The 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 Kendo Board is pleased to announce that the Board will hold National Kendo grading examinations for Kendo 4 Dan and 5 Dan in collaboration with the New South Wales Kendo Association on Sunday, 6 November 2022.

The date and venue details are presented as follows:

Date: Sunday 6 November 2022
Venue: Perry Park Recreation Centre, 1B Maddox St, Alexandria NSW 2015

To apply to be examined: (the timeline below may be adjusted when the actual grading date is confirmed)

  • Members should apply direct to their club or dojo using the AKR Grading Application form PDF, completing all required fields. Closing date – 6-7 weeks prior
  • 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 – 4-5  weeks prior.
  • 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 3  weeks prior.  Instructions are in the workbook.

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

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

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

JODO

Saturday 24 September 2022. The AKR will conduct exams for Jodo dan grades up to 4th Dan.

Venue: Shirley Strickland Reserve, 100 Coogee Road, Ardross W.A. 6153.  Questins to be answered-  – PDF.

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, to arrive no later than close of business on 01 September 2022.

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.

IAIDO

3o July 2022. The AKR Iaido Board will conduct an Iaido Dan Exam at the 30th Australian Iaido Championships and Seminar.

Location: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights (Toowoomba), QLD, 4350

Dates & indicative schedule: Saturday 30 July: Iaido Dan grading to 4 Dan.

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. (suggested due 12 June 2022)
  • Clubs or dojo decide if applicants are approved and eligible, then compile all their members details into the provided Excel workbook (password required to download) and send that to their state association, or according to the arrangements made within each state. Clubs or dojo are to retain the AKR Application form for possible reference to later (due 18 June 2022).
  • State Associations confirm that applicants details are correct and eligible to be examined, then compile all applicants from their state into one (provided) workbook (password required to download); 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. (due before 28 June 2022)
  • Dan Exam Questions. Submit these personally on 30 July.

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.

 

Jodo.

The AKR will conduct exams for Jodo grades up to 3rd Dan, on 30th April 2022 at Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, Toowoomba
20 Baker St Darling Heights QLD during the National Jodo Event that runs between 30 April – 2 May 2022. The event includes a seminar.
Event details please contact akrsecretary@kendoaustralia.asn.au

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. (due 8 April 2022)
  • 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. (due 15 April 2022)
  • 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. (due 22 April 2022)

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.