2015 Victorian Kendo Championships update

09 Aug 2015 10:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Greetings MBK Member!!

Well, we are less than a week away from the Victorian Kendo Championships.  

If you’ve informed me that you’d like to compete and have yet to pay the entry fee please do so in the next day or two.  

You can transfer the fee to MBK’s bank account.  

The bank details are as follows:

Bank: National Australia Bank

Account Name: Melbourne Budokai (Kenshikan Dojo) Inc

BSB No: 083-004

Account No: 51 748 2196

Please let me know if you do so I can cross you off the list of “yet to pay”.

Earlier this afternoon, after the VKR delegates meeting, I was informed that if a competitor does not have a compliant nafuda (zekken) they will not be allowed to compete.  Nafudas with tape covering an existing name, etc, will not be allowed.  

The attached information handout has this spelled out in number 4 under conditions of entry.  It refers to the AKR rules and diagram regarding the nafuda.  

These can be found at http://www.kendoaustralia.asn.au/content/?page_id=1230 

It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure they have a compliant nafuda.  

If you are unsure if you have one please let me know.

The organisers of the VKCs are still looking for volunteers to help with the event.  

As mentioned in a previous email, even if you’re competing, once your event had finished and you’re able to help, please do so.

This coming Friday (14th August) the organisers will be transporting the required equipment that is currently stored at Kenshikan to the venue, and then they’ll be setting up the venue (see the attached information handout for the venue details).  

Again, as mentioned in a previous email, they will be requiring help with the loading of the equipment and then the setup of the venue.  

We will be meeting at Kenshikan at 5:15pm to load the van and to transport the equipment.  Due to having one van, two trips will be required.  

Therefore, lots of hands (and bodies) will be required  to help at Kenshikan AND the venue.  Please come and help if you’re available.  

Of course after the championships have concluded on Sunday afternoon, what was setup must be destroyed and returned to Kenshikan….

Due to the championships, next Sunday’s training will not be held.  

Members are encouraged to come and support their fellow MBK members who will be competing next Saturday and Sunday.  Entry is free so please let your family, friends and work colleagues know.

I look forward to seeing you next weekend and if not, then during the week.

Cheers and take care.

PS. Good luck to all those who will be competing….and helping….

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West Melbourne VIC 3003

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