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Well done to all our members who competed at the State Kendo Championships on December 7th.
Congratulations to Kevin Pek who came equal third in the kyu individuals and Karen Le who obtained equal 3rd in the Kyu Women's Individuals.
It is with great pleasure to announce a visit by three Sensei this December:
Mr. Hanazawa Hiroo Sensei - Kyoshi 8th Dan
Ms. Kinoshita Toyoko Sensei - Renshi 6th Dan
Ms. Oshima Yasuko Sensei - Renshi 6th Dan
They are visiting Melbourne and Sydney to see our beautiful country and practise a little Kendo on the side.
Due to the Labour Day public holiday on Monday October 7th 2013, there will be no training.
Class resumes Wednesday October 9th as per schedule.
The beginners course is closed for 2013.
The next beginners course will commence Wednesday March 19th 2014.
Please check back in February 2014 for the next enrolment intake.
News for those wanting to join - the next Beginners Course commences Wednesday the 14th of August at 7:30pm. Please read this page for more information.
FOUNDERS CUP 2013
Date & Time:
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2013
Time: 08:00 – 18:00
UNSW Lifestyle and Aquatic Centre
Main Hall, 2nd floor
Cr High Street & Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2050
Free weekend parking located adjacent to the NIDA Parade Theatre (entry off Day Avenue).
Cost of participation:
Cost for participation on Saturday is $20 (includes entry to all competitions, light meal and refreshments).
Cost for seminar on Sunday is $10 (excludes grading fee).
Costs vary depending on your attempted grade application.
DEADLINE FOR ALL COMPETITION REGISTRATION AND GRADING APPLICATION: Friday July 19th 2013.
Please contact the Club Secretary: Van Hoang for further information.
The Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR) announced today the competitors for the Second Sport Accord Combat Games to be held 18-26 October 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
This event is one of very few opportunities for Australian Kendo players to test their skills against the worlds best Kendoka in a very challenging and competitive situation.
AKR was invited to submit one player each for three of the competition categories.
Mens Youth Individual, age 18-25.
Mens Individual, age 26-55 and 5, 6 or 7 Dan.
Womens Individual, age 21-40 and 3, 4 or 5 Dan.
Following observation at the recent 38th Australian Kendo Championships and further consideration, the AKR Kendo Board and others, have selected Kirby Smith Sensei: multiple Australian Open Kendo Champion and Australian Kendo Team member for World Kendo Championships - to represent in Mens Individual competition.
Congratulations to Kirby Smith Sensei. Best wishes for your preparation!
Please check here for more information: Kendo Schedule for the Sport Accord Combat Games
SportAccord World Combat Games
The 38th Australian Kendo Championships were held over the Easter weekend in Sydney at Brickpit Stadium Thornleigh: March 30-31st.
Congratulations to our UNSW Kendo Club members who represented NSW successfully at the Championships.
Please see here 38th AKC for full results.
Due to the Easter Long Weekend, there will be no training on Monday April 1st.
Training will resume as per schedule on Wednesday April 3rd 9.00pm-9.30pm (Beginners class from 7.30pm)
and Thursday April 4th 8pm-9.30pm.
Our first Beginners Course for 2013 starts Wednesday March 20th 7.30pm.
Unfortunately the Beginner Course for Semester 1 is full.
Our next Beginners Course will start Wednesday August 14th 2013.
Please check back in July 2013 for open online enrollment here: How to Join
Our ever popular Beginner Classes start Wednesday March 20th 7.30pm-9pm.
Our Beginner classes run for 6 weeks once a week and costs $54 (students & UNSW staff) and $72 for members of the public. All equipment is provided to students at no additional cost at all training lessons.
New beginners wanting to start Kendo, please sign up here How to Join or at our O Week stall (February 25-March 1 2013) between 10am-3pm.
Please be advised we accept cash payments only.
If you are unable to sign up during O Week, please contact us for alternative arrangements. Please read this page for more information.
Happy New Year Everyone! We have updated training times!
Thursdays (advanced) now begin at 8pm-9.30pm. Monday and Wednesday remain the same. We look forward to training with you all in 2013.
News for those wanting to join - the next Beginners Course commences Wednesday the 1st of August at 7:30pm. Please read this page for more information.
UNSW Kendo Club is off to a great start this year, taking first place in the SKC3 Team Competition! Congratulations to Michael Henstock, David Agius and Ban Lieu!
We have new training times! See About Us for details. In addition, note that due to the UNSW Sports and Recreation centre being closed over the Christmas break, training will halt on the 22nd and recommence on the 4th of January 2012.
Congratulations and all the best to Alvin Chen and Michael Henstock for being appointed State Kyu Coach and Assistant State Kyu Coach respectively.
Commendations are due for all our kendoka who did a superb job at the UNSW state champs! Results included:
- Dan Individuals: 1st and 3rd place
- Kyu Individuals: 2nd and two equal 3rd places
- The Fighting Spirit Award
Good job UNSW kendo club members at the 16th DHMDK tournament - we came 3rd in the Dan individuals and 3rd in the Kyu individuals!
Congratulations to the UNSW team at the Unigames - UNSW ranked 1st overall. Results included:
Open Teams: 1st
Kyu Teams: 2nd
Dan Womens: 1st and 2nd
Women Kyu Individuals: 3rd
Green and gold medals: 2
Members of UNSW Kendo Club playing for other unis also won:
Dan Individuals: 1st
Kyu Individuals: 3rd
Great news from the Australian Team selection this weekend in Melbourne. Kirby Smith and Michael Henstock, both from UNSWKC have taken two of five Men's Team slots for the 15th WKC!
See older news in the Archive