Showing posts from September, 2008

第1回全日本剣道選手権大会決勝 The first All Japan Championships!

For your viewing pleasure! b

Nakakura Kiyoshi (9.dan)

A short video of Nakakura sensei near the end of his life. He visited Australia several times over the years and was something of a kendo (and iaido) god. Next time you're at the Kenshikan, take time to notice the joseki. It says 'butoku' (martial virtue) and is by him. b

Term 4 starts 11 October

Term 3 has come to an end and we have almost a month off before we start on 11 October. In the meantime, the Australian University Games kendo competition will be taking place at Footscray Campus of Victoria University, Ballarat Road, Footscray on Wed 1 October, from 9.00am until 6.00pm. This year a record 70 competitors from 9 universities around Australia will be taking part. AFAIK entry is free for spectators, so if you're not doing anything on that day, come down and watch some intense shiai! And BTW, check out the Mt Fuji webcam down the bottom left of this blog. If you click on "more", you get a bigger image pop-up. It's a really sharp and clear picture too. b PS - there is always a link to Victorian school holiday dates on the left side of this blog too.