Southwest Kendo & Iaido Federation (SWKIF)
The SWKIF is Arkansas Kendo’s regional federation of the All US Kendo Federation (AUSKF). The SWKIF is an association of kendo and iaido clubs throughout the southwest (AR, AZ, CA, CO, LA, NE, NM, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT) of the United States. The SWKIF Board of Directors and officers meet regularly to provide services that the individual clubs cannot provide themselves. In addition, the SWKIF offers services to its regional members and the individuals that comprise those clubs. These services include seminars, testing with worldwide recognized ranks, tournaments, mentor-ship, insurance, group practice activities, and an open-door policy allowing members to visit other clubs. This open-door policy extends to clubs all around the United States, not just the SWKIF.
All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF)
The All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF) is the non-profit umbrella organization that supports the regional member federations of 49 U.S. states. The AUSKF provides the following services: organizing national kendo tournaments, training the U.S. team for international competition, organizing promotional opportunities for higher ranks, interfacing to the International Kendo Federation (FIK), providing regional federations with support programs by providing guest instructors, examiners, and arranging seminars taught by expert instructors from foreign countries.
International Kendo Federation (FIK)
The International Kendo Federation (FIK) was founded in 1970. It is an international federation of national and regional kendo associations. Ranks recognized by the AUSKF are recognized by FIK and world wide.