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13/06/15: YMCA are investigating/repairing the floors of our dojo next week. In order to facilitate repairs, our dojo will be closed Thursday 18th of June . Training is still on: Monday June 15th & Wednesday June 17th and will resume Monday June 22nd as per regular schedule. See you in the dojo!

24/05/15: Registrations for our popular beginners course starting Wednesday August 12, 2015 are open! Please visit our registration page HOW TO JOIN.

27/04/15: Congratulations to the recent group of beginners completing the UNSW Kendo Beginners Course! Apologies to those who have been patiently awaiting a follow-up email. There has been a glitch in the system and not all names were included on the email list. f you enjoyed our beginners class and would like to continue, you are absolutely most welcome to join in tonight (Monday 27/4). Training starts at 7:30pm-9:30pm. See you tonight?

15/03/15: Thank you to everyone that has registered for our beginners course. Our very popular beginners course is over capacity and we are no longer accepting enrollments :( The next beginners course will start in semester 2: Wednesday August 12th 2015 7:30pm-9:00pm. Please check back in July 2015 for registrations.

26/02/15: Hello! Thank you to all of you who have visited our O Week Stall this week! Apologies to those who came by and there was no one there. A note to any one reading who visited and signed up on Monday February 23rd. We accidentally lost your registration! If you can fill our our online registration again, that would be most appreciated! We look forward to seeing all the new beginners in Week 3!

20/02/15: Registrations for our Beginners Course are open! If you are new to Kendo and or want to start all over again from the basics, please visit our registration page HOW TO JOIN. Alternatively if you wish to speak to someone in person about Kendo, please come visit our O-Week stall on the UNSW Main Walkway between February 23-27 10am-3pm. We look forward to meeting you all!

11/02/15:

Our ever popular Beginners Course will commence Wednesday March 18th 2015: 7:30pm-9:00pm.

This course is mandatory for beginners to Kendo. During the course, you will learn fundamental footwork, swing technique and etiquette in Kendo. All equipment is provided to students at no additional cost at all training lessons. Uniforms are not required-just loose comfortable clothes.

Online registration will open Monday February 16th 2015. Finalised pricing will also be available on Monday.

20/01/15:

BEGINNER COURSES 2015: START DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

Hello beginner Kendoka! Thank you for taking the time to visit our webpage to register for the next beginners course. The next beginners course schedule is being finalised. We anticipate the next beginners course to start in March 2015 and August 2015. Please check back mid February 2015 for confirmed dates.

21/08/14: Registrations for our beginner class have closed for 2014. Our next beginner course will commence in Semester 1, 2015. Please check back in February 2015 for enrollment.

09/08/14: We are having issues with embedding our online registration form for the Semester 2 Beginners Course onto our club website. Please click the "REGISTRATION" link to be redirected to our Google online registration form.

New beginners wanting to start Kendo, please sign up here REGISTRATION. We prefer direct deposit transfers, but can accept cash payments.

02/07/14: Our ever popular Beginner Classes start Wednesday August 13th 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 REGISTRATION. We prefer direct deposit transfers, but can accept cash payments. We are having issues with embedding our online registration form for the Semester 2 Beginners Course onto our club website. Please click the "REGISTRATION" link to be redirected to our Google online registration form.

26/03/14: Semester 1, 2014 Kendo Beginners Course registrations have closed. Our next Beginners Course starts Wednesday August 13th 2014. Please check back closer to the date to enrol.

15/03/14: Our ever popular Beginner Classes start Wednesday March 19th 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 We prefer direct deposit transfers, but can accept cash payments.

Please read this page for more information.

03/02/14: Good morning all! Congratulations to all our successful grading applicants from the Picton weekend! Please welcome our newly graded club members!

3rd Dan

YT CHEN

2nd Dan

Theiu Ban LIEU

1st Dan

Marios PANAYI

2nd Kyu

Jodic CHAN

Karen LE

4th Kyu

Jason CHAN

Kevin PEK

Joseph Kyle STEPHENS

Sean TSUI

Steven VI

5th Kyu

Tiana CASTILLO

Chris CHIANG

Angela LEUNG

Michelle TSO

6th Kyu

Caitlin HEALY

Sara KATO

Todd STEPHENS

Matthew ZAMMIT

20/12/13: Due to unforeseen circumstances, please be advised the open training invitation has been changed.

Open training will now be held SUNDAY 22nd of December at UNSW Lifestyle and Aquatic Centre.

Please advise your club members of this wonderful opportunity to train with the visiting Sensei:

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.

Date & Time: Sunday December 22nd, 2013 Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: UNSW Lifestyle and Aquatic Centre MPR1, 2nd floor Cr High Street & Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2050

Parking: Free limited parking located at UNSW gym and adjacent to the NIDA Parade Theatre (entry off Day Avenue).

For further details regarding the training in Sydney, please contact: Van Hoang President, UNSW Kendo Club

08/12/13: 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.

30/11/13: 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.

02/10/13: 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.

14/08/13: 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.

01/07/13: 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.

14/06/13:

FOUNDERS CUP 2013

Date & Time: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2013 Time: 08:00 – 18:00

Location: UNSW Lifestyle and Aquatic Centre Main Hall, 2nd floor Cr High Street & Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2050

Parking: 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).

Grading: 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.

25/04/13: 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

01/04/13: 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.

25/03/13: 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.

17/03/13: 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

22/02/13: 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.

08/01/13: 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.

14/03/12: 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.

25/02/12: 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!

17/12/11: 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.

17/12/11: Congratulations and all the best to Alvin Chen and Michael Henstock for being appointed State Kyu Coach and Assistant State Kyu Coach respectively.

03/12/11: 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

Well done!

23/10/11: Good job UNSW kendo club members at the 16th DHMDK tournament - we came 3rd in the Dan individuals and 3rd in the Kyu individuals!

28/09/11: 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

18/09/11: 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!

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