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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Upcoming events MUKC and VKR and calendar

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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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Return to in-person training

Hello everyone

Monash Sport has given us the go ahead to return to training on campus. For the time being, we only have one training slot per week and there is a 30 attendee limit. Training details until further notice are:

  • Mondays 5pm – 7pm, in person @ Games Hall, Monash Sport (all members)
  • Wednesdays 6pm – 7pm, online @ Google Meet (all members)
  • Saturdays 5pm – 6pm, online @ Google Meet (beginner focused)


Due to the attendance limit, we will need you to indicate whether you or your child will be attending training each Monday by completing an attendance form prior to training.

The attendance form for Monday 21 June can be found here ->[ PRIVATE ]

Please note:

  • Do not attend training if you (or your children) are unwell or have any cold/flu-like symptoms, however mild.
  • Completing the Vic government QR Check-in Code is mandatory.
  • Use of men face shield and a mask is mandatory for individuals over 12 years old.
  • There is to be no inter-club training and members should only train at the club or dojo where they are members until further notice.
  • Monash Sport does not allow spectators. Please contact the committee if you absolutely MUST attend training with your child.


If you have any questions, please contact a committee member via FB messenger or email monashkendo@gmail.com.

Thanks for your cooperation,
MUKC Committee


Monash University Kendo Club

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VKR June 2021 Newsletter – VKC Update, Online Membership System Announcement and the VKR Google Calendar is back….

Hi all,

Below is the monthly newsletter from the VKR, please have a read through when you can!

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

 

VKR June 2021 Newsletter

Dear all,

We hope you are keeping well in the context of our latest lockdown. Hopefully, we will be able to back at training soon. The VKR will provide an update on any COVID-Safe requirements once restrictions have been lifted.

In the meantime, please see below for the latest updates from the VKR…..

VKR Membership Fees

Thanks to all those clubs that have submitted their Membership Fees for 2021-22. A friendly reminder that fees are due by 15 June 2021.
Please contact the VKR Registrar (Kumie) on registrations@kendovictoria.asn.au if you have any questions or need assistance.

Victorian Kendo Championships 2021

At this stage, the VKR still intends to hold the VKC on 14-15 August 2021. The current COVID lockdown has reminded us how quickly the situation can change though, so the VKR will continue to monitor the situation and provide further information. We expect to issue registration details in early July.

Clubs and members are reminded that competitors must be VKR financial members in order to compete in the VKC.

VKR Online Membership System Approved and Grant Funding Received!

On 30 May 2021, the VKR Committee of Management approved the implementation of an Online Membership System for the VKR. The new system will make it easier for members and clubs to manage their membership, receive information from the VKR and generally manage club activities. We think this will be a great new initiative for the VKR and the VKR executive would like to thank clubs for their support.

The system will be provided by “RevolutioniseSport” and will be rolled out in the coming months. We will contact clubs soon with next steps.

We are also pleased to announce that thanks to the Victorian Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program the VKR has received a grant of $5000 towards the implementation of the system, which will allow us to reduce the costs to clubs and to the VKR more generally.

Change to AKR Time in Grade Policy

On 6 June 2021, the National Council endorsed a change to the AKR Manual of Documents, relating to ‘Time in Grade’ policy for Kyu grades.

For Kyu grades, all three arts (Kendo, Iaido and Jodo) now require a minimum of 3 months between grading examinations.
Full details are available here:


Subject to COVID restrictions, the next Iaido/Jodo grading will be on Saturday 24 July 2021 and the next Kendo gradings will be in September 2021 (dates to be confirmed).

VKR Events – Google Calendar is back!

The online VKR Calendar is now back in action and available on the VKR website:


You can also subscribe to this calendar via Google Calendar and you will receive updates.

If you notice any errors or have questions, please contact the VKR Secretary.

Stay safe and hope to see us all back at training soon.

Cheers,

Michael Dunn
President
Victorian Kendo Renmei

http://www.kendovictoria.asn.au/main/
0438 745 735

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Call for nominations for the Victorian Kendo Technical Committee

Hi all,

Below is information about nominations for a role in the VKTC [ Mony – Please check your emails for this info ]. If you are interested in running for a position, please check your eligibility and make sure to send in your nominations by the 25th of June 2021.

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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Weekly MUKC update – Exam week 2

VKR SGM reminder

A reminder that the VKR’s SGM will be held on the 20th of June at 2pm. Please check the recent email for more info.

