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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

The Levels explained

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AKR AIS Level 0.

For entry level, or new Kendo, Iaido and Jodo instructors.

The requirements for this Level are the same for each of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo.

Accreditation requirements for Level 0 are;

  1. Be an ordinary affiliate or life member of the AKR;
  2. Provide a signed copy of the AKR INSTRUCTORS’ CODE OF BEHAVIOUR AGREEMENT PDF and read the AKR Safety Document PDF;
  3. Provide proof of being assessed as successfully completing the Australian Sports Commissions Community Coaching General Principles Course or an equivalent or higher Coaching development course conducted by a State sport institute or similar.

AKR AIS Levels 1, 2 and 3.

These levels include additional sport general and sport specific courses and have minimum Dan Grade requirements. These levels are also specific for either of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo.

The requirements for these levels coincide with those of the former NCAS, which was administered by the Australian Sports Commission.

The discipline specific Level 1, 2 and 3 courses for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo are facilitated by the respective AKR Board.  Sport General Level 1, 2 and 3 courses are usually conducted by state sport institutes.

Accreditation requirements for Levels 1, 2 and 3 are;

  1. Be an ordinary affiliate or life member of the AKR;
  2. Provide a signed copy of the AKR INSTRUCTORS’ CODE OF BEHAVIOUR AGREEMENT PDF and read the AKR Safety Document PDF;
  3. Hold An AKR recognised Dan level.
  4. Be a current AKR Accredited Instructor at the next lower level.
  5. Provide proof of being assessed as successfully completing an AKR Level 1,2 or 3 discipline specific instructors course.
  6. Provide proof of being assessed as successfully completing one of the following courses –
  • An approved Level 1, 2 or 3 Coaching development course conducted by State sport institutes, or
  • A sport related university or TAFE certificate, diploma or degree.