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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.

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 14 years;
1 Dan – * Iaido and Jodo. Three months or more after granting of 1 kyu, minimum age (at exam date) of 14 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;