Showing posts from December, 2011

Kenshikan's new floor

Went to the Kenshikan today and saw the new floor for the first time. It's beautiful!! Hopefully these terrible phone pics give you an idea. But you'll just have to go to training there yourselves. As today was the opening ceremony, there was a little Shinto offering of sake and rice to the gods in each corner of the dojo.

Kenshikan's new floor and official dojo reopening

pic courtesy コアラ先生 To all members of the Victorian Kendo, Iaido and Jodo Community, Please see attached invitation. It is with great pleasure and excitement that Melbourne Budokai and the Kenshikan Trust formally invite you to attend the re-opening ceremony of the Kenshikan Dojo on Sunday the 11th of December 2011. We would very much welcome your participation at this historic occasion which will involve a traditional ceremony followed by a goodwill jigeiko. ***SUNDAY, 11TH OF DECEMBER*** Ceremony will begin at 10.30am (Please ensure you arrive 10 mins before) Held at The Kenshikan Dojo (91 Rosslyn St. West Melbourne VIC 3006) In early 2010 the Melbourne Budokai launched the ‘Kenshikan Restoration Project’, the most significant initiative undertaken since the Kenshikan's opening in 1990. Over 20 years of extensive usage by the budo community has lead to the steady deterioration of the Kenshikan facility with the external roofing material and the dojo floor suffe