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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

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The International Kendo Federation

International Kendo Federation

The international federation of national kendo associations.

G A I S F

The Global Association of International Sporting Federations

UniSport Australia

Australian University Sport

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WELCOME to the Australian Kendo Renmei website

The Australian Kendo Renmei Inc., (AKR) is the internationally recognised, governing body for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo in Australia.

The Australian Sports Commission recognises the Australian Kendo Renmei as the National Sporting Organisation to develop kendo, iaido and jodo in Australia.

The Australian Kendo Renmei (Inc.) and our affiliated  member dojos, clubs and associations are also affiliated with the International Kendo Federation (FIK). The FIK is the world-wide federation of national Kendo, Iaido and Jodo organisations.  The FIK is affiliated with SportAccord (formerly GAISF) a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency drugs in sport policy and is recognised as the international governing federation for Kendo, Iaido and Jodo.

Whether you are near Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney, for activities and dojo or clubs near you, please check our Directory of clubs and dojo and our Calendar pages.

Latest News

Exam News from Japan

Congratulations to Mr. Joachim Semmler (ACT) and Mr Songwon Chang (NSW) for achieving Kendo 6th Dan in Aichi, Japan (17th November 2019).

RESULTS – XVII Australian Masters Games Kendo Competition

XVII Australian Masters Games Kendo Competition was held in Adelaide on Saturday and Sunday, 5 – 6 October 2019.

For full results see HERE.

RESULTS – 2019 UniSport Nationals Division 1 Kendo Competition

2019 UniSport Nationals Div1 Kendo Competition, was held at Somerset College, Gold Coast on Saturday and Sunday, 28 – 29 September 2019.

Overall competition winner for both men’s and Women’s evens was University of Sydney. For full results see HERE.

Announcement of Australian WKC Coaching Team for 18th WKC 2021

The Kendo Board would like to announce the Australian WKC Coaching Team for the 18th World Kendo Championships 2021 in Paris, France:

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Exam News from Japan

Congratulations to Mr. Yoonsu Kim (NSW) for achieving Kendo 6 Dan in Nagoya, Japan today (12 May 2019).

Exam News from Japan

Congratulations to the following AKR members for their recent grading achievements in Japan last month.

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Gold Coast Sports Festival 2019

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International Kendo Federation will be participating in the SportAccord Convention to be held in Gold Coast in May 2019.

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AJKF Delegation to 44AKC

AJKF has advised the choice of sensei for this year’s 44th Australian Kendo Championships and Seminar to be held in Perth, 19 to 24 April. 
1)    Yasuo SUZUKI sensei, Kendo Hanshi 8 Dan.
2)    Shigehiro IIDA sensei, Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan

Suzuki sensei has visited us four times previously, while Iida Sensei has visited us at the 42AKC in Canberra, 2017.

AKC Match Duration Changes

The Kendo Board has recently reviewed and approved two important change to the Dan Women’s and Kyu Men’s match duration.  Please note that the Dan Women’s match duration at this year’s AKC will be 5 minutes and the Kyu Men’s match duration will be 4 minutes.


Click HERE for more details regarding the 44th AKC regulations 2019.

Exam News from S. Korea

Successful grading results keep rolling in! This time from South Korea.

Congratulations to Mr. Daniel KwangYul Jeong (VIC) – assistant coach of the 17WKC Australian Team, for achieving Kendo 6 Dan in South Korea on 1/11/2018.

Well done, Daniel Jeong Sensei!