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

AKR Policies and Rules

AKR Constitution. PDF. Effective from and adopted on 16 January 2022.

AKR Standard Grading Rules. PDF. Effective from and updated on 6 June 2021.

AKR Rules and Regulations page for Kendo Competition.

AKR Dan Exam application and information.

AKR Manual of Documents (Policies)
Section 0, Introduction, PDF.
Section 1, Administration and Structure, PDF, effective 16 January 2022.
Section 2, Kendo, PDF, effective effective from and updated on 17 October 2021.


  1. AKC Dan Grading Examination Procedure Guideline
  2. Kendo Kyu examination criteria. PDF. (Page 5 only of MoD Section 2).
  3. Standard Rules for Dan & Kyu Examinations (MoD Section 1, clause 1.5.3) Effective from 17 October 2021.

Section 3, Iaido, PDF, effective effective from and updated on 19 October 2019.
Section 4, Jodo, PDF, effective 25 August 2021.
Section 5, Development Plans, PDF, effective effective from and updated on 19 October 2019.
Section 6, Appendices, PDF, effective 23 May 2020. PDF.
AKR Privacy policy. Also see Mod Section 1.
Member Protection Policy.  PDF. Effective 25 August 2021. Also please visit Safety, Incident and Complaint Reporting page.

Australian National Anti-Doping Policy. Effective 1 January 2021. Adopted by National Council on 7 February 2021.

FIK Drugs in Kendo Policy.