As the ABA (Australian Battodo Association Inc.) and IBF (International Battodo Federation) both teach the same curriculum, why are they not affiliated?

When the late Nakamura Taizaburo, soke, hanshi 10th-dan battodo and president of the IBF International Battodo Federation (Japan) established the Sei-Do-Kan dojo at the Sydney School of Japanese Swordsmanship, he never intended the Sei-Do-Kan to be part of the IBF.
What ever sensei's reason at that time.... we will never know.











When searching the Internet there are two australianbattodoassociations pointing to two different dojos. How come?

The original ABA Australian Battodo Association Inc. was founded & incorporated in the State of NSW Australia in 2006 to promote Toyama & Nakamura Ryu Battodo at the Sei-Do-Kan dojo, established in 2001 by the late Nakamura sensei.

As an incorporated association the Australian Battodo Association Inc. is a legal entity and, for others to use the same association's name with different abbreviations, like: IBF; Nakamura Ryu; dot com, must be considered inappropriate and offensive:

IBF- Australian Battodo Association 
Nakamura Ryu - Australian Battodo Association 
australianbattodoassociation dot com   with its hosting-server based in the United States,



Who has the authority to grade and, will different associations/federations accept each others ranks?

Individuals who hold a licence (shogo title) of renshi-, kyoshi- or hanshi have the authority to grade up to one grade below their own dan-grade

Individuals without such a licence (shogo title) can only grade up to two ranks below their own dan-grade held.

Belonging to an association or federation, individuals   have to comply with the organization's constitution and grading-regulations: clearly defining each grading process.
In most cases it's up to each organization to accept or reject a new member's ranking received outside their jurisdiction.

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 Syncronized target cutting
Ben Chow 5th-dan & Hans Fricke kyoshi

bayonet v sword.
Juken- Abraham Sie 3rd dan v katana- Ben Chow 5th-dan.