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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

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The international federation of national sporting associations. SportAccordAustralian University Sport Australian University Sport

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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