International Kendo Federation
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The International Kendo Federation (FIK) was founded in 1970. It is an international federation of national and regional kendo associations.
The FIK is a non-governmental organisation and its aim is to promote and popularise kendo, iaido and jōdō. Seventeen national or regional federations were the founding affiliates. The number of countries affiliated has increased over the years and in May 2015 the total had grown to 57.
The FIK was accepted as a member of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) in April 2006 and thus recognised as the peak world federation for kendo. As a consequence, the previous acronym of IKF was altered to FIK. The GAISF has been renamed as SportAccord.
World Kendo championships
The FIK has conducted the World Kendo Championships, every three years since the FIK was established in 1970. The international competition is contested by individual and team representatives of the FIK affiliated nations.
As member of SportAccord the International Kendo Federation is supporting in managing of anti-doping programmes. These anti-doping programmes are fully compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code.
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