12 October 2016

Singapore-Malaysia Goodwill Tournament 2016 Updates

Good morning!

I am pleased to share information regarding this weekend's Goodwill Tournament.

Godo Keiko - 15 Oct 2016 (Sat)
Venue: OCBC Arena Hall 3's Netball Court
Address: 5 Stadium Drive (https://goo.gl/maps/PX9qNVJnn712)
Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Tournament - 16 Oct 2016 (Sun)
Venue: The Japanese School Changi Campus
Address: 11 Upper Changi Road North (https://goo.gl/maps/TeT9ZEmnaWQ2)
Time: 9.10am registration begins, 9.30am tournament begins

5-member team elimination match, and long team match. Each match will be 3 minutes long.

Important Note:
Changi school gates will only open from 8.45am. Please wait outside the gates if you arrive earlier. If you are taking taxi, please stop at the main entrance and sign in at the security counter. As there will be multiple events happening in the school on 16 Oct 2016, the school has requested that we do not buy drinks from the vending machines and please throw all trash outside of the school.

Lunch - 16 Oct 2016 (Sun)
Venue: Five Star Hainanese Cuisine
Address: 191 East Coast Road (https://goo.gl/maps/qndYjs6WdtL2)
Time: 2pm
Lunch will be at own cost. Budget is expected to be $20-$25.
Joyce Chia
Hon. Secretary

07 October 2016

'Pushing feet apart when standing in kamae – how counter-pressure made sense, eventually'

'Pushing the floorboards apart in kamae'. I have heard this phrase in my beginner years and honestly, have forgotten all about it until I came across this article and realized that the 'taut rubberband' analogy that I follow is somewhat similar in application.

Another interesting point of this article is to cultivate the good habit of writing down insights in order to revisit them later. Some concepts/techniques may make more sense after a period of maturation.  

Read the entire post by Aaron Melton.

What do you think?

03 October 2016

Singapore-Malaysia Goodwill Tournament 2016

Good morning!

Hope everyone is rested from yesterday's tournament! Next up, our friends from Malaysia will be visiting us for the Annual Goodwill Tournament!!!

15 Oct 2016
Godo Keiko
Venue: OCBC Arena Hall 3 (Netball Court)
Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm
*All are welcome to participate

16 Oct 2016
Venue: The Japanese School Changi Campus
Time: 9.00am
Participation Fee: NIL! 

Lunch on Sunday
Venue: Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice, 191 East Cost Road (As usual practice, we will host and pay for MKA members' lunch like how they do for us when we visit them! Estimated cost per pax is $20-$25 which covers personal meal and MKA members' meal).

Click here to register your interest for the events mentioned above.

Closing date to register: 8 Oct 2016, 2pm 

Joyce Chia
Hon. Secretary

02 October 2016

15th National Championship 2016 Results

Presenting the winners of this year's National Kendo Championship:

Women's Junior
Champion: Yan Yan
1st Runner-up: Natalie Toh
Joint 2nd Runners-up: Koh Bao Ru Joyce, Melduen Gueta Castillon

Fighting Spirit Award: Darshini Jayaraj, Soon Ming Ying, Goh Pei Hsien Sarah

Men's Junior
Champion: Toh Hong Ren
1st Runner-up: Tan Ru Jun Ian
Joint 2nd Runners-up: Shaun Fong, Jimmy Tng

Fighting Spirit Award: Tang Yu Long, Ang Shao Wei, Ngo Wei Hao Derrek

Women's Senior
Champion: Stella Wong
1st Runner-up: Grace Lim
Joint 2nd Runners-up: Christina Soh, Joyce Chia

Fighting Spirit Award: Clare Lim

Men's Senior
Champion: Gabriel Tong
1st Runner-up: Eugene Chow
Joint 2nd Runners-up: Inoue Kenji, Giacomo Merello

Fighting Spirit Award: Jeong Eui Rip, Desmond Lye, Koh Meng Hwan Eric

26 September 2016

15th National Championships 2016 Play-offs Chart

Good afternoon everybody!

The draw for the 15th Singapore National Kendo Championships 2016 is finally out! Please have a look to see who you will be facing in the first round.
Best of luck to all participants!

Click to see the play-offs chart.

Ong Jianyuan

22 September 2016

SKC Summer Camp 2016 Schedule

The SKC Summer Camp 2016 schedule is out. Please see the attached image for details.

 The camp is for members who have registered and paid the camp fees only. Please kindly check your email for updates and contact Joyce if you have yet to receive any updates.

Changi Dojo will be used for camp activities this Sunday (25 Sep) from 9am - 12pm therefore there will be no 10.45am senior class. However, all members are welcome to join the keiko starting at 9am.

Joyce Chia
Hon. Secretary

08 September 2016

Dojo Closures (Sep '16)

Please note that Clementi Dojo and Changi Dojo will not be available on these dates due to school activities. 
  • 8 Sep 16, Thursday - Clementi Dojo
  • 15 Sep 16, Thursday  - Clementi Dojo
  • 28 Sep 16, Wednesday - Changi Dojo