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) Beginners' Course is aimed at complete beginners with no previous experience with kendo or martial arts. A free trial week commences from Monday, February 26th.

Please click here to download the 2018 Beginners' Course Information Pack.

More information is available on our Facebook page

Latest MUKEN News

    posted on: Friday 23rd March 2018 , 12:36pm

    Hey, so we do do stuff other than kendo! Ps: group photo was taken by a non-Muken personnel that’s why its quality is questionable, hmm who could it be 🤔

    posted on: Friday 23rd March 2018 , 6:47am

    Hello guys, we have a small group of people here already! Come upstairs from the entrance next to Tim Ho Wan and Room 8 Pool Lounge is on the third floor.

    posted on: Monday 19th March 2018 , 11:09am

    Who's up for Wednesday morning training?

    posted on: Wednesday 14th March 2018 , 7:30am

    Hellooo, this year we are going to attempt Pool!!! Everyone is welcome! It's ok if you don't know how to play pool, me either!!! It will be lots of fun and a great chance to get to know each other. We will be at Room 8 Pool Lounge on Level 3, 202 Bourke Street from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Estimated cost will be $8 per person. Come and hang out with us after uni or work! Since it is a Friday night and place gets very busy, please RSVP before March 19th by clicking"GOING" not just "Interested". Afterwards we will dine. Please inform us if you'd like to join us for just the dinner! Dinner will be at White Tomato on 160-162 Bourke Street, 7:15pm. Cost: approximately $20. Please leave a comment if you have any dietary requirements. Looking forward to seeing you all there!!

    posted on: Friday 23rd February 2018 , 11:26am

    Our 2018 Beginner's course is starting this Monday 26th February! The first week will be a free trial so bring your friends and family along! Everyone is welcome to join and a shinai will be provided on the day, so just rock up in comfy exercise clothes! Join the event page for more information and updates: Or just shoot us a message if you have any questions! See you on Monday :)

    posted on: Wednesday 21st February 2018 , 11:58pm

    Come find us on concrete lawn! We will also be doing a demo at 1:30pm. Here until 3pm!

    posted on: Wednesday 21st February 2018 , 11:09pm

    Our friendly members will be setting up a booth at O’week today! Come by the sports clubs area and speak to one of us about our beginner’s course! Or even if you just wanna try and hit our kendo dummy 🤓 Event link to our beginner’s course:

    posted on: Saturday 13th January 2018 , 12:22pm

    posted on: Saturday 13th January 2018 , 10:42am

    Melbourne University Kendo club will commence its 2018 Beginner's course on February 26, Monday. The Beginner's course is aimed at individuals with no prior experience in the martial art. During the course, you will be taught the basics of Kendo - including etiquette and fundamental techniques. The course will run for 10 weeks, with the first week being a FREE trial so invite your friends and family along! It will be held in the West stadium of the Melbourne University Sports Centre every Monday 5:30 - 7:30pm AND Thursday 5 - 6:30pm. During the free trial week, you will be provided a shinai (bamboo sword) to be used during training. Simply rock up in sports-appropriate attire and turn up at least 30 minutes early to register!

    posted on: Monday 20th November 2017 , 1:34pm

    This weekend wraps up our competitions for the year, with two tournaments back to back. On Saturday a couple of us participated in the Mumeishi 3s. The results are as such: Team Matches First: MUKEN A (comprising of Trevor, Takeshi and Thomas) Second : Mumeishi Kendo Club Third: Fudoshin Open Womens Individuals First: Julie Tran (MUKEN) Second : Dr Yaya Bonggotgetsakul (MUKEN) On Sunday, MUKEN hosted its annual intraclub taikai, with the following results: Beginners Division: First: Saint Tan Second: Seven Wu Junior Kyu Division: First: Jason Jason Second: Aaron Vo Equal Third: Duo An, Bach Le Senior Kyu Division: First: Enoch Chan Second: Hugh Nguyen Equal Third: Sam Day, David Turner Womens Open Division: First: Dr Yaya Bonggotgetsakul Second: Nicky Lieu Third: Julie Tran, Nicole Ten Dan Division: First: Jamie Shen Second: Vicent Laiwin Third: Jeffrey Khor, Julie Tran. Fighting Spirits going to: Seven Wu, Aaron Vo and Nicole Ten. These events conclude our 2017 schedule of formal competitions. We now return to our enjoyable program of more kihon in the summer heat!