For those interested in testing in Japan for high rank (6, 7, and 8 dan in Kendo, Iaido, Jodo) and Shogo (Renshi, Kyoshi), please see the attached calendar of events I just obtained from AJKF.
Please pay particular attention to the AJKF deadline for application. I need to receive all applications and payments ($100 payable to AUSKF as processing fee to test outside USA) 14 days before their deadline.
For those interested in kendo 8 dan test in Kyoto (May 1, or 2), their deadline is February 12, which means I need to receive all documents by January 30.
Please use the form on our website. http://auskf.org/docs/2018/ForeignPromotionRequest.htm
Those testing for up to 5 dan in Japan, they are conducted by regional federations, and I will NOT be submitting application to them. Each applicant is responsible for finding out the schedule, location, date, application forms, submitting the application, fees, etc. They will still need to submit application to me using AUSKF forms and $100 processing fee to receive approval letter from AUSKF.
If anyone is applying using the new online application system with the link above, please also send me an email notice to me that they applied for testing in Japan for certain rank in which category (Kendo, Iaido, Jodo). Please remember to attach your current certificate (Menjo) also. I will do my best to help you out, but good, timely, and clear communication is the key to help each other.
Note: federation signature is required, so check with your federation for its deadline and procedure
Attachment: superseded, see below