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 non-governmental organization in Japan, founded in 1952 and officially formed on March 14, 1954.[1]

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PurposeEdit

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

MembershipEdit

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]

ChampionshipsEdit

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

Register of Dan GradesEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The History of Kendo". All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF). Archived from the original on 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-05-08.
  2. ^ "FIK Affiliate Countries & Regions". Archived from the original on 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
  3. ^ (Editor) Yoshio, Mifuji; (Translator) Dr Alexander Bennett (2009-10-31). Budo: The Martial Ways of Japan. Tokyo, Japan: Nippon Budokan Foundation. p. 335.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "関連協力組織|日本武道館について|日本武道館". nipponbudokan.or.jp. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  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.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

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