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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.


December Seminar  3rd and 4th Update:

Location:  Tallebudgera Leisure Centre 1525 Gold Coast Hwy. Palm Beach.

Times        Door Open 0800   Training until 1700   Bow in 0900


 This year the fee will be 2 days $50.00

                                      1 day $30 .00

 Where there are 3 members in one  family a family rate will be

 2 full paying members any more than 2 pay half price for seminar.

  Junior Members Grading Fee

 Kyu Grading Fee            $15.00

 Dan Grading Shodan      $30.00

 Senior Members Grading Fee

 Kyu Grades                     $30.00

 Shodan                           $60.00

 Nidan                              $75.00

 Sandan                           $90.00

 Kendo Grading Questions:

Shodan questions

What do you want to learn from training in Kendo.

Explain Maai.

Nidan questions

Explain why etiquette is important to Kendo.

Explain the opportunity for Datotsu.

Sandan questions

Explain why it is important to do Kendo Kata.

Explain why it is necessary to do Kiri-kaeshi.

Iaido Grading Questions:

Shodan .                              State your reason for learning Iaido

                                           Why is Reiho important

Nidan                                    what is the purpose of Saya-Biki

                                            Why is breathing important for Iaido

Both answers should be brief if possible they should fit on one sheet of paper.

Applications for grading close on the 20th November Please follow up with your club sensei to have the application and payment submitted by that date.  This is your responsibility 

 Please include your QKR number or meaningful reference in banking reference.

If possible a copy of the transaction details in your email to the treasurer or president.

This assists in the correct correlation of payments to member’s applications.

Members are also reminded that to participant in the seminar and or grade they must be a registered QKR/AKR member BEFORE the grading date.


Tom Johnson



Announcement of Queenslands Newest Roku Dan 

On behalf of the QKR membership I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate

Sensei Ken Okamoto on his successful completion of the Roku Dan examination.



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.