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Wednesday 11th March: Kata training

Hi guys, Sorry for the late announcement, but this coming Wednesday (March 11th) will be kata training session. Please make sure to bring along your bokken. However, the Beginner course will run its regular session, therefore, beginner course members please bring along your shinai (if you have already purchased one from the club by then).

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March 9th – Labour Day (training runs as usual)

Hi all, Please be noted that March the 9th Labour Day is not an university holiday (though it is a public holiday), so training at 7:30pm-9:30pm will run as usual. Yay 😀 !     committee

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Australian Kendo Championship (AKC) volunteers briefing

Hi all, There will be a volunteers briefing for AKC on next Saturday (14th March). If you have previously submitted your name to volunteer at the event, please make sure you attend this briefing as you will be given important information and learn more about your roles throughout AKC. For those who have not submitted their names but are still interested to volunteer anytime on the 4th – 8th April, please also come along to this briefing. Anyone is welcomed … Continue reading

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March 22: 1 Kyu – 3/4 Dan Kendo Grading

Hi all, Gradings for 1kyu and dan levels will be held at Kenshikan Dojo on March 22nd. If you are intending on grading please let the committee know via email no later than 16th March. Full details: 1kyu & dan Grading Date: 22 March 2015 Time: 12:30pm registrations, 1pm start Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, Vic 3003 Payments will be due after the clubs has been invoiced.

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March 8th: Kyu Grading

Hi all, The 6 Kyu – 2 Kyu VKR grading will be held this Sunday at Kenshikan. Registration is now closed, but you are still welcomed to come watch or support 🙂 Date: March 8th Time: 12:30pm registrations, 1pm start Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, Vic 3003

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March 6th: VKR Friday Kendo Keiko

Details for March’s  VKR Friday Kendo keiko below. Details: Date: 6th March 2015 Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, VIC 3003 Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm (please warm up before 7:30pm) Cost: $5 (fill out the sheet before/after training)

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Annual General Meeting 2014

Thanks everyone for a successful AGM. The results are in and the committee for next year is as follows. President: Ethan Wang Vice President: Nicholas Chan Secretary: Krupesh Patel Treasurer: Ryan Qiu General Member: Winnie Wu Please give them as much kindness and support as you did the last! Once again, we thank you for your continued support, love and care for the club~   Candy

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Victorian Kendo Championships 2014 (30-31 August)

Hi all, This year VKC is on the 30-31 August and the registration is now open. Please read the attached document for more info. (Please ensure you carefully read the Conditions of Entry section as there has been some minor changes since last year.) VKC 2014 Information Handout   Venue: Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus, Ballarat Road Court 1, Level 1, Footscray Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre (Building L)   If you are interested in competing in any category, you … Continue reading

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Zekken Order’s namelist

Hi all, Please see the following for zekken order. If you have spoken to me (Candy), and your name should be on it or should not be on it or you need to order one, please let me know. Name Kanji/Katakana English Payment Confirmed Candy Wan 温 WAN Bank transfer Ethan Wang   WANG   Sam Baudinette   BAUDINETTE   Mony Sak   SAK Yes – cash Winnie Wu 吴 WU Yes – cash Hoey Yein Goh 吴 GOH   … Continue reading

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AKC Squad Appplication

Hi everyone, The Vic squad coach, Yoichi Yano-sensei, would like to invite applications for the 2015 AKC squad. The procedures are as follows: 1. All applicants should notify the secretary of each club and the secretary, in turn, comes up with a list of applicants (names and grades only on this list) and sends it to VKR secretary by no later than Friday, 18 July 2014. 2. Squad training is scheduled to start in early August and at the 1st training, there … Continue reading

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Schedule for this Saturday’s Nagae and Otsuka Taikai

Update #1 (11 July 2014): Updated draw for the Nagae Taikai. Schedule for this Saturday’s Nagae and Otsuka Taikai 2014 Nagae Taikai Draw-1 Otsuka – Nagae Taikai Schedule “Greetings MBK Member!! Attached are the schedule for this Saturday’s Otsuka And Nagae Taikais, and the draw for the Nagae Taikai. Please let your family and friends know as we’d like to see as many people there as possible. A member of the Otsuka family, Mr. Kiyotaka Otsuka, will be attending and so … Continue reading

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AKR- FY2014 Asian Zone Kendo Referee Seminar

Hi everyone, This is an invitation to apply for the FY2014 Asian Zone Kendo Referee Seminar in Seoul, October 2014. The next Asian Zone Shinpan Seminar, will be, in Seoul, Korea, October 24 to October 26, 2014 inclusive. The AKR wishes to encourage senior Australian Kendoka to attend this Seminar with a view to improving the standard of Kendo shinpan in Australia. To that end the Kendo Board of the AKR will offer subsidies to those interested in attending as … Continue reading

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AKR- Vale: Dianne Hughes (Rixon)

It is with sadness to advise that Mrs Dianne Hughes (Rixon) passed away on 2 July 2014. Dianne was central to a great Australian Kendo dynasty that included her brothers Edward (Ted), Paul and her former husband, Warren Hughes. Dianne was a multiple time Australian Women’s Kendo Champion, winning the title at the 9th Australian Kendo Championships, 1984 in Canberra and again at the 12th AKC held in Cowra in 1987. Dianne together with her brother Paul were the only … Continue reading

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