Melbourne University Kendo Club
"The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character
through the application of the principles of the Katana."
Kendo (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.
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: Friday 10th May 2019 , 8:27am
Congratulations to all our beginner who have officially completed the beginners' course! Keep up the spirit!
posted on: Sunday 5th May 2019 , 1:32pm
This weekend, over 40 kendokas from MUKEN, Monash, Mumeishi & Tora joined MUKEN training camp in Ballarat. All kendokas showed their best kendo during these two cold and wet days. The beginners learned to wear do and tare and also experienced their first kirikaeshi competition. And the seniors guided by Kenji Sensei learned different methods of seme and gave out a wonderful shiai demonstration. And what’s more, we finished that 1000 suburi together!!! The beginner course is drawing to an end. We all welcome and wish you to continue your kendo life with us. Because by doing so, you can get the awesome MUKEN jacket soooon!!! Many thanks to Kenji Cedarmoto sensei, all the dan-grade instructors, committee members, drivers and all the other people involved in the camp!!!
posted on: Saturday 20th April 2019 , 11:51am
The AGM was held last Thursday night and the new committee was formed by election. Thanks committee members of last year for your contribution! Congratulations to the new committee members! The new committee members are as follows: President- Nicky Vice president - Cheryl Secretary - Jason Treasurer - Nicholas Craig Social Representative - Matilda Publicity Officer - Duo An IT officer- Takeshi Armourer - Marvin General Representatives - Nicole, Enoch, Amelia, Jeffrey All the best with the new year!
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!