Competitor Information

Competitor Eligibility

A member whose fees have not been received prior to the 30th of November 2016 is ineligible to participate. All competitors must be an Australian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Australia.


The 42nd Australian Kendo Championships will be conducted on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April, 2017. A Shinpan briefing shall be conducted from 2pm, Friday 14th April, or perhaps later in the afternoon/evening. This schedule may change slightly as arrangements are finalised.


The Annual Australian Kendo Seminar will be conducted on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th April, 2017. Two visiting Sensei from the AJKF will conduct the seminar. Participants who are only able to attend one of the two seminar days should contact the AKC organising committee for a half-fee refund at

The seminar program has been released (v 5 April 2017).


A Dan grading will be conducted on the morning of Wednesday 19th April, 2017. The grading shall be conducted to 5th Dan. Grading applications need to be submitted through your state association on the appropriate AKR application form to the ACTKR, along with competition registrations. Grading application and registration fees will be as per AKR guidelines.

It is advised that no equipment is provided or lent by AKR.  Please be responsible for your equipment.