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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

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

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

17 WKC Australian Team Brochure

Download 17 WKC Australian Team Brochure – High Resolution / Low Resolution.

The Australian Kendo Team has put together a WKC brochure to showcase the history of Australian involvement in the World Kendo Championships from the 1st WKC in 1970 to now. This brochure also introduces the coaches, managers and members of the current Australian Kendo Team who will be travelling to Korea to compete at the 17th World Kendo Championships on 14-16 September 2018.

The brochure for the 17th World Kendo Championships was temporarily taken down for the AKR National Council to deliberate on the content of the brochure. Since then, the AKR National Council have a majority agreement (by the casting of votes) that the content is appropriate. I thank the Council for its time and timely response to this question.

On behalf of the AKR, I would like to apologise for any confusion, inconvenience and/or stress that the posting, taking down and reposting of the brochure may have caused.

Stylianos (Stilts) Polichroniadis

President

Keep in touch with Team News here.

17 WKC Competition Draws and Pools announced.

Continue reading 17 WKC Competition Draws and Pools announced.

AKR Kendo Board for 2018-2021

Dear Delegates and members,

An election was held for the position of Kendo Board Chair on April 29, 2018, according to the rules in the Australian Kendo Renmei Manual of Documents, Section One (1.2.4).

Continue reading AKR Kendo Board for 2018-2021

43rd Australian Kendo Championships, Results.

43rd AKC Group Photo

Click here for the Results

Nominations for election to the AKR National Executive C’tee for 2018-2021, now open!

Continue reading Nominations for election to the AKR National Executive C’tee for 2018-2021, now open!

Nominations for election to the AKR Kendo Board, 2018-2021 are now open!

Dear AKR Kendo Members,

Kendo Board Election

Continue reading Nominations for election to the AKR Kendo Board, 2018-2021 are now open!

Wish them safe travels and gambatte!

The Australian Kendo Team departs for Hungary on Saturday, 20 January, 2018!

Continue reading Wish them safe travels and gambatte!

VALE: Akira Tajima sensei

Akira Tajima sensei, in 1988.

Continue reading VALE: Akira Tajima sensei

To all supporters of the AKR Kendo Team campaign for the 17th World Kendo Championships.

THANK YOU!

Best wishes to all for Christmas, the festive season and for a happy and safe New Year!

Continue reading To all supporters of the AKR Kendo Team campaign for the 17th World Kendo Championships.

Exam News from Japan

(Updated 4 December 2017)

In Japan, during the month of November, many exams for kendo, iaido and jodo are conducted by the All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) and prefecture affiliates.

This month, many senior graded Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR) members faced the challenge to be tested for the Shogo levels of Renshi and Kyoshi or their next dan level.

Happily, some were successful.

Congratulations to all applicants, whether successful or not, for never giving up and working extremely hard to meet the next challenge.

We congratulate the successful members, listed below on their recent achievement.

SHOGO
Kyoshi
Mr. Toshiaki Tsukadaira, Kendo 7 Dan (Qld) was awarded Kendo Kyoshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 30 November 2017. Link.
Renshi
Mr. David Kolb, Iaido 6 Dan (Qld) was awarded Iaido Renshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 30 November 2017. Link.
Mr. Russell Lawrence, Iaido 6 Dan (WA) was awarded Iaido Renshi in Tokyo by the AJKF on 30 November 2017. Link.

EXAM RESULTS – IAIDO
Mr. Marcus Lee-Steere, (Vic), was awarded Iaido 6 Dan in Tokyo by the AJKF on 18 November 2017. Link.

EXAM RESULTS – KENDO
Mr. Arpad Maksay, (Vic), was awarded Kendo 6 Dan in Tokyo by the AJKF on 25 November 2017. Link.