Nanseikan is a non-profit, community-based martial arts group based in the city of Banyule that welcomes new members of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders and skill levels. Our aims are life-long learning and personal development through rigorous training in the Way of the Sword in a supportive and inclusive environment.
*********NEW TRAINING TIMES: 9.30 to 11.30am Saturdays, 6.30 to 8.00pm Wednesdays*********
If you are grading please make sure you take either your own, or club bogu with you.
6th kyu will only need to wear do and tare. 5th kyu and above wears full bogu.
If you are grading please take full bogu and tenugui! (shinai as well, of course!) It sometimes happens that people get asked to double grade, in which case you need to have everything there just in case.
Grading for 6th Kyu - 2 Kyu:
Date: September 8, 2013
Time: 12.30 registration for 1 pm start
Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn Street West Melbourne VICTORIA 3003
Grading for 1st Kyu- 3 or 4 Dan:
Date: September 22, 2013
Time:12.30 registration for 1 pm start Location: Kenshikan Dojo, 91 Rosslyn Street West Melbourne VICTORIA 3003
Grading fees are $35 for kyu grades, payable after you pass. The VKR will invoice me after the grading and I will collect fees then.
The grading will take 2 - 3 hours depending on how many people are grading. Please plan to stay there until the end so you can be on hand to hear the results, which are only announced once the whole grading has finished.
6th kyu will be the first group to grade, 2nd kyu the last. 6th kyu is nearly always the biggest group, with the numbers in each group getting smaller the higher they go.
Stay to watch the group grading after you, so that you can see what you have to aim for next.