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

Update 06-08-2021:
Victoria will enter Lockdown 6.0 as of Thursday 05 August 8:00pm. More news as it happens.

Update 01-08-2021:
In-person trainings are returning this week but members must register their attendance before each session. See this post for more details.

Update 27-07-2021:
Lockdown 5.0 will be ending Tuesday 27/07/21. Please continue to check the news section below, and your emails for training times, locations and the latest news.

Update 16-07-2021:
With COVID lockdown 5.0 upon Victoria, please see news section for current training details.

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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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Saturday training

Hi all,

Here is the information for the Saturday training.

  • Saturday 18 September; 4pm start
    • link: [ Check your email ]
    • meeting ID: [ Check your email ]
    • passcode: [ Check your email ]

James

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Kata Resources

Hey!

Here are a couple of links that sensei shared in training yesterday to assist in learning kata!
Link 1: https://www.kendo-guide.com/kendo_kata.html
Link 2: https://www.eanet.com/norwalk/ref/katat.htm

Make sure to have a look over these and practice before tomorrow!

See you at training,
Toney

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Kendo Kata

Hey,

Sorry this email is so late.
This week sensei is wanting to cover kata, please make sure you are familiar with all kata before training!
AJKF Kendo Kata Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGJqpnlExk8

See you at training,
Toney

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Saturday Training

Hi all,

Starting today, we’ll be doing Saturday training at 4pm on top of our usual training. Hope to see you there! [Mony – Please check your emails for Zoom links]

James

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All September Kendo Gradings Postponed

Hi All,

VKR has informed us that the kendo gradings will be indefinitely postponed for now. We will let you know when we have more information. Training will still be online, so hope to see you all there.

Thanks,
James

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Training this week

Hi everyone,

We will be doing online training as per usual during lockdowns, Monday and Wednesday 6pm to 7pm. Looking forward to seeing you there

Link: [ PRIVATE ]

Thanks,
James

Monash University Kendo Club

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In person training (2nd of August)

Hi all,

As of tomorrow (2nd of August) we will be returning to in person training (Hooray!). Due to restrictions, we need you to register for each training session in advance using this form: [ PRIVATE ]

This is so we can organize groups so as to comply with Monash’s current COVID guidelines.

Please remember to wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing.

Thanks,
James


Monash University Kendo Club

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VKC Postponement

Hi everyone,

The VKR has informed us that the VKC will not be held on the 14-15th of August 2021, due to the current situation with COVID-19 and possible extensions/risks of further lockdowns.

They will inform us as to whether there will be a postponed or alternative event by mid September. They intend to use the entries already submitted, so there should not be a need to re-apply. If the event is cancelled, they will reimburse all entry fees. Below is the email sent to us by the VKR.

Thanks,
James


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Dear All,

As advised earlier in the week, due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the VKR can now confirm that the Victorian Kendo Championships will not be held on 14-15 August 2021.

The factors considered include:

  • potential extension of Victorian lockdown and/or ongoing restrictions to indoor community sports
  • risks of COVID transmission at the event
  • limited opportunity for clubs to train in the lead up to the event increasing the risk of injury to competitors
  • likelihood of reduced entries

The VKR is considering postponing the VKC to a later date in 2021. However, this will require a more stable COVID situation and availability of a suitable venue. The VKR will provide further information on the likelihood of a postponed or alternative event by mid September 2021.

The VKR will seek to use the entries submitted by 23 July 2021 to support VKR planning for a potentially postponed event. In the situation that the event is cancelled entirely, all entry fees will be reimbursed to the club or individual as per the relevant payment method.

If you have any concerns about this approach please let the VKR know.

We thank you for your support and hope that we can hold a tournament in the near future.

Kind regards,

Michael Dunn
President
Victorian Kendo Renmei

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

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Weekly MUKC update – Winter break 4

New MUKC Committee for 2021-2022!

The 2021 AGM has been held and the new committee has been decided! Here’s your new committee 🙂

  • President – Toney Evans
  • Vice-President – Natalie Truong
  • Secretary – James Hills
  • Treasurer – Shaun Eng
  • General Member – Kaori Dimvoski

The previous committee would like to thank everyone for putting up with us and to welcome the new committee!

 

MUKC Membership Renewal – CLOSED

If you have not purchased your membership for the second half of 2021, please let a committee member know.

 

Notice of postponement of the National 5th Dan Kendo Grading

The 5th Dan Kendo Grading to be held in September has been postponed. The notice can be found in a document attached in this email.

