Latest MUKC and VKR news (29-04-2017)

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MUKC news items – 
+ University Games training schedule (by Emily, from fb)
+ Upcoming trainings (by Gen, from fb)
+ Congrats! (by Emily, from fb)

VKR news items – 
+ Tempudo Budogu Now Has A Representative In Melbourne – Trent Reeve
+ When Training At Kenshikan
+ 22nd DHMDK Kumdo Tournament Invitation – 14 Oct 2017 – Sydney
+ Masatake Sumi Sensei Seminar – Sat, 3 June 2017
+ 5th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar & Taikai – Sydney – 1-2 July 2017
+ West Australian Kendo Seminar 10-11 June 2017
+ 2017 Australian Kendo Championship Final Competition And Grading Results


Hey guys, 

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


University Games training schedule (by Emily, from fb)

Hi all,

As mentioned after training yesterday we’re starting University Games training wooo!!

The first of these sessions will be at Monash Caulfield Campus on the 30th of April, 2pm-5pm. The training will be a mixture of fitness exercises and keiko run by our coach Trent Reeve so please bring gym-wear as well as kendo uniform!

This training is open to all MUKC members, however only members in full bogu will be doing keiko.

If you have any questions Dalton Reuss and I are the team managers this year and are the ones to come find.

Attached is the expected training schedule (Mony – see original facebook post for this), but it may be subject to change, we’ll update you accordingly.



Upcoming trainings (by Gen, from fb)


Mon 24/4 – ** Shiai practise **
Wed 26/4 – Normal training
Mon 1/5 – Normal training
Wed 3/5 – ** Kata training**
Mon 8/5 – Normal training
Wed 10/5 – Normal training


All in the Games Hall 😊


Congrats!  (by Emily, from fb)

Congratulations to our students and alumni fromMonash University Kendo Club on their individual and team efforts at the Australian Kendo Championships last weekend.
#kendo #teammonash #bleedblue


Tempudo Budogu Now Has A Representative In Melbourne – Trent Reeve

Dear all Victorian Kenshi,

My name is Trent Reeve, Kendo 4th Dan and member of Mumeishi Kendo Club Australia. It is with great excitement that I announce that I will be taking on the role of Australian representative for Tempudo Budogu.

Tempudo Budogu, based in Saga Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan, was founded by Tashiro Jun’ichi Sensei, Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan, who is a regular guest for Mumeishi Kendo Club International, hosting seminars in the UK as a guest of Mumeishi London, and has acted as Shinpan-cho at Mumeishi Australia’s 3’s event.

Tempudo Australia is pleased to offer you a range of different products, including Tempudo’s own Hotaru Bogu, as well as bogu from Nippon Kendogu, and Nishinihon Budogu (children’s bogu available).

If you have any questions, want to arrange for a measuring session, or just wish to see the catalogs for the products available, please do not hesitate to contact Trent directly – – or via our Facebook page:


When Training At Kenshikan

Greetings VKR Member/Visitor.

The MBK committee in conjunction with the senseis have requested that following information be sent to all VKR members/visitors when taking part in the normal Melbourne Budokai training sessions regardless of the art at Kenshikan.

The Training Attendance Sheet

Each time you attend a training session, you are expected to write your name on the training attendance sheet. You are expected to do this when you first arrive and BEFORE you go to the change room to get ready for training. It is very important that you do this as it serves a couple of purposes:

1. It details how often you attend training.

2. If you purchase some equipment like a shinai you are expected to write any cash/cheque payments you make. This includes the visitor’s training fee (see below). Useful as proof of payment so you don’t need to be chased up. Only write any money you actual place in the plastic money bag attached to the training sheet.

3. It provides a list of people at the training session in case of an emergency and the dojo needs to be evacuated. If you are not on the list and you are not outside if the dojo is evacuated, then more than likely nobody will go looking for you.

All the above reasons are just as important as each other. So we ask that people to please write their name or any payments they make on the training sheet. If you’re unsure about how fill in the details or what details to be included on the training sheet, please ask. BTW Please remember that whatever you write, it will need to be read by somebody else. So please write CLEARLY. The Visitors Training Fee

The current visitor training fees are as follows regardless of the art being trained:

People over 15 years (non-students) : $10 per session Students with a valid student card/People 15 years or under: $5 per session

You are expected to pay the visitor training fee regardless of your grade. There seems to be some confusion regarding this but there has been clarification from our Senseis that this is what is expected.

Cash or cheque are the preferred method of payment. No IOUs. Remember, you know you’re coming to train at Kenshikan so please be prepared.

