Upcoming events MUKC and VKR and calendar

Update 03-11-2021:
Returning to in-person training! See this post for more details.

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Current Club status

Current members:
Please see news for current training with respect to restrictions

New memberships:
New memberships for 2021 are now closed

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Members notice

1) All members should now be receiving “Weekly MUKC news” via email. Please contact the committee to add your name to the list. 

2) If you are a current club member, it is a Monash Sports requirement to sign up at Monash Sport’s Connected Communities.

3) For daily news, last-minute training updates, photos, videos and member discussion, please visit our Facebook group ! This website will be updated weekly, so may be a bit behind on the news on occasion !

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Hey all,

Ballarat is hosting a Takai on the 5th of December!
They are looking for volunteers, shinpan, and competitors. Competition is open to 5th dan and under, if you are interested in competing you can purchase a ticket from UniOne:

https://connectedcommunities.monash.edu/Clubs/Kendo

If you wish to volunteer or shinpan, please email the club at monashkendo@gmail.com and we’ll put you down!

Ballarat will also be hosting a special online briefing on Sunday the 28th of November to make all members aware of the additional rules and regulations due to the covid situation. All participants and volunteers must be fully vaccinated.

Registration closes this Sunday (21st November) at midday. If you have any questions please let me know.

Toney Evans
President

 

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Financial Audit Circular Resolution 2021

Hey guys, 

Please check your emails for the above subject sent out by Shaun Eng, Monash Kendo Treasurer, dated 08-11-2021. Action is required on your part.

Thanks,

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[Originally emailed out 07-11-2021]

Hey all!

It’s come to my attention that I missed a few points in the original email regarding restrictions.Here is a list of the amendments:

  • Cross-training will be allowed as long as you get permission from our sensei and the sensei of the other club.
  • Masks are required at all times however face shields are optional.
  • Parents can watch training as long as they are also vaccinated.
  • You will have to scan a QR code at both the entrance of Monash sport and the entrance of the games hall. Your vaccination status will be sighted at both points. 

I’ve attached a link to show how to link your vaccination status with the VIC gov app here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-your-covid-19-digital-certificate. This also discusses all allowed forms of vaccination verification.

If you have any questions let me know!

Toney Evans
President

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Returning to training!

Hey all!

We are going back to in-person training! Our first training will be on the 8th of November at our regular time (6-8 pm).

The restrictions are as follows:

  • All members and instructors over the age of 16 must be fully vaccinated and carry proof of their vaccination status.
  • All members and instructors over the age of 16 must carry photo ID on them at all times while on campus.
  • Please sign in with the QR codes when entering the facilities.
  • A face mask must be worn at all times while indoors.

Please note that university security will be based at the Monash Sport entrances and will sight everyone’s vaccination status.

I hope you are all doing well! If you have any questions or concerns please email us at monashkendo@gmail.com

See you all then!
Toney Evans
President

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Weekly MUKC update – Week 12

Lockdown Continues

Here’s a quick update on what’s changing due to the current lockdown.
Quick summary of what has been announced so far:

1. Based on the current Covid Roadmap plan for restrictions, which has not yet been finalised, indoor community recreation/sport venues may require that only vaccinated members can train or attend venues.

2. With the new announcement about the easing of restrictions on Thursday, we’ll be keeping an eye out for how the changes will affect us, as well as any possible changes to current rules from Monash.

 

First Aid Training

The VKR is currently offering spots for a First Aid Course. There are limited spots and it is first in best dressed, so please be sure to let us know soon if you are interested.

 

AKR National Executive Committee Election

The AKR National Executive Committee for 2021-2024 has been elected as follows.

President: Andrew Van Hamond
Vice President: Amanda Rust
Secretary: Sioh-Yang Tan
Treasurer: Richard Ward

The official Document will be attached to this email. [ Mony – Please check your email for this ]

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meets
  • Meeting Link: [ Check your email ]

 

Wednesday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meets
    Meeting Link:
  • [ Check your email ]

Saturday

  • Seniors and Beginner’s Training, 4pm – 5pm
    Location: Zoom
  • Meeting Link: [ Check your email ]
  • Passcode: [ Check your email ]
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Fwd: AKR National Council/Annual General Meeting – Agenda and Papers

[ Mony – Please check your email for attachments ]

 

Dear All,

The AKR Annual General Meeting and National Council will be held on 16-17 October 2021.

The Agenda is attached.

Key papers that VKR members may find relevant are attached. If any VKR members are interested in any of the other items or would like to discuss, please feel free to contact Michael Dunn on president@kendovictoria.asn.au

Please forward the information on to your members.

Kind regards

Michael Dunn
President
Victorian Kendo Renmei
http://www.kendovictoria.asn.au/main/
0438 745 735


Monash University Kendo Club

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FW: Kendo: Recent AJKF shiai and shinpan rules in relation to COVID19

Hi all,

Here’s a message from the VKR regarding shiai and shinpan rules in relation to COVID19.

 

Dear All,

Please see below communique from Kendo Board Chair:

Kendo: Recent AJKF shiai and shinpan rules in relation to COVID19

 

— Forwarded message —

Dear State and Territory Affiliates,

Please receive the below YouTube video entitled ‘Provisional shiai and shinpan rules in place until the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control’ issued by AJKF’ on 21 September 2021, for your reference with regard to shiai management in the future.

https://youtu.be/vh16yyWhzXY

While the rules are used at domestic events in Japan, these rules may be considered as a useful reference for shiai management in Australia when the AKR and Stage/Territory Affiliates become confident that shiai events can be held safely in accordance with various requirements and recommendations. Please review the video and provide feedback so that the Kendo Board can improve technical aspects of Kendo in Australia.

