Monday, 21 December 2009

2009 Battlefield Winner

Congratulations to Ryan Oliver, this year's BATTLEFIELD winner. Runner up was David Tannard.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

4th Dan for Tarl

This is late in reporting, but a big well done for Tarl O'mara who reached his 4th Dan in Belgium.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Last Training of the Year 2009

Tonight is the penultimate training for the year. Please make a special effort to attend both tonight and next week, as it will be the last for a little while.

Next week will be all the usual festivites that you have grown to love over the years, the Battlefield, the Jumping Castle, the Ferris Wheel, the Roller Coaster and the Clowns. Due to lack of funds the only items will be there next week will be the Clowns (as they are every night), and the Battlefield.


Monday, 14 December 2009

2009 Nanseikan Summer Update

Date: Monday 21st December

Location: Nanseikan Dojo, St Pius X Primary School Hall, Waterdale Road, Heidelberg West (300m north of Bell St intersection).

Start time: 9.00am

Lunch: 1.00pm Please note, lunch is now BYO.

Finish time: 5.00pm


All day under 16 $15.00 (half day -$10.00)
All day senior $20.00 (half day - $15.00)

Requirements for attendance: VKR member, shinai and bokuto, kendogi and hakama, bogu (if wearing bogu), own lunch

Refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch. Note, there is a kitchen with fridge, microwave, toaster, etc available at the dojo.
Please advise of any health or dietary issues beforehand.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

2009 Nanseikan Gasshuku

Nanseikan will again be hosting an all day Gasshuku (Training Camp)  on Monday 21 December from 9.00am until 5.00pm. Lunch will be provided. The cost will be $20 for junior VKR members and $30 for senior VKR members.

This is the first Monday of the school holidays so it is envisaged that the gasshuku will be more convenient for students. However any VKR member who is available is welcome to attend. Half day (or less) attendance is $10.00.

Practice will include in-depth looks at kata, bokuto kihon, waza and shiai (including basic shinpaning).

Hope to see lots of you there.

Ben Sheppard

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Mumeishi 3's 2009 Results

Congratulations to the Ballarat Team in this years Mumeishi 3's.

Although not winning past their pool of 3 teams. Carl Ruff and Jason Widdy (Ballarat only had two members for a three member team event) won the Team Spirit Fighting Award.