Promoter: Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR).
Host Organisation: Queensland Kendo Renmei (QKR).
Technical Assistance: All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF).

A Delegation from the All Japan Kendo Federation will attend the AKC, instruct at the Seminar and oversee the Kendo Dan Exam.

  • Yasuo SUZUKI sensei, Kendo Hanshi 8 Dan.
  • Shigehiko FUKUMOTO, Kendo Kyoshi 8 Dan.

This is the third year that sensei have visited Australia and we are looking forward to welcoming them back.

Dates and Schedule:

Friday 25 March 2016 – Shinpan briefing and competitor registration opens.
Saturday and Sunday 26-27 March 2016 – Competition.
Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 March 2016. – Kendo Seminar.
Wednesday 30 March 2016AKR Kendo Dan Exam.

More detail on the schedule at

The following Individual Championships are to be contested: *
1. Individual Kyu Grade Men’s Championship
2. Individual Kyu Grade Women’s Championship
3. Individual Dan Grade Men’s Championship
4. Individual Dan Grade Women’s Championship
5. Veteran’s Individual Championship
*Note that a player may compete in only one individual event.

The following Team Championships are to be contested: **
6. Teams Kyu Grade Men’s Championship
7. Teams Open Grade Men’s Championship
8. Teams Kyu Grade Women’s Championship
9. Teams Open Grade Women’s Championship
10. Teams Kata Championship
**Note that a player may compete in only one team event. Men and women cannot compete in each other’s events, and kyu grades and dan grades cannot compete in each other’s events. The exception is the Kata event where competitors can be mixed.

41st Australian Kendo Championship Rules.

Shinai in competition Specifications.

Nafuda (zekken) Rules.

Registration to compete and attend the seminar is via clubs and state associations.

Dan Exam Applications are a separate process managed via clubs and state associations and explained here. Applications should be sent to clubs. Applications from members to clubs – cut off date 5/02/2016.

Venue: The Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Tallebudgera, Gold Coast, Queensland. Google map.

Further details including accommodation suggestions are at the event website –