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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


The International Kendo Federation

International Kendo Federation

The international federation of national kendo associations.


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

29th Iaido and 20th Jodo Seminar and Championships 2020 CANCELLED

Announcement made: 15th March 2020

In light of the most recent announcement by the Prime Minister of Australia regarding mandatory quarantine for international travellers to Australia, and the increasing number of infections of COVID-19 within our national borders, the Australian Iaido Jodo Seminar and Championships (AIJSC) 2020 scheduled for late May have been cancelled. As with the previous announcement regarding the cancellation of the 45th Australian Kendo Championships, the Australian Kendo Renmei’s (AKR) considerations are the same, the health and safety of its members and society at large.

Any registration and/or grading monies paid to the AKR by individuals will be fully refunded. Members will be informed of the mechanics and timeline which will be worked out between the AKR and the relevant boards.

It is envisaged that the next AIJSC will be held next year again in Queensland in 2021. This is under discussion at present and may change. Members will be informed once a decision is made.

The AKR apologises for any inconvenience caused by this decision, but it has been taken with due consideration of the health and safety of its members, their families, friends and close associates.

Stay safe.



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Australian Kendo Renmei Inc.

45th Australian Kendo Championships 2020 CANCELLATION

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the upcoming 45th Australian Kendo Championships, seminar and grading has been cancelled. Australian Kendo Renmei’s primary considerations are the health, safety and well-being of our members. 100% of the individual registration fees for 45th Australian Kendo Championships will be refunded. The refund will be processed within 2 weeks by the VKR. We apologise for any inconveniences that this decision has caused you however we have obligation to our members and broader society to make every attempt to contain the spread of the infection.

The next Australian Kendo Championships – the 45th Australian Kendo Championships in 2021, will be in Melbourne hosted by the VKR.

AKR Life Membership Awards

The AKR has announced that Ms Vivian Yung, Dr Kate Sylvester and Dr Brian Brestovac have been awarded AKR Life Membership.

Continue reading AKR Life Membership Awards

Shogo Awards 2019

AKR congratulates the following members for passing their Renshi Examination on 27th November 2019.

Continue reading Shogo Awards 2019

Exam News from Japan

Congratulations to Mr. Joachim Semmler (ACT) and Mr Songwon Chang (NSW) for achieving Kendo 6th Dan in Aichi, Japan (17th November 2019).

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:

Continue reading Announcement of Australian WKC Coaching Team for 18th WKC 2021

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.

Continue reading Exam News from Japan