Latest MUKC and VKR news (23-02-2019)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news. For more information on any items, please see a committee member.


Monash University Orientation Week!

Monash University Kendo Club will have a stall at O-week! Come and see us for more information! We will be at the TeamMONASH Hub (all sports clubs will be here) from Monday 25/02/19 until Thursday 28/02/19 inclusive, from 11am-3pm. More information for Monash University Clayton Campus Orientation Week can be found here.


2019 Beginner’s Course information for Monash University Kendo Club!


Beginner’s Course page.


Message from Facebook group (by Dalton Reuss, 18/02/2019)

Hi everyone, March grading times have been announced. 6K-3K will be March 3, and 2K-4D will be March 17. Deadlines for these registrations are February 26 and March 12 respectively. Anyone interested should let me know before the due date


Message from Facebook group (by Hoey Yein, 22/02/2019)

Hi all

We have several visitors from Japan training at our club over the next month as well as beginners starting on 4 March. Please make it a priority to show up to keiko as

1. there will be opportunities to train with highly-skilled people you’ve never trained with before; and
2. the committee really needs your help managing the increased number of people at training; and
3. the more the merrier 🙂

If you no longer wish to train, please contact a committee member at so that we are aware and don’t charge you training fees.



FW: (Kenshikan) Dojo Closed Sunday 24th February

Due to the VKR Nittaidai Seminar this weekend, there will be no Kendo training at Kenshikan and therefore the dojo will be closed this Sunday. All Kendoka are encouraged to attend the seminar.

Cheers and all the best.

Paul Bserani

Vice President Melbourne Budokai


FW: AKC Match Duration Changes – Women’s Dan & Men’s Kyu

Dear AKR members,

The Kendo Board has recently reviewed and approved two important changes to the Dan Women’s and Kyu Men’s match duration for this year’s AKC. Please note that the Women’s Dan match duration will be 5 minutes and the Men’s Kyu match duration will be 4 minutes.

Click HERE for more details regarding the 44th AKC regulations 2019.

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

Australian Kendo Renmei


Fwd: Victorian Teams selected for 2019 AKC

Victorian Teams to compete at the 2019 Australian Kendo Championships

Last Sunday 17th February the following members were selected to represent Victoria in the Teams events at the 2019 Australian Kendo Championships:

Men’s Dan

Haruki Reid (Fudoshin)
Richard T’en (MUKEN)
Takayuki Suzuki (MBK)
Takeshi Hartono (MUKEN)
Tarl O’Mara (Ballarat)
Thomas Mendelovits (MUKEN)
Trent Reeve (Mumeishi)

Women’s Dan

Hoey Yein Goh (Monash)
Julie Tran (MUKEN)
Kristine Ventura (Fudoshin)
Liliana Bray (MUKEN)
Noriko Matsumoto (MBK)
Vivian Thang (RMIT)
Yaya Bonggotgetsakul (MUKEN)

Men’s Kyu

Alfred Lai (MBK)
Danny Ngyuen (RMIT)
James O’Neil (Tora)
Alejandro Pastore (RMIT)
Mark Veenstra (Ballarat)

Women’s Kyu

Isabel Trinh (Tora)
Jaslyn Gray (Tora)

Kata Pairs

Jeffrey Khor (MUKEN)
Michael Dunn (MUKEN)

Congratulations to all selected, we know you will represent Victoria to the best of your ability and we are looking forward to your performances in Perth at the Championships.

Well done! to Kenji and the Coaching Team so far, we know you and the selected teams will be working very hard over the next few weeks with the aim of producing the best results possible when you are called upon to compete.

Many thanks to Yano Sensei and all those who helped with the selection processes: – the Selectors, Shinpan, Court Officials, and those who assisted with the set-up, the clean-up and in the many other tasks required to make the afternoon run successfully.

Commiserations to those not selected this year, I am sure your contribution has helped team preparation and is appreciated, and hopefully you have found the experience useful in your Kendo development.

Once again, thanks everyone.

Yakov Macak
Chair, VKTC

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