All Japan Kendo Federation

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 Japan, founded in 1952.[1]

Purpose

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

Membership

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

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

Register of Dan Grades

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

References

  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. 

External links

  • All Japan Kendo Federation Website of All Japan Kendo Federation.
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