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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

Calendar

AKR Calendar and major events schedule 2016-2020.

AKR forthcoming event details.

Australian Championships and major events schedule, for years 2003 – 2020.

(Confirm closer to each event; the below is for information only)

Year AKC AIJC AUG Other event
2003 NSW QLD
2004 QLD VIC
2005 ACT WA
2006 WA NSW 13 WKC, Dec 8-10, Taiwan
2007 VIC TAS FIK Shinpan Seminar, Australia
2008 NSW QLD
2009 SA ACT 14 WKC, Brazil, 28, 29, 30 Aug
2010 VIC WA
2011 QLD VIC QLD
2012 ACT NSW SA 15 WKC, Italy, 25, 26, 27 May
2013 NSW TAS QLD 2nd World Combat Games, Russia
2014 WA QLD NSW
2015 VIC ACT QLD 16 WKC, Japan
2016 QLD WA WA
2017 ACT VIC QLD
2018 NSW NSW TBD 17WKC, Incheon, South Korea,
14-16 September 2018.
Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast. 4-15 April 2018.
2019 WA TAS QLD
2020 SA QLD TBD

For details of events hosted or organised by State Associations and Clubs, please contact the organising body direct. All dates could possibly be altered, so please check with the event organiser close to the event.

For a schedule of All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) application and grading dates, see their calendar page.

Application to attend overseas FIK affiliated country and AJKF events, including grading examinations, must be made via state affiliates and sent to the AKR President, arriving no later than 28 days before the published application deadline. Click here for application forms, procedures and instructions.

 

AKR forthcoming event details.

(Confirm closer to each event; the below is for information only)

2017

26th Australian Iaido and 17th Australian Jodo Championships, Seminar and Dan Exam.
Friday 17 February through to Tuesday 21 February 2017. Melbourne, Victoria.
More details.

FIK Asian Zone Kendo Referee Seminar (FY2016).
Hong Kong. Friday 17 to Sunday 19 February 2017. (Post)

Australian Kendo Team and Squad training schedule:

Women and Men, 23-24 July 2016. Sydney.
Women and Men, 1– 3 October 2016. Canberra, ACT..
Women and Men, 28– 29 January 2017. SA.
AKCs 15– 16 April 2017. Canberra, ACT.
Women and Men, 10–11 June 2017, Maylands W.A.
Australian Kendo Team Selections. TBC August 2017. Melbourne, Vic.

42nd Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar and Kendo Dan Exam.
Friday 15 April to Wednesday 19 April 2017. Canberra, ACT.

5th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar & Taikai 2017
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 July 2017.  Sydney, NSW.

2017 Australian University Games Kendo Competition
Gold Coast, Queensland. For kendo playing university students.

Event details. Unisport’s page www.australianunigames.com.au.

Competition Rules, Nafuda Specification and Shinai Specification, all are here.

SCHEDULE

  • Friday 22 September: Weigh-in.
  • Saturday 23 September: Weigh-in and Competition.
  • Sunday 24 September: Competition and closing ceremony.

Jodo Seminar – October, 2017. Canberra, ACT. Details

FIK Asian Zone Kendo Referee Seminar (FY2017).
Incheon, South Korea. Friday 27 to Sunday 29 October, 2017. (Post)

2016

25th Australian Iaido and 16th Jodo Championships, Seminar and Dan Exam.
18 – 24 January 2016.  More details.

FIK Asian Zone Shinpan Seminar
Friday 11 March to 13 March, Taipei, Taiwan.

The AKR wishes to encourage senior Australian kendoka (kendo 5 Dan and above, in principle) to attend this Seminar with a view to improving the standard of kendo shinpan in Australia.

Details from state associations. *State application deadline: 5.00 PM AEST on Monday 4th January 2016.

41st Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar and Kendo Dan Exam.
Friday 25 March 2016 to Wednesday 30 March 2016.  More details.

4th Oceania Women’s Kendo Seminar & Taikai 2016
Friday 27 May  to 29 May, 2016.  Location: Victoria University, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria.

We are very fortunate to have approximately 8-12 (to be confirmed) experienced Nippon Taiiku Daigaku (Nittaidai) female kendo sensei, OG graduates and current students conduct this seminar.
If you have any queries please email: oceania.womens.kendo@kendoaustralia.asn.au

41st Kendo Summer Seminar for Foreign Kendo Leaders
Friday July 22 to July 29 2016 at Gedatsukai Kenshu Center in Kitamoto City, Saitama Prefecture.
This is an excellent kendo seminar!
Any AKR member interested in participating in the 2016 Kendo Summer Seminar, Japan should first apply to their state association for recommendation to attend.  Applications close early January. Details from your state association.

Nippon Budokan Foundation Budo Expo and Delegation visit to Sydney
November 9~16 2016.  Details TBA.

2015

24th Australian Iaido and 15th Australian Jodo Championships, Seminar and Exams. Monday 19 to Sunday 25 January 2015.

Venue: David Cocking Sport and Recreation Centre on the campus at The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.

Second Trans-Tasman Kendo Taikai, 14 and 15 February 2015.

