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Calander Of Events

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Possible events calendar for 2004.
More details to be supplied

Sunday 4 January Kendo training is back on again.
7:30 am to 9:30/10:00 am.

Over School Holidays - No Monday Night Kendo Training

at Toowoomba PCYC

Over the school holidays the PCYC closes earlier.

So no Monday night Kendo training.
Monday night Kendo training will recommence on Monday 2 February 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sunday morning Kendo training is as usual - no change 7:30/8:00 am - 9:30/10:00 am

Sunday February 1
PCYC open day

Kendo demo at 9:00 to 9:30 am will be incorporated in the normal class

February 14 and 15 2004
QKRI Grading and shiai seminar

at Toowoomba
In preparation for the National Championships

Venue is Centenary Heights High School.
60 Ramsay Street.

Easter 2004
29th National Kendo Championship

at Gold Coast
Tallebudgera Creek Recreation Camp and Sports Center, located at Tallebudgera Beach.

The PCYC bus has been booked for Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March.
Will most likely leaving from Stephen's place.
We will be leaving at 5:30 am on both days.
Probabaly arriving back in Toowoomba around 7:30 pm.

Program for the event can be found at:

QKRI webpage
under Calender, then 'click here' link next to the information and program.


Dear Qld Kendoka

For your information, the 29th Australian Kendo Championships 
held last week on the Gold Coast went off. Sorry you missed it 
if you couldn't come; glad you were there if you could. 

Important outcomes for the QKR participants, I am sure everyone 
will join me in congratulating all the people involved. 

Grading results.

Really good work guys, the higher gradings were really tough. 
Of 18 candidates attempting 4th Dan or above, only 5 grades were awarded. 

Atsuya Kotoda               4th Dan 

Noriyuki Tamura           4th Dan 

Individual results 

Greg Nicholas, despite a dicky knee is once again the Australian 
veteran's champion. Way to go Greg. 

Team results 

For the first time in 29 years the Open team champions are not from 
Melbourne or Sydney. Yes the Queensland Dan team are the current 
Australian Champions. 

The team consisted of 

Noriyuki Tamura                       Senpo 
Atsuya Kotoda                           Jiho 
Takahiro Tsukadaira                 Chuken 
Ken Okamoto                            Fukusho 
Peter Strauss                             Taisho 
Carl Carrick                              (reserve) 

During the pool matches the Qld/Victoria rubber was very hard fought, with 
Peter Strauss delivering the 1 point in favour of QLD in the last match 
after the team had fought Victoria to a standstill to this point. We all 
thought that that was stressful enough but the team then took NSW to a draw 
in the final with 3 hikiwake and only 2 points scores. Taka Tsukadaira then 
secured victory for us in an Ippon Shobu tiebreaker. 

Magic final with even Shigeoka Sensei saying that the excitement gave him a 
stomach ache. 

Unfortunately the Nakakura Banner got away from me during pack up but I am 
in the process of securing it's return from Canberra so that we can all 
enjoy celebrating the victory. 

Congratulations to all 


Kevin Humphrey 

Kendo Classes for next couple of weeks

Just a short notice about Kendo classes over the next couple of weeks.

Sunday 25 April - No Kendo class
Monday 26 April - No Kendo class

Sunday 2 May - Kendo Class
Monday 3 May - No Kendo Class

Then Kendo classes will be on Sunday mornings and Monday nights as usual.

Sunday 9 May

Kendo training will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Shigeoka sensei will be coming up from Brisbane to train with us on Sunday.

We will have lunch at the PCYC, so if you can bring a plate to share.

Sunday 23 May

Due to the Karate grading, Kendo training will be held in the room upstairs.

Monday night 14 June 2004

Due to the Queens's Birthday long weekend there will be NO Monday night Kendo class on 14 June.

Normal Sunday morning and Monday night training resumes after that.

The club web site will be going under some reconstruction soon.  
Any thoughts about any changes or additions would be appreciated.  

Just a reminder that QKRI membership for 2003-2004 year are due soon.  

Due to the school holidays there will be NO Monday night Kendo class on 20 Sept and 27 Sept.

Normal Sunday morning Kendo classes are as usual.

Monday night Kendo classes recommence on 4 October. 6:30pm to 8:30pm

December Grading and Seminar, 4 and 5 December.

Dear Queensland Kendoka

Many people have asked for details of the December 2004 seminar and grading weekend.
Details are as follows:

Dates – Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December

Times 8:30 am to 5:30 pm both days.

