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Dec, 13 2021 by Dave

The end of 2021 is upon us. We’ll have some refreshments and maybe a snag or two after class this coming Sunday 19 December. Our last class will be on Thursday 23 December and training will resume on Sunday 2 January. Thanks everyone for your support once again.

QKR December Seminar

Dec, 13 2021 by Dave

Here’s the Bayside Team at the QKR Seminar held in Toowoomba on 11/12 December. Massive congratulations to Narada Wrightson who was successful in passing iaido 3 Dan and also Kyle McInnes iaido 2 Kyu.


QKR Regional Grading

Sept, 22 2021 by Dave

Congratulations to Kyle McInnes graded to 3 kyu in iaido and jodo at the QKR Regional Grading in Toowoomba last Saturday 18 September 2021. Great effort!

QKR Regional Grading

Junior Aikido Gradings

Jul, 28 2021 by Dave

Some happy faces after presentation of certificates from junior gradings held over the past month or so. Congratulations to Omkara Wrightson 4 kyu on 27 July, Lucian Van Staden 5 kyu and Azumi Masuda-Kevans 6 kyu on 22 June, Clarissa Chong 7 kyu and Mili Masuda-Kevans 8 kyu on 20 July, Rana Van Staden and Ayanoshin Kitayama 9 kyu on 13 July. Keep up the hard work!


AKR Iaido Championship 2021

Jul, 28 2021 by Dave

Bayside Budokai members Sharma Wrightson, his son Narada, and daughter Sundara were all amongst the medals at the Australian Kendo Renmei National Iaido Championship held on the Gold Coast on 12 June. The event attracted competitors from all over Australia, with the exception of Victoria, due to Covid restrictions.

Iaido involves drawing and cutting with a sword in predetermined forms known as kata. Competitors are matched against another person and judged on their relative skills in performing the forms.

Sharma and Narada Wrightson took out first and second places in the 2-3 Dan event whilst Sundara was a member of the second placed team in the goodwill event as well as receiving the overall encouragement award. It was a great reward for years persistent and dedicated training.


David Brown Sensei 24-25 April 2021

Apr, 25 2021 by Dave

It was great to have Dave Brown Shihan back on the Bayside this weekend. A hip replacement, heart bypass surgery, cancer, and a pandemic later he’s still walking the walk and inspiring us. Thank you Sensei for your teaching, Lynford for organising, and everyone who showed up from near and far for a great weekend.

Emiko Kolb

Aiden Corey

Welcome to 2021

Mar, 02 2021 by Dave

All classes are well and truly up and running according to schedule for 2021. 2020 proved challenging for everyone and Bayside Budokai was no exception. The good thing was the way that we adapted to the restrictions and changing conditions and kept on regardless. Thank you everyone.

Upcoming Events

Mar, 02 2021 by Dave

International stuff would seem to be out of the picture for the immediate future but locally things are still happening.

Bayside Budokai will be hosting David Brown Sensei on the weekend of 24/25. Stand by for details.

The AKR Iaido Seminar and Championship will be held at Tallebudgera on the GC from 12 to 14 June. This year the final day will be devoted to koryu iaido.

The AKR Jodo Seminar and Championship will be held in Perth from 25 to 27 September.

Ikeda Teruo Sensei

Mar, 02 2021 by Dave

Towards the end of last year we received the sad news that Ikeda Teruo Sensei Iaido 8 Dan Hanshi from Osaka had passed away. A short piece about Ikeda Sensei can be found on the Articles page and accessed here.