21 April 2012

MUKEN Taikai 2012 - get ready to enter!

training at MUKEN

Melbourne University Kendo Club, aka MUKEN, will be holding their annual competition. It is open to all VKR members.

Date : Saturday 26th May 2012
Time : 12pm-5pm
Venue : The University of Melbourne

    The taikai will be the same as last year, with 4 divisions (individuals) involved:

  • Beginners (commenced learning Kendo after 1 Jan 2012)
  • Up to 3rd Kyu
  • 1 & 2 Kyu
  • 1 & 2 Dan
Registrations for the event will open at the end of April, along with more information regarding the event. 

This is a great taikai for newer Kenshi because it pits them against people their own level. There is no other kendo taikai in Melbourne that has a division for beginners.

10 April 2012

Holiday fun — spot the Kendo mistakes and win a prize!

Each person who finds ten cringeworthy Kendo moments in this video wins a Nanseikan 10th anniversary badge. International readers included! Post your entry in the comments.

I've tagged this as an "Instructional Video" because you can learn even by watching bad Kendo. :D