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.

Beginners Course

The Melbourne University Kendo Club (MUKEN) runs one Beginners' Course each year for those with no previous kendo experience who wish to learn the basics of, and eventually start practicing kendo. Click here for more information

Latest MUKEN News

    posted on: Monday 18th March 2019 , 2:27am

    Congratulations to MUKEN Members that attempted and passed their March grading exams: 2nd Kyu - Aaron Vo 1st Kyu - Jason 3rd Dan - Yaya Bonggotgetsakul & Liliana Bray 4th Dan - Michael Dunn & Richard T'en Many thanks to the continued support and guidance from our senseis.


    posted on: Friday 8th March 2019 , 12:36am

    In celebration of International Women's Day today, MUKEN would like to give a huge shout out to the amazing and talented female Kendokas we have in our club! You all train hard and achieve amazing results for us, on local, state and national levels. Thank you for the fantastic work you do within our club.


    posted on: Thursday 28th February 2019 , 12:13pm

    Thank you for joining our training tonight Clay from Auckland Kendo Club. Hope you enjoyed it even in the heat. 🌞


    posted on: Wednesday 27th February 2019 , 9:45pm

    Today is Club's Day! Find us at concrete lawn (between MSD and Union House) between 11am and 3pm. Our friendly club members will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the upcoming beginners course. We will also be doing a demo at 1pm! Can't make it? No worries! Fill out this google form to receive an information pack via email.


    posted on: Tuesday 26th February 2019 , 1:54pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0uM9nC6Hq0 Hello everyone, MUKEN's new promotion video is ready! Catch a glimpse of our kendo as well as the recent action at the Gwanju Exchange Seminar. Director: Risa Watanabe Editor and filmography: Darius Chan Calligraphy: Hitomi Fukaya


    posted on: Sunday 10th February 2019 , 9:08pm

    Yesterday, we concluded the 2019 Melbourne - Gwangju Exchange Kendo seminar and we’re happy to announce that it was a very successful event. Although the seminar has ended, KIM Taeho sensei (7th Dan) and OH Sang Eun sensei (5th Dan), and the 9 University and High school students are still here and will be attending our training today from 5:30-7:30pm. If you’ve missed the seminar, here’s another chance to train with them! Do join us 😁


    posted on: Wednesday 6th February 2019 , 2:56am

    This Friday, we will be hosting the Welcome Keiko for delegates from Gwangju, South Korea. 4 sensei - two 8th dan, one 7th dan and one 5th dan, along with 9 students (3 university and 6 high schoolers) will be attending the keiko. Everyone and anyone (children included) are invited to join the keiko, particularly those who aren’t able to join the seminar. It will be a great chance to train with kenshi from overseas! Venue: Kenshikan dojo Time: 6-7pm (dojo opens at 5:30) Cost: $5pp - please pay at entry Hope to see you there!


    posted on: Tuesday 1st January 2019 , 12:47am

    Happy New Year everyone! Just a reminder that early bird registration for the 2019 Melbourne - Gwangju Exchange Kendo Seminar ends today! The relevant details are included in this registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/sdqlvAKVBwUV3E2Q2 General registration (inc students and interstate members) closes on 11th Jan.


    posted on: Thursday 20th December 2018 , 10:45am

    Last Muken training of 2018! It’s been a great year everyone; thank you to all Instructors and senior members for their guidance and to all members for your dedication to training 😊 let’s start 2019 strongly and build on an even stronger Muken next year! In the meantime, have a great Christmas and new year everyone 🥳


    posted on: Wednesday 19th December 2018 , 10:54am

    Last Muken training of the year tomorrow! Let's end the year strongly 💪