30 April 2005

Term two training dates

Training during term two 2005 will take place on the following Saturdays:

30/4 7/5 14/5(Ballarat) 21/5 28/5 4/6 11/6 18/6

Important dates for term three:
*Otsuka Memorial Championship, Kenshikan, Sat 16 July
*Chiba sensei visit, Kenshikan, 4-8 August
* Victorian Kendo Championships, State Netball Centre, Sat 27 August
*Kendo grading, Kenshikan, Sat 17 September

Ballarat visit and special kendo workshop, Saturday 14 May

The main event for this term will be a special visit to Ballarat to join in one day of the University of Melbourne Kendo Club's annual winter training camp. UMKC have kindly allowed us to join their training which will include both experienced kendo players and recent beginners. Activities will include a kiri-kaeshi competition, shinai repair workshops and general training.

Training will cost $5.00 for Nanseikan members, which includes morning tea and lunch, and is only open to those who are current VKR members (this is for insurance reasons).

Transport will be by mini-bus and, if necessary, extra cars. The mini-bus will be a twelve seater, which means it can take 10 children, one parent and myself. Please let me know a.s.a.p. if you would like to come so I can work out numbers. Mini-bus hire will be subsidised by Brunswick Neighbourhood House and although the cost has not been finalised, it is likely to be around $10.00 per child.

We will try to leave early, around 8.00am, in time to get to Ballarat for 9.30 training start.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in coming so I can finalise numbers and let UMKC know who they need to cater for.