kendo Team by making tax a deductable donation via the Australian Government supervised Australian Sports Foundation here. Or. follow the Team on facebook, twitter or instagram / @akrkendoteam and check the Team web page here often!


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Ballarat Kendo Club Taikai 2017 (11 November, 2017)

Dear VKR delegates,

Please find attached information on the upcoming inaugural Ballarat Kendo Club Taikai to be held on Nov. 11.


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

More info – BKC Taikai 2017.pdf

 

22nd DHMDK Kumdo Tournament, Sydney 2017 (14 October, 2017)
(Mony – if anyone from MUKC is interested in competing, please see a committee member first)

Dear VKR delegates,

Please pass on the information below to your members.

**

Dear AKR Kendoka/Kumdoin Members,

On behalf of Dae Han Moo Do Kwan Kumdo Club, we would like to invite you and your club to attend our 22nd Dae Han Moo Do Kwan Kumdo Tournament to be held on Saturday 14th October 2017 at Auburn PCYC, Wyatt Park, Church Street, Lidcombe NSW 2141.

Like previous years, the tournament will consist of the following events:

· Junior Tournament (under 16’s)
· Women’s Kyu Individual
· Men’s Kyu Individual
· Women’s Dan Individual
· Men’s Dan Individual
· Women’s Open Team
· Kyu Team
· Dan Team

We will also like to request all 3rd Dan and above for assistance to shinpan on the day.

We have also attached the tournament information and registration form. If you have any further queries, please contact Daseul Chun at daseul.chun@gmail.com or 0421 996 385.

Please note that registration deadline is Sunday 1st October 2017.

As always, we thank you in advance for your support as we would not be able to have this tournament without you.

Yours Sincerely,

Master B.K. Song


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (20-08-2017)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 

 

Upcoming MUKC Trainings (by Emily, from Facebook)

Mon 21/8 – Normal training
Wed 23/8 – Normal training
Sun 27/8 – Vic Squad training (in place of AUG training, ie no AUG training at Monash this week)
Mon 28/8 – ** Shiai practise **
Wed 30/8 – Normal training
Sun 3/9 – AUG training (MUKC members only, held at Clayton)
Mon 4/9 – Normal training
Wed 6/9 – ** Kata training **
Sun 10/9 – AUG training (MUKC members only, held at Clayton)
Mon 11/9 – Normal training
Wed 13/9 – Normal training
Sun 17/9 – AUG training (MUKC members only, held at Clayton)
Mon 18/9 – Normal training
Wed 20/9 – Normal training
Mon 25/9 – ** Shiai practise **
Wed 27/9 – Normal training
All trainings in the Games Hall 😊

 

Interhigh Gasshuku – call for volunteers

Dear VKR delegates,

Please pass on the message below to your members:

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR INTERHIGH GASSHUKU: 2-3 SEPTEMBER

This year will be the fifth annual Interhigh Gasshuku. As with the VKC, a successful gasshuku relies on volunteers to run.

We are looking for people with a current Working With Children Card, who are willing to help out with various background duties (cleaning, gophering, food prep). There is no minimum grade for volunteers, and they will be welcome to take part in the gasshuku, free of charge.

We particularly need a woman with WWCC who is willing to stay overnight and support the female students.

If you are able to help out, please let me know at <nanseikan@gmail.com>

Thanks in advance for your support.

Ben Sheppard


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

3rd Inter-University Taikai

Dear VKR members,

Please pass on the message below to your members:

Hi VKR members,

MUKEN will be hosting the 3rd Inter-University Taikai on 9th September, Saturday. This taikai is open to ALL university students from any Kendo club. The purpose of this taikai is to prepare students competing at the Australian University Games (AUG) in September and also to encourage a healthy competitiveness between uni-aged kendoka in Victoria – providing practice not only to shiaisa but also young shimpans.

When: 9th Sept, Saturday 11:30-5pm
Venue: West Stadium, Melbourne University Sports Centre
Cost: $5pp

Registration can be done via this form and payment should be made to our club’s bank account BY 1st September. Please include your name and ‘IUT’ in the transfer description (e.g.; Jeff H IUT).

Commonwealth Bank
Acct name: University of Melbourne Kendo Club
BSB No: 063238
Acct No: 00903203

Those who would like to volunteer for shimpan duty can register here BY 4th September. Shimpans must be shodan and above, and have attended at least one shimpan seminar.

