Dear presidents of member federations of AUSKF,
AUSKF had board meeting in November, and we voted to approve new regulations for the promotion tests. This was in response to the new guideline from International Kendo Federation (FIK) revised in September this year.
Following is the summary of the changes that will take effect as of January 2019. This will apply to all Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo.
1 Dan eligibility: Minimum age 13 years and older. (Current: 14)
Consideration for senior members older than 65 years old, who wish to test for high rank promotion test is approved. Continuous regular practice is required before testing for the new rank over the following number of years. (Currently, no consideration has been given for senior members)
5 Dan: 2 years or more after 4 dan
6 Dan: 2 years or more after 5 dan
7 Dan: 3 years or more after 6 dan
Please apply those new regulations in your federation as of January 1, 2019. Wish you all happy holidays and new year!
VP P&E, AUSKF