Latest MUKC and VKR news (04-08-2018)

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News Items –
+ Victorian Kendo Championships VKC 2018 info
+ Request for Volunteers – VKCs Briefing Sunday 05 August
+ VKC Shinpan Seminar Sunday 05 August
+ VIC Squad 2019 Applications
+ Australian Team Supporter Breakfast Invitation – Thu 13 Sept 2018


Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news – 


Victorian Kendo Championships VKC 2018 info

VKC info.pdf

The upcoming Victorian Kendo Championships will be held on the weekend of 11-12 August.  See the above document for more information. Draw will be published once they have been finalised. Good luck everyone!


Fwd: Request for Volunteers – VKCs Briefing Sunday 05 August

Dear VKR members,

Firstly, Melbourne Budokai would like to thank all the VKR members who attended and/or helped out to contribute to a successful visit and seminar by Okada Sensei and our visiting senseis: Ito-sensei, Muraoka-sensei and Matsuo sensei.

Secondly, the Victorian Kendo Championships are coming up on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August to be held at Victoria University, Footscray Park. As hosting club this year, Melbourne Budokai are requesting volunteers to help out on both days.

The roles include, but are not limited to:

– Registrations
– Shinai Checks
– Time keepers
– Score keepers (board and table)
– Announcers
– Ribboning

No prior experience is necessary as experienced people will be there to help also. There will also be senior members acting as court managers to make sure the shiaijos run smoothly during the day.

There will be a volunteer briefing/training/refresher for the shiaijo roles on Sunday, 5th August at approx. 1pm if you are available (but it is not compulsory to attend this training if you are confident with your prior experience).

Please note that the time may change slightly, but if this happens, I’ll send out an update by email.

Friday Night Set up – we also require hands for the Friday night – this includes transporting all necessary equipment to/from Kenshikan to the venue and setting up (e.g. putting down the tape for shiaijo and setting up tatami).

Similarly, help will be required packing up the venue on Sunday after the championships.

So if you are available and keen to help and learn about the running of a major event, this is a great opportunity.

Please let me know by this Saturday, 4th August the following details, by email directly to :

– Name
– Grade
– Contact email
– Have you had prior experience volunteering?
– Can you attend the Sunday, 5th August training?
– Your availability on Saturday/Sunday (e.g. times you are unavailable due to warm up/competing)

Thank you in advance,

Kristine Ventura
Secretary Melbourne Budokai


Reminder: VKC Shinpan Seminar Sunday 05 August
(As the rsvp date has already passed, this post is for general information)

To Victorian Kendo Clubs:
Yano Sensei will conduct a pre-VKC shinpan seminar on Sunday August 5 at the Kenshikan from 1:00 – 3:00.

All kendoka 3 Dan and above are strongly encouraged to attend, particularly those volunteering to officiate at the VKC.

The attendance of about 6 shiaisha 2K to 2D is also requested.

Please rsvp to by Friday 27 July.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Yakov Macak

Chairperson VKCT


Fwd: VIC Squad 2019 Applications

Dear VKR kendo senseis and club members

The Victorian Kendo Squad trainings for 2019 Australian Kendo Championships, Perth WA, will be starting soon. We would like to invite all eligible VKR members to consider joining this year’s squad, discuss your intentions with your club instructors, and fill in the online form attached to advise your intention to join.

Online Application Form

Please fill in the form by 19th August.

The first training will be on Sunday 19th August, 1:00 – 3:30pm at Kenshikan.

All other dates are as per the attached (please note, dates and venue are subject to change).

We hope you can join us and make 2019 AKC another successful campaign for Victoria!

From the coaching team;

Kenji Sugimoto (Coach)
Takayuki Suzuki (Assistant Coach)
Kanako Harada (Assistant Coach)
Andrea Ngai (Team Manager)

For any enquires, please email:


Fwd: Australian Team Supporter Breakfast Invitation – Thu 13 Sept 2018


Dear AKR members,

For all our Australian Kendo Team supporters, family & friends who will be attending the WKCs in Incheon, South Korea in September, we have a great opportunity for you to join the Australian Kendo Team for a “Welcome” breakfast on the eve of the Championships on Thursday, 13 September 2018.

Please see the attached letter of invitation.

Please RSVP by Friday 10 August 2018 to confirm your attendance.

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

Australian Kendo Renmei


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