Instructor Cadre

At Kuroyama Budokai care is taken to ensure that instruction is overseen only by those who have:

  • Technical knowledge through grades in the relevant art(s) awarded/recognised by Australian or International governing bodies; and

  • Coaching qualifications through Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA), or other body; and

  • Compliance with the ACT Government Working With Vulnerable Persons  regulations; and

  • Current First Aid qualifications.

Iaido practice is conducted by officially recognised instructors authorised and qualified by the Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR).  All have travelled to Japan to train with various teachers, and are regular participants in national AKR seminars overviewed by high ranking delegates from Japan. All have received their gradings from the AKR or direct from the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei (ZNKR) in Japan.

Senior Instructors  -  Damon Schearer 5th dan

                                   -  Brendan Kee 5th dan

                                   -  Andrew Thompson 4 th dan

Assistant Instructors  -  Michi Kawada 3rd dan

                                        -  Majdie Hordern 3rd dan

Jodo practice is conducted by officially recognised instructors authorised and qualified by the Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR).  All have travelled to Japan to train with various teachers, and are regular participants in national AKR seminars overviewed by high ranking delegates from Japan. All have received their gradings from the AKR or direct from the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei (ZNKR) in Japan.

Senior Instructors  Damon Schearer 5th dan

                                   -  Brendan Kee 5th dan

                                   -  Andrew Thompson 4 th dan

Assistant Instructors  -  Michi Kawada 3rd dan

                                        -  Fiona Hampton 2nd dan

Kyudo practice is conducted by officially recognised instructors authorised and qualified by the Australian Kyudo Association (AKA).

Senior Instructors  -  Duncan Bullock 5th dan

Aikido practice (when offered) is conducted by instructors with a diversity of experience studying under a variety of teachers (and schools/styles) in both Australia and Japan.  They have chosen to remain non-secular in their approach to training, and instead focus individually on the inspiration they have found through key teachers during their training. Both have received their gradings from the Aikikai Hombu in Japan.

Senior Instructors  -  Damon Schearer 4th dan

                                   -  Andrew Thompson 1st dan

Naginata practice is conducted by officially recognised instructors authorised and qualified by the Australian Naginata Federation (ANF).

Senior Instructors  -  Kuan Bartel 3rd dan

Assistant Instructors  -  Brendan Kee 3rd dan

E-mail: kuroyama.budokai@gmail.com  

Tel: +61 413 807 555

 

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