Latest MUKC and VKR news (15-05-2017)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest club news, and VKR news –

 

Bogu in the MUKC upstairs locker room / cage (by Emily, from fb)

Hi everyone – as you may or may not be aware, we don’t have enough bogu for all our beginners and are unable to borrow from KSK at this time, so we’re trying to fix up all our old bogu upstairs to increase our inventory. There’s a lot of unnamed and unknown bogu upstairs that we need to sort out!
So, if you store your bogu in the cages, please make sure it is NAMED (or in a named bogu bag) and placed on the shelves. Any unnamed bogu, or bogu left rolling around the floor of the storerooms, will be taken as club property from June onwards. Thank you! 🙂

 

Australian Kendo Team Tenugui Design Competition

We are calling on members who have the design flair to come up with a design concept for the new Australian Kendo Team Tenugui for the World Kendo Championships to be held in Korea September 2018.

Incorporated within the design must be the AKR logo and Australia with the wording “17th World Kendo Championships Korea” also included.

Not only will the Australian Team be wearing these tenugui’s but we also plan to have the tenugui’s available for purchase by all AKR members.

Please submit your concept to me at rreid2@optusnet.com.au

Entries close Thursday 31st August 2017.

There will be a prize for the winning design!!

With Regards,

Rob Reid
National Team Manager

 

Reminder – Shinpan Seminar May 21

Kenshikan 1.00pm to 3.00pm.
Aimed at kendoka 1st to 3rd Dan with “some shinpan experience”. As a minimum this means those who have at least attended a previous VKR shinpan seminar. Kendoka 2nd Kyu and above who have had no shinpan experience should try to attend as shiaisha, as they will be welcome to listen to the lecture and instructions to the shinpan trainees, and so improve their knowledge of these matters.

 

Ballarat Taikai Update

Please note that the Ballarat Open Club Tournament originally scheduled for June 18 has been put on hold until further notice.

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Current club status

Current members – Regular Training. Usual time and venue for current members.
Beginners 2017 – Membership registration: CLOSED

If you are not a member of our club, but you are an experienced Kendo player and want to join our training, please come along and chat with us. 

If you do not have Kendo experience but are interested in learning more, please feel free to come along and watch us during our training. Unfortunately we are no longer accepting new students this year. Our next intake will be in early 2018.

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Latest VKR news (04-05-2017)

Hey guys, 

Here is the latest VKR news. From Jularaj Suthibutr, VKR secretary – 

 

VKR Kendo Keiko (MAY 2017)

(Mony -Please read “When training at Kenshikan” for a refresher on etiquette when visiting Kenshikan.)
Date: 5 May 2017
Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm (own warm ups before start)
Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne, 3003 Vic
Cost: $5
LOCATION

91 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne

 

2017 Australian Kendo Championship Final Competition And Grading Results

Dear VKR Members,

Please find in the link below the finalized results of the 42nd Australian Kendo Championships held in Canberra, ACT on 15-16 April 2017.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMVzFPVlh5UU1JcU0

In addition, the following VKR members have been successful in the recent grading at Canberra:

Jeffreson, Brett (Ballarat Kendo Club) – 1 Dan
Garard, Levi (Mumeishi Kendo Club) – 2 Dan
Garard, Andy (Mumeishi Kendo Club) – 3 Dan
Polichroniadis, Stylianos (Essendon Keilor College Kendo Club) – 4 Dan
Chin, Kevin (Melbourne University Kendo Club) – 5 Dan
Nomura, Junko (Melbourne Budokai) – 5 Dan
Goletsos, Chris (Melbourne Budokai) – 5 Dan
Chan, Claire (Melbourne Budokai) – 5 Dan
Martin, Adam (Melbourne Budokai ) – 5 Dan

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (29-04-2017)

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MUKC news items – 
+ University Games training schedule (by Emily, from fb)
+ Upcoming trainings (by Gen, from fb)
+ Congrats! (by Emily, from fb)

VKR news items – 
+ Tempudo Budogu Now Has A Representative In Melbourne – Trent Reeve
+ When Training At Kenshikan
+ 22nd DHMDK Kumdo Tournament Invitation – 14 Oct 2017 – Sydney
+ Masatake Sumi Sensei Seminar – Sat, 3 June 2017
+ 5th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar & Taikai – Sydney – 1-2 July 2017
+ West Australian Kendo Seminar 10-11 June 2017
+ 2017 Australian Kendo Championship Final Competition And Grading Results

 

Hey guys, 

Here is the latest club and VKR news. As usual, if you would like further information about any of the items, please see a committee member.

 

University Games training schedule (by Emily, from fb)

Hi all,

As mentioned after training yesterday we’re starting University Games training wooo!!

The first of these sessions will be at Monash Caulfield Campus on the 30th of April, 2pm-5pm. The training will be a mixture of fitness exercises and keiko run by our coach Trent Reeve so please bring gym-wear as well as kendo uniform!

This training is open to all MUKC members, however only members in full bogu will be doing keiko.

If you have any questions Dalton Reuss and I are the team managers this year and are the ones to come find.


Attached is the expected training schedule (Mony – see original facebook post for this), but it may be subject to change, we’ll update you accordingly.


LET’S GET TRAINING!!!

