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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 with a complete set of results.

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

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

Happily, many were successful and the AKR has had a most unusual and exciting week!

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

We congratulate all the successful members on their achievement.

EXAM RESULTS – KENDO

Mr. Peter Szwarcbord, Kendo 7 Dan (Vic). Awarded Kendo Kyoshi in Tokyo on 23 November.

Mr. Takashi Itakura (Qld) was awarded Kendo 7 Dan in Tokyo on 24 November.

Mr. Stuart Burke, Formerly of NSW., was awarded Kendo 7 Dan in Tokyo on 24 November.

Mr. Ben Sheppard (Vic), was awarded Kendo 6 Dan in Tokyo on 25 November.

Ms. Hayami Aboutaleb, Kendo 6 Dan (SA) was awarded Kendo Renshi in Tokyo on 23 November.

Mrs. Hiroko Tsukadaira (QLD), Kendo 6 Dan was awarded Kendo Renshi in Tokyo on 23 November.

Mr. Andrew van Hamond (NSW) was awarded Kendo 5 Dan in Tokyo on 19 November.

EXAM RESULTS – IAIDO

Mr. Ramon Lawrence (WA) was awarded  Iaido 7 Dan in Tokyo on 19 November 2016.

Ms. Claire Chan, Iaido 6 Dan (Vic) was awarded Iaido Renshi in Tokyo on 23 November.

Mr. David Kolb (Qld) was awarded Iaido 6 Dan in Tokyo on 19 November 2016.

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