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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

International Kendo Federation

The international federation of national kendo associations.

G A I S F

The Global Association of International Sporting Federations

UniSport Australia

Australian University Sport

Apply for an AKR Dan Exam

Procedures and forms to be examined overseas are here.

Information on how to apply to be examined for a Kendo, Iaido or Jodo Dan grade at a National Grading Exam conducted by the Australian Kendo Renmei. (Kyu exams are conducted by state affiliates).

Forthcoming AKR National Dan Exams

Kendo.

The AKR will conduct exams for Kendo grade 1 Dan to 5 Dan, on Tuesday 14th April 2020, during the 45th Australian Kendo Championships and Seminar event.
The venue is the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), 30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park.

To apply to be examined:

  • Members should apply direct to their club or dojo using the AKR Grading Application form PDF, completing all required fields. Closing date – 14 February 2020.
  • Clubs or dojo decide if applicants are approved and eligible, then compile all their members details into the provided Excel workbook and send that to their state association, according to the arrangements made within each state. Clubs or dojo are to retain the AKR Application form for possible reference to later. Closing date – 21 February 2020.
  • State Associations confirm that applicants details are correct and eligible to be examined, then compile all applicants from their state into one (provided) workbook; calculate the total amount to pay; then pay that amount to the AKR bank account and send the application workbook to the AKR, prior to the closing date of- 5:00 pm 28 February 2020.  Instructions are in the workbook.

Please note: Confirming the eligibility of applications, preparing the examination order and certificates will be managed in batches.  Therefore, no late applications will be considered.  Your co-operation will be appreciated.

AKR will confirm receipt to each state after the application closing date.

Exam questionsPDF here.  Standard Procedural Guidelines Dan Grading Examination, PDF. (January 2020)

Iaido and Jodo.

The AKR will conduct exams for Iaido and Jodo grades 1st to 5th Dan, on 1 June 2020 (Iaido) and 4 June 2020 (Jodo), at Sleeman Sports Complex
, cnr Old Cleveland & Tilley Roads Chandler 
QLD 4155, during the events surrounding the 29th Australian Iaido and 19th Australian Jodo Championships, Seminar and Exam. Event details page.

To apply to be examined:

  • Members should apply direct to their club or dojo using the AKR Grading Application form PDF, completing all required fields.
  • Clubs or dojo decide if applicants are approved and eligible, then compile all their members details into the provided Excel workbook and send that to their state association, according to the arrangements made within each state. Clubs or dojo are to retain the AKR Application form for possible reference to later.
  • State Associations confirm that applicants details are correct and eligible to be examined, then compile all applicants from their state into one (provided) workbook; calculate the total amount to pay; then pay that amount to the AKR bank account and send the application workbook to the AKR, prior to the closing date advised by AKR.  Instructions are in the workbook.

Please note: Confirming the eligibility of applications, preparing the examination order and certificates will be managed in batches.  Therefore, no late applications will be considered.  Your co-operation will be appreciated.

AKR will confirm receipt to each state after the application closing date.