Friday, 14 December 2007
Thursday, 13 December 2007
It was an honour for us to host an end of the year joint training with Berwick's Mumeishi Kendo Club last night. Sensei Gazanigga and his group showed their expected total commitment to training and some great battles were fought. Our thanks to Ann Marie, Morgan and Erica for catering for the after battle festivities. Its been a great year! We look forward to visiting mumeishi early in 2008.
Friday, 30 November 2007
Saturday, 24 November 2007
Congratulations Tarl O'Mara on preparing the Ballarat Team for today's State Taikai. No placings (just) but excellent performances from Celeste and Cassie in their first Taikai together with Ruffy, Trent and Corbo. In the Dan competition it was again good Kendo from Sachiko, Tarl, Gary, Jason and Dabido.
Thursday, 1 November 2007
Thursday, 30 August 2007
We are moving - as of the 6th of September will be training at the Ballarat Secondry College East campus - Assembly Hall. See Dojo page for details on location at the cnr Fussell and Victoria St. This is going to be great as it is bigger and better see you all there.
Thursday, 23 August 2007
Monday, 20 August 2007
Saturday, 28 July 2007
At the Yakatori BBQ tonight Gary Oliver launched his interactive Cd Rom; "The History of the Victorian Kendo Renmei". The Cd has nine chapters covering the Renmei's first 30 years from the Little Bourke Street Dojo to the recent Australian Championships held in Melbourne. Hundreds of Photographs are included plus testimonies from more than 20 of our highest ranked members. The Cd is free to all present VKR members and will soon be on the VKR website.
Well done Ballarat at the Otsuka Memorial Taikai in Melbourne today. Adam Corbett was in the winning team and Sachiko Sakai and Carl Ruff in the second placed team. In addition, Carl Ruff and Chris Brown received the only two Fighting Spirit awards given on the night.
Wednesday, 13 June 2007
Congratulations Tarl O'Mara and Gary Oliver on making the Victorian contingent for the 32nd Australian Kendo Championships held over the long weekend of June 9th - 10th in Melbourne. Tarl fought well in the Open Dan Individuals, eventually being defeated by Kirby Smith, 4 times Australian Champion. Gary came 3rd in the Senior Division, the second time in the last three years.