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 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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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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MUKC AGM 2021 Results

Hi everyone,

Last night we held the 2021 AGM and elected a new committee. The new committee comprises of:

  • President – Toney Evans
  • Vice-President – Natalie Truong
  • Secretary – James Hills\
  • Treasurer – Shaun Eng

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend the online meeting, and the new committee looks forward to the year ahead.

Thanks,
James Hills


Monash University Kendo Club

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MUKC Online Sessions

Hi all,

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

  • Monday, 6pm – 7pm
  • Wednesday, 6pm – 7pm (unless we can return to in-person training)

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: 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,
Chai Lam


Monash University Kendo Club

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IMPORTANT – Event reminders and registration deadlines

Hi everyone

Reminders about the events and deadlines that are upcoming –

1. MUKC Annual General Meeting (all members)
WHEN: 21 July 2021, 8pm (if we’re having in-person training)
WHERE: Leader’s Room, Monash Sport (if we can), if not, we will send out a Google Meet invite
TO DO: Send nominations to monashkendo@gmail.com by Monday 19 July 2021.

2. MUKC Semester 2 Membership (all members)
TO DO: Register for club membership for July – Dec 2021 at https://connectedcommunities.monash.edu/Clubs/Kendo by Monday 19 July 2021.

3. Victorian Kendo Championships (adult members only)
WHEN: 14 and 15 August 2021
WHERE: Victoria University, Footscray Campus
TO DO:

4. Nafuda (zekken) (all members)
TO DO: Order your nafuda (name plate) at https://connectedcommunities.monash.edu/Clubs/Kendo/Products/723 by Wednesday 21 July 2021.

5. September Gradings (all members)
WHEN and WHERE

TO DO: Email monashkendo@gmail.com to let us know if you or your child are interested in grading (also state grade attempting) by Wednesday 18 August 2021.

 

If you have any questions, please ask a committee member, ideally a few days before the deadlines.

Many thanks
Hoey

Monash University Kendo Club

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VKR GRADING EXAMINATIONS SEP 2021

Hi everyone

The VKTC and VKR have sent out the details on September Grading Examinations below.

Let one of the committee members know if you have any questions.

Thanks
Hoey
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Please note the proposed schedule for the September Grading Examinations:

All Kendo members 4th Dan and above are requested to make themselves available as Grading Panellists, Tachiai or Motodachi for the Dan Grade examinations as required. 3rd Dan members with some experience as Grading Panellists may be called upon for the Kyu Grade Examinations.

Lower Grades may be called upon as Motodachi for the Kyu Grade examinations.

Members selected to perform these tasks will be notified in early August, so please be prepared to respond promptly to any request you may receive.

Potential candidates for the September Grading Examinations should also take note.

Further information regarding the Club Based examinations will be provided via a separate email.

The alternative time for the VKR 3rd & 4th Dan Examination is for the possibility that the AKR 5th Dan Examination cannot go ahead due to the impact of corona virus restrictions on interstate travel. Members will be informed of any change as soon as possible, but should be prepared for either eventuality.

Yakov Macak

Chairperson, VKTC


Monash University Kendo Club

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Volunteers for VKC

Hi everyone

Below is an email regarding volunteering for VKCs (assuming that it is still going ahead).
Volunteering is a great opportunity to learn about shiai (competitions) and how they’re run so I highly encourage everyone to do so if you can spare the time. Beginners and kids can also volunteer.

Regards
Hoey


Monash University Kendo Club

 

Dear VKR members,

It is very fortunate for Victorian kendoka this year to be able to resume our tradition of the Victoria Kendo Championship that will be held at Victoria University on 14-15 August 2021. This year, the University of Melbourne Kendo Club (MUKEN) has been appointed to be the hosting club of the championship. In order to help to prepare for the event, we would like to call for volunteers to support the preparation of the venue as well as running a few tasks during the competition weekend.

Tasks including:
– Setting up the venue on Friday 13 August, evening time at Victoria University
– Volunteer during the competition including scoreboard, scorekeeping, ribbon, time management etc.

Expectations:
– Any level of kendo (beginners are welcome)
– Able to attend volunteer training on Sunday 1 Aug at 1-3:30 pm at Kenshikan (especially first-time volunteer)
– Able to volunteer either on Friday 13 August (evening) and/or weekend 14-15 August. You don’t have to be available all days but even half a day would be much appreciated.

