Melbourne's Kenshinkan with be hosting the 40th Australian Kendo Championships starting this Friday and extending over the Easter long weekend.
I'd like to wish all competitors the best of luck, particularly the Queensland and, more specifically the Toowoomba-based players and officials heading down— Ryo Atsumi and Randy Le Berhz will be competing and Itakura sensei will be on shimpan duties for the event.
To all officially registered Kendo members, I would also strongly encourage you to vote for the last vacancy on the AKR kendo board. These appointments are for three years and are critical to the promotion and good functioning of kendo in Australia. You should have received a from via the QKR, but if you have not, please contact me to have another sent through. Returned proxy voting forms can be sent to Dave Fitzgibbon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a very small likelihood that kendo will be on at the PCYC this Sunday, though Michael Ridel will confirm this later in the week.
Wednesday training at USQ will be the last session Randy will get before he competes, so I would like to see as many there as possible to assist him do a final tune up!