“Lifting of the Request for Self-Restraint” and “Infection Prevention Guidelines”

一般財団法人 全日本剣道連盟 All Japan Kendo Federation

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2020-21 Examination Schedule (from Summer 2020)

The All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF), to give encouragement to kendoists who have been training hard, will hold the following dan examinations while taking thorough measures to prevent infections.

The examination guidelines will be posted on the AJKF homepage and printed in the AJKF’s Kenso publication, as well as notifications being sent through prefectural kendo federations. Furthermore, before examinations are held, infection prevention measures (“Infection Prevention Guidelines for Examinations”) will be made public, so please pay attention to them if you wish to sit an examination.

Please also understand that the schedule may change due to the status of infections and the policies of the prefecture where the examination venue is located.

  • Jodo 8-dan / 7-dan / 6-dan Examinations

    ▶Friday August 7: Wakayama prefecture

    Notes:

    1. This is the rescheduled 8-dan examination that was originally scheduled for May 3 in Kyoto. This is only for candidates who applied for the original examination.
    2. For examinees who pass, it will be dated the same as the original examination.
    3. If candidates who applied for the original examination cannot make the rescheduled date, please inform the prefectural kendo federation of which you are member by Friday July 24 and a refund will be issued.
    4. For candidates who applied through overseas kendo federations, please follow the guidance sent by email from the AJKF to the presidents of the national federations overseas.

* Please note that the kendo 7-dan / 6-dan examinations that were scheduled for Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23 in Nagano will now be held between January and March 2021. Details will follow.

  • Kendo 7-dan / 6-dan Examination

    ▶7-dan – Saturday August 29; 6-dan – Sunday August 30: Fukuoka

    Iaido 8-dan / 7-dan / 6-dan Examinations

    ▶8-dan – Saturday August 29; 7-dan / 6-dan – Sunday August 30: Kyoto

    Notes:

    1. This is the rescheduled 8-dan examination that was originally scheduled for May 3 in Kyoto. This is only for candidates who applied for the original examination.
    2. For examinees who pass, it will be dated the same as the original examination.
    3. If candidates who applied for the original examination cannot make the rescheduled date, please inform the prefectural kendo federation of which you are member by Saturday August 15 and a refund will be issued.
    4. For candidates who applied through overseas kendo federations, please follow the guidance sent by email from the AJKF to the presidents of the national federations overseas.
  • Kendo 6-dan / 7-dan Examination

    ▶6-dan – Wednesday October 14; 7-dan – Thursday October 15: Himeji

    Notes:

    1. These are the rescheduled examinations that were originally scheduled for April 29 and 30 in Kyoto, and May 16 and 17 in Nagoya. These are only for candidates who applied for the original examinations. Please note that these examinations were originally rescheduled for September, but the dates have been changed due to the venue.
    2. For examinees who pass, it will be dated the same as the original examination.
    3. If candidates who applied for the original examination cannot make the rescheduled date, please inform the prefectural kendo federation of which you are member by Wednesday September 30 and a refund will be issued.
    4. For candidates who applied through overseas kendo federations, please follow the guidance sent by email from the AJKF to the presidents of the national federations overseas.
  • Kendo 8-dan Examination

    ▶Monday October 19, Tuesday October 20: Hachioji, Tokyo

    Notes:

    1. This is the rescheduled examination that was originally scheduled for May 1 and 2 in Kyoto. This is only for candidates who applied for the original examination.
      Please note that this examination was originally rescheduled for September, but the dates have been changed due to the venue.
    2. For examinees who pass, it will be dated the same as the original examination.
    3. If candidates who applied for the original examination cannot make the rescheduled date, please inform the prefectural kendo federation of which you are member by Monday October 5 and a refund will be issued.
    4. For candidates who applied through overseas kendo federations, please follow the guidance sent by email from the AJKF to the presidents of the national federations overseas.
  • Iaido 6-dan / 7-dan Examination

    ▶Sunday November 8: Tokyo

  • Kendo 7-dan Examination

    ▶Saturday November 14: Nagoya

  • Kendo 6-dan Examination

    ▶Sunday November 15: Nagoya

  • Kendo 6-dan Examination

    ▶Sunday November 22: Hachioji, Tokyo

  • Kendo 7-dan Examination

    ▶Wednesday November 24, Wednesday November 25: Adachi-ku, Tokyo

  • Kendo 8-dan Examination

    ▶Thursday November 26, Friday November 27: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

  • Jodo 6-dan / 7-dan Examination

    ▶Friday January 15 (2021): Tokyo

2020-21 Examination Schedule (from Summer 2020)