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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Latest VKR news (24-02-2017)

Item List
+ Ballarat Kendo Club Call For Help
+ Kendo 1 Kyu – 4 Dan Grading

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR news –

 

Ballarat Kendo Club Call For Help

Hi everyone

Please see the below message from Gary Oliver regarding volunteers required to participate in the filming of a kendo documentary.

If you are interest, please send Gary an email on gg.oliver@bigpond.com or give him a call (if you have his number). Alternatively, comment in the comments below or send ME an email.

Thanks!
Hoey

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Greetings all,

Some of you may be aware that in December the Ballarat Kendo Club began filming a documentary organised by International Award Winning film director, Matt Norman (“Salute” amongst other films). We’ve completed most of the interviews and the keiko shots (Kendo and Iaido) but Matt has a plan for the opening shots to set the scene for the project.

On Sunday morning, March 5th we are asking any Kendo Ka who can make it to present at Lake Wendouree in Ballarat. Matt requests all participants to be there in gi and hakama with bogu and shinai. Picture a largish group of enthusiasts by the edge of the lake. Using a camera held drone the film will show a fly in like so many modern pictures / documentaries approaching and arriving at lake’s edge to encounter us doing whatever the director has envisaged. It sounds fascinating and we are hoping for a good turn out to make this project worthwhile.

There is no pay and filming should be over within an hour (two at the most). I know this is our main training time at the Kenshikan but getting everyone, including the director together is always going to be a challenge. So please consider coming along and being part of this event. Bring the family and make a morning / day of it.

The meeting place is directly opposite the Lake View Hotel by the lake. Be there changed and ready for a 9 a.m. start. There are no changing facilities but we can cover that.

Weather conditions are important so we are hoping for perfect weather i.e. sunny with little or no wind! I will post a go ahead or cancel notice on the Ballarat Kendo Club’s Facebook page on the Friday (3rd March) if we are proceeding or not and perhaps through Hoey as well.

Thanks all in anticipation.

Gary Oliver

 

Kendo 1 Kyu – 4 Dan Grading

Hi everyone

The details for the kendo 1 kyu – 4 dan grading in March are below:

When: Sunday 19 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 10 March 2017.

Notes:
– Any issue with applications should be brought up with the VKR registrar and RESOLVED in time to meet the Friday 10 March 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
• 1-2 kata/ jitsugi partners – at least 4 Dan

If you wish to volunteer, please comment on this post below or send your name to secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au by Wednesday 15 March.

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Membership spreadsheet: Latest spreadsheet will be sent to club delegates/secretaries via email.

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

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Latest VKR news (17-02-2017)

Item List –
+ Registrations + Volunteers: Kendo 6 – 2 Kyu Grading
+ Numbers For 4 Dan Grading In March?
+ [Save The Date] 5Th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar, Sydney, 1-2 July 2017
+ Second Reminder: 2017 Nagae Taikai

Just a note that all comments intended for the VKR committee should be added to the original news post at Teamapp.com (VKR preferred method of communication), or via the Teamapp app on your phone.

 

Hey guys, 

Here is the latest VKR news. As usual, please see a committee member if you have any questions. 

 

Registrations + Volunteers: Kendo 6 – 2 Kyu Grading

Hi everyone

The details for the kendo 6 -2 kyu grading in March are below:

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

 

Numbers For 4 Dan Grading In March?

Hi everyone

I’m in the middle of compiling a list of people who are intending on grading to 4 dan on March 19. Please either comment on this post below or send an email to secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au with your name (or your club member’s name) if you (they) intend on grading to 4 dan. The deadline is this Friday 17 Feb.

Thanks!
Hoey

 

[Save The Date] 5Th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar, Sydney, 1-2 July 2017

Dear AKR Members,

Save the Date 1-2 July 2017

The 5th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar will be held in Sydney on 1-2 July 2017. Preliminary details are as follow while full details are being finalised. Please save the date!

Seminar Date & Venue
Date: 1-2 July 2017
Time: Sat 08:15am – 05:15pm and Sun 10:15am – 04:15pm
Venue: Willoughby Leisure Centre, Small Street, Willoughby, NSW

We aim to have the draft seminar information pack ready by March.

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

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

 

Second Reminder: 2017 Nagae Taikai

Hi everyone

Just another reminder about the deadline for the Nagae Taikai registrations – 20th February 2017!

Regards
Hoey

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Greetings VKR Member!!

Just a reminder regarding the 2017 Nagae Taikai that will be held on Saturday 4th of March 2017.

The strict deadline of Monday 20th of February 2017 is fast approaching. So if you meet the criteria below and would like to compete then let me know by replying to this email.

Also, let me know, if you haven’t done so already, if you can assist with the setup of the dojo on the Friday before and/or with the running of the taikai – see below.

I look forward to seeing you at the taikai if not before.

Cheers.
Paul Bserani
MBK Secretary

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Latest VKR news (10-02-2017)

Item List –
+ 42nd AKC 2017 – Information Pack
+ 42nd AKC 2017 – Dan Exam Application Process
+ The Melbourne Kendo Cup 2017
+ Volunteers Required: Kendo Demo on 2nd March 2017
+ 2017 Australian Iado Jodo Seminar and Championships

 

Hey guys,

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

42nd AKC 2017 – Information Pack

Dear AKR members,

Please find attached the information pack and registration form for the 42nd Australian Kendo Championships.

