MUKEN Kendo Instructors

Head Instructor

Yakov Macak sensei, 6th dan renshi.

  • Commenced kendo training in March 1978 with the Melbourne Kendo Club (now Melbourne Budokai).
  • Attended 6th World Kendo Championships as member of the Australian Team in April 1985.
  • Attained 4th dan in 1985.
  • Attended AJKF Summer School in 1987 and 1988.
  • Elected President Australian Kendo Renmei at AKC Canberra in 1988
  • Founder and Head Instructor of MUKEN (formally UMKC) in 1989.
  • Served as President of the Australian Kendo Renmei from 1989 - 1999.
  • Elected as Chairman of the Kendo Board in 2003.
  • Attained 5th dan in 1991 and 6th dan in 2003.
Yakov Macak sensei


Kenji Sugimoto sensei, 5th dan Kenji Sugimoto sensei
Daniel Jeong sensei, 5th dan Daniel Jeong sensei
Kevin Chin sensei, 5th dan Kevin Chin

Assistant Instructors

Tony Shearer, 3rd dan Tony Shearer
Tom Mendelovits, 4th dan Tom Mendelovits
Son Nguyen, 4th dan Son Nguyen