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The Queensland Kendo Renmei Incorporated guides the development of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo activities in Queensland.

This site contains information for members and interested guests to assist in the furtherment of these arts.

grading requirements

There QKR complies with the requirements of the AKR Grading system. There are three key references to our grading system for each art:

1. The Standard Rules for Dan and Kyu Examinations - AKR Manual of Documents Section 1, clause 1.5.4

2A. The Kendo Grading System - AKR Manual of Documents, Section 2, clause 2.3 Effective from 25 October 2014

2B. The Iaido Grading System - AKR Manual of Documents, Section 3, clause 3.3

2C The Jodo Grading System - AKR Manual of Documents, Section 4, clause 4.4

3. The Grading Application Form - AKR Manual of Documents, Appendix 6.8. Can be downloaded here.

Grading requirements can be downloaded from the AKR website here.


Queensland kendo Renmei December seminar  2nd and 3rd December2017

Hi Everyone, just a quick wrapup on our last seminar.

On behalf of the QKR I would like to extend congratulations to Tsukadaira Sensei on successful completion of the shogo examination and achieving the rank of Kyoshi Nanadan Kendo.

On behalf of the members we would also like to express thanks to those members who continue to strive for that next level in their martial arts journey and who were not successful on this occasion.

We continue to benefit from their commitment to their own development and the development in all aspects of the QKR.

On other grading matters congratulations to all members that challenged at the seminar. I am sure you all know the hard work starts again.

Importantly we held the inaugural Queensland Junior championships and I would like to thank all those that assisted in making this event a success.  We hope that it will grow and become a focus point for those QKR junior members with asperations to attend the National Junior Championships.


I am pleased to announce the results as follows:

First Place:          Jay Black.

Second Place :   Len Heffernan.

Third Place :       Alisa Black.


I would also like to express my thanks to the many members that assisted during the day.

To Tamura sensei particularly who put in so much of his time in preparation of the grading and competition.

To the Toowoomba dojo for their help in setting up and always being available to help.

To Ms Sugai, who although was challenging was a great help in registrations.

We would also like to thank all the parents that came to support us and went to great lengths to keep us cool until we could get the fans going

Also thank you to all the Panel members and Shipan members that made this event happen without your continued support we cannot grow.


All of you did a great job to make the seminar a success.

Thank you

Tom Johnson

President Queensland kendo Renmei.

Announcement From the Australian Kendo Board

The Kendo Board is calling for applications for a coaching team for the next World Kendo Championship which will be held in Korea in 2018. The Coaching team will consist of the following:


1.       Men’s team coach

2.       Women’s team coach

3.       Manager

4.       Assistant manager

 The application should be for the full team (as above) and be presented with a summary of a plan for the preparation for the World Kendo Championship.

It is suggested that a Korean speaker be part of the team.

Please send application to the AKR secretary who will forward the applications to the Kendo Board for selection.

Vivian Yung

Applications close on the 31st of October 2016.

 Brian Brestovac

Chairman of the Kendo Board

Australian Kendo Renmei




seminar news

The seminar program comprises two primary seminars each year. These will represent a Winter and a Summer program. The Winter event will be held in June/July and the Summer event will be held in the second weekend in December each year. Grades will be offered at both kyu and dan levels.

The QKR will provide instruction in all three arts depending upon attendance at these events. The QKR may provide a travel allowance based on distance from the venue and participation from all members.

From time to time, special training may be available with specific visiting Sensei and groups. All such events will be posted in the QKR Calendar.

Click here for details of the upcoming seminars and special training.