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The Queensland Kendo Renmei Incorporated guides the development of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo activities in Queensland.
We are a Good Sports club
The QKR Good Sports Policy can be downloaded from below link.

Queensland Kendo Renmei !

The Gold Medal goes to Queensland Kendo Renmei ! We are now a Gold Medal Good Sports Association. That means we are ahead of the pack when it comes to being a healthy, safe, inclusive Association.
What is Good Sports? Good Sports is Australia’s largest and longest running health initiative in community sports. A free program for all Australian clubs, Good Sports aims to build stronger communities by championing positive change and helping to create safe and family-friendly clubs that thrive.



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Get Started Vouchers are now FairPlay Vouchers. QKR members aged between 5 and 17 maybe be eligible to apply for a voucher valued up to $150 to go towards club membership and training. Round 4 applications open on 20 January 2021.
The Queensland Kendo Renmei (QKR) is the primary governing body for affiliated Kendo, Iaido and Jodo Clubs in Queensland. QKR cultivates interest and participation in Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo and to put into practice the “The Concept of Kendo”.
‘The concept of kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the katana (sword).’

Kendo is a way of human development through training in the principles of the sword. This is achieved through:

  • kendo etiquette – learning the proper way to treat each other with courtesy, honour, and sincerity; and
  • through correct and rigorous training – strengthening the mind, the body, and our character, and fortifying your spirit.
Kendo can be a life-long journey and if you apply yourself properly and earnestly to kendo training, and to proper kendo mindset and etiquette, self-improvement will be ongoing. These learnings can be applied in everyday life outside kendo.
By improving ourselves, the purpose of kendo is to contribute positively to society, and develop culture, and help promote peace and prosperity.
The QKR also promotes good fellowship among those involved in the association, and supports the development of its members, clubs, instructors and coaches.
The Association is tasked with arranging the annual Queensland championships, gradings, seminars and such other activities for clubs and members.
The QKR is a member of the Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR) and represent the interests of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo practitioners with Government and Semi-Government authorities in Queensland.

Our Disciplines


Kendo is a Japanese martial art rooted in samurai traditions, focusing on disciplined swordsmanship in an athletic contest in which practitioners wear kendo-gu (protective armor) and use shinai (bamboo swords) to strike each other. However, kendo is a budo (martial way) that aims to forge the mind and body of practitioners and facilitate the development of character through continued keiko (practice).


Iaido, known as the "way of drawing the sword," is derived from methods of using the nihonto (Japanese sword) that emerged in the Muromachi period (1333–1573). The object of iaido is to learn to draw the sword in an instant to overcome an aggressor and emphasises precise movements of drawing, cutting, and sheathing a katana. It is a “Way” in which practitioners seek to train the mind and body through developing a spiritual appreciation of the relationship between life and death, movement and stillness. Practiced individually, it cultivates mindfulness, swift responses, and inner tranquillity through predetermined forms.

The connection to kendo is very close, and it is said that iaido and kendo are two sides of the same coin.


Jodo, or "the way of the stick," which complements sword disciplines and is an art in which a practitioner wields a 128cm long and 2.4cm diameter jo (staff). More than just for attacking, the jo is used to control the opponent in response to their movements and teaches precise strikes and grappling manoeuvres for self-defence, embodying discipline, respect, and holistic development.


1. The Standard Rules for Dan and Kyu Examinations – AKR Manual of Documents Section 1, clause 1.5.3
2A.The Kendo Grading System – AKR Manual of Documents, Section 2, clause 2.3 
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 4.3
3.The Grading Application Form – AKR Grading Application Form
4.Overseas Grading Requirements- Apply to be examined overseas

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