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.

[Day, Date, Time, Description, Venue] 
 Sun 18, 12:30-17:00, Squad training, Kenshikan

[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 :

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.


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


All Ordinary Affiliate Members who are members of an Affiliated Body are eligible for election to the Executive Committee.


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


Jularaj Suthibutr
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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