 

Upcoming trainings (by Gen, from fb)

UPCOMING TRAININGS:

Mon 24/4 – ** Shiai practise **
Wed 26/4 – Normal training
Mon 1/5 – Normal training
Wed 3/5 – ** Kata training**
Mon 8/5 – Normal training
Wed 10/5 – Normal training

 

All in the Games Hall 😊

 

Congrats!  (by Emily, from fb)

Congratulations to our students and alumni fromMonash University Kendo Club on their individual and team efforts at the Australian Kendo Championships last weekend.
#kendo #teammonash #bleedblue

 

Tempudo Budogu Now Has A Representative In Melbourne – Trent Reeve

Dear all Victorian Kenshi,

My name is Trent Reeve, Kendo 4th Dan and member of Mumeishi Kendo Club Australia. It is with great excitement that I announce that I will be taking on the role of Australian representative for Tempudo Budogu.

Tempudo Budogu, based in Saga Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan, was founded by Tashiro Jun’ichi Sensei, Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan, who is a regular guest for Mumeishi Kendo Club International, hosting seminars in the UK as a guest of Mumeishi London, and has acted as Shinpan-cho at Mumeishi Australia’s 3’s event.

Tempudo Australia is pleased to offer you a range of different products, including Tempudo’s own Hotaru Bogu, as well as bogu from Nippon Kendogu, and Nishinihon Budogu (children’s bogu available).

If you have any questions, want to arrange for a measuring session, or just wish to see the catalogs for the products available, please do not hesitate to contact Trent directly – tempudo.melbourne@gmail.com – or via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ten-Pu-Do-Budogu-197755490702014/

 

When Training At Kenshikan

Greetings VKR Member/Visitor.

The MBK committee in conjunction with the senseis have requested that following information be sent to all VKR members/visitors when taking part in the normal Melbourne Budokai training sessions regardless of the art at Kenshikan.

The Training Attendance Sheet

Each time you attend a training session, you are expected to write your name on the training attendance sheet. You are expected to do this when you first arrive and BEFORE you go to the change room to get ready for training. It is very important that you do this as it serves a couple of purposes:

1. It details how often you attend training.

2. If you purchase some equipment like a shinai you are expected to write any cash/cheque payments you make. This includes the visitor’s training fee (see below). Useful as proof of payment so you don’t need to be chased up. Only write any money you actual place in the plastic money bag attached to the training sheet.

3. It provides a list of people at the training session in case of an emergency and the dojo needs to be evacuated. If you are not on the list and you are not outside if the dojo is evacuated, then more than likely nobody will go looking for you.

All the above reasons are just as important as each other. So we ask that people to please write their name or any payments they make on the training sheet. If you’re unsure about how fill in the details or what details to be included on the training sheet, please ask. BTW Please remember that whatever you write, it will need to be read by somebody else. So please write CLEARLY. The Visitors Training Fee

The current visitor training fees are as follows regardless of the art being trained:

People over 15 years (non-students) : $10 per session Students with a valid student card/People 15 years or under: $5 per session

You are expected to pay the visitor training fee regardless of your grade. There seems to be some confusion regarding this but there has been clarification from our Senseis that this is what is expected.

Cash or cheque are the preferred method of payment. No IOUs. Remember, you know you’re coming to train at Kenshikan so please be prepared.

Cheques are to be made out to Melbourne Budokai (Kenshikan Dojo) Inc.

If you are planning on training regularly at Kenshikan during the MBK training sessions and would like to pay in advance, then please let us know.

Remember, this is only when you are attending a Melbourne Budokai training session. For any VKR or any other club run training sessions at Kenshikan you are expected to follow their expectations.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding any of the above.

Cheers and take care.

Paul Bserani

Secretary Melbourne Budokai

 

22nd DHMDK Kumdo Tournament Invitation – 14 Oct 2017 – Sydney

Dear Kendoka & Kumdoin members,

On behalf of Dae Han Moo Do Kwan Kumdo Club, we would like to invite you and your club to attend our 22nd Dae Han Moo Do Kwan Kumdo Tournament to be held between 8am and 5pm, Saturday 14thOctober 2017 at Auburn PCYC, Wyatt Park, 1 Church Street, Lidcombe NSW 2141.

Like previous years, the tournament will consist of the following events:

·                    Junior Tournament (under 16’s)

·                    Women’s Kyu Individual

·                    Men’s Kyu Individual

·                    Women’s Dan Individual

·                    Men’s Dan Individual

·                    Women’s Open Team

·                    Kyu Team

·                    Dan Team

Further details regarding the tournament will be released closer to the date. If you have any questions, please contact Dwight Park at park.dwight@gmail.com or 0416 227 787. Thank you.

 

Yours Sincerely,

Master B.K. Song

 

Masatake Sumi Sensei Seminar – Sat, 3 June 2017

Dear Kendo Clubs!

The UTS Kendo Club is excited to announce a 1 day Kendo Seminar at UTS on Saturday (10AM to 5PM) on 3 June 2017, hosted by Masatake SUMI Sensei (Hanshi 8 Dan in Kendo) and Kaoru SUMI Sensei (Hanshi 5 dan in Naginata)!

The seminar will focus on the way of Kendo grading for all levels as well as feature a Kata and Naginata demonstration. This will be great for anyone challenging for their next Kendo grade as well as help provide coaches/teachers with useful insights and teaching instructions. There will also be an opportunity for Jigeiko with the Senseis.

Information

Date and Time: Sat, 3 June 2017, 10AM to 5PM
Address: UTS RMSH, Corner Harris and Thomas Street, Sydney
Cost: $35 per person if you register online, or $40 on the day! FREE for Kids under 16 (with bogu)
Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/tpUh5nCSVVubdSTk2

Information on the day’s schedule will be sent shortly!

If you are travelling interstate, please do not hesitate to contact us below and we will help you with accommodation!

