dutch kendo renmei

The Dutch Kendo Renmei (N.K.R.) was established in 1966 in The Hague and promotes the practice of kendo, iaido and jodo on a non-commercial basis. The N.K.R. organises central (national) training sessions, training days for dojo leaders, championships and examinations. All according to the rules and regulations of the Z.N.K.R, the European Kendo Federation and the International Kendo Federation. The N.K.R. has a Technical commission that organises events especially for iaido and jodo. The N.K.R. is associated with the Federation for Oriental Martial Arts (F.O.G.), which in turn is part of the the NOC*NSF (Dutch Olympic Committee).


Members of the N.K.R. are mostly individual members of Dutch dojo where Z.N.K.R. kendo, iaido and jodo are practised, but it is also possible for other people to become a member. To take part in activities, such as central training sessions and examinations, one has to be a member of the N.K.R. One becomes a member as an individual, not through a dojo. More information can be found on the N.K.R. website.