24 July 2016

Eiga Naoki - "A Single Blow"

This is one of the great Kendo docos. Although filmed with a ham samwich, A Single Blow nonetheless deals with a lot of important aspects of Kendo competition: how to deal with a slump in your performance; the difficulty of maintaining the desire to win when the desire the win can be the very thing that slows you down; and the bigger picture of Japan facing Sth Korea's onslaught, and what it means to be the world's top Kendo nation.

21 July 2016

2016 Victorian Kendo Championships information

Click here to download the following info in pdf format

Victorian Kendo Championships 2016

13 – 14 August


Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus, Ballarat Road

Court 1, Level 1, Footscray Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre (Building L)


Registrations 8:00AM ~ 9:00AM

Competition 9:00AM ~ 5:00PM


Day 1 – Saturday, 13 August 2016

1. Men’s kyu individuals

2. Women’s kyu individuals

3. Women’s dan individuals

4. Men’s dan individuals

Day 2 – Sunday, 14 August 2016

5. Men’s kyu teams

6. Women’s kyu teams

7. Veteran’s individuals

8. Kata Pairs

9. Women’s open teams

10.Men’s open teams

* Events and schedules are subject to change.

18 July 2016

AKR-VKR membership payments now due!

The club has paid membership fees for the following people:

James C, Sean, Patrick, Quinn, Ben, Alex, Evelyn (j), Andrew, Chris, Soon Lai, Andre (j), Greg, Anae (j), Yukari, Joshua (j), Rita, Jade (j), James E (y), Ben (j), Jose, Hugo (j).

Sorry I made a mistake with the junior (j) fees, They are $45.00, not $40 as previously mentioned. Seniors are $70. For payment, please email me or see me at training.

10 July 2016

Training for term 3 starts this Saturday

Term 3 starts this coming Saturday. See you then! Don't forget training STARTS at 9 am. That means you should arrive at 8.45!

6 July 2016

Massive Budo Demonstration in Sydney this November

Click on the image for full size version. Feel free to download and print as a poster for school or work. 

2 July 2016

Mid year holiday news

Hope you're all doing your suburi while we're on break!

Some news:

Kendo Roadtrip

Sean and I will be going to Fudoshin Kendo Club training next Tuesday night from 6.30 - 8.30pm. I can take four people in my car, leaving from Heidelberg West at 6pm. First in best dressed! Fudoshin training is great fun and very correct. They often have a national team coach taking training. Casual fee is I think $10. Either email me, IM through instagram or FB, or text me on: ohfourtwotwoonefoursixthreesixseven

If you want to go but don't have bogu with you, let me know and we can swing past the dojo.

Shinpan seminars

There are two levels, an intro level and a review level. Some NSK members would be eligible for the  intro level, please see below:

Shinpan Seminars will be held on the following dates
Sunday 10 July: 1Kyu to 2 Dan - Review and practice of basics
Sunday 24 July: 3Dan and above - Preparation for VKC
Sunday 9 October: 1Kyu to 2 Dan - Review and practice
Sunday 23 October: 3Dan and above - Review and practice
Each seminar will be held at Kenshikan Dojo starting at 1:00 pm, and will run for approximately 2 hrs.
For Sunday 10 July, dress will be hakama and keikogi, and participants are requested to also bring their bogu and shinai so that they can act as shiaisha as well. 2nd and 3rd kyu kendoka may attend as shiaisha if they wish.
As always, a pen, notebook and a copy of the rules should also be brought. I will have some copies of the rulebook available for sale for $15.00.

Apologies for the short notice about this seminar, please try to attend if you can.

Please confirm your attendance to either of the July Seminars by emailing your Name, Grade & Club to: [macakcyAToptusnetDOTcomDOTau] as soon as possible.

Upcoming dates

Sadly the entries for the Otsuka Taikai have closed. However if you wish to watch, entry is free and it is at the Kenshikan on the afternoon of Saturday 16 July (our first day back at training for term 3).

The Victorian Kendo Championships will be our big focus this term. They are Sat & Sun 13-14 August at Vic Uni Footscray Campus. See poster above. Our aim is to enter as many eligible members as possible, ideally a kyu team, an open team, a kata team, as well as individual entries. For those who aren't ready to compete, it would be great to see you there helping out with some of the small jobs required, or at least just enjoying the spectacle.

Training starts back on Saturday 16 July. Beginners start Saturday 6 August.

Next gradings are 11 September (kyu grading) 18 September (dan grading).