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Fwd: 17 WKC Australian Team Brochure
Dear AKR members,
The Australian Kendo Team has put together a WKC brochure to showcase the history of Australian involvement in the World Kendo Championships from the 1st WKC in 1970 to now. This brochure also introduces the coaches, managers and members of the current Australian Kendo Team who will be travelling to Korea to compete at the 17th World Kendo Championships on 14-16 September 2018.
The brochure for the 17th World Kendo Championships was temporarily taken down for the AKR National Council to deliberate on the content of the brochure. Since then, the AKR National Council have a majority agreement (by the casing of votes) that the content is appropriate. I thank the Council for its time and timely response to this question.
On behalf of the AKR, I would like to apologise for any confusion, inconvenience and/or stress that the posting, taking down and reposting of the brochure may have caused.
Stylianos (Stilts) Polichroniadis
Australian Kendo Renmei
VKR Junior Monthly Kendo Keiko Reminder (Sunday 26 August, tomorrow)
Dear VKR delegates,
The next VKR Junior Kendo Keiko will be held on August 26 from 1 to 3 pm at the Kenshikan, West Melbourne.
This is also a good opportunity for any senior instructors who currently instruct children or are interested in getting experience to assist Matsumoto Sensei with instructions.
Please let us know if you are able to assist on any of the dates.
Future keiko dates will be on:
October 28 1-3pm
November 18 12-2pm
Victorian Kendo Renmei
Fwd: 2018 UniSport Nationals Div1 Kendo Competition – SHINPAN Expression of interest
Dear AKR Kendo Members of 3 Dan and above,
Australian University Games has been rebranded as the UniSport Australia Nationals Div 1 event and will once again be held on the Gold Coast on the Sat 22 – Sun 23 September 2018.
The venue this year is at Somerset College, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba, Queensland 4213.
If you are interested in supporting the event as a Shinpan, please express your interest by emailing David Fitzgibbon at email firstname.lastname@example.org and also register your interest online at
https://www.unisport.com.au/volunteer and follow the below instructions:
Click ‘Register now’
Choose ‘Login’ if you have created an account in previous years OR ‘Create Account’
Create Account – How to guide:
Step 1 – Fill out your personal details, click next
Step 2 – Select your organisation. If you are not affiliated with a university, select ‘UniSport Guest’ (in the left column 2/3rd of the way down list), click next
Step 3 – Event – Select National Div 1 Volunteer, click next
Step 4 – Preferred role – select ‘No’ for both, click next
Step 5 – Select ‘Kendo’, click next
Step 6 – in ‘other qualifications’ please indicate your Kendo Dan level e.g. “Kendo 4 Dan”, Select ‘Yes’ to extensive experience, “Kendo” to question which sport? and indicate how many years you have practiced kendo e.g. “15 yrs”, click next
Step 7 – indicate any dietary requirements or medical conditions, click next
Step 8 – complete emergency contact details, click next
Step 9 – Police check – select ‘yes’ or ‘no’, click next
Step 10 – complete General information, for question In no more than 100 words, please tell us why you would like to volunteer at the 2018 Nationals: Please Write “SHINPAN”, click next
Step 11 – select T-shirt size, click next
Step 12 – complete transport and parent consent sections and “Agree” to participation Agreement and select ‘Finish’ on last page to complete registration!
Australian Kendo Renmei