Latest VKR news (10-02-2017)

Item List –
+ 42nd AKC 2017 – Information Pack
+ 42nd AKC 2017 – Dan Exam Application Process
+ The Melbourne Kendo Cup 2017
+ Volunteers Required: Kendo Demo on 2nd March 2017
+ 2017 Australian Iado Jodo Seminar and Championships


Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR news. As usual, please see a committee member if you would like more information about any items.

42nd AKC 2017 – Information Pack

Dear AKR members,

Please find attached the information pack and registration form for the 42nd Australian Kendo Championships.

Official 42AKC website:

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

Australian Kendo Renmei

Information pack:

[Note: The registration form is available only to the VIC squad coaching team. VKR members are to register their interest with the VIC squad managers].


42nd AKC 2017 – Dan Exam Application Process

Hi everyone

The 42 AKC Dan Exam will be held on 19 April 2017 in Canberra. Below are details of the Dan exam application process.

Kendo. 1 to 5 Dan, 19 April 2017. Canberra, ACT. during the events surrounding the 42nd Australian Kendo Championships.

Event page:

AKR Exam Application forms to be completed by applicants and submitted to clubs
Deadline (applicants to clubs): 28 February 2017

Application workbooks, to be sent from clubs to (cc secretary).
Deadline (clubs to VKR): 10 March 2017


Application forms:

Application workbook:

Dan Exam Questions:


The Melbourne Kendo Cup 2017

The Tora Dojo Melbourne invites you to The Melbourne Kendo Cup 2017.

The Melbourne Kendo Cup is a goodwill competition open to all AKR/FIK members and aims to bring together teams from across Australia, Oceania, and Asia. The tournament is modelled on the internationally successful “The London Cup,” which is organised and managed each year by the members of our sister club, Tora Dojo London.

This event, spread over two days, has individual men’s and women’s shiai, plus an open five person tournament. Whether you are a high level competitor seeking a new challenge, or a beginner looking for a new experience and a good weekend of kendo, you are warmly welcome.

If you are interested in competing please register directly at:

Payments to be made on the day of competition

Costs per person (A$): $30 each for individual event, $20 each for team event ($100 per team).

Tournament Summary

Melbourne Sports Aquatic Centre, Albert Park (see venue information)

Key Dates:
20 October: Welcome Jigeiko
21 October: Teams Event
22 October: Open Individual Mens and Open Individual Womens Event

For a detailed schedule please visit:

Please Note:
Competitors must be 18 years or older and AKR/FIK registered.

Open Individual events will be open to all grades.

Teams will consist of 5 players and can include a mix of grades and genders.

Teams can be formed with players from different clubs.

Clubs can register up to two teams. If we there is available space, clubs may be able to register additional teams (we will inform clubs of this closer to the date).

Overseas competitors will require their own insurance.

All participants third dan and higher will be requested to shinpan on the day.

If you are interested in being a shinpan (but not competing) we warmly welcome you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at

Melbourne Kendo Cup Team


Volunteers Required: Kendo Demo on 2nd March 2017

Hi everyone

The VKR are looking for people who are available to participate in the following demonstration:

When: March 2nd, Thursday, 2pm – 3pm

Where: Newport Gardens Primary School, Cnr Maddox and Woods St, Newport,3015, VIC, Australia

Duration: 25-30 minutes

Background info on audience: Once a year, our school holds a Japanese Culture Day where Japanese students from Nagoya Women’s University come to our school (they are practicing teachers) and do activities with the children all day. From 2pm to 3pm, all the school students (approx 480) assemble in the gym and we have a demonstration – in the past it has been Karate, where a Sensei from a local Karate dojo comes and talks about the martial arts, shows some moves, involves a few kids etc.

Volunteers will be compensated for their time.

If you are able to participate, please reply in the comments below or send an email to by Wednesday 15 February.



2017 Australian Iaido Jodo Seminar and Championships

Please see for more info.


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