Melbourne University Kendo Club

Melbourne University Kendo Club

"The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character
through the application of the principles of the Katana."

Melbourne University KendoKendo (剣道), translated literally means "the way of the sword". Kendo is a modern Japanese martial art based on traditional swordsmanship. Kendo is challenging both physically and mentally, combining traditional martial arts values and modern sporting elements. Kendo is fast, noisy, sweaty and sometimes even a little bit smelly.

MUKEN trains on Monday evenings from 5:30pm, Thursdays from 5:00pm in The University of Melbourne's West Stadium.

Latest MUKEN News

    posted on: Monday 26th June 2017 , 10:16pm

    For those beginners thinking about buying bogu here's a pretty good FAQ. Online websites include: Tozando International Sankei Online kendo Alljapanbudogo Feel free to ask seniors about their experiences/advice.

    posted on: Monday 26th June 2017 , 3:40am

    Visited Chosun university today - one of the strongest professional uni teams in Korea (also where Daniel sensei trained). They were the champions of the most recent Universities' kumdo competition. Incidentally, students of this uni can also take kendo as an official subject!!! How cool is that?

    posted on: Sunday 25th June 2017 , 12:52am

    Finally arrived in Korea after a 8hour flight - 3hour transit - 7 hour flight. Feeling tired and dehydrated but everyone just got their mobile phone data so we're looking pretty happy in this photo 😜

    posted on: Saturday 24th June 2017 , 3:42am

    And we are off to Korea!!! ✈️🇰🇷

    posted on: Sunday 4th June 2017 , 9:37am

    Second squad training of the day: building up our hara with hotpot. Watch out for some strong taiatari from us on Monday!

    posted on: Friday 2nd June 2017 , 3:06pm

    Had our women's training today and sadly, one of our members is leaving soon. This will be her last female training so we gave her a farewell gift called enjin keiko <3

    posted on: Sunday 21st May 2017 , 3:29pm

    posted on: Saturday 20th May 2017 , 1:48pm

    Earlier today we held the 9th annual Muken Taikai with a total of 75 competitors. It was a long day, but filled with really exciting matches and spirited Kenshi looking to show their best kendo! Here are the results from today: Beginners Division 1st. Aaron Vo (MUKEN) 2nd. Peter Chang (MUKEN) Equal 3rd. Nicky Lieu & Jason Square (both MUKEN) Junior Kyu Division 1st. Gorden Luong (Monash) 2nd. Chengyi Lin (Fudoshin) Equal 3rd. Alejandro Pastore (Rmit) & Sam Day (MUKEN) Senior Kyu Division 1st. Gorden Luong (Monash) 2nd. Genevieve Borley (Monash) Equal 3rd. Harry Chow (Mbk) & Duncan Pilcher (Fudoshin) Junior Dan Division 1st. Jamie Shen (MUKEN) 2nd. Levi Garard (Mumeishi) Equal 3rd. Thang Nguyen & Yaya Bong (both MUKEN) Senior Dan Division 1st. Richard Ten (MUKEN) 2nd. Kota Ikeshima (MUKEN) Equal 3rd. Vincent Laiwin & Jeffrey Khor (both MUKEN) Fighting Spirit Awards Nicky Lieu, Genevieve Borley, Levi Garrard MVP: Wooga, thanks for the awesome meal! Well done to all competitors! A big thank you to all shimpan and volunteers who helped out and allowed us to run this event smoothly!

    posted on: Tuesday 16th May 2017 , 9:42am

    Last weekend, we had our annual training camp with fellow Kendoka from Monash and Ballarat. We had around 80 participants join us across both days! (Yes... We apologise for all the noise we made in the wee hours of the morning) It was a fun, albeit tiring weekend! The beginner members successfully completed their first consecutive 1000 suburi cuts :) Well done all! We hope everyone has learnt a lot during camp and are keen to join us again next year!

    posted on: Monday 15th May 2017 , 9:53am

    A dinner to celebrate our victory (hopefully)!! Everyone welcome to join! It's going to be 25 dollars per person. As usual, please click going if you're intending to attend (not just interested). RSVP by Wednesday, 17th May. Please leave a comment if you have any dietary requirements. Seats are limited so if you RSVP late, you might have to sit on the floor XD.