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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


The International Kendo Federation

The international federation of national kendo associations. International Kendo Federation


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2017 Australian University Games Kendo Competition

In 2017, the Australian University Games is returning to The Gold Coast for its sixth year. Our major event partners, Tourism and Events Queensland and City Of Gold Coast are gearing up to welcome students from across Australia to take part in a week of serious sport and serious fun this September.

Since its inception in 1993, the Australian University Games (AUG) has grown to be Australia’s largest annual multisport event. Held each September/October, the Games is renowned for providing a friendly but competitive environment for Australian university athletes and is the flagship event on the national university sporting calendar.

Gold Coast, Queensland. For kendo playing university students.  Venue details TBA, but probably Carrara Stadium, Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara, QLD 4211, Australia.

Event details. Unisport’s page

Competition Rules, Nafuda Specification and Shinai Specification, all are here.


  • Friday 22 September: Shinai safety check and Managers briefing.
  • Saturday 23 September: Shinai safety check and Competition.
  • Sunday 24 September: Competition and closing ceremony.


  • Individual Kyu Grade Men
  • Individual Kyu Grade Women
  • Individual Dan Grade Men
  • Individual Dan Grade Women
  • Teams Kyu Grade
  • Teams Open Grade

Competition Rules, Nafuda Specification and Shinai Specification, all are here.

Note that the nafuda for use at the Australian Unigames is now specified.