There are a lot more sellers of Kendo equipment online than there used to be! The Equipment Buying Guide on this site is by far our most visited page, with more than four times as many visits as the next popular page (the "About & Contact" page). While most of the info there is still relevant I thought I'd write a quick overview of what's been happening recently and how that affects us. History If memory serves, Mike Ma's onlinekendo.com was the first true internet shopping site for Kendo equipment. Since starting it out of his flat in Carlton while a still a student at Melbourne Uni, Mike moved the business to China around 10 years ago, from where he was able to access the rapidly growing Chinese Kendo equipment manufacturing sector. Initially set up to supply the large Japanese companies, China now has its own substantial Kendo community who need equipment. Alibaba and Taobao regularly sell equipment at startlingly low prices. It'
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Next Saturday 1 April after training we will be going to Malahang Reserve in Heidelberg West for a BBQ to celebrate the end of term 1. We will aim to get to the park by noon and have a good couple of hours of food, play and chatting! Location and information: https://www.banyule.vic.gov.au/Services/Parks-and-Facilities/Malahang-Reserve Feel free to bring your whole family. Food and drink can be left in the fridge in the kitchen at the dojo while we train. Alternatively there is an Aldi and an IGA supermarket on Bell St where you could easily buy supplies on your way from the dojo to the park.