The 6th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar

It is with great pleasure to invite all female kendo practitioners from Australia and overseas to participate in the 6th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar , 2019, to be held on 22 February 2019 in Melbourne.

The sensei who will conduct the seminar are: 

Shinzato Chikano sensei (Renshi 7th Dan) 

Shinzato sensei is the Nippon Taiiku Daigaku (Nittaidai) women’s kendo club coach. The Nittaidai women’s team won the All Japan University Championships in 2017. Shinzato sensei represented Japan at the 2003 and 2009 World Kendo Championships. 

Hosokawa Rie sensei (Renshi 6th Dan)

Hosokawa sensei is a teacher at Nippon Taiiku Daigaku Ohka Junior High School – High School. Hosokawa sensei was the Nittaidai women’s kendo club assistant coach for several years. 

The sensei are top class kendo pracitioners and educators. The sensei taught at the Oceania Women’s Seminar in 2016. The 2016 seminar was participated in by approximately 100 female kenshi from Australia, Japan, New Zealand and China.

The seminar is a one day only event due to the teacher’s busy teaching and competition schedule in 2019. 

Seminar Details

Date: 22 February 2019

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Venue: Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus, Melbourne (N.B. this is a different venue to the VKR Nittaidai seminar in the following 2 days.)

Cost: $45 full fee; $30 student concession. Pay an extra $15 for a delicious lunch bento.

Registration: Please complete the online registration at

Registration Deadline: Sunday, 10 February 2019

Info Pack: Download here.

2016 Oceania Women’s Seminar and Taikai

Please note that the VKR Nittaidai Kendo Seminar will take place on the 23-24 February 2019. Register for both seminars for 3 days of high level kendo instruction! 

We encourage all female kendo practitioners to participate and support this event.
We ask that all clubs please support their female members to attend.