The Australian Kendo Renmei Incorporated (AKR) is a non-profit Incorporated Association registered in Australia.
The AKR grew from the beginning of kendo in Australia in the 1960s, is a founding member of the International Kendo Federation (FIK) and remains affiliated to the FIK.
The AKR is recognised by the FIK as the governing body for Kendo, Seitei Iaido and Seitei Jodo in Australia.
The AKR is the peak body in Australia representing the arts of Kendo, Seitei Iaido and Seitei Jodo. It exists to provide governance, education and promotion of the arts as well as supporting its affiliates and being the interface between the arts, the International Kendo Federation and the public.
Australian Kendo Championships were first held in the 1970s and with a few gaps in the early years has been held in Australia annually since then.