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding this exciting event.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Kind regards,

UTS Kendo Club
m: 0401614820
e: utskendo@gmail.com

 

5th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar & Taikai – Sydney – 1-2 July 2017

Dear Female Kendoka,

The 5th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar & Taikai will be held in Sydney on 1-2 July 2017. Attached is the seminar information pack.

This year, the seminar will focus on competition and refereeing skills led by senior Australian and New Zealand female kendoka. Female who are practising in full bogu are encouraged to participate.

Venue: Willoughby Leisure Centre, 2 Small Street, Willoughby, Sydney

Registration via AKR’s website: http://www.kendoaustralia.asn.au/content/?page_id=4010

Registration fee categories (include lunches and Saturday night welcoming dinner):
• Participants from NSW/ACT: $60 per person
• Participants from within Australia, outside of NSW/ACT: $30 per person (enter “outofstate739” in the voucher code field)
• International participants: $30 per person (enter “outofstate739” in the voucher code field)

Registration closes on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

Kind regards,

OWKS Committee

Oceania Women Kendo Seminar Info Pack
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMQW91eGNuNW9QcDQ

LOCATION

Willoughby Leisure Centre, 2 Small Street, Willoughby, Sydney

 

West Australian Kendo Seminar 10-11 June 2017

Hi All,

The WAKR would like to invite you all to the West Australian Kendo Seminar run by Lee Yong Shin Sensei and Park Hak Jin Sensei. Both Hanshi 8 Dan.

This is a rare opportunity to train with some of Korea’s top level Kendo players and coaches.

Please see attached Flyer for information and if you have any questions please contact me at Tilburymukc@iinet.net.au.

Thank you

Anthony Tilbury
0477 420 140
Murdoch University Kendo Club
Kendo 4th Dan
WAKR Vice President
State Coach

West Australian Kendo Seminar Flyer
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMQmc4SDJsRGlhak0

 

2017 Australian Kendo Championship Final Competition And Grading Results

Dear VKR Members,

Please find in the link below the finalized results of the 42nd Australian Kendo Championships held in Canberra, ACT on 15-16 April 2017.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMVzFPVlh5UU1JcU0

In addition, the following VKR members have been successful in the recent grading at Canberra:

Jeffreson, Brett (Ballarat Kendo Club) – 1 Dan
Garard, Levi (Mumeishi Kendo Club) – 2 Dan
Garard, Andy (Mumeishi Kendo Club) – 3 Dan
Polichroniadis, Stylianos (Essendon Keilor College Kendo Club) – 4 Dan
Chin, Kevin (Melbourne University Kendo Club) – 5 Dan
Nomura, Junko (Melbourne Budokai) – 5 Dan
Goletsos, Chris (Melbourne Budokai) – 5 Dan
Chan, Claire (Melbourne Budokai) – 5 Dan
Martin, Adam (Melbourne Budokai ) – 5 Dan

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Annoucement: MUKEN Camp

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From Emily –

ANNOUNCEMENT: MUKEN CAMP

Exciting news everyone – the University of Melbourne Kendo Club (aka MUKEN) have announced dates and opened registration for their annual MUKEN Camp. This camp is an intensive weekend of kendo where you will learn many new and important kendo things, as well as an opportunity to meet all the new MUKEN beginners and make friends with other people beginning their kendo journey.

*** 
While the camp is not compulsory, it is expected that you attend. Please notify a committee member (either at training, through fb message, or by emailing the club) if you think you will be unable to go. 
***

WHAT: Kendo training camp for 2017 beginners 
WHO: For all beginners of all university kendo clubs (and the respective committee members) + MUKEN Sensei 
WHEN: Friday May 12th – Sunday May 14th 
WHERE: Ballarat (accommodation will be at Comfort Inn, Sovereign Hill)
COST: $75 (inclusive of both accommodation AND food for the weekend) 
TRANSPORT: TBC, but normally we sort out groups and carpool together.

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HOW: 
1. Fill out the registration form here >> https://goo.gl/forms/JRKmxhivohnObW4B3 
2. Pay Gen, our treasurer, $75 in CASH after training next week

The first two steps must both be completed, in that order, by WEDNESDAY 26TH APRIL . VERY SOON, SO GET ON IT!

3. Fill out the required Monash Uni Off-Campus Activity Forms (more details on those later, but the current plan is they will be sent by email in early May for you to sign and return to us) 
4. Attend camp! 
 ***

If you have any questions, please get in contact with the club via Facebook or email. 

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2017 Australian Kendo Championship Results – Congratulations Victoria!

A great result for Victoria! 

From Jularaj, VKR secretary –

Congratulations to the Victorian squad that competed in the 42nd Australian Kendo Championships!

35 competitors from 7 clubs around Victoria joined together to take part in the competition held over the Easter weekend in Canberra. Out of the 10 divisions, Victorians came first in 4 divisions, second in 1 division, and third in 1 division:

  • Women Kyu Individual 1st Place: Winnie Wu (MUKC)
  • Men Dan Individual 3rd Place: Kazuya Kimura (MBK)
  • Kata Pairs 1st Place: Reuben Barnett (MBK), Jeffrey Khor (MUKEN)
  • Women Kyu Team 1st Place: Winnue Wu (MUKC), Emily Coady (MUKC), Genevieve Borley (MUKC)
  • Men Dan Team 1st Place: Richard T’en (MUKEN), Trent Reeve (Mumeishi), Kazuya Kimura (MBK), Will Wright (Tora), Tarl O’Mara (Ballarat)
  • Men Kyu Team 2nd Place: Harry Chow (MBK), Gorden Leung (MUKC), Duncan Pilcher (Fudoshin), Marc Veenstra (Ballarat), Brett Jeffreson (Ballarat)

Special congratulations to the Men Dan Team who are able to take back the championship flag after 5 years!

