Latest VKR and MUKC news (08-03-2018)

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News Items –
+ Welcome to MUKC (2018 beginners)
+ AKR National Executive Committee Election
+ Call for Shiaisha, Shinpan Seminar Sunday 11 March, Kenshikan, 1:00pm
+ 2018 Nagae Taikai Results
+ Changes to the VKR Keiko Dates
+ Notice for the VKR Annual General Meeting – March 25 2018


Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR and MUKC news – 


Welcome to MUKC (2018 beginners)
(Mony (webmaster) – 2018 Beginners, you should have received this email recently.)


Welcome to the Monash University Kendo Club, and Thanks for signing up!!

As has been previously stated at the end of training, all of the seniors and instructors are more than happy to help out and answer any questions you may have. Please do not be afraid to ask! There are no stupid questions.

On a side note; I have had a few people asking the committee and I if they will be accepted into the club’s closed Facebook group. For the time being, the answer is no. We like to keep that group for seniors only. This is stop the group from getting too ‘clogged’, and to help keep the announcements for beginners and seniors separate. Instead, we have created a group solely for Beginners (with the committee and some instructors acting as admins). This group will be used by the committee to pass on announcements to all beginners, as well as act as space for you guys to socialize and get to know one another. I have included a link to this group in this email down below.

I look forward to getting to know you all, and hope you all enjoy your time at MUKC.

Kind regards,
Dalton Reuss

Monash University Kendo Club


Fwd: AKR National Executive Committee Election

Dear VKR Delegates,

Please disseminate the notice below among your members:

Dear AKR National Council Members, State Presidents, Committee Members and ordinary affiliate members of the AKR.

We recently announced that nominations for election to the Executive Committee of the AKR were open.

As of the closing date, we received nominations for two positions only, for President and Vice-President, but none were received for the positions of Secretary and Treasurer. Note that all four positions will be vacated and the incumbents are not standing for re-election.

We now call for nominations to be made for election to the two remaining positions.

Nominations can be made using the attached forms, or alternatively in a simple email chain that includes nomination, seconding and acceptance. Please take care to include all the required information, including AKR database registration numbers.

As time is running out, please submit nominations by post or email to arrive at either of the addresses on the nomination form before 5:00pm Thursday 29 March or by handing completed nomination forms personally to the AKR Secretary, prior to the election.

The election to fill the vacancies will be conducted during the AKR Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled to commence at 1:30pm on Friday 30 March 2018 at PCYC Auburn, Wyatt Park, Church St, Lidcombe, NSW. Only State Delegates and Board Chairpersons are eligible to attend and vote.

Best regards,

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



Call for Shiaisha, Shinpan Seminar Sunday 11 March, Kenshikan, 1:00pm

To All Victorian Kendo Clubs

Call for Shiaisha, Shinpan Seminar Sunday 11 March, Kenshikan, 1:00.

Kendo members 1st Kyu and above are required to act as shiaisha during the forthcoming Shinpan Seminar. Please register giving name and grade via email to by the evening of Wednesday 7 March.

This is a good opportunity to be part of the Seminar and be involved in the shinpan instruction.


Yakov Macak, Chairperson VKTC


Jularaj Suthibutr
Victorian Kendo Renmei


FW: 2018 Nagae Taikai Results

The 2018 Nagae Taikai was held last Saturday the 3rd of March at Kenshikan. As per previous years, the quality and competitiveness of those who competed was great. Most of the matches were pretty close.

Congratulations to the following well deserved place getters:

1st Place – Trent Reeve (Mumeishi Kendo Club)
2nd Place – Noriko Matsumoto (Melbourne Budokai)
3rd Place – Takeshi Hartono (Melbourne University Kendo Club)

As always, a taikai doesn’t run it self and there are lots of thank you that go out to the following:

1. Thank you to Yano Sensei and Szwarcbord Sensei who presided over the taikai. As always they put in a lot of their time and guidance to everyone.
2. The senior Kendoka who helped with the shinpaning. They’re always very important for the successful and fair running of the taikai.
3. All the competitors. As mentioned above, the quality was great which resulted in lots of close and exciting matches.
4. The very small number of volunteers who helped with the setup of the dojo and the successful running of the taikai. As everybody knows, a taikai doesn’t run it self and the volunteers are incredibly important.

A taikai is nothing without all of the above people. All your efforts and time are greatly appreciated. A big thank you to you all.

One Melbourne Budokai Taikai down, one more to go – the Otsuka Taikai on Saturday 14th of July.

I very much look forward to seeing you all (and many more) at the Otsuka Taikai for another great event.

Cheers and all the best

Paul Bserani

Vice President Melbourne Budokai


Changes to the VKR Keiko Dates

Dear VKR delegates,

To accommodate the change in the Iaido/Jodo grading (scheduled on March 17), the VKR Keiko dates have been altered to the following:

VKR Kendo Keiko will be held on March 9 from 7:30pm – 8:30pm with warmups from 7pm.

VKR Iaido Keiko will be held on March 16 from 7pm – 8:30pm

These changes are reflected in the VKR Calendar.

Apologies for any confusion this may cause.


Jularaj Suthibutr
Victorian Kendo Renmei


Notice for the VKR Annual General Meeting – March 25 2018

Dear VKR members,

This is to advise you of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of the Victorian Kendo Renmei:

Date:March 25
Time: 1:00 0pm
Location: Kenshikan, 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne

Attached are the agenda for this meeting and the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting.

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:
Find out and ask questions about the Victorian Kendo Renmei operations and finances
Speak about any items on the agenda
Vote on any resolutions proposed.
At the meeting, members will be asked to vote to:
Accept the president’s report
Accept the treasurer’s report
Elect office bearers and members of the committee.

The nomination form is also attached. All members of the VKR are eligible to run for any of the positions in the committee. This is your opportunity to contribute and make a difference to the kendo community and how it is run in Victoria. If you have any questions on the roles and requirements of each position please feel free to speak to the standing members.

Please complete and submit the nomination forms and return to by Sunday March 18, 2018


Jularaj Suthibutr
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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