Seitei Iaido

Contact: Ms Tracy Campbell • (e) • (p) 04 0625 3512

Supervising senior instructor: Tom Johnson, godan
Instructor: Michael Baczynski, nidan
Associate instructor: Sian Carlyon, shodan

Seitei Iaido is a modern synthesis of several koryu sword arts, designed to preserve core aspects of traditional Japanese sword work. It consists of twelve solo-performed kata as set by the All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF, Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei or ZNKR). The twelve Seitei Iaido forms (seitei-gata) are standardised for the tuition, promotion and propagation of Iaido at the Iaido clubs, that are members of the regional Kendo federations.

Seitei iaido practice in Toowoomba each Thursday night, and members can participate in the "virtual dojo" on Wednesday nights, with the Club diaspora in North Queensland and Bundaberg participating in common training.

As an affiliate dojo of Kohokai, members are encouraged to train at the Pine Mountain session on Saturday and Monday, and Wednesdays.


When: Thursday 7.30 — 9.00 pm

Where: MEAC


What to bring: Yourself, comfortable exercise clothes to start, water bottle

Once you are training for a while: Uwagi and hakama training uniform (preferably black), juban (undershirt), kaku obi, bokken with saya and an iaito. These can be obtained through the Club, or we can provide advice on what might be suitable.

You’ll need to: Pay Queensland Kendo Renmei membership ($60 payable once) plus Iaido discipline fee ($10) PCYC membership fee ($20/30 for concession and adult memberships), Kohokai membership ($200) and BBRD general membership.