A great effort for everyone involved in the preparations up to this day – especially the Victorian squad coaching and management team, Tarl O’Mara / Trent Reeve and Kristine Ventura / Claire Heckel.

Provisional Full Results Below:

42nd Australian Kendo Championships 2017

Day 1. Saturday 15 April 2017.

Men’s Kyu Individuals:
1. M Inada (Tas)
2. D Murdock (Qld)

Women’s Kyu individuals:
1. W Wu (VIC)
2. G Mah (NSW)

Kata Teams
1. Victoria
2. Queensland

Women’s Dan Individuals:
1. J Song (NSW)
2. D Chun (NSW)

Men’s Dan Individuals:
1. J Lee (NSW)
2. A Tilbury (WA)

Day 2. Sunday 16 April 2017.

Men’s Kyu Teams
1. New South Wales
2. Victoria

Women’s Kyu Teams
1. Victoria
2. New South Wales

Veterans Individuals
(Dan holders over 45yo)
1. D Boyd (ACT)
2. N Tamura (Qld)

Women’s Dan Teams
1. NSW 1
2. NSW 2

Men’s Dan Teams
1. Victoria
2. South Australia
3. New South Wales

John Butler Trophy Award for Contribution to Kendo.
1. Sharyn Wragg (ACT)

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Latest VKR news (08-04-2017)

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News items – 
+ VKR 2017 AGM – New Committee And Meeting Minutes
+ MBK Cleanup
+ 2017 Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar
+ 42nd AKC – Draw

 

VKR 2017 AGM – New Committee And Meeting Minutes

Hi everyone

The 2017 VKR Annual General Meeting was held last Sunday, 26th March.

The following people have be elected to form the 2017-2018 VKR Executive Committee:

President: Cyntheia Lim (Monash University Kendo Club)
Vice President: Hoey Yein Goh (Monash University Kendo Club)
Treasurer: Leanne Walsh (Rishinkan Dojo)
Secretary: Jularaj Suthibutr (Melbourne University Kendo Club)

All official email addresses have been redirected ie.

president@kendovictoria.asn.au – Cyntheia
vicepresident@kendovictoria.asn.au – Hoey
treasurer@kendovictoria.asn.au – Leanne
secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au – Jularaj

Note that I will continue with my secretarial duties until we’re able to get Juls settled in.

Below are links to the meeting minutes and financial reports. Please direct any questions regarding the minutes to either Cyntheia or I. Any questions regarding the financials should go to Leanne.

Regards
Hoey

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Minutes: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMVEg5Yl9hZzN2NHM
Financial reports: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMTG8ySW02REFoYUE

Note: If you are having trouble accessing these documents on Google Drive, please let me know.

 

MBK Cleanup

Dear VKR members,

MBK will be doing a major clean-up of Kenshikan at the end of April as it has become too cluttered with “stuff”. We are giving our members until then to collect any stuff lying around like shinais, shinai bags, water bottles, etc., and other stuff in the change rooms….and the fridge. I know some non-MBK members level their stuff at Kenshikan. They too should pick up their stuff, etc. Otherwise, they’ll be caught up in the clean-up.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to me via email – paul.bserani@tollgroup.com. Cheers and thanks in advance.

 

From: Paul Bserani
Sent: Sunday, 2 April 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: RE: Dojo Clutter

Greetings MBK Member!!

Just a reminder regarding the clean-up of clutter around the dojo and in the change rooms.

Also, I have left a spot in the middle office/storeroom if you are unable to take your shinai/shinai bag with you home. There is a sign that marks the spot to the right of the large plastic containers when looking at the windows. Please put your shinai/shinai bag there and only there. Also ensure they have your name clearly on them.

Shinais, shinai bags, water bottles, tenuguis, shampoo bottles, etc., will be cleaned out at the end of April with the goal of getting rid of the clutter in the dojo and the change rooms.

It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that the dojo looks good and is neat and tidy.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this.

Cheers and thanks in advance.

Paul Bserani

Secretary Melbourne Budokai
From: Paul Bserani
Sent: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:00 AM
Subject: Dojo Clutter

Greetings MBK Member!!

Over the last few weeks shinais have been misplaced, taken accidently and basically left lying around….and so have been a few other things….like drink bottles…. Therefore, it’s been decided that a clean-up of the dojo is required.

Over the month of April, everyone is asked to remove all their shinais, water bottles and other stuff that cannot be stored in their bogu area. This includes personal belongings in the change rooms. At the end of April, any shinais, water bottles, etc., will be collected and disposed of.

There are lots of shinais left lying around in the kitchen, the back storeroom, near the fire hydrant, near the money tin, between the bogu racks and in the middle front office. They all will be cleaned out. So will any water bottles left in the kitchen, fridge and the dojo area. Shampoo bottles in the change rooms that aren’t claimed will also be cleaned out.

If you are unable to take your shinais with you and would like to leave it at the dojo during the clean-up period, please let me know. I will find a location for you to store your shinais. That said, I would expect your shinais to be in a shinai bag with your name clearly on it.

Once the dojo and the change rooms have been cleared of the clutter, people can once again use the nominated areas to store their shinais. There are only two areas where shinais can be stored – in the kitchen area between the fridge and the window and in the bin in the rear storeroom. Shinais cannot be stored next to the fire hydrant, the money tin, between the bogu racks, etc. During training sessions people can leave their shinai bags in those locations, but they must be cleared once training is over.

