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Samurai Festival

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pic (c) Chris Panagopoulos Last Saturday, as part of the 2006 Australia-Japan Year of Exchange, a group of armourers and martial artists from Japan gave a demonstration of battlefield techniques and technology from medieval Japan. There were also demonstrations of kendo and iaido from members of the VKR. Josh Orth and Chris Panagopoulos both have posted pics of the day. Chris' pics are here: http://www.users.on.net/~watari/ Josh's pics are here: http://pics.livejournal.com/nuwishas_tail/gallery/0001yad1 Enjoy! b
Kendo - TWOS (The Way Of The Sword) This the video that Russell made att Nanseikan (and other places) last year. The Nanseikan sequence is near the end. Enjoy! =) b

2006 Victorian Kendo Championships

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Here is the poster for the 2006 VKC. Nanseikan members please feel free to copy it and print it out to put up at school. b

Dragon Ball kendo!

http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nsp/kendo/tama/live/index.shtml Paste this link into a new browser window for a great site that has heaps of video of the annual Gyokuryuki high school kendo tournament in Japan. The site's in Japanese, but if you just try clicking on some different things, you'll soon find the videos. :) b

The plum trees are blossoming!

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真冬に梅花をつける... The plum blossoms in the depth of winter. They inspire us because we can see spring in on its way. They also bloom while it is still very cold, thus showing their hardiness. We should aspire to be like the plum blossoms, inspiring others by our own example and effort. b

Grading requirements for kyu grades

2.3.5 6 kyu Technical Requirements Kihon-waza to be executed with Motodachi, candidates wearing Tare and Do. • Correct Hakama & Keikogi • Correct Bogu • Rei and Sonkyo • Ashi-sabaki • Kihon Men • Kihon Kote • Kihon Do • Kihon Kote-Men (Delete) • Kihon Kote-Do (Delete) • Kiri-Kaeshi (Delete) 2.3.6 5 kyu Grading Technical Requirements Kihon-waza to be executed with Motodachi, candidates wearing Tare and Do. • Correct Hakama & Keikogi • Correct Bogu • Rei and Sonkyo • Ashi-sabaki • Kihon Men • Kihon Kote • Kihon Do • Kihon Kote-Men (Delete) • Kihon Kote-Do (Delete) • Kiri-Kaeshi 2.3.7 4 kyu Grading Technical Requirements Candidates wearing full Bogu and demonstrating against each other. • Correct Hakama & Keikogi • Correct Bogu • Kihon Men • Kihon Kote • Kihon Do • Nidan-waza • Kihon Kote-Men • Kihon Kote-Do • Sandan-waza (Delete) • Kiri-Kaeshi • Kiri-Kaeshi as Uchidachi • Uchi-komi Geiko 2.3.8 3 kyu Grading Technical Requirements Candidates wearing full Bogu and demonstratin

Pic of last year's Ballarat Kangeiko

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Here's a pic of last year's Kangeiko with UMKC at Ballarat. For a larger version you can print, go to http://www.deviantart.com/view/18488304/ Thanks to Viet at UMKC for the pic. (B

Upcoming grading

Below are the details of the next grading. Remember, you need to submit an application form to me and have my signed permission before you can go for the grading. b :) KENDO GRADING EXAMINATIONS Sunday the 28th of May 2006 To be held in two sections…… 4th Kyu to 1st Kyu Kendo 1st Dan to 3rd Dan 1 pm start Gradings will be held at the Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne. INTRODUCTION The VKR will be conducting a grading examination for Kendo grades 4th Kyu to 3rd Dan on Sunday 28th May 2006. The grading examination is open to current financial members of the VKR, AKR or IKF affiliates. In keeping with the policy set forth in the AKR Manual of Documents : As such, beginners should be financial members of the AKR, registered for the applicable art for the 2005/2006 financial year. Applicants who are not financial members as of this current financial year 2005/2006 will not be considered. Application should be made on the grading form/s included with this le

Training dates for term 2 2006

Dates for term two April 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th ( this incorporates easter break ) May 6th, 13, 20, and 27 June 3rd and 10th ( school holidays commence the following weekend) (B

Nanseikan at Sydney Rd Festival 2006

We will demonstrating again at Syd Rd Fest this year, on Sunday 5 March. The venue will be the Community Stage, cnr Michael St and Sydney Rd. Assemble at 12 noon, start atg 12.35pm, demo goes for 20 min.

Tuesday night trainings now Wednesday night

Tuesday night trainings will now move to Wednesday. Same time: 5-6pm. Same place. Training fee is $7.00 per training, pay as you go. See you there! b =)

First training for 2006

The first training for 2006 will be the first Saturday in February. See you all then! b :)

5 & 6 kyu kendo grading

The next VKR Kendo Grading will take place on Saturday 11 February 2.30 pm at the Kenshikan, and it will be for candidates attempting 6kyu and 5 kyu only.