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AKR IS AFFILIATED WITH –

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

International Kendo Federation

The international federation of national kendo associations.

G A I S F

The Global Association of International Sporting Federations

UniSport Australia

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

RESULTS – XVII Australian Masters Games Kendo Competition

XVII Australian Masters Games Kendo Competition was held in Adelaide on Saturday and Sunday, 5 – 6 October 2019.

For full results see HERE.

RESULTS – 2019 UniSport Nationals Division 1 Kendo Competition

2019 UniSport Nationals Div1 Kendo Competition, was held at Somerset College, Gold Coast on Saturday and Sunday, 28 – 29 September 2019.

Overall competition winner for both men’s and Women’s evens was University of Sydney. For full results see HERE.

Announcement of Australian WKC Coaching Team for 18th WKC 2021

The Kendo Board would like to announce the Australian WKC Coaching Team for the 18th World Kendo Championships 2021 in Paris, France:

  • Head Coach: Yoichi Yano, Kyoshi 7th Dan
  • Men’s Coach: Daniel (Kwangyul) Jeong, 6th Dan
  • Women’s Coach: Duy Pham, 5th Dan
  • Manager: Rob Reid, 3rd Dan
  • Assistant Manager: Yaya (Nutchapurida) Bonggotgetsakul, 3rd Dan

Exam News from Japan

Congratulations to Mr. Yoonsu Kim (NSW) for achieving Kendo 6 Dan in Nagoya, Japan today (12 May 2019).

Exam News from Japan

Congratulations to the following AKR members for their recent grading achievements in Japan last month.

EXAM RESULTS – KENDO

  • Ms. Hyun Hong Wright, (VIC), Kendo 7 Dan (Kyoto, 30 April 2019)
  • Mr. John Isaacs, (QLD), Kendo 7 Dan (Kyoto, 30 April 2019)
  • Mr. Ryuta Hikima, (VIC), Kendo 6 Dan (Kyoto, 29 April 2019)

Gold Coast Sports Festival 2019

#GoldCoastSportsFestival2019

International Kendo Federation will be participating in the SportAccord Convention to be held in Gold Coast in May 2019.

SportAccord is the world sport and business summit. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.

SportAccord is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the below umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at SportAccord. The event is an international sport convention hosted over a week, combining an exhibition area, a themed conference programme and a multitude of networking events.

AKR members have been invited to participate in Kendo, Iaido and Jodo demonstration on Thu 9 May (3-5pm) & Fri 10 May (9-11am).

Location: Kurrawa Park (Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach)

Please support us if you are in Gold Coast at the time.

AJKF Delegation to 44AKC

AJKF has advised the choice of sensei for this year’s 44th Australian Kendo Championships and Seminar to be held in Perth, 19 to 24 April. 
1)    Yasuo SUZUKI sensei, Kendo Hanshi 8 Dan.
2)    Shigehiro IIDA sensei, Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan

Suzuki sensei has visited us four times previously, while Iida Sensei has visited us at the 42AKC in Canberra, 2017.

AKC Match Duration Changes

The Kendo Board has recently reviewed and approved two important change to the Dan Women’s and Kyu Men’s match duration.  Please note that the Dan Women’s match duration at this year’s AKC will be 5 minutes and the Kyu Men’s match duration will be 4 minutes.


Click HERE for more details regarding the 44th AKC regulations 2019.

Exam News from S. Korea

Successful grading results keep rolling in! This time from South Korea.

Congratulations to Mr. Daniel KwangYul Jeong (VIC) – assistant coach of the 17WKC Australian Team, for achieving Kendo 6 Dan in South Korea on 1/11/2018.

Well done, Daniel Jeong Sensei!

Exam News from Japan

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.

In the past 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 – KENDO

  • Dr. Takashi Itakura, Kendo 7 Dan (Qld) was awarded Kendo Kyoshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 27 November 2018.

Renshi – KENDO

  • Mr. Dong Yeol Lim, Kendo 6 Dan (WA) was awarded Kendo Renshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 27 November 2018.
  • Mr. Benjamin Sheppard, Kendo 6 Dan (VIC) was awarded Kendo Renshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 27 November 2018.
  • Mr. Daniel Strenger, Kendo 6 Dan (NSW) was awarded Kendo Renshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 27 November 2018.

Renshi – IAIDO

  • Mr. Marcus Lee-Steere, Iaido 6 Dan (VIC) was awarded Iaido Renshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 27 November 2018.

Renshi – JODO

  • Mr. Russell Lawrence, Jodo 6 Dan (WA) was awarded Jodo Renshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 27 November 2018.

EXAM RESULTS – KENDO

  • Mr. Noriyuki Tamura, (QLD), was awarded Kendo 6 Dan in Nagoya by the AJKF on 18 November 2018.
  • Dr. Kate Sylvester, (VIC), was awarded Kendo 6 Dan in Tokyo by the AJKF on 25 November 2018.
  • Ms. Noriko Matsumoto, (VIC), was awarded Kendo 6 Dan in Tokyo by the AJKF on 25 November 2018.