The Australian Kendo Renmei
The AUSTRALIAN KENDO RENMEI INC., (AKR) is the internationally recognised, governing body for Kendo, Seitei Iaido and Seitei Jodo in Australia.
The AKR and our member Clubs and Associations are affiliated with the International Kendo Federation (FIK). The FIK is the world-wide federation of national Kendo, Seitei Iaido and Seitei Jodo organisations. The FIK is affiliated with SportAccord(formerly GAISF) and is recognised as the international governing federation for kendo, iaido and jodo.
International Kendo Federation
FIK is composed of National Kendo Federations, each of which exclusively represents the nation/region in Kendo. At the time of establishment, 17 countries/regions were affiliated with FIK. As of May 2015, 57 countries/regions are FIK affiliates.
FIK is a non-political and friendly organization and its purpose is to propagate and develop Kendo, Iaido and Jodo internationally and to foster the mutual trust and friendship among the affiliates.
The headquarters of FIK is located in the office of All Japan Kendo Federation in Tokyo, Japan.
West Australian Kyudo Association (inc)
Kyudo, which literally means The Way of the Bow, is considered by many to be the purest of all the martial ways. In the past, the Japanese bow was used for hunting, war, court ceremonies, games, and contests of skill. The original word for Japanese archery was kyujutsu (bow technique) which encompassed the skills and techniques of the warrior archer. Some of the ancient schools, known as ryu, survive today, along with the ancient ceremonies and games, but the days where the Japanese bow was used as a weapon are long past. Modern kyudo is practiced primarily as a method of physical, moral, and spiritual development.
Kyudo is not part of the WAKR, however, its association in Western Australia (WAKA) has close ties and many students of the sword arts do kyudo also.