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!



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 –

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

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!


Jularaj Suthibutr
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.


Jularaj Suthibutr
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 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


Jularaj Suthibutr
Victorian Kendo Renmei


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