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Kendo and Iaido are practiced jointly at the Ken Shin Kai Honbu Dojo with Jodo practiced through affiliated QKR clubs.

Beginners are welcome any time. No separate beginners classes are conducted. We take the view that beginners can start whenever is convenient. Beginners receive personal tuition and are taught in conjunction with the main class, i.e. the beginners instruction is conducted at one end of the Dojo during a normal class. In this way, beginners feel they are part of the normal class and are then encouraged to participate with regular training as soon as their individual skill develops sufficiently.

The first lesson is free of charge. Beginners are invited to watch as many sessions as they wish prior to commencement of their training. Class and equipment costs may be discussed with the Instructors either at the Dojo, by phone or e-mail.

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Instructors.

Kendo John Isaacs
Greg Nicholas
Rokudan (6th Dan)
Godan (5th Dan)
Iaido John Isaacs Godan (5th Dan)

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Training in Kendo and Iaido are held at the following Location:

Mount Gravatt High School
The Hall
Creighton Street
Mount Gravatt




The Dojo is located behind the Mount Gravatt Tavern off Logan Road. The Tavern is located next to Zupps Used Cars on Logan Road which is a major road in the area. Numerous buses are available travelling along Logan Road heading towards and from Garden City Shopping centre.

Bus links will be provided here shortly.

 

 

John Isaacs

 

John is vitally involved in teaching and promoting Kendo and Iaido in Australia. He currently holds the rank of 6th Dan in Kendo and 5th Dan in Iaido. He is President and one of the founding members of Ken Shin Kai.

John has been studying Kendo for the past twenty-seven years and Iaido for the past twenty-four years. He has achieved success in National level competition placing second in the Open division of the Australian Kendo Championships in 1990. He was also a member of the Australian Team at the World Kendo Championships held in Toronto, Canada in 1991.

John is an Australian Coaching Council accredited Level 3 Coach and is the National Director of Coaching for Kendo.

 

Greg Nicholas

Greg has done most of his Kendo study in London where he has represented the UK in both European Championships and World Championships.

Originally from Australia, Greg has returned to Brisbane where his highly developed competition skills are a welcome addition. Greg has recently been elected as Queensland State Coach.

Greg is an Australian Coaching Council accredited Level 1 Coach.

 

 

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