The SAKF is the representative body for Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo in South Africa and is affiliated to the Martial Arts South Africa (MASA), the International Kendo Federation (FIK) and the European Kendo Federation (EKF).
Furthermore, the SAKF is a non-political, non-profit friendly organization for its related martial arts regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, age, creed or belief.
The SAKF has as its main aims:
1. The promotion and development of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo in South Africa.