A schedule and format will be sent out closer to the date. However, interested participants should expect to compete in both an individual and team division, similar to the AUG format. Divisions in the AUG are separated by gender and Kyu/Dan grades.

Once again, ANY student of ANY university from ANY club can compete. You will be representing your university instead of club for this taikai.

See you there!

Regards,
Cheryl Low
President
Melbourne University Kendo Club


Regards,

Jularaj Suthibutr
Secretary
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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VKC 2017 Draws

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Hey guys,

The VKC 2017 draws are below! The first link is the original excel sheet that has all draws for all events. The links following that are to the seperate events as pdf documents. Please note that this draw is the latest version as at Friday 11 August midnight. Any changes after this time that are not relayed to me (Mony) will not be reflected here, although any updates that I do receive will be noted at the top of this post and corresponding files and links updated. Of course, if you are at the event, please refer to the draws on the walls for the latest draw information. Good luck all !

 

All draws, original excel (.xlsx) sheet – 

VKC 2017 Final Draws.xlsx

 

Draws by event (pdf) – 

    Schedule

1. Men’s Kyu Individuals
2. Women’s Kyu Individuals
3. Women’s Dan Individuals
4. Men’s Dan Individuals

5. Men’s Kyu Teams
6. Women’s Kyu Teams
7. Veteran’s Individuals
8. Kata Pairs
9. Women’s Open Teams
10. Men’s Open Teams

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Latest VKR news (04-08-2017)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR news. It’s going to be a busy weekend so please double check the schedule (also available on homepage) should you wish you attend any of the events –

 

VKR Monthly Keiko

Date: August 4, 2017
Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm (own warm ups before start)
Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne, 3003 Vic

Cost: $5

 
Victorian Kendo Renmei 2017 Interhigh Gasshuku

Dear VKR Members,

Please find through the link below information on the upcoming 2017 Interhigh Gasshuku that will be held on September 2-3 at the Kenshikan:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMWnJEX0htUDNUZDQht

Please remember to RSVP your intention to attend by Sunday 27 August at the latest.
You do not need to pay at this time. RSVPs should be emailed to
registrations@kendovictoria.asn.au

Please include how many people will be attending, whether you will be staying the night, and what dietary requirements, if any, you may have.
A hard copy of the permission form overleaf should be completed, signed
and brought to day one of the Gasshuku, along with your payment.

Any questions regarding the event should be directed to Ben Sheppard Sensei at nanseikan@gmail.com

 

Update Re VKC Trophies

Dear fellow kendokas,

The new trophies are ready for the upcoming VKC.

The VKR has received many offers and suggestions of names for the trophies. After consulting with long-time members and senior senseis, we have decided to leave the trophies unnamed for this year.

The main reason is: We need to consider the people who have made significant contributions to Victorian Kendo. This requires careful consideration and consultation with long-time senior members within the organisation.

The VKR thank everyone who has offered to sponsor a trophy. We are putting sponsorship on hold until we receive more name nominations and the review panel can reach a decision.

We will send out a new call for sponsor giving first preference to the current sponsor offers.

Again, the VKR sincerely thank all sponsors and appreciate the feedback and suggestions provided by the VKTC, senior senseis and reviewers.

Yours sincerely,

Cyntheia Lim
President
Victorian Kendo Renmei

 

Appointment Of Victorian State Coaching Team 2017-2018

The VKTC is pleased to announce the appointment of William Wright, 5 Dan, from Melbourne Budokai as Victorian Team Coach for the 2018 Australian Kendo Championships.

William leads a team consisting of Kenji Sugimoto, 5 Dan, MUKEN as Assistant Coach and Stephen Flahavin, 3 Dan, MBK as Manager.

The VKTC congratulates William, Kenji and Stephen and looks forward to continued Victorian success as both individuals and teams .

Yakov Macak Chairperson, VKTC

 

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (28-07-2017)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news –

 
MUKC Beginners Course Graduation! (by Emily, from Facebook)

YOU’VE DONE IT. Through literal blood, sweat, and tears, you’ve made it through the beginners’ course. This event is to celebrate and commemorate this achievement, and what better way to do that than with FREE FOOD!