 

Victorian Kendo Technical Committee nominations

There is an email sent out recently about nominations for positions in the Victorian Kendo Technical Committee. Please have a read through it if you can!

 

Indoor training resumption

According to Monash Sport, all their facilities will remain closed until restrictions ease for the Sports & Recreation sector. We will make sure to keep you updated! Please stay safe.

 

This week’s training times/events and location

Monday

  • Online Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meet
    Meeting Link: [ PRIVATE ]
    Meeting code: [ PRIVATE ]

Wednesday

  • Online Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meet
    Meeting Link: [ PRIVATE ]
    Meeting code: [ PRIVATE ]

Saturday

  • TBC (Check Discord and Facebook for information!)

 

Parts of a bokuto

We shared an infographic of the name of shinai parts, but what about a bokuto? Here it is!

 

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions or anything, feel free to let us know!
If the formatting does not work on your device, please let us know so we can fix it in the next email 🙂
Some links:
Past photo/video storage
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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MUKC – Exam week 1

AKR/VKR Membership renewal/registration CLOSING SOON

[Everyone including juniors/children should register]
It has come to the time of the year where we all have to renew our memberships (or register). The last day to renew/register for a membership is 7 June 2021 (11:59pm) (tonight). As mentioned in a previous email, the AKR/VKR membership fees have increased to:

  • Senior/Adults: $85
  • Juniors/Under 18: $50

If you have any questions about the membership, don’t hesitate to send in an email or ask a senior during training!

To register, head over to our Unione site and scroll to the bottom of the webpage (or click on the Store option tab), then select either “Kendo 2021 VKR Membership JUNIOR” or “Kendo 2021 VKR Membership SENIOR” depending on whether you are under 18 or not.
Then follow the on-screen instructions to purchase the membership!

 

Good luck to all students!

The exam week has started. So from the bottom of my heart, we wish you can remember everything you need to remember.

 

This week’s training times/events and location

Monday

  • Online Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meet
    Meeting Link: [ PRIVATE ]
    Meeting code: [ PRIVATE ]

Wednesday

  • Online Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meet
    Meeting Link: [ PRIVATE ]
    Meeting code: [ PRIVATE ]

Saturday

  • TBC

 

Why are bogu blue?

Bogu are dyed with indigo dye from way way way wayyy back. (Read the link below for more details)
This dye is extracted from the Perisicaria Tinctoria (or Japanese indigo plant). Actually, according to Tozando it takes 40+ dyeing repetitions to get the blue we all know and love.
A scent of Wabi-sabi: Indigo called Japan Blue | Tozando
Exploring the Origins of Aizome―Traditional Indigo Dyeing

 

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions or anything, feel free to let us know!
If the formatting does not work on your device, please let us know so we can fix it in the next email 🙂
Some links:
Past photo/video storage
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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7 day extension to lockdown and online trainings

Hi all,

Yesterday, the government announced a 7 day extension to the lockdown until 10th June.
This does mean that all training will continue to be online and will be held at 6pm as before (Monday & Wednesday 7/06 & 9/06).

Please stay safe.

Link to join training:
Meeting Link: [ PRIVATE ]
Meeting code: [ PRIVATE ]

Guardian article about lockdown rules
DHHS

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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Weekly MUKC update – Swotvac Week 1

AKR/VKR Membership renewal/registration~!

[Everyone including juniors/children should register]

It has come to the time of the year where we all have to renew our memberships (or register). The last day to renew/register for a membership is 7 June 2021 (11:59pm). As mentioned in a previous email, the AKR/VKR membership fees have increased to:

  • Senior/Adults: $85
  • Juniors/Under 18: $50

If you have any questions about the membership, don’t hesitate to send in an email or ask a senior during training!

To register, head over to our Unione site and scroll to the bottom of the webpage (or click on the Store option tab), then select either “Kendo 2021 VKR Membership JUNIOR” or “Kendo 2021 VKR Membership SENIOR” depending on whether you are under 18 or not.
Then follow the on-screen instructions to purchase the membership!

 

Training at home

As we have transitioned back to online mode once again, this Monday and Wednesday trainings (31/05 and 2/06) will be online.

More information about physical/online training on Saturday/next week will be shared closer to those dates.

DHHS Website link

 

Election results: AKR Kendo Board 2021-2024

Congratulations to Cyntheia!!!

——Message from AKR Secretary——
Dear AKR Members,
Complying with section 8.2 of the AKR Constitution, an election was held earlier for the AKR Kendo Board.
Please find the results in the attached letter from the AKR President.

