All Japan Kendo Federation

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The All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) or Zen Nihon Kendō Renmei (全日本剣道連盟 abbreviated 全剣連 Zen Ken Ren) is a national non-governmental organization in Japan, founded in 1952.[1]

Purpose[edit]

The All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) promotes and popularises kendō, iaidō and jōdō.

Membership[edit]

The All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) has been member of the International Kendo Federation (FIK) since it was founded in 1970.[2]

The All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) is a member of the Japanese Budo Association (Nippon Budo Shingikai)[3] and the Nippon Budokan Foundation.[4]

Championships[edit]

The first All Japan Kendo Championship were conducted in 1953.[5]

Register of Dan Grades[edit]

A census of members of the forty-seven prefectural associations affiliated to the AJKF made in March 2006 showed there were 1,429,718 members including 401,121 women and about half are dan graded.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The History of Kendo". All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF). 
  2. ^ FIK Affiliate Countries & Regions
  3. ^ (Editor) Yoshio, Mifuji; (Translator) Dr Alexander Bennett (2009-10-31). Budo: The Martial Ways of Japan. Tokyo, Japan: Nippon Budokan Foundation. p. 335. 
  4. ^ http://www.nipponbudokan.or.jp/about/kanren.html
  5. ^ Thomas A. Green and Joseph R. Svinth. 2010. [1] Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation, Volume 2. publisher=Greenwood Publishing Book, page 602.
  6. ^ (Editor) Yoshio, Mifuji; (Translator) Dr Alexander Bennett (2009-10-31). Budo: The Martial Ways of Japan. Tokyo, Japan: Nippon Budokan Foundation. p. 335. 

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