After training on Wednesday 9th August, we will have a short presentation followed by free pizza and soft drinks in the sports centre to celebrate the occasion. All MUKC members are welcome!

BEGINNERS: If you think you may not be able to attend for some reason (eg. transport difficulties, assignments) PLEASE do your best to sort this out in advance as we really want everyone to attend, for the presentation at the very least. If you only stay for a single slice of pizza and you dash off at 8.40, we’d much prefer that to you not coming at all!

Well done on coming this far and we’ll see you at training! FAITO!

 

VKC Call for Volunteers

(Mony – this is a general call for volunteers from Dalton. If you can help out, please contact him directly at monashkendo@gmail.com. Thanks!)

Hi everyone,

As you all may know, VKC is coming up soon. As the hosting club this year, Monash University Kendo Club are looking for volunteers to help out on both days of VKC. 

The roles include, but are not limited to;

  • Registrations
  • Shinai check/weigh in
  • Time keeper
  • Score keeper
  • Score board
  • Ribbons people

There will also be a short seminar held at Kenshikan on Friday August 4th from 8:30pm (after monthly VKR keiko). Please note that the time and place may change. If that is to happen I’ll send out an update email.

Please fill in the attached registration form and send it back to monashkendo@gmail.com by Thursday August 3.

Thank you!

Kind regards,
Dalton Reuss
Secretary


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Election Of The Victorian Kendo Technical Committee

Dear VKR members,

Following the 3rd Dan and Above meeting held on July 23 2017, we would like to congratulate the following members who have been elected to serve on the Victorian Kendo Technical Committee for 2017-2020

Yakov Macak 6D (MUKEN) – Chairperson
Peter Szwarcbord 7D (MBK)
Brett Smith 6D (FUD)
Ben Sheppard 6D (NSK)
Noriko Matsumoto 5D (MBK)

We would also like to thank Yano Sensei and Sugimoto Sensei, who declined to be renominated, for all their hard work in the past three years.

The minutes of the meeting can be accessed on:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMWWZvaGI0Q0t0Z1k

Jularaj Suthibutr
VKR Secretary

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (21-07-2017)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. As usual, please see a committee member if you have any queries.

 

Upcoming MUKC Trainings (by Emily, from Facebook)

Mon 17/7 – Normal training
Wed 19/7 – Normal training
Sun 23/7 – AUG training (MUKC members only, held at Clayton)
Mon 24/7 – Normal training
Wed 26/7 – Normal training
Sun 30/7 – AUG training (MUKC members only, held at Clayton)
Mon 31/7 – ** Shiai practise **
Wed 3/8 – ** Kata training **
All trainings in the Games Hall 😊

 

VKR Delegates Meeting
(This is for MUKC committee members only)

Dear VKR Club Delegates,

The next delegates meeting will be held on Sunday August 6 at the Kenshikan from 1pm-3pm. Due to the importance of the agenda items being it is MANDATORY that ALL CLUBS send at least one delegate to attend the meeting. Please be aware that the meeting will be held simultaneously with the Pre-Victorian Kendo Championship Shinpan Seminar so please ensure that the delegates are not intending to attend the seminar.

If you have any items you wish to put on the agenda please let me know.

Current Agenda Items
1 – Draft Budget Proposal
2 – Revised Application for Funding Process
3 – Payment Arrears and Consequences
4 – Junior Instruction in Victoria
5 – First Aid Course
6 – Affiliation to VicSports
7 – Trophies
8 – Website Development

 

Pre-VKC Shinpan Briefing

To all VKR Kendo Members:

Pre-VKC Shinpan Briefing

The 2017 Pre-VKC Shinpan Briefing will be conducted by Yano Sensei on Sunday 6 August 1:00-3:00pm at the Kenshikan.

This briefing is aimed at those who will shinpan at the VKC – potentially all VKR Kendo Members 3 Dan and above.

Shinpan rules and procedures will be reviewed, plus discussion of some new competition guidelines, including how the Kata competition is judged.

Hakama and keikogi to be worn.

As this will be basically a briefing and Q & A session, only 2 or 3 shiaisha will be required. This will also be an opportunity for those people to listen to the shinpan instructions.

Could attending shinpan and potential shiaisha please send their names to me at macakcy@optusnet.com.au.

I look forward to seeing you all there.

Cheers,

Yakov Macak
Chairperson, VKTC

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