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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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[IMPORTANT] Events in July 2022

Hi everyone

Upcoming events in July below –

(1) VKR Monthly Keiko [Open to all members]
Date: 1 July 2022 (tomorrow)
Time: 7pm – 8pm, warm up before 7pm.
Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne 3003 Vic.
https://www.revolutionise.com.au/vkr/events/143922/ <- Please read MBK’s COVID policy here.

(2) MBK Otsuka Memorial Taikai [Open to all members in full bogu]
Date: Saturday 16 July 2022

The Otsuka Memorial 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.

This year’s event is of special significance because we were unable to hold our 30th anniversary in July 2020 due to the global COVID pandemic.

Taikai Eligibility:
Junior Division – aged 10 to 17 as of 1 July 2022.
Senior Division – ungraded kendoka (in full bogu, with the permission of their head sensei) up to and including 2nd Dan.
Register: via RevSport by 3 July 2022
Format: Teams of three
The members of each team will be randomly selected so competitors in a team may not be from the same club
The teams and the draw will be announced on the day of the Taikai.
Shinai check will be conducted during competitor check-in.

Further details here: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/mbk/events/139675/

Request for shinpan
Senior Kendo members (3 Dan and above) are requested to assist with shinpaning the taikai. If you are available to help, MBK would greatly appreciate it. Please register via this Google form:
https://forms.gle/t29tZCpvr9pcYUSd9

(3) 6 Kyu to 4 Kyu Grading [Open to all eligible members]
Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022
Time: 6pm – 8pm (normal training time)
Location: Games Hall, Monash Sport (normal training location)

Register here before 9pm tonight (30 June). Please ensure you select the correct grading registration product.

(4) 3 Kyu to 1 Kyu Grading [Open to all eligible members in full bogu]
Date: Sunday, 24 July 2022
Time: Registration opens at 12:30 pm and Grading starts at 13:00 pm
Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne 3003 Vic.

Register here before 11pm Wednesday 6 July 2022. Please ensure you select the correct grading registration product.

(5) MUKC 30th Anniversary Event [Mandatory for all members]
Date: Saturday 30 July 2022
Time: 10am-10pm
Location: Stadium, Monash Sport

A separate email with more information will be sent out.

Thanks
Hoey


Monash University Kendo Club

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MUKC Newsletter April 25th – 1st May

MJC x Kendo Event
We will be hosting an event this Friday (29/4) alongside Monash Japanese Club!
The event will consist of an hour kendo session which will cover a brief history of kendo and then we will hold some activities integrating the basics of kendo followed by a dinner.
Details are below:

  • Date: Friday the 29th of April
  • Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Location: Monash Games Hall (meet here) and Leaders room

If you wish to participate get a ticket here

 

MUKEN Gasshuku
MUKEN (Melbourne University Kendo Club) is hosting a Gasshuku at Melbourne University Sports Centre on the 7th of May. Details are below:

  • Date: Saturday 7 May 2022
  • Time: 9am to 5pm
  • Location: Melbourne University Kendo Club – West Stadium (Nona Lee Sports Centre)

The Gasshuku aims to consolidate the basics of kendo in a challenging yet achievable environment.
This is especially aimed at helping beginners consolidate and learn good techniques and basic movements.
The Gasshuku will be led by Kenji Sugimoto Sensei and assisted by Instructors Kevin Chin Sensei and Thomas Mendelovits.
To register, go to the MUKC unione page and purchase the MUKEN Gasshuku product. If you want lunch provided make sure to select “Yes” to the lunch option.

 

UniGames Fundraiser Raffle!
We are holding a raffle to raise funds for UniGames. The prizes are:

  • 1st prize: Hakama
  • 2nd prize: Leather Tsuba
  • 3rd prize: Tenugui of your choice!

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • $3 = 1 Ticket
  • $5 = 2 Ticket
  • $10 = 5 Ticket

Unfortunately, due to Unione fees we will only be taking entries in cash. If you wish to enter talk to a committee member and we’ll sort you out with tickets!
Good Luck!

