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2017. 42nd Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar and Grade Exam.

The 42nd Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar and Grade Exam will be conducted in Canberra over the Easter long weekend – Friday 14th to Sunday 19th April 2017.

The event page is here.

Championships Venue
David Cocking Sport and Recreation Centre
Australian National University. 19 North Rd., Acton, ACT, 2601. Map.

Friday 14th April Registration, Shinai check, 2:00pm (tbc) Shinpan Briefing.
Saturday 15th April, Individual Events. Competition draws.
Sunday 16th April, Team Events and Veterans individuals. Competition draws.
Monday 17th April, Kendo Seminar.
Tuesday 18th April, Kendo Seminar.
Wednesday 19th, April Kendo Grading Exam (morning).

Exam application information is here.

AKR Kendo Championships Rules
42nd (2017) AKC Regulations v2 (on 27/02/2017,  In the Individual Competitions, the reference to a “draw being superior to a defeat” has been removed.)

Shinai in competition.  Nafuda (zekken) to be worn in competition.  Eligibility policy.

The event website, with additional detail is at