Our senseis tell us that the way we look is very important. And so it is with the dojo, the way it looks is important. As it is your responsibility to ensure that you look good, it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that the dojo looks good.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this.

Cheers and thanks in advance.

Paul Bserani

Secretary Melbourne Budokai

LOCATION

Kenshikan Rosslyn Street West Melbourne

 

2017 Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar

Dear Female Kendoka,

The 5th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar & Taikai will be held in Sydney on 1-2 July 2017. Attached is the seminar information pack.

This year, the seminar will focus on competition and refereeing skills led by senior Australian and New Zealand female kendoka. Female who are practising in full bogu are encouraged to participate.

Venue: Willoughby Leisure Centre, 2 Small Street, Willoughby,

Sydney Registration via AKR’s website: http://www.kendoaustralia.asn.au/content/?page_id=4010

Registration fee categories (include lunches and Saturday night welcoming dinner):

• Participants from NSW/ACT: $60 per person
• Participants from within Australia, outside of NSW/ACT: $30 per person (enter “outofstate739” in the voucher code field)
• International participants: $30 per person (enter “outofstate739” in the voucher code field) Registration closes on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

Kind regards, OWKS Committee

2017 Oceania Women’s Seminar Info Pack
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMQW91eGNuNW9QcDQ

LOCATION

Willoughby Leisure Centre, 2 Small Street, Willoughby

 

42Nd AKC – Draw

Hi everyone

The draws for the 42nd AKCs can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMbWlDN0x5ZVVKTUk

Also, Juls has officially taken over the role of VKR secretary so this will be my final post as secretary on TeamApp.

Cheers!
Hoey

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Upcoming trainings

Hey guys, 

Upcoming training details from our facebook group –

UPCOMING TRAININGS:

Mon 3/4 – Normal training
Wed 5/4 – Kata training
Mon 10/4 – Normal training
Wed 12/4 – Normal training
Mon 17/4 – EASTER MONDAY, NO TRAINING
Wed 19/4 – Normal training

All in the Games Hall 😊

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Latest club news and VKR news (25-03-2017)

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News Items –
+ Next week’s training
+ Monash 1K-4D Grading Results
+ 2017 VKR AGM
+ Kendo Shinpan Seminars 2 April And 21 May
+ VKR Kendo Keiko, April 2017

 

Hey guys, 

Here is the latest news from the VKR and from our club Facebook group news –

Next week’s training
From our Facebook group –

This Monday (27/3) will be our monthly shiai practise. See you there!
** Normal training for beginners. **

 

Monash 1K-4D Grading Results
From our Facebook group –

Congratulations to everyone who went for the 1K – 4D grading today! Everyone from Monash passed ! well done to Stone, Hiroki, Kana and Kaho!

Grading photo gallery!

 

2017 VKR AGM

When: Sunday 26 March 1:00 pm
Where: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne

Items required:
1. Nominations for VKR Executive Committee. Positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer. Nominations to be entered into nomination forms and sent in by Saturday 18 March. Please familiarise yourselves with the election procedures and requirements below.
Nomination forms: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMY0RxZEJKVTRYaW8

2. Urgent agenda items that cannot wait until the next delegates meeting (sent in by Saturday 18 March).

3. Whether or not you or a proxy will attend the meeting (sent in by Saturday 18 March – via email, comments below or RSVP to this event below).

4. Names and contact details (email, postal address) of club delegates for 2017 (sent in by Saturday 18 March).

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Election of Committee Members

10.1 Nominations of candidates for election as officers of the Association or as ordinary members of the Committee –

a) shall be made in writing, signed by two members of the Association and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the form of nomination); and

b) shall be delivered to the Secretary of the Association not less than 7 days before the date fixed for the holding of the annual general meeting.

10.2. If insufficient nominations are received to fill all vacancies on the Committee, the candidates nominated shall be deemed to be elected and further nominations shall be received at the annual general meeting.

10.3. If the number of nominations received is equal to the number of vacancies to be filled, the persons nominated shall be deemed to be elected.

10.4. If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, a ballot shall be held.

10.5. The ballot for the election of officers and ordinary members of the Committee shall be conducted at the annual general meeting,

a) in the case of nominations received by the Secretary not less than 7 days before the date of the annual general meeting, by a show of hands and will include proxy votes.

b) In the case of nominations received on the day of the annual general meeting, by show of hands only.

10.6. A nomination of a candidate for election under this clause is not valid if that candidate has been nominated for another office for election at the same election.

10.7. No person shall be eligible for election unless he is a financial member of the Association.

 

Kendo Shinpan Seminars 2 April And 21 May

Kendo Shinpan Seminars 2 April and 21 May

There are two Shinpan Seminars currently planned as follows:

1. Sunday 2 April, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Kenshikan
For kendoka 4 Dan and above, plus any 3 Dans going to Canberra for the Australian Kendo Championships. All prospective shinpans for the AKC are expected to attend. This seminar will be combined with the VKC Team Selection shiai and will consist of a lecture to reinforce main points with particular reference to items raised or emphasised at the recent Asian Zone Shinpan Seminar followed by the Team Selection shiai. Formal shinpan uniform is required and participants will be expected to be available to act as shinpan for the team selection shiai.

