20 February 2011

Great kendo videos for 2011

Massed kendo goodness! Primary/Junior High School kendoka at a seminar in Hokkaido.

Former All Japan champion and Japan Team Captain Eiga Naoki demonstrates men ni tai suru waza (techniques against men) and kote ni tai suru waza (techniques against kote)

See if you can name them all in the comments section...! b

8 February 2011

Welcome to 2011!

This year there is plenty on as usual, not least of which our regular training starts back this Saturday. For term dates, go to the Training Dates page.

There will also be a visit this weekend from Nittaidai (日体大), the National Sports Science University in Tokyo. As usual there will be a special training with their kendo dept members (open to all VKR members) and a special demo of traditional Japanese Martial Arts. See below for details.


A goodwill training will be held with Hakamada sensei, Yagisawa sensei and Shinzato sensei, and 23 members of the kendo faculty.

Date: Sat 12 Feb
Time: 5:30 for 6:00 start. (Doors open at 5:30. Training will be 2 hours)

Footscray Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre (Building L), at
Victoria University - Footscray Park Campus,
Ballarat Road, Footscray VIC 3011
Melway 2S F4

Cost: $10

We hope to see as many Victorian kendoka at the training as possible!


More than 100 students from Nittai Dai will demonstrate Japanese martial arts including: Judo, Karate, Kyudo, Sumo, Aikido, Kendo, Shorinji Kempo, Naginata and Japanese cultural dances.

Date: Sun 13 Feb
Time: 4:00 - 6:00

Darebin Community Sports Stadium
857 Plenty Road
Reservoir 3073