Cheques are to be made out to Melbourne Budokai (Kenshikan Dojo) Inc.

If you are planning on training regularly at Kenshikan during the MBK training sessions and would like to pay in advance, then please let us know.

Remember, this is only when you are attending a Melbourne Budokai training session. For any VKR or any other club run training sessions at Kenshikan you are expected to follow their expectations.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding any of the above.

Cheers and take care.

Paul Bserani

Secretary Melbourne Budokai


22nd DHMDK Kumdo Tournament Invitation – 14 Oct 2017 – Sydney

Dear 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 between 8am and 5pm, Saturday 14thOctober 2017 at Auburn PCYC, Wyatt Park, 1 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

Further details regarding the tournament will be released closer to the date. If you have any questions, please contact Dwight Park at or 0416 227 787. Thank you.


Yours Sincerely,

Master B.K. Song


Masatake Sumi Sensei Seminar – Sat, 3 June 2017

Dear Kendo Clubs!

The UTS Kendo Club is excited to announce a 1 day Kendo Seminar at UTS on Saturday (10AM to 5PM) on 3 June 2017, hosted by Masatake SUMI Sensei (Hanshi 8 Dan in Kendo) and Kaoru SUMI Sensei (Hanshi 5 dan in Naginata)!

The seminar will focus on the way of Kendo grading for all levels as well as feature a Kata and Naginata demonstration. This will be great for anyone challenging for their next Kendo grade as well as help provide coaches/teachers with useful insights and teaching instructions. There will also be an opportunity for Jigeiko with the Senseis.


Date and Time: Sat, 3 June 2017, 10AM to 5PM
Address: UTS RMSH, Corner Harris and Thomas Street, Sydney
Cost: $35 per person if you register online, or $40 on the day! FREE for Kids under 16 (with bogu)
Registration Link:

Information on the day’s schedule will be sent shortly!

If you are travelling interstate, please do not hesitate to contact us below and we will help you with accommodation!

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding this exciting event.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Kind regards,

UTS Kendo Club
m: 0401614820


5th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar & Taikai – Sydney – 1-2 July 2017

Dear Female Kendoka,

The 5th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar & Taikai will be held in Sydney on 1-2 July 2017. Attached is the seminar information pack.

This year, the seminar will focus on competition and refereeing skills led by senior Australian and New Zealand female kendoka. Female who are practising in full bogu are encouraged to participate.

Venue: Willoughby Leisure Centre, 2 Small Street, Willoughby, Sydney

Registration via AKR’s website:

Registration fee categories (include lunches and Saturday night welcoming dinner):
• Participants from NSW/ACT: $60 per person
• Participants from within Australia, outside of NSW/ACT: $30 per person (enter “outofstate739” in the voucher code field)
• International participants: $30 per person (enter “outofstate739” in the voucher code field)

Registration closes on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

Kind regards,

OWKS Committee

Oceania Women Kendo Seminar Info Pack


Willoughby Leisure Centre, 2 Small Street, Willoughby, Sydney


West Australian Kendo Seminar 10-11 June 2017

Hi All,

The WAKR would like to invite you all to the West Australian Kendo Seminar run by Lee Yong Shin Sensei and Park Hak Jin Sensei. Both Hanshi 8 Dan.

This is a rare opportunity to train with some of Korea’s top level Kendo players and coaches.

Please see attached Flyer for information and if you have any questions please contact me at

Thank you

Anthony Tilbury
0477 420 140
Murdoch University Kendo Club
Kendo 4th Dan
WAKR Vice President
State Coach

West Australian Kendo Seminar Flyer


2017 Australian Kendo Championship Final Competition And Grading Results

Dear VKR Members,

Please find in the link below the finalized results of the 42nd Australian Kendo Championships held in Canberra, ACT on 15-16 April 2017.

In addition, the following VKR members have been successful in the recent grading at Canberra:

Jeffreson, Brett (Ballarat Kendo Club) – 1 Dan
Garard, Levi (Mumeishi Kendo Club) – 2 Dan
Garard, Andy (Mumeishi Kendo Club) – 3 Dan
Polichroniadis, Stylianos (Essendon Keilor College Kendo Club) – 4 Dan
Chin, Kevin (Melbourne University Kendo Club) – 5 Dan
Nomura, Junko (Melbourne Budokai) – 5 Dan
Goletsos, Chris (Melbourne Budokai) – 5 Dan
Chan, Claire (Melbourne Budokai) – 5 Dan
Martin, Adam (Melbourne Budokai ) – 5 Dan

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