Australian Kendo RenmeiIaido & Jodo Seminar & Championships 2014

Brisbane Queensland 20 to 26 January 2014

Seminar and Championships

Registrations are now open for the 2014 Australian Iaido & Jodo Seminar & Championships to be held in Brisbane, Queensland.

The Seminar is lead by AKR Technical Advisers, Oda Katsuo Sensei (8 Dan Hanshi, Iaido) and Nagayama Kuniaki Sensei (7 Dan Kyoshi, Jodo), along with senior members of the local Iaido and Jodo community.

Training in Iaido & Jodo

The Australian Kendo Renmei is the governing body for Kendo, Seitei Iaido & Seitei Jodo. If you are interested in training the AKR has a list of State Associations where you can find a Club in your local area.

Location and Accommodation

All Seminar and Championship events will be held at the Redbank Collingwood Park Sports Complex.

Redbank Collingwood Park Sports Complex Smith Street Redbank QLD 4301

07 3437 8588 Location map

Accommodation Options

There are many places to stay within easy drive of the Seminar venue, a few are listed below.

Education City 07 3171 4900 or 0431 229 319 You may not be able to book until late November due to refurbishment of the rooms.
Toowong Villas
9 Ascog Terrace, Toowong, QLD 4066 07 3371 4855 25km from venue. 30min drive. This is close to the city about 12km.
Quest Ipswich
57-63 Warwick Road, Ipswich, QLD 4305 07 3813 6000 15Km from venue. 30 to 45 minutes drive in morning traffic.
Oaks Aspire Apartments
1 West Street, Woodend, Ipswitch, QLD 4305

What's Happening and When

The following event schedule is intended as a guide and is subject to change. Any updates will be posted here when available.

Date AM PM Later
Mon 20 Jan Iaido Jodo
Tue 21 Jan Jodo Iaido
Wed 22 Jan Iaido Jodo
Thu 23 Jan Jodo Iaido
Fri 24 Jan Iaido + Joint Board AGM Jodo
Sat 25 Jan Iaido & Jodo Competitions Official Dinner
Sun 26 Jan AKR Dan Gradings

Seminar & Grading Registration

How to Register

Registration is open to members of the Australian Kendo Renmei and affiliates of the All Japan Kendo Federation.

Please send your completed Registration and Dan Grading Application along with full payment to your State or International Coordinator (see below).

Dan Grading

The AKR Iaido & Jodo Dan grading will be held on Sunday 26 January 2014, as follows.

Grading available from 1st Dan to 4th Dan
Grading available from 1st Dan to 3rd Dan
Kyu Grading

A Queensland Kendo Renmei Kyu grading will also be held on Sunday and is open to suitably qualified members.

Kyu applicants should use the same AKR application form but should follow the procedures set out in the QKR guidelines.

Kyu grading applications and payment should be sent direct to the QKR, and follow any procedures established by your home renmei for interstate gradings.

Seminar Registration Form Registration Procedures
Iaido Dan Grade Exam Questions Jodo Dan Grade Exam Questions
Dan & Kyu Grading Application Form QKR Kyu Grading Guidelines
Key Dates
20 December 2013
Closing date for standard fee applications. A late fee applies after this date.
10 January 2014
Closing date for QKR Kyu grading applications and payments.
13 January 2014
Closing date for Seminar and Dan grading applications.
Seminar & Championship Costs
Full Registration (Mon to Sun), includes Official Dinner
Seminar Only (Monday to Friday)
Championship Only (Saturday)
Late Registration Fee for any registrations after 20 December 2013.
State & Renmei Representatives

For International enquiries or if no point of contact is listed for your location please contact the

An AKR event supported by the Ipswich City Council