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Kendo is an individual sport offering men's and women's events. The different competitions require varying team sizes and we ask you to view our sport rules for this information.

Kendo is not a qualification sport at the Australian University Games and as such teams do not need to qualify at their regional university games event.

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  • Program


    Competition Format

    A draft program for the Kendo competition can be found HERE.

    2017 Competition timetable*

    • Friday 22 September: Weigh-in
    • Saturday 23 September: Weigh-in and Competition - 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sunday 24 September - 8:00am - 4:00pm

    *timetable is subject to change, please check back regularly for updates.

    FIK membership requirements

    All participants must be financial members of an International Kendo Federation (FIK) affiliate. Members of the Australian Kendo Remnei as well as other national kendo associations will be eligible. Members of non-Australian kendo associations may be required to provide documentation to confirm their eligibility.

    Key Information 

    All competitors must: 
    1) Have their shinai approved and stamped at the official shinai weigh-in counter Friday afternoon 1:00pm - 5:00pm or Saturday 7:00am - 8:30am. 
    2) Have the correct nafuda and attire as per the AUG kendo competition rules
    3) Present themselves at the court a minimum of 5 minutes before their match

  • Venue Map

    Venue Map

    Venue: Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre

    Address: Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara QLD 4211.

    Transport Information 

    Venue Information 

  • Duties & Uniform

    Duties & Uniform

    Australian University Sport (AUS) conducts its competitions under the official playing rules and regulations implemented by the national sporting organisation for that sport. However, AUS events are unique and hence there are often variations that are implemented.

    Uniform and duty requirements are addressed in the relevent sport rules.

    The following supplements are available and should be read in conjunction with the relevant sport rule:

    Squad Size Supplement (2016)

    Game Times Summary (2016)


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