Sunday, 23 May 2010

Graded Individual Kendo Competition

To All VKR Members:


Please note that the Melbourne University Kendo Club will host a Graded Individual Kendo Competition at the Melbourne University Sports Union, on Saturday 26 June.

Depending on the number of entrants, Registration will start at 11:00am and the Competition will run from 12:00 noon to about 4:00pm.  A final jigeiko session will be scheduled, time permitting.

The format will be similar to last years 20th Anniversary Taikai, with the following features:

4 Divisions:


  • Up to 3rd Kyu
  • 1 & 2 Kyu
  • 1 & 2 Dan
  • 3 & 4 Dan

Each Division played out to find a winner, a runner-up and 2 equal 3rds.

The final 2 in each division will go up into the next division.

Open to all AKR Members.

Numbers will be limited due to time constraints; selection of competitors and the draw will be at the discretion of the UMKC Committee.  However earlier entries will receive preference.

Dan competitors will be expected to make themselves available to shinpan the Kyu divisions.  Hakama and keikogi to be worn for this. Senior members not competing will be asked to assist as shinpan for the senior divisions.

Further details of rules and format to be finalised once the number of entries is known.

Entries close Friday 11 June, entry fee $10 per head, details of how to enter will be circulated soon.

Please ensure all Club members are aware of this opportunity for shiai against competitors of their own standard.

Regards to all,

Yakov Macak
Instructor,
Melbourne University Kendo Club

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