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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.

QKR good sports policy

The QKR Good Sports Policy can be downloaded here.

Get started vouchers

Get Started Vouchers are now available to QKR members aged between 5 and 17 for up to $150 to go towards club membership and training. The QKR will advise when new rounds are available. Current Round 13 opened on Feb 6 and Round 14 opens on July 17.

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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 – 7 and 8 December 2019

Venue:                Chandler Arena 

Location:              Sleeman Sports Complex Old Cleveland Rd & Tilley Rd, Chandler QLD 4155.

Hours:                  Doors open 0830   Bow in 0900 until 1700


Please review the Queensland Government YATS Page for information regarding travel subsidy for those under 17 Years

Queensland Junior Kendo Championships (U18 Boys and Girls),

Ensure your membership for the 2020 year in order to attend seminar.  

This is required for seminar attendance and grading eligibility.

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Queensland Kendo Renmei Incorporated,

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This year the fee will be 2 days    $70.00

                                        1 day $40.00

Where there are 3 members in one family attending, a family rate will be 2 full paying members, any more than two from the one family, will pay half price for seminar.


Details on Gradings and schedules will be updated closer to the event.


Tom Johnson

President Queensland 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.