Australian Iaido Seminar & Championships 2021

Date: 12 – 14 June 2021

Location: Tallebudgera Recreation Centre, 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach, North QLD 4221.

Welcome to the Australian Kendo Renmei’s Iaido Seminar & Championships for 2021. This page includes an overview of the AISC 2021 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

Toshiaki Tsukadaira sensei, 7 Dan Kyoshi, QLD

Ahloi Lee sensei, 7 Dan Renshi, WA

Claire Chan sensei, 6 Dan Renshi, VIC

Ramon Lawrence sensei, 7 Dan Renshi, WA

Russell Lawrence sensei,m 6 Dan Renshi, WA

David Kolb sensei, 6 Dan Renshi, QLD

Marcus Lee-Steere sensei, 6 Dan Renshi, VIC

Jeri James sensei, 6 Dan Renshi, WA

Ian Thomason sensei, 6 Dan, WA


The event will take place over three days and includes a Dan Grading, the 29th Australian Iaido Championships, a ZNKR Iaido Seminar and a Koryu Iaido Seminar.

Day 1: Saturday 12 June

AKR Iaido Dan Grading & 29th Australian Iaido Championships

Day 2: Sunday 13th June

ZNKR Iaido Seminar

Day 3: Monday 14th June

Koryu Iaido Seminar


The full (3 day) event costs $140.

There is an option to purchase a lunch pack for $36 to cover the full three days.


Full details are included in the Seminar Documentation

Registration is via the online form at:

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

During registration you will be able select the lunch option (sandwiches), and which competitions you would like to take part in. The closing date for seminar applications is midnight Friday 28th May 2021.


A grading will be held for dan grade candidates from 1st Dan to 4th Dan during the morning on Saturday 12th June. There is no kyu grading at this event.

Grading applications must be submitted online as detailed in the grading application process in the Seminar Documentation. The documentation also contains the written questions for the exam.

You will also need a copy of the AKR Dan Grade Application Form that can be downloaded here.

The application process must be strictly adhered to in order to be examined. Failure to comply with this process will result in a candidate NOT being eligible to grade on the day.

The closing date to complete the registration process is midnight Friday 28th May 2021. No late applications will be considered.

Accommodation Suggestions

The Tallebudgera Recreation Centre (at venue) may have some accommodation available and we suggest that you contact the venue direct for more information.

Tallebudgera Recreation Centre, 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach North QLD.

There are also many apartment and holiday options in the Gold Coast. These include Regency on the Beach which is a short walk from Tallebudgera Recreation Centre

Regency on the Beach. 1483-1489 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221