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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

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 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.

 

2019 Australian Iaido & Jodo Seminar & Competition Registration

Dear AKR Iaido & Jodo Members,

The AKR Iaido and Jodo Boards are pleased to advise that registration for the 2019 AIJSC is now LIVE.

Official website: https://ijscakr.wixsite.com/aijsc

SEMINAR

The online registration form for the Seminar & Championships can be found on the IJSC website here –https://ijscakr.wixsite.com/aijsc/fees-and-registration

If you are planning to attend, please submit your registration using the above link. ALL members attending are required to register – including the 7th Dan’s (to enable catering).

To register, you will require your AKR Registration Number. This number is used each year to renew your AKR membership. If you do not know this number then it can be obtained by contacting your State Renmei Secretary OR in many cases usually on an AKR Dan Grading Certificate.

GRADING

Registration for a Dan Grading is a separate process which can be found here – https://ijscakr.wixsite.com/aijsc/dan-grading-registration

Please note, that Dan Grading Registration requires the submission of a written exam at the time of the registration. These questions can be found here – https://ijscakr.wixsite.com/aijsc/dan-grading-questions

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Kind regards,

Australian Iaido and Jodo Boards

2019. 44th Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar and Dan Grade Exam.

Dear AKR members,

The Western Australian Kendo Renmei is proud to host the 44th Australian Kendo Championships in Perth, 2019. We invite you to Perth to attend this important event in the AKR calendar. Please find below information about the championships, seminar & grading for those who would like to make early travel and accommodation arrangements.

More details and information are on the event page.

2018 17WKC – THANK YOU!

By Yaya Bonggotgetsakul.
Thank you everyone for your support, the 17th WKC has concluded with great achievement from Australia.

Men’s individual competition results:
Richard T’en: Top 64.
Luke Lee: Top 32.
Dwight Park: Top 16 and Fighting Spirit Award.

Women’s individual competition results:
Jenny Song: Top 32.

Women’s team competition results:
3rd place in the world!!!

Thank you everyone for your support for this 17th WKC. See you at 18th WKC in France 2021!!!

Thank you everyone for your support, the 17th WKC has concluded with great achievement from Australia.Men’s individual competition results:Richard T’en: Top 64Luke Lee: Top 32Dwight Park: Top 16 and Fighting Spirit AwardWomen’s individual competitionJenny Song: Top 32Women’s team competition3rd place in the world!!!Thank you everyone for your support for this 17th WKC. See you at 18th WKC in France 2021!!!

Posted by Support the Australian Kendo Team on Sunday, 16 September 2018

Videos of the 17WKC matches are at the following links. (Note these are provided by others and may change).

Court #1, Court #2, Court #3, Court #4, Court #5, Court #6.

The 17th World Kendo Championship action starts tomorrow (Friday 14 September) !

The 17th World Kendo Championships matches are scheduled to be streamed live.

The match webcast schedules, draws and other details are on the Team Support page here.

The Team management will be posting updates on facebook, twitter or instagram  and check the Team web page here too!

 

Follow the Australian Kendo Team at the 17th WKC

Dear AKR members and supporters,

Thank you so much for your generous support of the national team. We have done our best to prepare for the upcoming World Kendo Championships in Korea, September 14-16. Now it is time for us to show our supporters what we have prepared for the past three years! Continue reading Follow the Australian Kendo Team at the 17th WKC

17 WKC Australian Team Brochure

Download 17 WKC Australian Team Brochure – High Resolution / Low Resolution.

The Australian Kendo Team has put together a WKC brochure to showcase the history of Australian involvement in the World Kendo Championships from the 1st WKC in 1970 to now. This brochure also introduces the coaches, managers and members of the current Australian Kendo Team who will be travelling to Korea to compete at the 17th World Kendo Championships on 14-16 September 2018.

The brochure for the 17th World Kendo Championships was temporarily taken down for the AKR National Council to deliberate on the content of the brochure. Since then, the AKR National Council have a majority agreement (by the casting of votes) that the content is appropriate. I thank the Council for its time and timely response to this question.

On behalf of the AKR, I would like to apologise for any confusion, inconvenience and/or stress that the posting, taking down and reposting of the brochure may have caused.

Stylianos (Stilts) Polichroniadis

President

Keep in touch with Team News here.

17 WKC Competition Draws and Pools announced.

Continue reading 17 WKC Competition Draws and Pools announced.

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