The reasons for the postponement are detailed inside the notice. (Kendo Board – National Kendo 5 Dan Grading Examination Notice of Postponement.pdf)

 

Approved VKR Rules of Association

On 20 June 2021, new Rules of Association were endorsed by a Special General Meeting of the VKR (see attached and available here: VKR Rules of Association) Consumer Affairs Victoria has now approved these Rules and as a result they are now in effect.

As per the new rules, the former ‘delegates’ meeting will be called the ‘State Council’ and will comprise a delegate from each VKR Club and members of the VKR Executive. Chairs of relevant subcommittees will also be invited to attend.
The first State Council meeting will be on 29 August 2021 at 3pm. An Agenda and Papers will be distributed prior to the meeting.

The VKR Executive is proposing to hold State Council meetings every 3 months generally on the last Sunday of the month (subject to other events that may be happening around the time).

 

Postponement of the IJC in September (Jodo)

Due to widespread COVID restrictions on interstate travel the Jodo board in the interest of safety have decided to postpone the event scheduled for the 27 September.

The Jodo board is trying to reschedule to 30th October – 1st Nov 2021, in the event that this date is also not achievable we will try for 20th Nov – 22nd Nov 2021.

Understandably this makes it hard to plan travel and there is always the potential for a snap lockdown. We are doing the best we can to ensure the event goes on with as many states as possible able to travel.

 

Photos for the Facebook group’s cover photo

If you have any nice club photos, please upload them to the Google Drive! We’re hoping to update the extremely old cover photo currently in place.

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

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

 

Wednesday

  • Seniors and Kids Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Location: TBC – Keep an eye out for an announcement in the coming days!

 

Saturday

  • Seniors and Beginner’s Training, TBC
    Location: TBC – Keep an eye out for an announcement in the coming days!

 

Ladder drills

Since we’re all stuck at home, you could practice keeping yourself steady by doing ladder drills! Here are some videos of ladder drills used in a Kendo dojo and in soccer.

Kendo Ladder Training Example
25 Agility Ladder Drill for Elite Performance

 

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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COVID Impact on Victorian Kendo Championships and other VKR Events

Hi all,

Due to the lockdown, the VKR has sent an announcement regarding the possible postponement of a few events (listed below). Please have a read through.
As noted, they will formally send out an email on the 25th July (today) regarding the VKC.

Some things to note:

  • The Shinpan seminar will not be held on 1 August. Further information and details will be provided soon.
  • The 5th Dan Kendo grading to be held on the 12th September will not be held. Further information and details will be provided soon.

Thanks,
MUKC Committee


Monash University Kendo Club

Dear all,

Due to the extension of the Victorian COVID-19 lockdown and current case numbers, the VKR Executive met with VKTC representatives and MUKEN (as VKC host club) to discuss the viability of a number of VKR events currently scheduled for the coming months, in particular the Victorian Kendo Championships on 14-15 August 2021. An update on each event is provided below.

Victorian Kendo Championships (14-15 August 2021)
Based on an assessment of the factors, the VKR considers it is highly unlikely that the VKC will be held on 14-15 August 2021. The factors considered include:

  • potential extension of Victorian lockdown and/or ongoing restrictions to indoor community sports
  • risks of COVID transmission at the event
  • limited opportunity for clubs to train in the lead up to the event increasing the risk of injury to competitors
  • likelihood of reduced entries

The VKR will formally notify all clubs no later than Sunday 25 July.

The VKR is considering postponing the VKC to a later date in 2021. However, this will require a more stable COVID situation and availability of a suitable venue. The VKR will provide further information on the likelihood of a postponed or alternative event by mid September 2021.

The VKR will seek to use the entries submitted by 23 July 2021 to support VKR planning for a potentially postponed event. In the situation that the event is cancelled entirely, all entry fees will be reimbursed to the club or individual as per the relevant payment method. If you have any concerns about this approach please let the VKR know.

Shinpan Seminar (1 August 2021)
Given the VKC is unlikely to proceed under current Covid restrictions, the Shinpan Seminar will not be held on 1 August 2021.

In the meantime, VKTC will continue working on shiai/shinpan procedures to be adopted under Covid environment and will distribute them to each club when they are ready.

AKR 5th Dan Kendo Grading (12 September 2021)
The Kendo Board and AKR have advised that due to the COVID situation, the 5th Dan Kendo Grading scheduled for 12 September 2021 at Monash University will be postponed. Further information and details will be advised in due course.

VKR Kendo Gradings (September)
Whilst no decision has been made on VKR Kendo Gradings (6th Kyu – 4th Dan) or Club-based gradings in September, the VKR/VKTC will continue to plan on the basis that we can hold these events.

If you have any comments or concerns, please get in touch with Michael Dunn, VKR President (president@kendovictoria.asn.au).
Please stay safe.

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

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