Gary attended the Iaido and Jodo Seminar and championships in Canberra. He was Australia’s entrant in the first International Goodwill Iaido Taikai.
At the Australian Kendo Championships in Adelaide Gary and Tony came second in the Kata Championships to Qld. They defeated Western Australia and Tasmania to make the final.
At the Victorian state Championships Chris Brown came first in the State Junior Championship for a record 3rd time with Sean Hearn coming 3rd. In the Veterans Championship Gary came second. Tarl came 2nd in the Dublin Invitational kendo Taikai in Ireland.
Jason and Carl received the fighting Spirit Award at the Mumeishi 3s Taikai.
At our Battlefield championship in December the last man standing was Ryan Oliver after a spirited battle with David Tannard (only because I was at work at the time - Jason). Tarl obtained his 4th Dan In Belgium, only the 3rd Ballarat Kendo club member to reach that rank.