Please contact kendoboard@kendoaustralia.asn.au if you have questions or queries.

Kind regards,

Takashi Itakura PhD
Kendo Board Chair

— End of Forwarded message —

 

Kindest Regards,
Victor Segnan
VKR Secretary
M: 0409 511 054

Victorian Kendo Renmei

http://www.kendovictoria.asn.au/main/


Monash University Kendo Club

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Weekly MUKC update – Week 11

Lockdown Continues

Here’s a quick update on what’s changing due to the current lockdown.

Quick summary of what has been announced so far:

1. Based on the current Covid Roadmap plan for restrictions, which has not yet been finalised, indoor community recreation/sport venues may require that only vaccinated members can train or attend venues

2. The VKR has sent out a voluntary anonymous vaccination survey. This has been sent out by the VKR to all members that are 18 or older.

 

November Gradings Cancelled

Due to the current situation with lockdown and the Covid Roadmap, the VKTC and VKR have decided to cancel Kendo gradings for 2021.

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meets
  • Meeting Link: [ Check your email ]

Wednesday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meets
  • Meeting Link: [ Check your email ]

Saturday

  • Seniors and Beginner’s Training, 4pm – 5pm
    Location: Zoom
  • Meeting Link: [ Check your email ]
  • Passcode: [ Check your email ]
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Weekly MUKC update – Week 10

Lockdown Continues

Here’s a quick update on what’s changing due to the current lockdown.
Quick summary from what the VKR has announced:

1. Kendo gradings will not be held in October, meaning there will not be any Dan gradings for this year. Kyu gradings are unlikely to be held in November based on the Covid Roadmap.

2. The VKR normally conducts an Iaido/Jodo Grading at the end of November. The VKR will confirm whether this will go ahead in the coming weeks depending on the COVID situation.

3. Based on the current Covid Roadmap plan for restrictions, which has not yet been finalised, indoor community recreation/sport venues may require that only vaccinated members can train or attend venues. We’ll send out more info as it becomes available.

4. The VKR will be conducting a voluntary anonymous vaccination survey. This will be sent out by the VKR to all members that are 18 or older.

 

MUKC 30th Anniversary

Due to the current situation with lockdown and the Covid Roadmap, the decision has been made to postpone the 30th Anniversary. We will let you know more as time goes on and decisions are made.

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: [ check your email ]
  • Meeting Link: [ check your email ]

Wednesday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: [ check your email ]
  • Meeting Link: [ check your email ]

Saturday

  • Seniors and Beginner’s Training, 4pm – 5pm
    Location: [ check your email ]
  • Meeting Link: [ check your email ]
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Fwd: COVID Update

From: VKR Secretary

Dear all,

See below for a number of updates regarding the current COVID-19 situation. Please forward to your members.

1. Kendo Grading

As per the discussion at the State Council and previous emails, as we did not return to training by 20 September, there will be no Kendo Gradings held in October.

This also means that there will be no any Dan Kendo Gradings for the rest of 2021. The next Dan Kendo Grading opportunity will be in 2022.

It is also unlikely that we will be able to hold Kyu Kendo Grading in November as the recently announced Victorian Government COVID Roadmap indicates that indoor community sports will not reopen until 5 November 2021.

The VKR/VKTC will advise Clubs in October if there will be any Kyu Gradings in November.

2. Iaido/Jodo Grading

The VKR normally conducts an Iaido/Jodo Grading at the end of November. The VKR will confirm whether this will go ahead in the coming weeks depending on the COVID situation.

3. Vaccinations and the COVID Roadmap

The Victorian Government has released a COVID-19 Roadmap setting out the plan for when restrictions may be eased based on vaccination targets. Details are available here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-09/210919%20-%20Roadmap-Metro.pdf

While the restrictions and requirements have not been finalised, the VKR notes the following:

On page 1:

“Note 3: All proposed easings from 80% fully vaccinated (indicatively 5 November) are dependent on the ability for venues and employers to confirm vaccination status of patrons and employees, respectively.”

On page 5:

“Physical recreation & community sport:
• Fully vaccinated: Indoors DQ4 and 150 cap, outdoors DQ2 500 cap”

This suggests that venues and organisations that run indoor community recreation/sport may be required to ensure that only vaccinated members can train or attend venues.

The VKR will follow any Victorian Government advice regarding vaccination requirements once confirmed.

In the meantime, we would strongly encourage VKR members to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

4. Vaccination Survey

To help the VKR understand the extent of vaccination amongst our members, the VKR will be conducting a voluntary, anonymous survey. This is purely for information only.

The survey link will be sent directly to all VKR members over the age of 18 in the near future. Clubs will also be encouraged to send the link to any of their members under the age of 18 or those member’s parents or guardians as deemed appropriate.

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey please contact Michael Dunn on president@kendovictoria.asn.au

Thanks for your support.

Kind regards,

Michael Dunn
President
Victorian Kendo Renmei
http://www.kendovictoria.asn.au/main/
0438 745 735


Monash University Kendo Club

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