Showing posts from November, 2019

Saturday 14 December: last training for 2019 and Shochugeiko by the beach

Last year's Shochugeiko at Blairgowrie Community Hall photo courtesy Kyohei Fujiie It was so much fun we're doing it again! We're heading down to Blairgowrie for our annual summer training camp or shochugeiko . Here are the details: Where : Blairgowrie Community Hall, 12 William Rd. When : 9.30 to 4.00pm, Saturday 14 December  Meet : at the Heidelberg West Dojo at 7.00am and depart at 7.30am Cost : $20.00 VKR members, $10.00 Nanseikan members Food : BYO. Hall has full kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave, etc. Dinner will be picnic or BBQ on the foreshore. We'll be taking the St Pius PS bus which will fit about 10 people but we'll also need a couple of cars to help transport everyone's bogu. Hopefully the weather will be warm enough for a swim after we finish training for the day, although as last year showed, some people will go for a swim no matter what the temperature. So bring your bathers!

Tashiro sensei seminar 2019

Tashiro sensei will again be visiting Melbourne as the guest of Mumeishi Kendo Club. All VKR members are welcome to attend a seminar and/or several trainings that Sensei will be visiting during the week of his visit. Please see details of the seminar and various trainings below.  Thanks to Mumeishi Kendo Club President Trent Reeve for this info. Other trainings: Mumeishi Kendo Club, Berwick Masonic Hall, 106 Princes Highway (Main street) Berwick: > > November > Wed 27th - 7.30pm - 9.30pm > Fri 29th - 7.30pm - 9.30pm > > December > Sun 1st - 9.30am - 11.30am > Wed 4th - 7.30pm - 9.30pm > Sun 8th - 9.30am - 11.30am > > A $5 visitor fee is applicable at these sessions. Parking is available at the dojo and across the street. > > Sensei will also be visiting the following dojo during his stay. In each case please observe the host dojo's visitor fees. > > Thurs Nov 28th @ Fudoshin Kendo Club 7pm - 8.30pm > Mon Dec 2nd and

Atsushi's "itte rasshai" party

Atsushi is returning to Japan at the end of this month. Most likely he will be back next year when his visa is sorted out, so it is "itte rasshai" (see you soon) rather than "sayonara" (goodbye)! So I will be hosting a small party after training next Wednesday (20/11) at my house, around the corner from the dojo. The forecast is for for 31 degrees! So it will be the perfect night for a couple of beers after training. We can fire up the hibachi and have some yakitori, etc to help the beer go down. Please let me know via email or text if you are thinking of coming. Hopefully we can get all of the usual Wednesday night crowd and perhaps some extras for one night. Kanpai!

New club roles and calendar for 2020

Our demonstration at the 2019 Sakura Picnic Day Thanks to everyone who put their hands up to take on various roles within the club. It's really heartening to know that people are willing to support the club with their expertise. It's also great to have people sharing their ideas with me on how to improve things at the club. It means that you're all thinking deeply about the way things run and are inspired to make things better. These are the people and the projects/roles assigned so far. The nature and the duration of each will be largely defined by the people undertaking them. However I will be in touch with each of you to offer some guidelines on the sort of things to expect, particularly in connection with jobs like Secretary. I imagine the ongoing roles will be for one year unless we decide otherwise. These positions are not exclusive or set-in-stone, so if you want to offer to work jointly on any of these tasks or projects, feel free to speak wit