The University of Sydney is a strong believer in establishing strong relations globally through a range of exchange programs with different countries. Every year around August the Department of Japanese Studies organises a collaborative culture exchange program with Japan, where up to 20 students from Kobe Shinwa Womens University visited Sydney University this year.
Kendo is a martial art rich in Japanese culture, and as a result, our club was asked to do a demonstration of the basics rules of Kendo, meaning of Kata, and the goals of our clubs. Five of our club members: Minty Ma, Ioana Levins, Jordan Saito-Patch, Vincent Firman and Kelvin Tran put on a stunning demonstration for our club.
The visiting students from Japan and interested Sydney Uni students watched the event, were entertained, educated, and inspired by our club’s performance. Not only doing Kendo for ourselves, but it is also our role to show people in Australia what Kendo is and can mean – thank you to all the demonstrators who performed this day!