2017 Otsuka Taikai

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Hey guys,

Information about this year’s Otsuka Taikai –

Dear VKR Members,

The Otsuka Taikai commemorates the opening of the Kenshikan Dojo on the 15th of July 1990. The existence of the dojo would not have been possible without the generous donation made by Mr Kenshiro Otsuka and the Otsuka Family.

The taikai will be held on Saturday 15th of July 2017. It is a goodwill taikai and is teams based. As per last year, there will be an Iaido Taikai as well as a Kendo Taikai. Entry for competitors and spectators is free. The Teams There will be pools comprised of teams of three. Each team will have 2 Kyu grades and 1 Dan grade (numbers permitting). The members of a team will be randomly selected so competitors in a team may not be from the same club.

Iaido Taikai Competitors There is no restriction in grade for iaido taikai competitors.

As the Iaido Taikai will be held in the morning, to allow for the selection of teams and the determination of the draw, competitors must pre-register their interest to compete prior to the day. Registrations for the Iaido Taikai will close on Friday the 30th of June 2017. Registrations can only be made by replying to this email to paul.bserani@tollgroup.com. Please include your current grade when replying and do not change the subject of the email.

Kendo Taikai Competitors

This competition is for ungraded members in full armour up to 2nd Dan.

Registrations for the Kendo Taikai will be taken on the day as it will be held after lunch. Therefore, to ensure that there is sufficient time to select the teams and determine the draw, competitors must register before 12:00pm on the day, 15th of July 2017.

Shinais will be checked that they’re in good condition when competitors register.

Shinpans

Senior Iaido members are requested to assist with shinpaning the Iaido Taikai. Kendoka 3rd Dan or above will be required to assist with shinpaning the Kendo Taikai. Please let me know by Friday the 7th of July 2017 if you are available to assist with the shinpaning of either taikai.

Call For Volunteers

On Friday the 14th of July 2017 at 6:00pm the dojo for both taikais will be setup. This will require cleaning the dojo, organising of tables, chairs, score boards, tatami mats, etc. Your help will be greatly welcomed and appreciated. The more members that are able to help with the setup the better.

On the day of the Otsuka Taikai, help will be required with the running of the Iaido and Kendo Taikais. 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.

These taikais are very important events for Melbourne Budokai so it’s important to have as many members as possible helping regardless of the art they practice. Some of the areas that volunteers will be required are:

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

Dinner After The Taikai

There will be a dinner after the Otsuka Taikai has completed and the dojo has been tidied up. Details of the dinner have yet to be finalised. Please let me know by Friday the 7th of July 2017 if you’d like to attend the dinner.

Further detailed information will be sent out prior to the Otsuka Taikai.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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

Paul Bserani

Vice President Melbourne Budokai

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Upcoming trainings

Upcoming trainings (by Emily, from Facebook)

Mon 5/6 – Normal training
Wed 7/6 – ** Kata training **
Sun 11/6 – AUG training (MUKC members only, held at Caulfield)
Mon 12/6 – Normal training (yes, even though it’s the Queen’s birthday!)
Wed 14/6 – Normal training
Mon 19/6 – Normal training
Wed 21/6 – Normal training
Sun 25/6 – AUG training (MUKC members only, held at Caulfield)
Mon 26/6 – ** Shiai practise **
Wed 28/6 – Normal training

All trainings in the Games Hall 😊

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Latest VKR news (01-06-2017)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest VKR news, from Jularaj Suthibutr VKR Secretary – 

 

VKR Monthly Keiko

Date: 2 June 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, 3003 Vic

 

5th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar. Registration Deadline This Sunday

Dear Female Kendoka,

Registration deadline for the 5th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar & Taikai is this Sunday 4 June. The event will be held in Sydney on 1-2 July 2017. Attached is the seminar information pack. Thank you to those who have already registered. If you are yet to register, please REGISTER NOW.

This year, the seminar will focus on improving kihon and waza as well as shiai and shinpan skills that is suitable for budding young kendoka to experienced level kendoka. This seminar will be led by senior Australian and New Zealand female kendoka. Female who are practising in full bogu are encouraged to participate.

This event is generously subsidised by the Australian Kendo Board to make the cost of participation more accessible. Participants from outside of ACT/NSW will receive an extra discount (discount code: “outofstate739”) when registering online.

