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The Australian Government through the Australian Sports Commission recognises the Australian Kendo Renmei as the National Sporting Organisation to develop kendo, iaido and jodo in Australia

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The International Kendo Federation

The international federation of national kendo associations. International Kendo Federation

SportAccord

The international federation of national sporting associations. SportAccordAustralian University Sport Australian University Sport

WELCOME to the Australian Kendo Renmei website

The Australian Kendo Renmei Inc., (AKR) is the internationally recognised, governing body for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo in Australia.

The Australian Sports Commission recognises the Australian Kendo Renmei as the National Sporting Organisation to develop kendo, iaido and jodo in Australia.

The Australian Kendo Renmei (Inc.) and our affiliated  member dojos, clubs and associations are also affiliated with the International Kendo Federation (FIK). The FIK is the world-wide federation of national Kendo, Iaido and Jodo organisations.  The FIK is affiliated with SportAccord (formerly GAISF) a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency drugs in sport policy and is recognised as the international governing federation for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo.

Whether you are near Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney, for activities and dojo or clubs near you, please check our Directory of clubs and dojo and our Calendar pages.

Latest News

Exam News from Japan

(Updated 4 December 2017)

In Japan, during the month of November, many exams for kendo, iaido and jodo are conducted by the All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) and prefecture affiliates.

This month, many senior graded Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR) members faced the challenge to be tested for the Shogo levels of Renshi and Kyoshi or their next dan level.

Happily, some were successful.

Congratulations to all applicants, whether successful or not, for never giving up and working extremely hard to meet the next challenge.

We congratulate the successful members, listed below on their recent achievement.

SHOGO
Kyoshi
Mr. Toshiaki Tsukadaira, Kendo 7 Dan (Qld) was awarded Kendo Kyoshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 30 November 2017. Link.
Renshi
Mr. David Kolb, Iaido 6 Dan (Qld) was awarded Iaido Renshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 30 November 2017. Link.
Mr. Russell Lawrence, Iaido 6 Dan (WA) was awarded Iaido Renshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 30 November 2017. Link.

EXAM RESULTS – IAIDO
Mr. Marcus Lee-Steere, (Vic), was awarded Iaido 6 Dan in Tokyo by the AJKF on 18 November 2017. Link.

EXAM RESULTS – KENDO
Mr. Arpad Maksay, (Vic), was awarded Kendo 6 Dan in Tokyo by the AJKF on 25 November 2017. Link.

AKR Life Membership Awards

The AKR has announced that Mr. Richard Ward and Mr. Russell Lawrence have both been awarded AKR Life Membership.

The announcement was made at the Meeting of AKR National Council, held in Sydney on 15 October 2017.

Both members have made significant contribution to the Australian Kendo Renmei over many decades and the AKR would like to thank both new  life members for their leadership and contribution.

Announcement

Australian Kendo Team Travel Fundraiser

Hi all, The 17th World Kendo Championships is getting closer. The Australian Team has been selected and they are working hard to prepare!

If you would like to show your support and also assist financially, there’s just a few days to go until the AKR’s first Team fundraiser closes!

If you want to join in this fundraiser, the order form and other info is here!.

RESULTS: 2017 Australian University Games – Kendo Competition

Results of the 2017 Australian University Games – Kendo Competition held at the Carrara Stadium, Carrara, QLD on September 22-24, 2017 are now official and posted here.

 

Draws published for the 2017 Australian University Games Kendo Competition

The Pool Draws are here – AKR page and here – Unisport page.

Please support the Australian Kendo Team

The Australian Kendo Coaching Team are happy to announce that after 2 years of preparation, 14 members of the National Squad (7 women & 7 men) have been selected to represent Australia at the World Kendo Championships to be held in Korea 2018.

We are now working hard to raise funds for the team to travel to international events leading up to Korea and to encourage the kendo community Australia wide to support the team, we have put together an awesome  T-Shirt & Tenugui package that is now available.

Pricing

T-Shirt & Tenugui Package – $40 (Option of either a Green T Shirt or White T Shirt)

Individual T-Shirt price Adults $25 / Kids $20

Individual Tenugui $20

Please contact your club’s secretary or a friendly Team Member to place your order & organise payment by October 31st 2017. (To assist your club secretary, click here to download the Excel order form, then send your order with proof of EFT payment of the full amount, to your club secretary.

Your support to the Australian Kendo Team will be greatly appreciated!

 

You and your friends can also support the Australian Kendo Team by making a tax deductable donation via the Australian Government supervised Australian Sports Foundation website here.

And for the latest, follow the Team on facebook, twitter or instagram / @akrkendoteam and check the Team web page here often!

Jodo Seminar – October, 2017. Canberra, ACT.

Dates: 27 – 29 October 2017

The Jodo Board will be conducting a Jodo seminar in Canberra on 27, 28t & 29 October 2017.

Continue reading Jodo Seminar – October, 2017. Canberra, ACT.

2017 Australian University Games Kendo Competition

Gold Coast, Queensland. For kendo playing university students.

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FIK Asian Zone Kendo Referee Seminar (FY 2017), S. Korea, 27-29 October, 2017.

The next FIK Asian Zone Kendo Referee Seminar (FY 2017) will be held in Incheon, South Korea from Friday 27th October 2017 to Sunday 29th October, 2017 inclusive.

Continue reading FIK Asian Zone Kendo Referee Seminar (FY 2017), S. Korea, 27-29 October, 2017.

AKR Delegation to attend FIK Asian Zone Shinpan Seminar in Hong Kong

In mid-November 2016, the AKR Kendo Board asked members to express their interest in attending the International Kendo Federarations (FIK) FY 2016 Asian Zone Shinpan Seminar in Hong Kong.  The seminar is to be held on February 17-19, 2017.
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