International Kendo Federation

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International Kendo Federation
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Official language
Mr. Fujio CHO
The forms of the Nihon Kendō Kata (日本剣道形) were finalized 1933 based on the Dai nihon Teikoku Kendo Kata, composed in 1912.[1]

The International Kendo Federation (FIK) was founded in 1970. It is an international federation of national and regional kendo associations.

The FIK is a non-governmental organisation and its aim is to promote and popularise kendo, iaido and jōdō.[2] Seventeen national or regional federations were the founding affiliates. The number of countries affiliated has increased over the years and in May 2015 the total had grown to 57.[3]

The FIK was accepted as a member of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) in April 2006 and thus recognised as the peak world federation for kendo. As a consequence, the previous acronym of IKF was altered to FIK.[4][5] The GAISF has been renamed as SportAccord.[6]

The head office of FIK is located in the All Japan Kendo Federation building in Minato-ku, Tokyo.[2]

World Kendo championships[edit]

The FIK has conducted the World Kendo Championships, every three years since the FIK was established in 1970. The international competition is contested by individual and team representatives of the FIK affiliated nations.[7]


As member of SportAccord the International Kendo Federation is supporting in managing of anti-doping programmes.[8] These anti-doping programmes are fully compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code.[8][9]


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  2. ^ a b "International Kendo Federation Summary". Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "International Kendo Federation and the GAISF". Archived from the original on 24 September 2008. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  5. ^ "General Association of International Sporting Federations Members". Archived from the original on 7 May 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  6. ^ "SportAccord Members". SportAccord Members. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  7. ^ "World Kendo Championships". Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  8. ^ a b Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine Doping-Free Sport – SportAccord.
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) WADA Prohibited List.

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