There will be the ACT Open competition held on the 27th and 28th of October. It is a great opportunity to play different people and gain experience in kendo, as well as great practice for the upcoming NSW Kendo Championships. For details on the event, see http://www.anukendo.org/events.htm.

Several people from our club are planning to go and we’ll try and organise transport and accommodation in the next week or so.

Congratulations to everyone who successfully passed their grading on Saturday. Quite a few people were able to jump grades as well which is a great result.

3rd Dan
Michael Henstock

2nd Dan
Kenji Hashimoto
Andrew Tan
Kostadino Zafirakos

1st Dan
Natalia Laban
John Daniel Watts

3rd Kyu
Hugh Douglas Dircks

4th Kyu
Mark Bakker
Lei Na Lu
Prasannah Prabhakharan
Jalford Wang

5th Kyu
Iris Chan
Danny Chee
Roy Kwan
Randen Seow
David Wang
Zhi-Fan Zhang

6th Kyu
Patrick Mak

The Founders Cup competition is coming up soon, and the will be several events held, including a team competition, a grading and a seminar.

For details on the grading see here.
If you wish to grade print the form on the above page, have Sano-sensei sign it and hand it to Cecil with the fees.

More details for the competition and seminar will be available later.

Congratulations to those people who competed in the Kumdo competition over the weekend. We achieved the following results:

Dan:
2nd Place – Ken Chen (UNSW)

Kyu Team:
2nd Place – UNSW

Note for new beginners!
The next beginners course will begin on the 14th of march.

Beginners courses will continue throughout this year, starting in the middle of the month, instead of starting on the first wednesday