As Victoria comes out of lockdown, in-person training will resume with some changes. 6 February is the tentative start date for regular training in 2021, with 27 February as the start of the next beginners' course. Please check in with this website regularly for updates.
VKR/AKR membership 2004-2005
The end of financial year is almost here, which means membership fees are due. Some of you paid for 6 months from December and some haven't paid as yet. Barring any unforseen price increase, under 16 membership for 12 months will be $60. However the VKR are still at the moment finailsing details of their insurance for the next year and are not accepting payments for the moment.
I know some people are anxious about not missing out on grading at the next opportunity. Rest assured, I will not let anyone slip through this time!
If any of you are good with your hands (or your mum or dad is!), you might like to try making this kendo dummy. I haven't made one but it looks good and the detailed plans are free to download. http://www.bestkendo.com/HowtoDummy.html b
Some more holiday reading, this time about something that I hope everyone will be doing and thinking about regularly while they are not in the dojo – suburi! This research is by a group of researchers from Keio University in Japan, led by two 7-dan kendo sensei. They looked at the best position to swing back to, and also the best position to stop the cut, whilst doing men suburi. Click here to read the article. b *Thanks to www.miamivalleykendo.org for the article