 

Training Cancelled (25/4)
Due to ANZAC Day, there will be no training on the 25/4. See you all Wednesday!

 

Uniform Payment
Uniforms are on their way! You can now find a uniform product on UniOne.
If you have any issues with the payment or are experiencing financial issues please contact a committee member and we’ll figure something out.

 

This week’s trainings/events
Monday

  • No training this week.

Wednesday

  • Training: 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Monash Games Hall

Saturday

  • Training: 10am – 12pm
    Location: Monash Games Hall

 

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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Weekly MUKC update March 21th – 26th

UniGames Info
We are now taking expressions of interest for UniGames 2022!
There is an info sheet attached below [Mony – Please check your email for this] which sums up some of the key details about the event
If you are interested at all fill out the form:
https://forms.gle/xTBC7it8q9ZJJbnJ9

This is open to both seniors and beginners!
This is also just an expression of interest and is not a commitment, so if you are on the fence please still fill it out!
 

Shinai Maintenance Session (Beginners)
We will be holding a Shinai Maintenance Session for beginners on Saturday the 23rd following our usual training time (10am-12pm)
Come learn how to keep your shinai in tip-top shape! We’ll also be providing some snacks so you don’t go hungry after training.

 

Preferred Contact Method (Beginners)
We as a committee were hoping to gain some insight into which contact method would be best for beginners.
Please fill out the form below:
https://forms.gle/JWD9DGjG9MHMwGVn8

 

Questions (Beginners)
We would just like to remind beginners that all seniors are happy to answer any questions that you may have!
If you don’t feel comfortable asking at training also feel free to message the committee and they can get an answer for you!

 

Volunteers for 30th Anniversary
Our 30th Anniversary is back on! It will be on the 9th of July this year and we are looking for volunteers!
If you are available to help out please let a committee member know!

 

Cancelled Trainings
Unfortunately, there will be no training on the 13th, 16th, and 18th of April.
See you all on the 20th! Have a Happy Easter!

 

This week’s trainings/events
Monday

  • Training: 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Monash Games Hall

Wednesday

  • No Training This Week

Saturday

  • No Training This Week

 

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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Saturday Trainings

Hi all,

Here is just a reminder on how this saturday training will be run:

Beginner Consolidation – 10:00am to 10:30am
Regular Keiko – 10:30 am to 12:00pm

Beginners try to come early so we can start on time 🙂

Thanks
Shaun Eng

Monash University Kendo Club

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Weekly MUKC update March 21th – 26th

[ Originally sent via email on Monday 21 March, 2022 ]

 

Gradings
Congrats to all those who graded at the March gradings! The members who passed are:

  • Yu Ming Shaun Eng 6Kyu
  • Natalie Truong 6Kyu
  • Oliver Matsuoka 5Kyu
  • Kenzo Maruyama 4Kyu
  • Apollo Otsuka 4Kyu
  • Gene Otsuka 4Kyu
  • Nichola Usui-Crook 4Kyu
  • Kai Usui-Crook 3Kyu
  • Toney Evans 1Kyu
  • Karen Matsumoto 1Kyu
  • Katsumi Maruyama 1Dan
  • Rei Sato 2Dan

Also a reminder to everyone who hasn’t paid that payment for grading can now be made on Unione.

 

Saturday Training
Saturday Training is officially back! We will be holding two one hour sessions each
week:

  • Seniors Training, 10am-11am
  • Beginners Catch Up Session, 11am-12pm

Both of these will be in the Games Hall (Same as regular training).

 

Uniform Measurements
We will be taking uniform measurements this Wednesday (23/3), Saturday (26/3)
and next Monday(28/3)! It’s a bit earlier than usual however shipping has been difficult recently so we want to get it in early! We will announce the price as soon as we have it quoted!