If you think you can support the event, even half a day on the weekend, please register yourself through VKR 2021 Volunteers website:
https://vkr.ecwid.com/VKC-2021-Volunteers-p369327876

We will close the registration on Wednesday 28 July 2021. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at yayabong88@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your support.

We will provide further details regarding the volunteer training prior to the event.

Kind regards,
Yaya
University of Melbourne Kendo Club, Vice President

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MUKC Nafuda (name tag) order – Due 21 July 2021

Hi all,

The committee is going to put through a nafuda/ zekken (i.e. name tag which goes over your tare) order for those of you who are yet to have one or need a new one.

As usual, MUKC’s nafuda will follow the Australian Kendo Renmei’s specifications which are below. Also see attached photo of real life example.

Having a nafuda is necessary for you to compete in any event. If you are going to VKC, you will need one.

To place an order for a nafuda, please purchase on Unione (https://connectedcommunities.monash.edu/Clubs/Kendo/Products/723). Each nafuda will cost $41 ($40 for nafuda and $1 for Braintree transaction fees).

In your unione product order, please provide your Full Name (VKR), Surname, and Family name in either kanji (traditional Chinese character) or in katakana (Japanese characters for english words). For example:

Full Name (VKR), Surname (Nafuda), Nafuda Characters
Noriko Matsumoto, MATSUMOTO, 松本
Ana Patricia Torrevillas, TORREVILLAS, トレビリアス

If you are unsure about what characters to use, please consult a committee member.

Last day we will take orders and payments – 21 July 2021. No late payment.

Regards,
Chai Lam


Monash University Kendo Club

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Weekly MUKC update – Winter break 3

MUKC Membership Renewal

Its mid-2021 now, and you know what that means… Its time to renew your membership!

The registrations have been opened and can be found in Unione. To register, head on over to our webpage and select the blue button labelled “Join or Renew”, then follow the on-screen instructions.

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

The registration portal will close on 19 July 2021 at 11:59pm.

 

VKC 2021 Registration

Registrations for this year’s VKC are now open! It will be held over two days, 14 and 15 August in Victoria University. You can register at this link: https://vkr.ecwid.com/Victorian-Kendo-Championships-c35216158

If you will be competing in a team, please contact one of the committee members so we can register you as a team. If you are participating in the individuals, please register yourself at the link above. An info pack about the taikai is attached in this email if you want to know more details (38th VKC Info Pack – Final (210627).pdf). [ Mony – Please check your email for this ]

COVID-19 and the VKC
The VKR is developing a COVID-safe plan for the upcoming VKC and taking into account different potential COVID restriction scenarios. Depending on the COVID restrictions (if any) in force at the time of the competition, competitors and attendees are advised that the following MAY apply:

  • All attendees, shinpan, volunteers and officials: mask covering nose and mouth mandatory.
  • Competitors not in full bogu (e.g. Kata): mask covering nose and mouth mandatory.
  • Competitors in full bogu:
    • Full men face shield & mask covering mouth, OR
    • Half men face shield & mask covering nose and mouth.

The VKR will provide more detailed COVID-safe guidelines prior to the event. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

 

Nippon Sport Science Seminar and Kendo Jidai

Kendo Jidai in partnership with the Nippon Sport Science University will conduct a 2nd Online Kendo Seminar on Saturday 17 July at 2pm Melbourne time. Further details are available here: https://kendojidai.com/2021/07/04/nittaidai-seminar-2/

VKR members who are interested in participating should pay and register directly with Kendo Jidai.This session will involve exercises with other people so you may consider participating as a group.

The Melbourne Budokai will be participating together at the Kenshikan. If any VKR members are interested they are welcome to join MBK at the Kenshikan. Please arrive at Kenshikan at 1.30pm and ensure you comply with COVID protocols. If you have any questions about attending the Kenshikan please contact secretary@melbournebudokai.com.au

 

This week’s trainings/events

Monday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Games Hall

Wednesday

  • Seniors, Kids and Beginners Training, 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Games Hall

Saturday

  • Seniors and Beginner’s Training, 9:30am – 12:00pm
    Location: Stadium
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