30th Australian Iaido Championships, Seminar and Dan Grade Exam. 2022

Date: 30 July to 1 August 2022 (9.00am to 5.00pm each day)

Location: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre 20 Baker St, Darling Heights QLD 4350. Google Map.

This page includes an overview of the AICS 2022 and contains the information you will need to register for the Seminar and for the AKR Dan Grading.

For full details of the event please download the Seminar Documentation

Sensei Attending

Emiko Yaguchi sensei, 7 Dan Kyoshi, Japan

Toshiaki Tsukadaira sensei, 7 Dan Kyoshi, QLD

Ahloi Lee sensei, 7 Dan Renshi, WA

Ramon Lawrence sensei, 7 Dan Renshi, WA

Claire Chan sensei, 6 Dan Renshi, VIC

Russell Lawrence sensei, 6 Dan Renshi, WA

David Kolb sensei, 6 Dan Renshi, QLD

Marcus Lee-Steere sensei, 6 Dan Renshi, VIC

Katsumi Kuramochi sensei, 6 Dan Renshi, QLD

Ian Thomason sensei, 6 Dan, WA



The event will take place over three days and includes a Dan Grading, the 30th Australian Iaido Championships, a ZNKR Iaido Seminar and a Koryu Iaido Seminar.

Day 1: Saturday 30 July

AKR Iaido Dan Grading & 30th Australian Iaido Championships

Day 2: Sunday 31 July

ZNKR Iaido Seminar

Day 3: Monday 1 August

Koryu Iaido Seminar


The full (3 day) event costs $160.

There will be an option to purchase a lunch pack for the three days of the seminar. Details will be emailed to registered participants in early July.


Full details are included in the Seminar Documentation.

Registration and payment details are here.

Payment is via PayPal or Credit Card during registration. If you are unable to use either of these methods please email marcus@chikushinkai.com.au for more information and assistance.

The closing date for seminar applications is midnight Friday 22 July 2022.


A grading will be held for dan grade candidates from 1st Dan to 4th Dan during the morning on Saturday 30 July. There is no kyu grading at this event.

Grading applications must be submitted via your State Renmei. Details.

All candidates must complete a written test, this can be downloaded from the AKR Dan Grading page, as above. Your answers should be printed and submitted at grading registration on 30 July 2022.

The closing date for completed applications to reach the AKR is 28 June 2022. No late applications will be considered.