Murdoch University Kendo Club

About Murdoch


History

Murdoch University Kendo Club (MUKC) was founded by Chris Graham-sensei in March 1997. The club is actively involved in state and national competitions, such as the Australian Kendo Championships and Australian University Games.

We are affiliated with West Australian Kendo Renmei and Australian Kendo Renmei, as well as Murdoch University Sports/Guild.

Our club motto is "to know and to act, one and the same" (知行合一 chi kou gou itsu).


Training Sessions

Schedule

Monday 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location

Murdoch University Sports & Recreation Centre
90 South Street, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
(08) 9360 2318 | Murdoch Sports Website


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Senior Members

Anthony Tilbury

President, Chief Instructor

  • 4dan, started Kendo in 2003.
  • Australian National Team member for 2012 and 2015 World Kendo Championships.
  • WA Kendo Squad/Team Coach for 2015/2016 and 2016/2017.
  • Open Individuals winner of 2011 and 2012 Australian Kendo Championships.
  • Men's Dan Individuals runner-up of 2016 Australian Kendo Championships.
  • Open Teams winner of 2009 Australian Kendo Championships.
  • Nominated for 2015 and 2016 The West Australian-RAC Sports Star of the Year.

Bernard Yehuda

Webmaster

  • 4dan, started Kendo in 2007.
  • Australian National Team member for 2015 World Kendo Championships.
  • Dan Individuals winner of 2010 Australian University Games.
  • Kyu Individuals winner of 2010 Australian Kendo Championships.
  • Kyu Individuals winner of 2009 Australian University Games.
  • Kyu Teams winner of 2009 Australian Kendo Championships.
  • Murdoch University's 2009 Maroon Award (Sportsperson of the Year), 2010 Full Blue Award, and 2011 Club Service Award recipient.

Nigel O'Brien

Loud and Annoying Dad

  • 3dan, started Kendo in 2008.
  • Kyu Teams winner of 2009 Australian Kendo Championships.

Mitch Fenn

Treasurer

  • 3dan, started Kendo in 2007.
  • Women's Dan Individuals winner of 2010 Australian University Games.
  • Women's Kyu Individuals runner up of 2010 Australian Kendo Championships.
  • Murdoch University's 2011 Half-Blue Award recipient.

Mitchell Junior Askew

Vice President

  • 2dan, started Kendo in 2011.
  • Men's Dan Individuals winner of 2016 Australian University Games.
  • Men's Kyu Individuals runner-up of 2015 Australian Kendo Championships.
  • Murdoch University's 2015 and 2016 Full-Blue Award recipient.
  • Nominated for 2016 The West Australian-RAC Sports Star of the Year.

Abbie O'Brien

Secretary

  • 2dan, started Kendo in 2008.
  • Women's Kyu Individuals winner of 2014 Australian Kendo Championships.
  • Kyu Teams runner-up of 2014 Australian Kendo Championships.
  • Nominated for 2015 and 2016 Railtrain Junior Sports Star of the Year.

Kyle Gillam

Local Jesus Impersonator

  • Shodan, started Kendo in 2012.
  • Kyu Teams runner-up of 2014 Australian Kendo Championships.

Cate McKnight

Fundraising Manager

  • 1kyu, started Kendo in 2012.

Achievements

Awards and placements achieved by Murdoch University Kendo Club members in the last few years.

2016

  • 41st Australian Kendo Championships (Gold Coast, QLD)
    • Men's Dan Individuals: 2rd place
    • Men's Kyu Individuals : 3rd place
    • Kata Teams: 3rd place
  • Australian University Games (Perth, WA)
    • Men's Dan Individuals: 1st place
    • Women's Dan Individuals: 2nd place
    • Women's Kyu Individuals: 1st place

2015

  • 16th World Kendo Championships (Tokyo, Japan)
    • Two representatives for Men's Individuals and Men's Teams
  • 40th Australian Kendo Championships (Sydney, NSW)
    • Men's Kyu Individuals: 2nd place
  • Australian University Games (Gold Coast, QLD)
    • Men's Dan Individuals : 3rd place
    • Women's Kyu Individuals: 3rd place
    • 1x Green & Gold Medal