The Australian Kendo Team versus the New Zealand Kendo Team.

A pre-cursor to the World Kendo Championships, to be held in Tokyo.
Venue: Multi-Purpose Sports Hall at the University of Technology Sydney, UTS City Campus, beneath Alumni Green, Harris Street, Ultimo.

40th Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar and Kendo Exam, 3 – 8 April 2015.
Registration and shinpan briefing – Friday 3 April; Championship competition, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April; Kendo Seminar, Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 April; Kendo Dan Exam Wednesday 8 April 2015.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria. Venues TBA.  More details here.

16th World Kendo Championships, 29-31 May 2015

Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.
International Kendo Federation website. 16WKC website. Australian Team supporters page at facebook.

2015 Australian University Games Kendo Competition
Saturday 26 September & Sunday 27 September at Gold Coast PCYC, 180 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters, QLD 4218. www.australianunigames.com.au

Individual kyu grade open championship
Individual kyu grade women’s championship
Individual dan grade open championship
Individual dan grade women’s championship
Teams kyu grade championship
Teams open grade championship

University kendo players, register via your uni kendo club.

 

2014

Monday 20 January – Sunday 26 January 2014.
2014 Australian Iaido and Jodo Championships, Grading and Seminar

Seminar: Monday 20 January – Friday 24 January 2014.
Competition: Saturday 25 January 2014.
Exam for Iaido and Jodo Dan: Sunday 26 January 2014.
Go to the event website at iaidojodo2014.kendoaustralia.asn.au, for further information.

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February 2014
The 3rd Oceania Womens Kendo Seminar and Taikai to be held in Melbourne .

8 & 9 March 2014.
FIK Asian Zone Kendo Shinpan Seminar. Sydney, NSW.

18 to 23 April 2014
39th Australian Kendo Championships 2014, Leisurelife Centre, Corner of Kent Street & Gloucester Street, East Victoria Park, West Australia.
More details here.

Saturday 27 September 8:30am – 5pm and Sunday 28 September 8:30am – 5pm
Australian University Games – Kendo Competition

Venue: University of Technology Sydney, Multi-Purpose Sports Hall
UTS City Campus, beneath Alumni Green, Harris Street, Ultimo.

MAP

Friday October 24 to Sunday October 26 2014
FIK Asian Zone Kendo Shinpan Seminar.
Venue: Kookmin University Gymnasium, 77 Jeongneung-Ro, Seongbuk-Ku, Seoul, Korea.
Application to attend is via state associations.

2013

2013 Australian Iaido and Jodo Championships, Grading and Seminar

Seminar: Monday 21 January – Friday 25 January 2013.
Competition: Saturday 26 January 2013.
Exam for Iaido and Jodo Dan: Sunday 27 January 2013.
Tasmania.

2nd Oceania Womens Kendo Seminar.
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February 2013.
Sydney, New South Wales.

International Kendo Federation (FIK) Asian Zone Kendo Referee Seminar
Venue is Taipei, Taiwan March 15 (Fri) ~ March 17 (Sun), 2013, applications available from State Secretaries and should be sent direct to AKR Secretary before 25 January 2013.

38th Australian Kendo Championships, Grading and Seminar 2013

Competition: Friday 29 March – Sunday 31 March 2013.
Seminar Monday 1 April & Tuesday 2 April 2013.
Exam for Kendo 3 and 4 Dan: Wednesday 3 April 2013.
Sydney, New South Wales.

AKR Annual General Meeting
Teleconference for Delegates, 14 April 2013. Teleconference access detail will be provided to Delegates.

39th All Japan Kendo Federation Summer Seminar for Foreign Kendo Leaders 2013.

July 26 (FRI) – August 2 (FRI), 2013 at Gedatsukai Kenshu Center (Kitamoto City, Saitama Pref.).
Applications available from State Secretaries and should be sent direct to the AKR Secretary before 15 January 2013. Announcement of selected trainees will be made in early May 2013.

Australian University Games Kendo Competition 2013.
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September 2013.

AKR National Conference and General Meeting of National Council.
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 2013.  9:30 am to 4:00 pm, both days.
Mercure Hotel, 13 Spring Street, Melbourne.

Second SportAccord Combat Games 18-26 October 2013.
Kendo competition: 21+22 October 2013.
Venue: St. Petersburg, Russia. Click here for the SportAccord World Combat Games, 2013 Kendo event program schedule.

Past 2012 Events:

38th All Japan Kendo Federation Summer Seminar for Foreign Kendo Leaders’.
July 27 (FRI) – August 3 (FRI), 2012 at Gedatsukai Kenshu Center (Kitamoto City, Saitama Pref.).
Applications closed.

Australian University Games Kendo Competition 2012.
Kendo Seminar:
Led by sensei Brian Brestovac 6 Dan, former Australian Team member and Australian Veterans Champion and Colin Minter sensei. Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September.
Competition:
Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 September 2012, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Venue: Nazareth Catholic College – Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road, Flinders Park, SA.

AKR National Conference and General Meeting of National Council.
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October 2012.  9:oo am to 4:00 pm, both days.
Mercure Hotel, 13 Spring Street, Melbourne.