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VKR Seminar 6 & 7 March 2021 -schedule

Location : Monash University Recreation Centre, Clayton campus The following NSK members have been enrolled: Ben F (Sat), Andrew D (both), Soon (Sun), Quinn (both) and me (both). Those attending Saturday have also got their names down for the free barbie at 6pm on Sat. The whole seminar is free of charge. But note, you must BYO lunch.

Some excellent vids to inspire your return to the dojo tomorrow

  Warakiribattousai's Youtube channel is good fun, mostly about Iaido, and has lots and lots of tameshigiri. This vid is interesting because he does his own version of the question, "Can Kendo techniques really work when using a real sword?" I think he has a background in Kendo prior to his focus on Iaido: you can certainly see he has done at least high school Kendo to a high level before switching to Iaido. So when he uses "Kendo" techniques, he knows the difference. Interestingly I think he adjusts his 'Kendo" technique slightly after the first few tries, going from 'hitting' to 'cutting'. This is exactly what accomplished kenshi work on in the shinai Kendo even they they might not get the chance to test the effectiveness of their cutting technique in this way.  Here is a link to that other video featuring Kondo Hikaru sensei (K7 dan) which I shared last year dealing with the same question: This is a teaser

Back to training this Saturday, woohoo!

Dan announced and end to lockdown as of midnight tonight so that means we are good to go! Our COVID policy covers us for current requirements. Remember: scan QR code at entry for contact tracing mask or shield at all times reduce kiai no taiatari good hygiene at all times (sanitise hands regularly, don't touch things in dojo unnecessarily, come to training already dressed if possible, no access to armoury, BYO first aid kit) See you on Saturday!

Tomorrow and Wednesday's trainings cancelled due to snap lockdown announced this afternoon

Stay safe everyone and hopefully see you all next week!   What are the new rules for Victorians? By  Rachael Dexter 1.26pm Friday 12 February 2021 Under the stage four lockdown restrictions to come into force at midnight tonight there will only be four reasons for Victorians to leave home: shopping for essential items, essential work, permitted education that cannot be done from home and exercise for up to two hours a day with people from your household. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has just listed some other restrictions: You must stay within 5km of your home other than for permitted work Masks are mandatory everywhere in Victoria No visitors to anyone’s home Public gatherings not permitted at all Schools will close but will remain open for vulnerable children or children of essential workers Religious gatherings and ceremonies are not permitted. Funerals can involve no more than 10 people. Hospitality will move to take away only Child care and early childhood centres will remain

Correction to term 1 dates and fees 🙇

Term 1 will be 8 weeks, not 9 weeks as mentioned at training. Previously I indicated we would finish term 1 on Sat 3 Apr. It's been pointed out to me that this is Easter Saturday. So we will instead finish the week before, Sat 27th Mar . This means that fees are now $80.00 (or $160.00 including Wed's) for the full term. A new 2021 dates page has been posted here which I will update as we go along. This year it is harder than usual to make long-term scheduling plans, so please check it from time to time.  Also remember that our new training times for Saturday are 10.00am to 12 noon. 😊

Training times and fees for 2021/ club based gradings / VKR AGM

Training times and fees for this year Wednesday nights 6.30 to 8.00pm Saturday mornings 10.00am to 12 noon. Training fees are $10.00 per training ($5.00 for HC card holders and FT tertiary students). VKR Seminar: Club-based gradings, next kyu grading The VKR will now be handing over the responsibility of grading people from 6th kyu to 4th kyu to individual clubs. There will also be the scope for three gradings per year at this level. Grading for 3rd kyu and above will remain a state-run event that takes place twice yearly, same as current practice. A VKR seminar will be held at Monash Uni across the weekend of the 6th - 7th March to introduce this concept and train members on how to run club-based gradings. It will be a free event, I t is important that as many Nanseikan members as possible attend this seminar . More details to follow about exact times and location.  There will also be a VKR grading for 3rd kyu to 4th dan held on the Sunday. VKR AGM The VKR's Annual General Meeting

COVID training policy

Hi Everyone Here is an update of all VKR events for the year Andrew D