About Us

The New Zealand Kendo Federation is the governing body overseeing Kendo in New Zealand and is affiliated with the International Kendo Federation (IFK).

There are eleven affiliated clubs throughout New Zealand along with three satellite clubs. Some NZKF clubs also provide training in Naginata, Iaido and Jodo. More information can be found on our Where to Train page.

Board of Directors: Alan Stephenson, Alex Bennett, Darryl Tong, Martin Lee, Tania Butterfield, Haruko Tsuzuki, Bruce Middleton

Secretary: Patrick Sharp

Treasurer: Bruce Middleton

Membership and Grading Officer: Tasha Derrett

National Coach: Blake Bennett

Medical Advisor: Dr. Darryl Tong