Saturday, 30 November 2013

Ballarat vs Inagawa Friendship Taikai - Nov 2013

Inagawa Cho Kendo Sensei

Gary Oliver vs Minoru Toya

A drawn Tournament seemed fitting!

Training in Inagawa Cho, Tyogo Ken, JAPAN
 
 
L - R: Gary, Andy, David, Jason, Ruffy & James


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Jinx Nomura's online store and training

Junx Nomura will be attending training at Ballarat this Thursday with information about her online Kendo store. Its a chance to see what she can offer in the way of quality Kendo gear. She'll arrive about 6 p.m. so be there!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Yearly Fees Due

This years fees are due soon, below are the costs...


Senior:
             AKR - $20
Kendo supplement - $10
Iaido supplement - $10 (only if you study this discipline)
 Jodo supplement - $10 (only if you study this discipline)
             VKR - $15
       Insurance - $40

Junior:
             AKR - $10
Kendo supplement - $10
Iaido supplement - $10 (only if you study this discipline)
 Jodo supplement - $10 (only if you study this discipline)
             VKR - $10
       Insurance - $35

Friday, 31 May 2013

Good Will tournament in Japan

It is now official; five members of the Ballarat Kendo Club plus two support personnel will be visiting Japan in November this year to challenge our sister city, Inagawa Cho in a Good Will Kendo Taikai. This will be the third official tournament between our two cities. Inagawa won the first Taikai ten years ago and Ballarat won the second one. Stay tuned for details leading up to the tournament and find out how you can support the group.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Tim Amey (4 Dan) & Gary Oliver (6 Dan) following Karate & Kobudo Training

Last month we had a visit by Tim Amey (4th Dan Karate) from the USA. Tim joined in training and gladly agreed to being thrown in to the deeep end as he had little Kendo experience. Thanks tim! Please come again.
March looks like a busy month for the Ballarat Kendo Club. Please mark these dates in your diary;

March 3rd: Farewell training and Taikai for Shinoda Sensei at Kenshikan, Melbourne.
March 10th: Kyu Grading at Kenshikan (registration by 7th)
March 16th: VKR AGM
March 24th: Dan grading at Kenshikan
March 29th: National Kendo Championships in sydney begin.

To get the most out of your Kendo become involved and make the effort!