Official 42AKC website: http://akc2017.anukendo.org/

Kind regards,

Vivian Yung

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

Information pack: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMOWtJWGpmVnlNbWM

[Note: The registration form is available only to the VIC squad coaching team. VKR members are to register their interest with the VIC squad managers].

 

42nd AKC 2017 – Dan Exam Application Process

Hi everyone

The 42 AKC Dan Exam will be held on 19 April 2017 in Canberra. Below are details of the Dan exam application process.

Kendo. 1 to 5 Dan, 19 April 2017. Canberra, ACT. during the events surrounding the 42nd Australian Kendo Championships.

Event page:
http://www.kendoaustralia.asn.au/content/?page_id=3941

AKR Exam Application forms to be completed by applicants and submitted to clubs
Deadline (applicants to clubs): 28 February 2017

Application workbooks, to be sent from clubs to registrations@kendovictoria.asn.au (cc secretary).
Deadline (clubs to VKR): 10 March 2017

Regards
Hoey

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Application forms: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMZWszbjZ2b0VMeW8

Application workbook: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMYTBZWWpPbTlHLWc

Dan Exam Questions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMOW1QSFNUZDBhSVE

 

The Melbourne Kendo Cup 2017

The Tora Dojo Melbourne invites you to The Melbourne Kendo Cup 2017.

The Melbourne Kendo Cup is a goodwill competition open to all AKR/FIK members and aims to bring together teams from across Australia, Oceania, and Asia. The tournament is modelled on the internationally successful “The London Cup,” which is organised and managed each year by the members of our sister club, Tora Dojo London.

This event, spread over two days, has individual men’s and women’s shiai, plus an open five person tournament. Whether you are a high level competitor seeking a new challenge, or a beginner looking for a new experience and a good weekend of kendo, you are warmly welcome.

If you are interested in competing please register directly at:
www.melbournekendocup.com/registration

Payments to be made on the day of competition

Costs per person (A$): $30 each for individual event, $20 each for team event ($100 per team).

Tournament Summary

Venue:
Melbourne Sports Aquatic Centre, Albert Park (see venue information)

Key Dates:
20 October: Welcome Jigeiko
21 October: Teams Event
22 October: Open Individual Mens and Open Individual Womens Event

For a detailed schedule please visit:
www.melbournekendocup.com/event

Please Note:
Competitors must be 18 years or older and AKR/FIK registered.

Open Individual events will be open to all grades.

Teams will consist of 5 players and can include a mix of grades and genders.

Teams can be formed with players from different clubs.

Clubs can register up to two teams. If we there is available space, clubs may be able to register additional teams (we will inform clubs of this closer to the date).

Overseas competitors will require their own insurance.

All participants third dan and higher will be requested to shinpan on the day.

If you are interested in being a shinpan (but not competing) we warmly welcome you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at melbournekendocup@gmail.com

Melbourne Kendo Cup Team

 

Volunteers Required: Kendo Demo on 2nd March 2017

Hi everyone

The VKR are looking for people who are available to participate in the following demonstration:

When: March 2nd, Thursday, 2pm – 3pm

Where: Newport Gardens Primary School, Cnr Maddox and Woods St, Newport,3015, VIC, Australia

Duration: 25-30 minutes

Background info on audience: Once a year, our school holds a Japanese Culture Day where Japanese students from Nagoya Women’s University come to our school (they are practicing teachers) and do activities with the children all day. From 2pm to 3pm, all the school students (approx 480) assemble in the gym and we have a demonstration – in the past it has been Karate, where a Sensei from a local Karate dojo comes and talks about the martial arts, shows some moves, involves a few kids etc.

Volunteers will be compensated for their time.

If you are able to participate, please reply in the comments below or send an email to secretary@kendovictoria.asn.au by Wednesday 15 February.

Thanks
Hoey

 

2017 Australian Iaido Jodo Seminar and Championships

Please see http://petercar2.wixsite.com/ijsc2017 for more info.

 

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Kata training this Monday 6 Feb 2017

(News from our Facebook group)

Kata training this Monday
Hello everyone, due to Monash moving around our bookings, kata will now be THIS MONDAY (6/2) in squash courts 8 and 9. Normal training in the Games Hall (usual venue) will resume from Wednesday 8/2.

 

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VKR Kendo Keiko for February 2017

Date: This Friday, 3 February 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 Street, West Melbourne, 3003 Victoria

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Latest VKR news (30-01-2017)

Item List – 
+ 2017 Nagae Taikai
+ Tora Dojo Training times

 

Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR news –

2017 Nagae Taikai

Greetings VKR Member!!

The Nagae 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.
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FI_noOzQFMTWtwXzZ0dWxMWTQ

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

 

Tora Dojo Training times

Hi everyone

Tora Dojo would like to announce their current training timetable:

Wednesday 7:30-9pm
Badminton Court 20, MSAC, 30 Aughtie Dr, Melbourne VIC 3206

Saturday 2-4pm
Gymnasium, Wesley College, 577 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004

Everyone is welcome to join!

Regards
Hoey

 

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