The UTS Kendo Club held their yearly Open Shield Competition on 4 Feb. The competition followed a seminar held one day before by the club, hosted by two Hanshi 8 Dan teachers, Toru KAMEI Sensei and Kazuo FURUKAWA Sensei. In the seminar, the players learnt skills and knowledge from the teachers, and in the followed competition as well as future practice, they will test and appreciate what they learnt. Such communication will bring more improvement on kendo practice.今年二月四日悉尼科技大学剑道部举办了一年一度的公开赛，这场比赛紧接着前一天由龟井徹老师和古川和男老师两位八段範士主持的讲习会进行。老师们在讲习会上讲授的技巧与知识学生们学习之后既可以在第二天的公开赛上检验成果，也可以在今后的练习中持之以恒地体会与掌握。这种由讲习会与比赛带来的交流对于剑道练习上的提升非常重要。
The competition has eight divisions, covering the players from ungraded to above 5 Dan. The winners in the eight divisions will go into final playoff and the overall champion will be determined.这次的比赛按着人员的级别分成了八个组，既有新人Kyu级别赛，也有段级别的比赛。最终每个组的冠军会参加最终的比赛来分出整个公开赛的名次。
Four members of the USYD Kendo Club joined the seminar/competition. The results are as followed:悉尼大学剑道部有四名成员参加了讲习会或者比赛。比赛结果如下:
Alan kishikawa 2nd place in 2nd Dan division
Mory Zhao 2nd place in 3rd Dan division
Kelvin Tran 1st place in 4th Dan division
Kelvin Tran 2nd place in open shield division
Congratulations on them!恭喜他们!