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2017 26th Australian Iaido and 17th Australian Jodo Championships, Seminar and Exam
The 2017 Australian Iaido & Jodo Seminar, Championships and grading exams will be held in Melbourne, Victoria on Friday 17 to Tuesday 21 February 2017.
A delegation of excellent Japanese sensei will attend and provide four days of instruction at the Seminar, assist us in other ways and join the examination panel for Dan-grade exams up to Iaido 5 Dan and Jodo 5 Dan.
Training for both arts will be available throughout each day on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th and Monday 20th.
The Dan-grade exams up to Iaido 5 Dan and Jodo 5 Dan will be conducted in the AM on Tuesday 21st with the Championships to follow. Note that exam application is separate to the attendance registration.
More details will be on the AKR website here and on the special event website and added to as needed.
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