The Nederlandse (Dutch) Kendo Renmei (NKR) is the official federation for the Japanse Budo sports; KendoJodo en Iaido in the Netherlands.

The NKR was founded in 1966.
Signed at the Chamber of Commerce in the Hague under number 40341999.

Affiliatated by the International Kendo Federation (FIK) and the European Kendo Federation (EKF).
Affiliated to the NOC*NSF by membership to the Federatie Oosterse Gevechtskunsten (FOG).

 Logo_FOG.png (126×126)



  • Kendo Summer Seminar 2023

    Looking back at this summer seminar we’ve reviewed a lot of basics. Starting with etiquette and manners we soon found ourselves in practicing footwork. And practice we did. It was hard on the leg muscles and there was room for improvement as we could see on our own recorded performance. If the basics are no good ….. most of us can fill the rest in for them selves. The new way of getting a turn  to do jigeiko  with the Japanese sensei, through colored wristbands, was introduced and made it more fair for everyone.

    Saturday evening  a lot of people joined the Japanese sensei in the Korean street food restaurant Hongdae. There was laughter and also clapping and singing. For the latter it turned out that most of us didn’t know why!?! But it was fun!

    On Sunday shiai, referee, exams and footwork combined with strikes were practiced in 4 groups. In the afternoon examinations for Ikkyu up until 5th Dan took place. The number of Kenshi that passed for their exam were: 1 x Godan, 1x Yondan, 3 x Sandan, 4x Nidan, 3x Shodan and all 5 Ikkyu.
    Overall we can look back on a well organized seminar and examination with 161 attendants from 20 countries.

    Thanks to the organization, translators, the Dutch sensei and people who worked invisible to the visitors.
    A special thanks to Nabeyama Takahiro sensei,  Iguchi Kiyoshi sensei and Kurogi Yoshinobu sensei for teaching us.



  • Kendo Kata Taikai

    After the grey winter the sun starts to shine more and more and the spring is in full bloom. What could possibly the summer add to this?

    One thing we know about: the Utrecht Kendo Kata Taikai!

    Indeed, the 23 of July our taikai will take place. You can’t miss the chance to participate! From the three disciplines that our bond practices, kendo kata is the one thing we share. So this taikai is open to anybody practicing kendo kata. Are you a kendoka, iaidoka or jodoka? Do you practice any other martial art that has brought you in contact with kendo kata? Come and meet other kenshi to measure our performance and learn from each other.

    Please register right away with your partner. There are two categories: in the first the katas asked will be ippon-me, nihon-me and sambon-me. In the second category the full ten katas will be included. Please notice that if your dan degree in kendo is above sandan, you can only register for the second category. If you are have not achieve your kendo sandan yet, you can compete in the category of your choosing. If your discipline is other than kendo, both categories are open to you. Costs of the inscription are 5 euros per person. (Pay at the hall)

    If you want to know more please mail to
    We are very much looking forward to cross bokkens with you in Utrecht!
    Datum: 23 july 2023
    Locatie: Sporthal Nieuw Welgelegen. Grebbeberglaan 13 3527 VX Utrecht
    Tijd: 12:30 – 16:30

    When you register 1st person as CONTACT PERSON the 2nd as PARTICIPANT 1

  • Sad message from Japan (30062021)

    Yoshimura sensei passed away

    It was a shock to learn that Yoshimura Ken’ichi sensei has passed away. Since 2006 he has attended every summer seminar of the NKR as a member of the Ishido senseis delegation. Countless participants have fond memories of his cheerfulness and playfulness, but also of the fighting spirit of his budo. He was 8-dan kyoshi in iaido and 7-dan kyoshi in jodo.

    Not everyone knew that he was also a very influential member of the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei. Behind his jokes was a lot of wisdom.

    We wish his loved ones a lot of strength to bear this loss.

  • KENDOBOEK for sale

    Here is the reminder that the Kendo book is still available from the secretary of the NKR.

    The costs are € 15.00 per book (excluding shipping costs). So for those who are interested, an email to the secretary will be fine.

  • Group photo kendo summer seminar
Deel op