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International Kendo Federation

International Kendo Federation
Formation 1970
Type Sports organization
Headquarters Tokyo, 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

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]


  1. ^ Budden, P., 2000. Looking at a far mountain. Boston: Tuttle Publishing. Page 9, 12, 14. ISBN 978-0-8048-3245-8
  2. ^ a b International Kendo Federation Summary
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ International Kendo Federation and the GAISF
  5. ^ General Association of International Sporting Federations Members
  6. ^
  7. ^ World Kendo Championships
  8. ^ a b Doping-Free Sport – SportAccord.
  9. ^ WADA Prohibited List.

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