Membership Renewals

12 Jun 2015 9:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

 Greetings MBK Member!!

Well it's that time of the year - membership renewal time!

At the MBK AGM that was held on Sunday the 19th of April 2015, there was a proposal by the MBK committee about the introduction of a MBK membership card that contained a photo for the new membership year.  The members at the AGM agreed to the proposal.

Therefore, you are required to provide a passport sized photo with your membership renewal form to be used on your membership card.  The link below will enable you to print your own photos. 

Attached is the updated Membership Renewal form to MBK/VKR/AKR and ANF/VNR for the year from the 1st of July 2015 until the 30th of June 2016.


Please fill it in and have it, your photo and your membership renewal fee paid by NO LATER than Thursday the 18th of June 2015.  Unfortunately the VKR have requested all clubs to have their renewals in by the 21st of June 2015 and Ellen (the MBK Membership secretary) will require some time to collate all the information.  Hence the deadline that has been set. 

As usual, there are be copies of this form at the dojo for you to fill in

Payment of the renewal fee can be made via bank transfer. 

Below are MBK’s bank details:


Bank: National Australia Bank

Account Name: Melbourne Budokai (Kenshikan Dojo) Inc

BSB No: 083-004

Account No: 51 748 2196


If you do decide to do a transfer, please ensure that the transaction reference clearly includes your name and that it's for your membership renewal.  You are still required to fill in the attached renewal form to confirm your details and to provide a photo.  Full time students must also show a valid student id card.

Please let me know if you have any questions relating to this.

Your prompt response will be most appreciated as we wouldn't want MBK to be one of the last clubs to forward their membership details.


Also, if you're not intending on renewing your membership then please let either myself or Ellen know so we don't chase you up for it.  A reason would also be nice to have.

BTW It's important that all Kendo/Iaido/Jodo members are familiar with the membership requirements of the AKR when it comes to competitions and gradings.  This is detailed in the following PDF document -

Please read section 1.4 of this document if you're not already familiar with this as it may influence your decision as to whether you renew your membership now or at a later point.  Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this.

Cheers and thanks in advance.

Paul Bserani

Secretary Melbourne Budokai


Melbourne Budokai & Kenshikan Dojo
91 Rosslyn Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003

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