The AUSTRALIAN KENDO RENMEI INC., (AKR) is the internationally recognised, governing body for Kendo, Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei (Z.N.K.R.) Iaido and (Z.N.K.R.) Jodo in Australia.
The AKR and our member Clubs and Associations are affiliated with the International Kendo Federation (FIK). The FIK is the world-wide federation of national Kendo, Seitei Iaido and Seitei Jodo organisations. The FIK is affiliated with SportAccord (formerly GAISF) and is recognised as the international governing federation for kendo, iaido and jodo.
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.
Members of the AKR compete nationally and internationally and are eligible to attend international Kendo, Iaido and Jodo seminars and grading exams. The Kendo, Iaido and Jodo grading qualifications of AKR members are recognised internationally.
For information on affiliated Australian Kendo Dojos, Iaido Dojos and Jodo Dojos, or if you want to learn Kendo, Iaido or Jodo, please contact your nearest Club or State Association. A full list is available on our directory page.
AUSTRALIAN KENDO RENMEI Incorporated
ABN 66 064 550 279
Post: PO Box 353 NORTH CARLTON VIC 3054
2015-2018 National Executive Committee:
- President: Mr Richard Ward (VKR).
- Vice-President: Mr. Joachim Semmler (ACTKR).
- Secretary: Ms. Vivian Yung (NSWKA).
- Treasurer: Mr. Malcolm Martin (NSWKA).
2015-2018 National Technical Positions:
- Kendo Board Chairperson: Dr. Brian Brestovac (WAKR).
- Iaido Board Chairperson: Mr. Damon Schearer (ACTKR).
- Jodo Board Chairperson: Mr. Stuart Owens (NSWKA).
Australian Kendo Coaching Team for the 16th World Kendo Championships.
- Men’s Coach: Ms. Kate Sylvester.
- Women’s Coach: Mr. Daniel Jeong.
- Manager: Mr. Rob Reid.
- Assistant Manager: Ms. Yaya Bonggotgetsakul.
AKR Audited Finance Reports and AKR Finance Management Reports are available from State Associations and the AKR Secretary.
Secretary’s email – NOSPAM_akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au_DELETE. We added some characters to reduce the incidence of spam, please remove the capitalised letters, before sending your email.