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2018. 43rd Australian Kendo Championships, Seminar and Grade Exam.

The New South Wales Kendo Association is proud to be the host of the 43rd Australian Kendo Championships in 2018.

We welcome you to our vibrant city and look forward to your participation in this important Kendo event in the AKR calendar.

Please find below information of the championships, seminar & grading for those who would like to make early travel and accommodation arrangements to travel to Sydney for this event.

AJKF Delegation

A Delegation from the All Japan Kendo Federation will attend the 43rd AKC, instruct at the Seminar and oversee the Kendo Dan Exam.  We thank the AJKF for their ongoing and generous support for many years.

Katsuo ENDO sensei (Mr.), Kendo Hanshi 8 dan.

Yasuo SUZUKI sensei, (Mr.), Kendo Hanshi 8 dan.

Suzuki sensei has visited us three times previously.  Both sensei are highly regarded and also conduct seminars all over the world for the FIK and in Japan!


Friday 30 March 2018 – Referees’ seminar, AKR Annual General Meeting
Saturday 31 March 2018 – 43rd AKC – Competition Day 1/ Welcome Dinner
Sunday 1 April 2018 – Competition Day 2
Monday 2 April 2018 – Seminar
Tuesday 3 April 2018 – Seminar
Wednesday 4 April 2018 – AKR Kendo Dan Grading Examination. Details here, when confirmed.


PCYC Auburn, Wyatt Park, Church St, Lidcombe, NSW. https://www.pcycnsw.org.au/auburn/ Google map. Near to the multicultural suburbs of Lidcombe and Auburn in Sydney.

The centre is a 15 minute walk or 3 minute drive from either Lidcombe or Auburn Stations.

Venue Access by public transport: https://transportnsw.info/#/

Opal card. You can use an Opal card to get around on all modes of public transport in NSW. Opal card is a smartcard ticket that you keep, reload and reuse to pay for travel on public transport. https://www.opal.com.au

Distance from Sydney Domestic Airport: Train 60 min/ Car 44 min/ Taxi $60-$85

Distance from Central Railway Station: Train 40 min/ Car 45 min/ Taxi $48-$70


Registrations are due by 11 February 2018. Registration will managed by states.



The following Individual Championships are to be contested: *
1. Individual Kyu Grade Men’s Championship
2. Individual Kyu Grade Women’s Championship
3. Individual Dan Grade Men’s Championship
4. Individual Dan Grade Women’s Championship
5. Veteran’s Individual Championship
*Note that a player may compete in only one individual event.

The following Team Championships are to be contested: **
6. Teams Kyu Grade Men’s Championship
7. Teams Open Grade Men’s Championship
8. Teams Kyu Grade Women’s Championship
9. Teams Open Grade Women’s Championship
10. Teams Kata Championship
**Note that a player may compete in only one team event. Men and women cannot compete in each other’s events, and kyu grades and dan grades cannot compete in each other’s events. The exception is the Kata event where competitors can be mixed.

Dan Grade Exam

Details here.