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).

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  • 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
  • Questionnaire Summer Seminar
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