2. Sunday 21 May, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Kenshikan
For kendoka up to 3 Dan with some shinpan experience. A general seminar aimed at improving skills plus an opportunity for feedback regarding items raised or emphasised at the recent Asian Zone Shinpan Seminar. Dress: hakama and keikogi. Bring bogu and shinai as participants may also be asked to act as shiaisha for the practice. A further reminder will be sent out for this at the end of April, but please put it in your diary now.

Yakov Macak, Chairperson VKTC

 

VKR Kendo Keiko, April 2017

Date: 7 April 2017
Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm (own warm ups before start)
Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne, 3003 Vic
Cost: $5

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This week’s trainings, club news, VKR news

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Hey guys,

Just a reminder about this week’s trainings (from facebook group post) :

UPCOMING TRAININGS:

Monday 6/3 – normal keiko (Games Hall)
Wednesday 8/3 – kata (Games Hall)
Monday 13/3 – normal keiko (Games Hall) + kata (Squash Courts, 8:30-9:30pm)
Wednesday 15/3 – tachiai practise (Squash Courts)

* There will be no beginners (including beginner kids class) Wed 15/3 due to space constraints.

 

We also had some good news from the most recent grading (from facebook group post) :

Congratulations to all the MUKC members who attended the 6 – 2nd kyu grading this past Sunday. All were successful! It was great to see so many of our kids successfully grading after training hard over the last few months. An honourable mention also goes to Dalton Reuss, who double graded to 4kyu. Well done everyone! 

New grading photo gallery !

 

2017 Nagae Taikai Results

Greetings!!

The 2017 Nagae Taikai as come and gone. As always it was a great success and the shiais were of a high standard, with several being very exciting and nail biters.

The results are as follows:

1st Place – Daniel Jeong from Melbourne University
2nd Place – Harry Reid from Fudoshin
3rd Place – Arpad Maksay from Fudoshin

Congratulations to the placer getters and to all of the competitors!! As mentioned above, the shiais were of a high standard. So thank you for putting on a great display of Kendo.

Thank you to the Senseis, Shinpans and volunteers who helped run the taikai as smoothly as it ran. Also to those who assisted with the setup of the dojo. It was a great team effort.

Also, a big thank to all those who came and supported and cheered on the competitors.

The next big event for Melbourne Budokai is the 2017 Otsuka Taikai which will be held on Saturday 15th of July. I look forward to seeing you there.

Cheers and all the best.

Paul Bserani
Secretary Melbourne Budokai

 

Lost and Found: USB thumb drive

Hi everyone,

The Toshiba USB drive in the photo was found in Kenshikan after last Sunday’s kendo kyu grading. Please let me know if it is yours or if you know who it belongs to or if it belongs to one of your club members.

Thanks
Hoey

 

New Phase Of The Girls Make Your Move Campaign

Dear State Executives,

The Australian Government’s Department of Health is pleased to announce that the Girls Make Your Move campaign to encourage girls aged 12-19 years old to be more active, whether through recreation, sport or incidental physical activity.

Australian Kendo Renmei is actively participating in this campaign and we have a Kendo promotion page at https://campaigns.health.gov.au/girlsmove/activity/kendo. Please feel free to share this on your state’s social media.

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung
AKR Secretary

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Dear NSO’s

We are pleased to announce that the Girls Make Your Move campaign has recommenced advertising to encourage girls aged 12-19 years old to be more active, whether through recreation, sport or incidental physical activity.

The first phase of the campaign was highly recognised among the target audience. One in five girls told us that Girls Make Your Move inspired them to be more active after seeing the campaign. We want to build on this success and reinforce their commitment to participating in physical activity and sport.

This phase of activity includes social media, digital, television, outdoor and cinema advertising and event activations across the country.

We will be holding a range of Girls Make Your Move events across national and regional Australia promoting physical activity. We’ve attached a list of the events scheduled and we encourage your players to attend and help promote the message of the campaign and encourage young women to get active.

We’ve expanded the campaign materials and website (www.australia.gov.au/girlsmove) to add more activities to inspire girls to be active in ways that may not traditionally come to mind.

This year we are breaking new ground both within the department and the campaign with regards to Facebook, launching a campaign dedicated Facebook page @girlmakeyourmove to complement the campaign’s Instagram account, @girlsmakeyourmove. These social accounts will share daily tips and inspiration, and encourage girls to create their own content and start conversations about their own personal experiences with sport and physical activity.

During the campaign period last year (February to May) the campaign paid posts shared on Facebook had a reach of 1.6 million, 1.5 million views and 2,300 shares. We anticipate a similar or better response this time with an increase in the investment in social media advertising.
We encourage you to show your support by ‘liking’ and ‘following’ our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Cross-promotional opportunities:
promote your sporting programs, activities and events for young women across our platforms , such as ‘come and try’ days and significant events
share promotional content with our target audience. This could involve event materials, videos, infographics, etc.
have your content featured on our social media feed by using the campaign hashtags (#GirlsMakeYourMove #GirlsMove)
profile young female role models through the campaign’s channels, providing inspirational and motivational message to inspire other young women to have a go and start moving.

Thank you if you provided input earlier this year. If you would like to provide further input, there is still an opportunity to be involved.
For any further support opportunities or information on the campaign please contact us at girlsmakeyourmove@health.gov.au.

