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Joint training with Melbourne Uni

To all seniors, We shall be having a joint training with Melbourne Uni on MondayĀ 31st of March at 5:30-7:30pm. If possible, it would be great for some volunteers to provide carpooling for those stranded at Monash due to the early start.

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Kendo homestay

Hey everyone, Kanzaki-sensei shall be sending her son to Melbourne for two weeks to train kendo and learn english. She is looking for a host (family) to take him in for the duration of his stay. The period shall be sometime in mid-March for two weeks. It is preferable if the host has little to no Japanese-speaking skills. If you are interested and able, please inform me ASAP!! šŸ™‚

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Osaka University of Health and Science visit

It is with great pleasure to announce a visit from three Osaka Taiiku Daigaku (Osaka University of Health and Science) graduates this coming December to experience Australian Culture and kendo. Mr. Hanazawa Hiroo Sensei – Kyoshi 8th dan Ms. Kinoshita Toyoko Sensei – Renshi 6th dan Ms. Oshima Yasuko Sensei – Renshi 6th dan There will be an open training session and a great oppurtunity to train with highly skilled kendoka held at MBK Kenshikan Dojo (91 Rosslyn Street, West … Continue reading

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Mumeishi and Holt-sensei visit

Hey everyone, a (not so) little birdie told me that Mumeishi and Holt-sensei shall be coming. Therefore if you’re free, please take the time to come šŸ™‚ See you tonight at training!

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VKR Friday Night Keiko: July 5th

Hey everyone! Just a reminder for seniors about Friday night keiko! Date: 5 July 2013 Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91, Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, 3003 Vic Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm Cost: $5 Don’t forget to warm up beforehand!

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Support for Brunswick Secondary College Co-curricular Kendo Programā€

Call for assistants for BSC Kendo Program I am looking for any kenshi who is/are available between 3.30 and 4.30pm on a Wednesday and can be in Brunswick at that time to come and assist in the Kendo program at my school. Previously Kendo was a classroom subject here. Now it is only after school and numbers have dwindled. I am hoping to be able to increase interest and also cement the commitment of those already attending by being able … Continue reading

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Attention: Kyu Grading Registrations

Hi all, The kendo 6th – 2nd kyu grading will be held on the 10th of March. Details below: Date: 10 March 2013 Time: 1pm Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91, Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, 3003 Victoria. If you are planning to grade please inform a committee member no later than the 6th of March!! The VKR are also looking for help with the grading so please volunteer! Required: 5 or more 3 Dan Have heat, many to can i take prednisone … Continue reading

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Farewell Events For Shinoda Senseiā€

Greetings MBK Member!! You may or may not know that at the end of March Shinoda Sensei will be leaving Australia to go to China. This will be a big loss to both Melbourne Budokai and Victorian Kendo. He has contributed greatly in his time here and has made many friends. There will be a farewell Tachikiri Keiko and lunch for Sensei on Sunday the 3rd of March. You are encouraged to attend to show your appreciation. The details of … Continue reading

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Attention: Friday VKR Keiko Scheduleā€

Hi everyone, Details for the first VKR KENDO keiko session: Date: 1st March 2013 Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne Time: 7:30-8:30pm (warm-up beforehand) Cost: $5 Subsequent dates: 5 April, 3 May, 7 June, 5 July, 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 1 November, 6 December

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Attention AKC 2013

Hey everyone, For those who are going to compete at AKC (whether it’s kata, teams or individuals), grade or attend the seminar, please let me know at training or email me ASAP as the deadline is this Thursday 14th at 12pm. Cheers.

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KATA training!

Hey everyone, It’s the first Wednesday of the month tomorrow so it’s kata training so please don’t forget your bokken. See you at training!

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No training!

Hi everyone, Since tomorrow is Australia Day there shall be no Monday training on the 28th of January (due to reduced opening hours of Monash Sport). Ā Therefore training shall resume on the Wednesday 30th of January. See you Wednesday!

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Reminder: Apollo Bay Kendo Club visitā€

Hi all, Hope you’ve had a great holiday and are ready to face 2013. This post is to announce venue no.2 of the VKR Club Crawl…Apollo Bay Kendo Club! Details are below: Date:Ā Sunday 10th Feb Time: 10:30 am~12:30 pm, followed by lunch (cost TBC) Venue:Ā Apollo Bay Leisure Centre on Costin Street, Apollo Bay I will update you with more information as the date draws closer. Deadline is theĀ 27th of January 2013. Regards, Hoey

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