Document titled: Kendo Board 21_24.pdf

Kind regards,
Sioh-Yang Tan
Secretary
Australian Kendo Renmei
E: akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au
W: www.kendoaustralia.asn.au

 

30th Anniversary preparation! [Seniors]

We’re holding our 30th Anniversary at the end of the year! We need a lot of volunteers to help plan and prepare for the event. If you are able to help out, please reply to this email or let one of the committee members know.

 

Side note

Good luck to all studying for their exams!

 

This week’s training times/events and location

Monday

  • Online Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meet
    Meeting Link: [ PRIVATE ]
    Meeting code: [ PRIVATE ]

Wednesday

  • Online Training, 6pm – 7pm
    Location: Google Meet
    Meeting Link: [ PRIVATE ]
    Meeting code: [ PRIVATE ]

Saturday

  • TBC

 

Training exercises to do at home

Here is a link to a video on training at home. An extremely rough translation is 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 second of rest, and repeat with the different exercises said in the video.

HIIT Suburi

P.S. You can check the document titled “Kendo Exercise at Home – Monash.docx” attached in this email from Yano-sensei and Matsumoto-sensei for more exercises too.

 

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions or anything, feel free to let us know!
If the formatting does not work on your device, please let us know so we can fix it in the next email 🙂
Some links:
Past photo/video storage
Our website
Unione
@monashkendo
Facebook

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Nanseikan Zoom training tomorrow 29/5 and Wed 2/6

Hi all,

Nanseikan is holding online sessions as well this Saturday and next Wednesday. As there is no Saturday trainings (for seniors) due to the lockdown, you can join their training session instead.
Please contact Nanseikan dojo about wanting to join their sessions beforehand or they won’t let you in!

Nanseikan’s email: nanseikan@gmail.com
Meeting ID is:  [ PRIVATE ]

Training times: Sat 10.30 to 11.30am; Wed 6.30 to 7.00pm

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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Online sessions

Hi all,

Online sessions have returned due to the lockdown 🙁 Here are the following times for the online sessions:

  • Saturday, 5pm – 6pm
    For beginners but anyone can show up
  • Monday, 6pm – 7pm
  • Wednesday, 6pm – 7pm

The sessions will be held via Google Meet like before. Please be warmed up when the training starts! And please make sure the area you choose to do suburi is free of obstructions or anything dangerous.

Link: [ PRIVATE ]
Code: [ PRIVATE ]

Hope to see you there!

Note: There’s a document attached in this email about suburi at home. This document was created by Yano-sensei and Matsumoto-sensei last year during the pandemic. Please make sure the area around you is free of obstructions before you start swinging (and if you are a junior, make sure you have someone to watch over you!)

COVID Exposure sites
DHHS COVID

Thanks,
Samuel


Monash University Kendo Club

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VKR COVID lockdown

Hi all,

Below is a formal announcement from the VKR President about the COVID lockdown happening tonight. Please note that the upcoming monthly Friday training has been cancelled as well.

Please stay safe. You can find information about the recent COVID exposure sites here.
We will keep you updated with any information about trainings as we receive it.

Thanks,
Samuel

—— Forwarded Message from President ——

Dear all,

As you are no doubt aware, the Victorian Government has announced a 7 day lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic effective 11.59pm tonight. In line with Government restrictions, all Clubs should cease in-person training until the lockdown has been lifted and guidelines permit a return to training.

The VKR would also recommend that any Club training scheduled for Thursday evening (27 May 2021) be cancelled.

Given the uncertainty and risks, the VKR Monthly training scheduled for Friday 4 June 2021 is cancelled.

The VKR community has been fortunate enough that we have been able to resume training since the last lockdown, but the recent events highlight that the virus is still with us. Therefore we need to remain vigilant and ensure we are all following our COVID-safe plans.

We would encourage all clubs to take this time to review their COVID-safe plans and procedures and ensure they are up to date prior to the resumption of training. In particular, a reminder that the Government QR Check-in Code is mandatory for all clubs.

The VKR will provide further guidelines regarding the resumption of training once known.

Finally, please follow Government health advice and get tested where required. Also, note that vaccine eligibility has now been expanded to include those over 40 years old. To book a vaccine appointment, you can go here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

Take care and stay safe.

Kind regards,

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

—— End of Forwarded Message from President ——


Monash University Kendo Club

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