From the Archives – World Kendo Championships

The 18th World Kendo Championships were due to be held in Paris in May 2021. Due to COVID-19, the event was cancelled.

The VKR recently found the AKR’s brochure supporting the Australian team heading to Korea in 2018. The brochure contained a number of articles on WKC events where the Australian Kendo teams took part. The brochure also included some amazing art work from previous official WKC Brochure front pages. Victoria has a proud history of sending competitors to WKC and we wonder how many of you recognize these covers?

1st World Kendo Championships 1970
1st World Kendo Championships 1970
2nd WKC 1973
2nd World Kendo Championships 1973
3rd WKC 1976
3rd World Kendo Championships 1976
4th WKC 1979
4th World Kendo Championships 1979
5th WKC 1982
5th World Kendo Championships 1982
6th WKC 1985
6th World Kendo Championships 1985
7th WKC 1988
7th World Kendo Championships 1988
8th World Kendo Championships 1991
8th World Kendo Championships 1991
9th World Kendo Championships 1994
9th World Kendo Championships 1994
10th World Kendo Championships 1997
10th World Kendo Championships 1997 Brochure front page
11th World Kendo Championships 2000
11th World Kendo Championships 2000 Brochure front page
13th World Kendo Championships 2006
13th World Kendo Championships 2006 Brochure front page
14th World Kendo Championships 2009
14th World Kendo Championships 2009
15th World Kendo Championships 2012
15th World Kendo Championships 2012
16th World Kendo Championships 2015
16th World Kendo Championships 2015