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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

AKR Kendo Board for 2018-2021

Dear Delegates and members,

An election was held for the position of Kendo Board Chair on April 29, 2018, according to the rules in the Australian Kendo Renmei Manual of Documents, Section One (1.2.4).

Continue reading AKR Kendo Board for 2018-2021

43rd Australian Kendo Championships, Results.

43rd AKC Group Photo

Click here for the Results

Nominations for election to the AKR National Executive C’tee for 2018-2021, now open!

Dear AKR Members,

Complying with section 7.3 of the AKR Constitution, 2018 is an election year for the National Executive Committee.

 

All Executive Committee positions are open for nomination.

The management and control of the AKR is vested in the National Executive Committee, consisting of four National Officers. The National Executive Committee is responsible for the day to day administration of the Renmei on a National level and the implementation of AKR National Council decisions. The National Executive Committee provides leadership and support for the Boards and the Affiliated State Bodies

All Ordinary Affiliate Members who are members of an Affiliated Body are eligible for election to the Executive Committee.

All nominations must have a seconder and include the acceptance of the member being nominated.

Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

The election to fill the vacancies will be conducted at the AKR Annual General Meeting, scheduled to commence at 1:30pm on Friday 30 March 2018 in Sydney, NSW. Only State Delegates and Board Chairpersons are eligible to vote.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Executive Committee and for the nomination form, please contact your club, dojo or state/territory secretary.

Nominations for election to the AKR Kendo Board, 2018-2021 are now open!

Dear AKR Kendo Members,

Kendo Board Election

Continue reading Nominations for election to the AKR Kendo Board, 2018-2021 are now open!

Wish them safe travels and gambatte!

The Australian Kendo Team departs for Hungary on Saturday, 20 January, 2018!

Team members will attend a European Kendo Shiai-sha development seminar in Hungary in late January.  While there they will be exposed to the best kendo talent in Europe.  This presents a rare opportunity for the Australian Kendo Team to be exposed to international level competitive kendo at the highest level.

If you would like to join the AKR Kendo Team Supporters, please check out the options which included tax deductable donations here.

VALE: Akira Tajima sensei

Akira Tajima sensei, in 1988.

Continue reading VALE: Akira Tajima sensei

To all supporters of the AKR Kendo Team campaign for the 17th World Kendo Championships.

THANK YOU!

Best wishes to all for Christmas, the festive season and for a happy and safe New Year!

Continue reading To all supporters of the AKR Kendo Team campaign for the 17th World Kendo Championships.

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!.