Kind regards,

Mr Jaye Smith
First Assistant Secretary
Population, Health and Sport Division
Department of Health
7 March 2017

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Latest Facebook group news (03-03-2017) – Beginner’s course update and upcoming trainings

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The latest news from our Facebook group – 

Our beginner’s course is well and truly underway! If you have missed out on our free trial week, you are still welcome to attend training and join the beginner’s course for a couple more weeks. The last day we will accept newcomers will be MONDAY 20TH MARCH. To join, simply attend one of our trainings (Monday and Wednesday, 6-8pm in the Games Hall at Monash Sport, Clayton). You will need comfortable clothes for training in and $140 (CASH ONLY) to sign up afterwards. The only requirement for joining late is that you make sure to catch up on whatever you have missed so far 🙂

If you have any questions, feel free to message us any time! See you soon 😉

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no training for beginners on Wednesday 15th March.

 

UPCOMING TRAININGS:
Monday 6/3 – normal keiko (Games Hall)
Wednesday 8/3 – kata (Games Hall)
Monday 13/3 – normal keiko (Games Hall)
Wednesday 15/3 – tachiai practise (Squash Courts)

* There will be no beginners (including beginner kids class) Wed 15/3 due to space constraints.

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Latest VKR news (03-03-2017)

Hey guys, 

Here is the latest VKR news – 

 

Nagae Taikai Updated Draw

Greetings!!

Attached is an updated draw due to a few changes. [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMaG14cGdTUkJzeFE]

Also, we are planning on having pizzas at the dojo after the taikai. We will work out what we’ll order, how much, etc, after the taikai. I hope you can make it.

I look forward to seeing you either tonight to help with the dojo setup or tomorrow at the taikai.

Cheers and thanks in advance.
Paul Bserani
Secretary Melbourne Budokai

 

2017 Feb Delegates Meeting Minutes

Hi everyone

The minutes from February’s delegates’ meeting can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMaVZzNXczN3gxR1U

Thanks to Cyntheia for taking minutes on that day while I was away!

Regards
Hoey

 

VKR Kendo Keiko (March 2017)

Date: Friday 17 March 2017
Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm (own warm ups before start)
Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne, 3003 Vic
Cost: $5

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Latest VKR news (01-03-2017) – Includes Nagae Taikai information.

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News items
+ Fundraising For Melinda And Arya
+ Event Information: Nagae Taikai
+ 2017 Nagae Taikai – Clean-Up/Setup, Schedule, Draw, Shinpans And Volunteers
+ AKC Individual Competition Rule Clarification
+ Event Information: Kendo 6 – 2 Kyu Grading

 

Hey guys, 

Here is the latest VKR news. A bit early this week as there is some news regarding this weekend’s Nagae Taikai.

 
Fundraising For Melinda And Arya

Hi everyone

Please see message below from MBK.

Regards
Hoey

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Greetings MBK Member!!

It’s been just over a month since I informed you of the tragic loss of Matthew Si, Melinda Tan’s husband, during the Bourke St Mall incident back on Friday 20th of January 2017. He was one of many victims of the tragedy that has affected so many lives.

Soon after the tragedy, the Federal and State governments started a fund to raise money for all of the victims’ families to help with costs, counselling, support services, etc. Also, there have been other fundraising initiatives by family and friends specifically for the people they know and loved.

Although all of these benefit the families of the victims, myself and other Melbourne Budokai members who know Melinda, Matthew and their beautiful daughter Arya also wanted to do something. We wanted to do some fundraising where Melinda and Arya will benefit 100% from what is raised – this isn’t the case with other fundraising initiatives. I raised this with the MBK committee and it was agreed that MBK’s fundraising account can be used to raise funds where 100% of the donations will go to Melinda and Arya.

To help with the kick starting of this initiative, the committee has also agreed to make a donation of $5k.

If you would like to make a donation the bank details are as follows:

Bank: National Australia Bank
Account Name: Kenshikan Trust
BSB No: 083-054
Account No: 16 198 9825

Donations can be made anonymously or not so anonymously if you wish – it is up to you. Feel free to put a transaction reference of Mel_Arya if you want to be anonymous.

The loss of Matthew will have a huge impact on Melinda and Arya. Not only have they lost a wonderful and loving husband and father, but they have also lost a bread winner – all of which are ongoing losses. They will require assistance for a long time, not just in the initial few months, etc.

Melinda is a long standing member of the MBK family, so the MBK committee hopes you can make a donation, no matter how small.

No target has been set nor has a time limit/deadline.

It is hoped that other fundraising initiatives/events will be done in the future. So please keep an eye out for these.

Also, if you have any ideas with regards to fundraising initiatives/events for Melinda….or the club…., the committee is happy to hear them.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers and all the best.

Paul Bserani
Secretary Melbourne Budokai

 

Event Information: Nagae Taikai

Greetings AKR Member!!

The Nagae Kendo Taikai was established in June 2008 in memory of Nagae Sensei who passed away in November 2011.

Mr Sumitaka Nagae, Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan, was an important figure in Australian Kendo for many years. His hard work and dedication has helped to promote Kendo and Japanese Culture throughout Australia. He was the head Kendo sensei at Melbourne Budokai since it first came into life in June 1990 until he and Mrs Nagae returned to Japan in 2008.

Although all the previous Nagae Taikais have been held in June since 2008, it was decided to change the month to March starting this year as a warm up taikai for senior Kendoka prior to the Australian Kendo Championships in Easter. Therefore, the 2017 Nagae Taikai will be held on Saturday the 4th of March 2017 at the Kenshikan Dojo.

As usual, this is an individuals based taikai for senior Kendoka. Kendoka who are 2nd Dan up to 5th Dan and are a current AKR member are invited to register. Registrations for the taikai must be made prior to the taikai and are to be made by replying to this email – paul.bserani@tollgroup.com. No other method will be accepted. If you qualify and would like to compete, please include your current grade when registering. The deadline for registrations is strictly Monday the 20th of February 2017. No entries after this deadline will be accepted and numbers may be limited. Kendoka 5th Dan (including those who will compete) or above will be required to assist with shinpaning.

