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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

Time in grade policy

KENDO, IAIDO and JODO DAN GRADES
Years for time in grade will be calculated from month to month i.e. March to March (regardless of what date in March). For this purpose the respective AKR National Championships will be regarded as one year apart.

All AKR life members and affiliate members must maintain continuity of training and membership for the entire period between grades and complete the total time-in-grade, as specified in the AKR Standard Rules for Grading.  After an interruption to the continuity of their training and AKR membership, a Dan graded life member or former affiliate member who wishes to apply to be examined for their next grade, must –

  1. Renew their AKR membership.
  2. Pay back fees where appropriate.
  3. Train continuously for more than 12 months.
  4. Complete the total time-in-grade as specified above.
  5. If requested, supply proof of continuity of the above training and membership criteria.

In addition all other Grading application criteria and rules relative to the grade applied for must also be met.

Grade KENDO, IAIDO and JODO DAN GRADES
(* Effective from 19 October 2008).
1 Dan – * Kendo. Five months or more after granting of 1 kyu, minimum age (at exam date) of 13 years;
1 Dan – * Iaido and Jodo. Three months or more after granting of 1 kyu, minimum age (at exam date) of 13 years;
2 Dan – One year or more after granting of 1 Dan;
3 Dan – Two years or more after granting of 2 Dan;
4 Dan – Three years or more after granting of 3 Dan;
5 Dan – Four years or more after granting of 4 Dan;
6 Dan – Five years or more after granting of 5 Dan.

KENDO, IAIDO and JODO KYU GRADES
Kyu Grade time requirements. Time required after previous grading.

 Grade  KENDO IAIDO JODO
6 Kyu – 5 3 3 months or more after commencement of training AND registration of membership;
5 Kyu – 5 3 3 months or more after granting of the previous grade;
4 Kyu – 5 3 3 months or more after granting of the previous grade;
3 Kyu – 5 3 3 months or more after granting of the previous grade;
2 Kyu – 5 3 3 months or more after granting of the previous grade;
1 Kyu – 5 3 3 months or more after granting of the previous grade;