 

ICO Development Framework
The AKR has released a new framework separate from the IAS (Instructor Accreditation System) to bring it up to date with more modern sports governance.
The ICO Development framework outlines requirements for different levels of accreditation needed for different levels of instructor.
A PDF of the framework can be found attached [Mony – Please check your emails for this attachment]. It can also be viewed online via:

https://austkendocoaching.wixsite.com/icod/interim-criteria

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

  • Training: 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Monash Games Hall

Wednesday

  • Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Monash Games Hall

Saturday

  • Seniors Training, 10am-11am
    Location: Monash Games Hall
  • Beginners Catch Up Session, 11am-12pm
    Location: Monash Games Hall

 

 

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

You received this email because you are a member of the Monash University Kendo Club. If you are no longer part of the club and are still receiving these emails, please let us know by replying to this email.

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Weekly-ish MUKC update March 7th – 12th

[ Originally sent via email on 08-03-2022 ]

 

Covid PPE Reminder

Just a quick reminder of the Covid PPE requirements currently in place at MUKC:

  • Face masks must be worn at all times in the Games Hall unless you have a medical exemption, which you will be required to provide upon request.
  • While wearing men, half and full-face shields are optional but recommended.
  • Please ensure you scan the QR code at the entrance of Monash Sport and the QR code in the Games Hall before training.
  • Please try to maintain social distancing where possible.

 

MUKC Membership

A reminder that memberships are due on the 11th of March! Please register on UNIONE If you have any issues please contact a committee member or email monashkendo@gmail.com

 

Grading Payment

Good luck to all those grading this weekend!
For those attending grading, there is now a product on UNIONE.
Just select your name from the drop-down style options to make sure you make the correct payment.

 

Welcome BBQ!

Welcome to all our new beginners! It’s great to see the hall so full again.
We will be holding a beginners welcome BBQ this Wednesday after training! (March 9th)
There will be free food and drink so come along, have some fun and relax.

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

  • Training: 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Monash Games Hall

Wednesday

  • Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Monash Games Hall

Saturday

  • Saturday training will start on the 19th of March!
    Training will be from 10 am-11 am for seniors and 11 am-12 pm for beginners.
    Please arrive early to make sure we start on time.

 

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

You received this email because you are a member of the Monash University Kendo Club. If you are no longer part of the club and are still receiving these emails, please let us know by replying to this email.

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Beginner BBQ night

[ Originally sent out via email 07-03-2022]

 

Hi everyone,

We are holding a BBQ Night for all the new beginners.

It will be after training this Wednesday (8:00pm – 10:00pm).

Hope to see everyone there.

Thanks,
Shaun Eng
MUKC Treasurer

Monash University Kendo Club

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March Grading 2022

[ Originally sent via email on 27 Feb 2022 ]

 

Hi all,

If you want to grade this March please fill out the form below by tomorrow 5pm.

[ Mony – Check your email ]

We are doing this through email due to issues with registration via Unione/Revsport.

Thanks
Shaun Eng
MUKC Treasurer

Monash University Kendo Club

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Fwd: Update to Kyu Grading Requirements for March grading

[originally sent via email Thu 17/02/2022]

 

Hi all,

I’ve attached an email from the VKR regarding the upcoming grading.

Toney

 

———- Forwarded message ———

Dear All,

Please note the following regarding the upcoming Kendo Kyu Grading Requirements:

Kyu Grading Requirements will in general follow the AKR Manual of Documents 2.3.3 (see attached).

However the following changes will apply:

  • No Kakari Geiko for 2nd/1st kyus for this grading
  • Bokutoniyoru Kendo Kihonwaza Keikoho (BKKH) will be performed irrespective of the result of Jitsugi exams
  • Candidates will only be required to perform BKKH either as Kakarite or Motodachi

Please disregard the previously distributed “Kyu Grading Requirements” document in the earlier email. Apologies for any confusion.

Please get in touch if Clubs need any clarification with requirements for this Grading.

Kindest regards,

Michael Dunn
President

Victorian Kendo Renmei
http://www.kendovictoria.asn.au/main/

0438 745 735

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