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 The QKR Seminar Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre Toowoomba,

3 and 4 December 2022

The intention is to hold our summer seminar at the Clive Berghofer Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights QLD 4350

Particulars are as below:

Date: 2 (Saturday) and 3(Sunday)December 2022

Hours: Doors open sat 08:30 Registration is open from 08:30 to 09:00

The event commences at 09:00 The event finishes at 17:00  Please note that your 2022-2023 AKR membership must be paid and registered prior to participation in the seminar.  Attendance Fees:$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 the QKR account by cob Friday 18 November 2022

Westpac BankQueensland Kendo Renmei Incorporated

BSB 034-055, Acct: 209720

Please send a copy the payment receipt along with your QKR number to the and President@qkr.asn.auprior to participation. Please contact the Secretary at secretary@qkr.asn.aushould you have any queries.



During this seminar, we are planning to offer agrading opportunityin all 3 arts.  Grading levels will be confirmed once the Executive understands the availability of suitable grading panel members.

The QKR Executive is planning to conduct the gradings on Saturday morning. Closing date for receiving grading applications is the 19 November 2022.  Please email grading application ( and proof of payment to

Documents and schedules for the event will be updated in due course.

Moving forward, the QKR executive has an expectation that the role of preparing the kendo lesson plan and schedule will be rotated amongst the senior sensei.

It is further expected that all other remaining senior sensei not leading the schedule planning would assist in the running of the seminar by circulating amongst the students and offer advice as appropriate.



Dear all, 

Consistent with the QKR Executive’s intention to support up to two regional Kyu grades per year in each broad “zone” (Southern and Northern),  The QKR executive is happy to announce that BBRD Toowoomba has requested and offered to host an opportunity to grade on Saturday 18 September. This will be subject to and pending any health directives that may be in place at that time due to COVID. 
The intention is to offer grading opportunities up to 1KYU in Kendo, Iaido and Jodo for eligible candidates, pending grading panel availabilities. 
Recent changes to the grading rules have now brought Kendo in line with Iaido and Jodo, so that there is now a minimum of three months between grade attempts for all arts. This will mean that those challenging in September will be able to again challenge in December at the planned State seminar and grading opportunity. 
All people who meet the time in grade requirements and are registered as current financial members of the AKR are eligible to present for grading. 
Completed grading applications from interested candidates need to be received no later than Saturday 4 September.
Further details regarding location and start times, and confirmation that all three arts will be provided as opportunities to grade, will be forwarded shortly. Once this additional information has been sent, please direct any further enquiries to

We are hoping to be able to offer a grading opportunity in all 3 arts.

Grading fees below:

SENIOR All Kyu grades $30.00

Juniors All Kyu grades $15.00

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:


Jodo Requirements

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 grading your 2021 2022 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