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

International Kendo Federation

The international federation of national kendo associations.


The Global Association of International Sporting Federations

UniSport Australia

Australian University Sport

Proud supporter of Girls Make Your Move

Mission Statement and Strategic Plan

The AKR is the peak body in Australia representing the arts of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo.

It exists to provide governance, education and promotion of the arts as well as supporting its affiliates and being the interface between the arts, the International Kendo Federation and the public.

Our goal is to conduct ourselves professionally and with dignity.

We value respect and humility and seek to promote continuous character development and ethical behaviour among our members.

We aim to provide opportunities for members to excel in the arts through the provision of quality instruction, safe training environments and transparent processes.

The AKR Strategic Plan defines the purpose of the AKR and establishes its goals and objectives, and helps focuse the AKR’s resources on key priorities. The Boards and the National Executive will develop its own short-term operational plans based on the Strategic Plan. See the Strategic Plan here.