Complete Program to follow:

Grading 9:00 am Sunday 5th December
Grading - Kyu to Sandan in Kendo if required
Grading - Kyu to Nidan in Iaido if required

Kyu grading in Jodo is being considered (expressions of interest are required to
determine need)

Provisionally Wynnum PCYC at Lota in Brisbane’s Bayside Suburbs
Maps and directions will be posted on the website closer to the date.

2 pm Sunday 5th December at above venue after grading finished and during/after lunch.

(Minutes and call for agenda items will be distributed shortly)

The AGM is an essential activity for the renmei and all members are invited to attend.
There are currently two casual vacancies in the QKR executive, Members who have agreed to
fill those roles will be presented to the renmei for ratification at that time.

Celebratory party for the Champion Australian Kendo Team 2004:
Greg Nicholas Sensei has invited everyone to a party/barbie to be held at his place on
Saturday night 4th December to celebrate the victory of the QKR dan team in the open
championships this year. A small contribution to food will be asked, byo drinks. Greg
lives close to the venue for the seminar.

Anyone who would like to arrange for a homestay over the weekend, please respond to this
e-mail so that I can work out need and find hosts for you.

All questions to me please.
Kevin Humphrey
QKR inc

The Venue is the Wynnum PCYC, Alexander Street, Lota
Dojo opens at 8:30 am, start time is 9 am on the dot, be early please and be ready.
Lunch will be freshly made cut sandwiches and fruit and is included in the costs for
the weekend.

Cost for the weekend will be $35.00 including lunch both days. This cost will apply
whether you attend for 1 or 2 days.
Grading registration will be during lunch on Saturday; late registrations will be
accepted with a large amount of swearing and cussing.

Sunday’s program will be busy, if you are grading be on time and be ready.
We won’t have time to waste.

If you are intending to do a Dan level grading in Kendo or Iaido, tell me now so I can
send out the exam question in advance.
 	Provisional Program for Queensland Kendo Renmei Seminar on 4th and 5th December 
2004 at Wynnum PCYC, Lota	 
 	Day	   Time	       half court1	    half court 2	 
 	Saturday  8:30 AM	Dojo opens, preparation of equipment	 
 	 	    9:00 AM	Opening Rei 	 
 	 	    9:15 AM	Kendo Kihon	               Iaido	 
 	 	    10:30 AM	Break	 
 	 	    10:45 AM	Kendo Waza	               Jodo	 
 	 	    12:15 AM	Lunch	 
 	 	    1:15 PM	Kendo Kata	               Iaido	 
 	 	    2:30 PM	Break	 
 	 	    2:45 PM	Kendo Waza	               Jodo	 
 	 	    4:00 PM	Short Break	  
 	 	    4:10 PM	Grading preparation	 
 	 	    5:00 PM	Closing Rei	 
 	 	    6:30 PM	Celebratory party for QKR champion Dan team	 
 	 	 	        and Christmas Party, to be held at Nicholas 	 
 	 	 	        Sensei's house, BBQ and BYO drinks	 
 	Day	   Time	         half court1	              half court 2	 
 	Sunday8:30 AM	Dojo opens, preparation of equipment	 
 	 	  9:00 AM	Opening Rei 	 
 	 	  9:15 AM	Iaido Grading	 
 	 	 	        Kendo Grading	              Concurrent	 
 	 	 	        Jodo Grading	              Concurrent	 
 	 	  12:30 PM	Lunch	 
 	 	  1:30 PM	AGM of the QKR	 
 	 	  2:30 PM	Kendo Shiai	               Iaido Koryu	 
 	 	  3:45 PM	Break	 
 	 	  4:00 PM	Gigeiko	                       Jodo	 
 	 	  5:00 PM	Closing Rei	 	 	 	 	 	 

Just a message to notify about training times in December 2004 and January 2005.
Sunday 5 December - NO Kendo training at the PCYC.  Seminar and grading in Brisbane.
Monday night 6 December - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm – normal time.
Sunday morning 12 December - normal training time- 7:30/8:00 am to 10:00 am.
Due to School Holidays, Monday night training will be held earlier. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Monday night 13 December - 6pm - 8pm
Sunday morning 19 December - normal training time.  Possibly last training session 
before starting in January 2005.
I think the PCYC will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period from 20 Dec to
about 10 January.
I think the club will have a couple of weeks break at this time also.  Will advise on 
this shortly.
Sunday morning 9 January 2005.  Possibly first training session for 2005.  Will advise
in updated newsletters.
Monday night 10 January - 6pm - 8pm
Sunday morning 16 January - normal training time.
Monday night 17 January - 6pm - 8pm
Sunday morning 23 January - normal training time.
I think school holidays finish at this time.
Monday night 24 January - back to Normal time.  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
Then back to normal Sunday morning and Monday night training unless otherwise notified.