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The December QKR seminar is to be held at Somerset College Somerset Drive Mudgeeraba

On the 5th and 6th Decembers 2020

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Hi everyone,

The intention is to hold our summer seminar at Somerset college on the 5 and 6 Decembers 2020

Hours:  Doors open 0830   Bow in 0900 until 1700

Please be aware that the as a result of COVID-19 the situation may change at short notice and while unlikely the seminar could be cancelled.

THE QKR is preparing a COVID Safe Plan for approval by Queensland Health for action during this seminar.

The implementation of this plan will require additional support from you the members attending to ensure compliance and the wellbeing of us all.  More on that once the plan is approved

Everyone is reminded NOT to attend the seminar if they feel unwell or are exhibiting any COVID symptoms.   We will be adhering Queensland health regulations, Australian Kendo Board guidelines in reference to COVID-19 and the current QKR policy reference the wearing of Men-mask and ISG shields.

The wearing of men-mask and shields requires special attention to the management of heat and the wellbeing of members, during our summer months.

We must be aware of the possible impact of PPE during high intensity training. The training schedule will reflect the need for additional breaks.

Members are reminded they should take regular breaks and during breaks, remove your Men and Kote to assist in cooling your body.  Stop training and advise the leader of that training session if you feel unwell.


At this seminar we will also be holding our AGM and elections of office bearers for the next 2 years.

Nominations are call for all positions in the Queensland executive committee closing date for nomination will be the 29th November 2020.  Please direct your nominations to

Michael is NOT a current member of the committee nor is he standing for any position.


During this seminar, we are hoping to be able to offer a grading opportunity in all 3 arts.

Levels will be advertised once we have a better idea on attendance of suitably grading panel members.

Closing date for receiving grading applications is the 22 November 2020.  Please email grading application and proof of payment to AND

Grading fees below:

SENIOR All Kyu grades $30.00

1 Dan $60.00

2 Dan $75.00

3 Dan $90.00 


All Kyu grades $15.00

1 Dan $30.00

2 Dan $45.00

3 Dan $45.00

Kendo Grading question can be here:

Club sensei approving candidates for examination are asked to direct their candidates to the AKR website to retrieve question relevant to grading being attempted

Kendo Technical requirements can be found here:

Questions for Iaido and Jodo will be on the QKR website asap

Please see below the current technical requirements for iaido and jodo


Jodo Requirements

l  The answer sheet must be typed and single-side printed on A4 size paper. The answers must be readily legible and presentable. Each answer should be 150 word-long with an allowance of ± 50 words and 1.5 spaced in 12 pt font. Times New Roman and Arial are preferred fonts.


This year the attendance 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.

Please make deposits for all fees to

Westpac Bank

Queensland Kendo Renmei Incorporated, BSB 034-055, Acct: 209720

Copy of the payment receipt along with your QKR number are to be sent to the and

Please note that to participate at this seminar your 2020 2021 AKR membership must be paid and registered with the AKR


Tom Johnson

President Queensland Kendo Renmei

 Over the past couple of months, the QKR executive has completed the task of having the Queensland Kendo Renmei recognized as the state governing body for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo as it pertains to the QKR.

During this process the QKR has been confirmed as an affiliate of an NSO namely the Australian Kendo Renmei.

The reason that we have taken these steps with the State Government was to enable our junior members the opportunities to take advantage of state funding which is available to them.

I am pleased to announce that the National Parks Sports and Recreation have accepted the following events as those that our junior members can apply for funding assistance.

  1.      Young Athletes Travel Subsidy

Please note that “Junior” in respect to the funding is listed as younger than 18 years prior to the start of the event, however it is stressed that each application should be read carefully.

These events are found here :

Application for assistance for the above events is only to be done after attending the event.  Details of eligibility and application requirements can be found here:

The following travel subsidy amounts are available under the three event tiers:

State or state school event—$200

National or national school event—$400

International event—$600.


  1.       Get Started Vouchers Program

During this process we have tried to ensure that those registered clubs of the QKR can take advantage of the Get Started Voucher System.  Mackay Kendo Club was already listed as is the Kohokai Club.

To be eligible the application must be completed by each club wishing to take part in the program.  The program allows provision for a voucher to the value of $150 to be submitted to the club by a New Member which will be reimbursed to a QGrant account setup by the club.

We understand that there is some work involved for each club, however it may assist in building your junior membership if you choose to take part in this process.   The process of the $150 is left to each club but as a suggestion $50 would pay membership either class fees or equipment support for the rest.

3        The Local Sporting Champions Grant

We would bring to your attention the ASC funding grant available to members under 18

The Local Sporting Champions Grant

This is a federal imitative and a little more flexible for what it can be used.  It can be used for championships state or national, as a Coach, Official or competitor.

We have spoken to the AKR and they have indicated that endorsement of national or state championship should be a straight forward process which they would be happy to assist the QKR with.

  1.       The Australian Sports Foundation

We have also completed arrangements with Australian Sports funding organisation  and it is hoped that we can leverage their expertise in assisting us with raising funds for various projects under the QKR banner.  The AKR has an existing relationship with the ASF via the Australian World Kendo team who are already using this service and it is hoped that the QKR will also benefit by having more in this space soon.

5.  Regional Grants available

Townsville Council Grants

CairnsCouncil Grants

Please note each of these funding applications has its own requirements please ensure you read them carefully.



Tom Johnson