Major Functions 


 The founders of All Japan Kendo Federation, 1952.

Major Functions of AJKF as presented on their web site:

  • To uplift and promote the spirit of Kendo
  • To research and guide the techniques
  • To hold seminars and to train leaders
  • To foster the local Kendo groups
  • To hold the All Japan Kendo Championship and other national tournaments
  • To establish the regulations on matches and amateurism
  • To hold Shogo & Dan/Kyu examinations and issue the certificates
  • To transmit Ko-Budo to posterity and to collect the related materials
  • To publish monthly magazine and books
  • To be affiliated with International Kendo Federation as a representative organization of the Japanese Kendo circles

AJKF website:


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