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 Organising Committee

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

 

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Latest MUKC and VKR news (28-05-2017)

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Hey guys,

Here is the latest MUKC and VKR news –

 

MUKC Upcoming Trainings (by Emily, from Facebook)

Mon 29/5 – ** Shiai practise **
Wed 31/5 – Normal training
All trainings in the Games Hall 😊

 

VKR Membership registration renewal for 2017/2018

For all MUKC members, you should have received reminders and emails regarding VKR membership renewal for 2017/2018. Please note you must be registered with the VKR in order for you to train at MUKC, VKR-affiliated clubs, attend competitions, attempt gradings, and most notably be covered by VKR insurance should you be injured during any trainings or events.

 

Extra Training with Sumi Masatake Sensei On Sun 4 June

Dear Kendo Clubs,

As a follow up on the Sumi Sensei Seminar, please be advised that there is extra competition training with Sumi Sensei on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

Event details below:

Date and Time: Sunday, 4 June from 9am-1pm.
Address: Castle Hill Library-Level 1 Community Centre, 14 Pennant St, Castle Hill 2154
Cost: $20 per person, purely to cover the hall booking!

After training, there will be lunch together with Sensei at Castle Towner (shopping centre Thai Food).

Please come along if you are interested!

Thanks and regards,

Clement Guo
UTS Kendo Club on behalf of Shu Bu Kan

LOCATION: 14 Pennant St, Castle Hill

 

Queensland Kendo Renmei Seminar, Tallebudgera, 1-2 July

Dear kendoka,

Queensland Kendo Renmei is holding a seminar on 1-2 July 2017 at the Tallebudgera Leisure Centre in Gold Coast. Please see below for further information.

Location: Tallebudgera Leisure Centre 1525 Gold Coast Hwy Palm Beach.
Hours: Doors open 0800 Bow in 0900 until 1700

Fees:
This year the fee will be 2 days $60.00
1 day $35 .00
Where there are 3 members in one family a family rate will be 2 full paying members any more than 2 pay half price for seminar.

Grading

During this seminar, the QKR will be offering grading opportunity to:

Yondan in Kendo and
Sandan in Iaido

Closing date for receiving grading applications is the 18th June 2017
Please email grading application and proof of payment of fees to
Tresurer@qkr.asn.au and president@qkr.asn.au

Grading fee below:

SENIOR All Kyu grades $30.00
1 Dan $60.00
2 Dan $75.00
3 Dan $90.00
4 Dan $115.00
JUNIOR * All Kyu grades $15.00
1 Dan $30.00
2 Dan $45.00
3 Dan $45.00

Westpac Bank
Queensland Kendo Renmei Incorporated, BSB 034‐055, ACN 20‐9720

Everyone is reminded to take part in the seminar you must be financial AKR member.
Applications for grading close on the 18th June Please follow up with your club sensei to have the application and payment submitted by that date. This is your responsibility

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2017 MUKEN Taikai this Saturday

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Hey guys,

Here are the details of this Saturday’s MUKEN taikai. Note that competitor registration is now closed. The below information is provided for those who would like to spectate. Good luck everyone!!

 

2017 MUKEN Taikai

Hi club representatives,

Melbourne University Kendo Club will be hosting the 9th annual MUKEN Taikai on 20th May, Saturday and would like to invite all AKR members to participate in this event.

It will be held in the West Stadium of the Melbourne Uni Sports Centre.

The format of the competition is a mixed individual knock-out, with the top two winners of each division progressing to the next division. There will be five divisions:

  • Beginners (For members who began their kendo training in 2016 with no prior experience)
  • Junior Kyu (6th Kyu – 3rd Kyu)
  • Senior Kyu (2nd Kyu – 1st Kyu)
  • Junior Dan (1st Dan – 2nd Dan)
  • Senior Dan (3rd Dan – 4th Dan)

Entries may be limited due to time constraints, with earlier entries receiving preference. All competitors in the 3 & 4 Dan division will be expected to assist with shinpan duties for the lower grades. In this case, dress will be hakama and keikogi.

Registrations will open at 12:00pm on the day, with proceedings commencing at 1:00pm. Please view the attached flyer for more details, and share it with your friends and family.

There will be a $15 entry fee for each competitor. We would like to request for club representatives to complete the attached registration form, listing the details of the participants from your club. Please return this form to mukeninfo@gmail.com and make the payment by May 13, Saturday.

Thank you!

Regards,
Cheryl Low
President

Melbourne University Kendo Club

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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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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.

***
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)

permalink – http://wp.me/p6R6sO-3Nd

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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