Entry to the taikai is free.

Further detailed information will be sent out prior to the taikai.

Attached is a flyer to promote the taikai. Please print it, post it up and pass it onto your family and friends.

Call For Volunteers

As usual, a taikai can’t happen by itself. It requires dedicated people to ensure it happens. Therefore, we will be requiring volunteers to help with all aspects of the running of the Nagae Taikai.

6:00pm on Friday the 3rd of March
It is planned that the setting up of the dojo for the taikai will be done at this time. This will require cleaning the dojo, organising of chairs, tables, score boards, tatami mats, etc. Your help will be greatly welcomed and appreciated. The more members that are able to help with this the better.

AM on Saturday the 4th of March
During the day, help will be required with the running of the taikai. Again, if you’re able to do so, your help will be greatly welcomed and appreciated. No prior experience is required to volunteer so it’s a great opportunity to learn.

Some of the areas that volunteers will be required are with:

1. Competitor Registrations,
2. Time Keeping,
3. Scoring,
4. Announcing,
5. Ribboning,
6. Shinpaning,
7. Photography/Videoing,
8. General helping.

The Nagae Taikai and the Otsuka Taikai (later in July – see the 2017 MBK Calendar) are very important events for Melbourne Budokai, so it’s very important to have as many members as possible helping….after all, they’re your events!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers and I look forward to seeing you at the dojo.

Paul Bserani
Secretary Melbourne Budokai

 

2017 Nagae Taikai – Clean-Up/Setup, Schedule, Draw, Shinpans And Volunteers

Greetings!!

Registrations for the 2017 Nagae Taikai have well and truly closed.

Both the draw and schedule for the taikai have been finalised and attached.

Please note that the schedule is an estimate and times may changes as the day progresses. It’s very important that all competitors, volunteers and shinpans arrive early at the dojo for their respective briefings, etc.

DOJO CLEAN-UP/SETUP – THIS FRIDAY
Just a reminder we will be setting up the dojo this Friday evening for the taikai. The start time will be around 6:00pm.

Prior to starting the setup, the dojo will need to have a clean-up done. This includes the following areas:

1. The front and rear entrances.
2. The training/shiai area.
3. Both change rooms – please remove all personal items if you have any there so there’ll be enough room for the competitors to leave their items during the taikai.
4. The toilets (including the front one) and shower areas.
5. The kitchen.
6. The meeting and sensei’s rooms.

The more people that are available to help with the clean-up and setup of the dojo the quicker we’ll finish….and the sooner we can go for dinner!

SHINPANS
All competitors who are 4th or 5th Dan will be expected to assist with shinpan duties.

Shinpans will be required to wear the standard shinpan uniform (taken from the FIK shinpan regulations):

1. A plain, dark blue jacket,
2. A plain, grey pair of trousers,
3. A plain, white shirt,
4. A plain, deep red necktie,
5. A plain, dark blue pair of socks/stockings.

Competitors who will be shinpaning will be required to change into the above uniform where time permits. Otherwise, gi and hakama are acceptable.

VOLUNTEERS
The dress code for volunteers is as follows:

1. A plain white shirt,
2. A plain black/dark pants/skirt,
3. A plain black/dark pair of socks/stockings, and
4. A plain tie – preferably blue.

No prior experience is required to volunteer so it’s a great opportunity to learn.

Some of the tasks that volunteers will be required are with (let me know if you have a preferred task….though you should really try your hand….or voice….at a couple J):

1. Competitor Registrations,
2. Time Keeping,
3. Scoring,
4. Announcing,
5. Ribboning,
6. Shinpaning,
7. Photography/Videoing,
8. General helping.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Cheers and thanks in advance.

Paul Bserani
Secretary Melbourne Budokai

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Nagae Taikai Schedule: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMX1Q5dnRheHJ1Zmc

Nagae Taikai Draw:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMb1dXUm1uX2JzdHM

 

AKC Individual Competition Rule Clarification

Dear AKR members,

In the Individual Competitions, the reference to a “draw being superior to a defeat” has been removed. This change was made to be consistent with prior wording “draws are not counted” and also to be consistent with FIK Shiai Rules and Regulations.”

Please find attached clarification of AKC individual competition rule. [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMVDZWMVl2ZGhtRG8]

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsetcretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

 

Event Information: Kendo 6 – 2 Kyu Grading

When: Sunday 5 March 12:30pm registrations, 1pm start

Where: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne

Application procedure:
1. Members to inform their club delegates about their intention to grade by deadline specified by club delegates.
2. Club delegates enter applicant names into membership spreadsheet and submit spreadsheet and application payments to registrations@kendovictoria.asn.au (cc secretary) by Friday 24 February 2017.

Notes:
– Any issue with applications should be brought up with the VKR registrar and RESOLVED in time to meet the Friday 24 Feb application deadline.

– Registration portion of fees to be paid after the grading. Invoices will be issued to clubs. Applicants’ new grades will only be confirmed after registration portion of fees is paid.

– Please familiarise yourselves with the grading application procedures outlined in the document listed below.

– Volunteers required:
• 2 registrations people
• 1 dojo steward
• 10-12 motodachi

If you wish to volunteer, please comment on this post below or send your name to secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au.

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Membership spreadsheet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMenRPZ2NHazRpWWc

Detailed grading procedures: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMVVoxSFNaRmk4SU0

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