2014

  • 39th Australian Kendo Championships (Perth, WA)
    • Kyu Individuals : 3rd place
    • Women's Kyu Individuals: 1st place, 3rd place
    • Kyu Teams: 2nd place
    • Fighting Spirit Award
  • West Australian Kendo Championships
    • Open Individuals : 2nd place, 3rd place
    • Women' s Individuals : 3rd place x2
    • Kyu Individuals : 1st place, 2nd place
    • Open Teams : 2nd place
    • Kyu Teams : 1st place
    • Kata Pairs: 2nd place
  • Australian University Games (Sydney, NSW)
    • 1x Green & Gold Medal for Men's Team
    • 1x Green & Gold Medal for Women's Team
    • Women's Pennant

2013

  • 38th Australian Kendo Championships (Sydney, NSW)
    • Open Individuals : 3rd place
    • Fighting Spirit Award
  • West Australian Kendo Championships
    • Open Individuals : 2nd place
    • Women' s Individuals : 1st & 2nd place
    • Kyu Individuals : 2nd place
    • Open Teams : 2nd place
    • Kyu Teams : 2nd place
  • Australian University Games (Gold Coast, QLD)
    • Open Teams : 3rd place
    • 1x Green & Gold Medal for Men's Team
  • Murdoch University Sports
    • Full Blue Award, nominated for Maroon Award (Sportsperson of the Year)
    • Club Service Award

2012

  • 15th World Kendo Championships (Novara, Ita)y)
    • Representative for Men's Individuals and Men's Teams
  • 37th Australian Kendo Championships (Canberra, ACT)
    • Open Individuals : 1st place
    • Fighting Spirit Award
  • West Australian Kendo Championships
    • Open Individuals : 1st place
    • Open Teams : 2nd place
    • Kyu Individuals : 2nd place
    • Kyu Teams : 2nd place
    • Kata Pairs : 2nd place
    Australian University Games (Adelaide, SA)
    • Open Individuals : 4th place

2011

  • 36th Australian Kendo Championships (Gold Coast, QLD)
    • Open Individuals : 1st place
    • Fighting Spirit Award
  • West Australian Kendo Championships
    • Open Individuals : 2nd place
    • Open Teams : 2nd place
    • Kyu Individuals : 1st & 2nd place
    • Kyu Teams : 1st place
    • Kata Pairs : 2nd place
  • Australian University Games (Gold Coast, QLD)
    • Women's Dan Individuals : 3rd place
  • Murdoch University Sports
    • Half Blue Award
    • Club Service Award

2010

  • 35th Australian Kendo Championships (Melbourne, VIC)
    • Open Individuals : 3rd place
    • Men's Kyu : 1st place
    • Women's Kyu : 2nd place
  • West Australian Kendo Championships
    • Open Individuals : 1st place
    • Open Teams : 2nd place
    • Kyu Individuals - 1st & 2nd place
  • Australian University Games (Perth, WA)
    • Dan Individuals : 1st place
    • Women's Dan Individuals : 1st & 2nd place
    • 3x Green & Gold Medals
  • Murdoch University Sports
    • Team of the Year Award
    • Full Blue Award, nominated for Maroon Award (Sportsperson of the Year)
    • 2x Half Blue Awards

2009

  • 34th Australian Kendo Championships (Adelaide, SA)
    • Open Teams : 1st place
    • Kyu Individuals : 3rd place
    • Kyu Teams : 1st place
  • Australian University Games (Gold Coast, QLD)
    • Kyu Individuals : 1st place
    • Women's Kyu Individuals : 2nd place
    • Green & Gold Medal
  • Murdoch University Sports
    • Maroon Award (Sportsperson of the Year)

Affiliations

Murdoch University
Murdoch University
West Australian Kendo Renmei
West Australian Kendo Renmei
Australian Kendo Renmei
Australian Kendo Renmei
Federation of International Kendo
International Kendo Federation