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 14th August 2017 , 12:09pm

    Over the weekend, 38 Muken members woke up really early in the morning to eat banh mi and sleep in Victoria Uni. More importantly though, we participated in the annual Victorian Kendo championship - an event we all have been anticipating and training really hard for. We achieved excellent results that reflected every member's efforts, the senseis' patient guidance and the support we gave one another throughout the entire campaign. (Please see photo for results) Also we can't forget to mention the 4 beginners - Saint, Risa, Kevin & Seven who competed at their first vkc and performed outstandingly! Well done! Thank you to everyone who trained with us and helped us grow as kendoka. We will aim to come back bigger and stronger every year!


    posted on: Saturday 12th August 2017 , 7:37am

    First time (in a while?) that we've had so many competitors at the Victorian Kendo championships! All 38 in total - such a nice sight to see! Great work to everyone who competed today, and to our volunteers and supporters as well! FIGHTO FOR TOMORROW EVERYONE!!!


    posted on: Sunday 30th July 2017 , 9:58pm

    Bogu himo


    posted on: Sunday 23rd July 2017 , 10:34pm

    Over the weekend, Fujiwara sensei, a 7-dan instructor from Japan and an old friend to many, visited us for keiko. Thank you for training with us and we hope to see you again soon!


    posted on: Thursday 20th July 2017 , 1:03am

    Come visit us at North Court from 11am-3pm! We will also be doing a demo at 1:30pm! 😄😄


    posted on: Sunday 16th July 2017 , 11:41am

    Lots of great shiai was seen at the 2017 Otsuka Taikai at the Kenshikan Dojo on Saturday. Well done to all participants! Winning Team: B. Jefferson (BKC) D. Huang (MBK) J. Gray (Tora) Runner up: D.T Jong (MBK) S. Day (MUKEN) J. Jason (MUKEN) Fighting Spirit Award: N. Lieu (MUKEN) Thanks to everyone that helped organise this event or came to support our members! Photo credits: Su Su Khaing


    posted on: Friday 30th June 2017 , 10:10am

    Went to the Namwon competition venue for the welcome Keiko today! Quite a few countries up there!!


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

    For those beginners thinking about buying bogu here's a pretty good FAQ. http://www.kendo-world.com/forum/forum/kendo/bogu/12005-bogu-buying-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 😜