Showing posts from July, 2012

Beginners' course no. 2 starts this Saturday

the late Sumitaka Nagae sensei, instructing young beginners at the old Nanseikan Dojo in Brunswick, c. 2004 At Nanseikan we now have two beginners' courses each year. This Saturday will see the start of the second beginners' course for 2012. Training for beginners will be from 9am til 10am. Seniors will continue until 11am. Everyone will start without bogu for the first hour, helping the beginners learn how to hold the shinai, stand in kamae and use Kendo footwork. After the first three weeks, beginners will join in for the whole of training. The beginners' course will continue until the end of term (15 Sept). The fee is $90, payable on the first training. Let's make everyone welcome and show them our best Kendo.

Special Iaido training for Kenshi

The VKR is having a special try-out training for all kenshi who would like to try the sister art to Kendo — Iaido. Learn how to draw, cut and sheathe the katana in one quick, smooth action, just like our awesome iaido colleagues! For sometime now, many kendoka in Victoria have expressed interest in trying iaido, but never got around to it due to other commitments (including kendo!). Now here's your chance to try; the VKR and its Iaido members are inviting all VKR kendoka to a one-off introductory course to iai; Details: Date/Time:  Saturday 4th August, 2:00pm ~ 4:00pm Venue:  Kenshikan Fee:  $10 (paid individually on the day) What to bring:  kendo-gi, hakama, bokuto, obi (if you have one) RSVP: Sunday 29th July (email: or Places maybe limited so please respond early!

Term 3 starts this Saturday - Spring is not far away

Training starts again for regular members this coming Saturday 21st. The first thing we will need to do is collect names and details for VKR-AKR memberships which are due now for the 2012-13 membership year. Membership fees are $60.00 for seniors (16 and over), and juniors are $35.00. The next beginners' course starts on 4th August. The beginners will train for the first hour for the first three weeks. Then they will train for the full length of training until the end of the term, 15 Sept. Term fees are also due on Saturday. It is a 9 week term, so that means $135 for regular members. Beginners' course costs $90.00.