International Judo Federation
JurisdictionInternational
AbbreviationIJF
Founded1951
HeadquartersBudapest, Hungary
PresidentMarius Vizer
Official website
www.ijf.org

The International Judo Federation (IJF) was founded in July 1951.[1] The IJF was originally composed of judo federations from Europe plus Argentina.[2] Countries from four continents were affiliated over the next ten years. Today the IJF has 200 National Federations on all continents. There are over 20 million people around the globe who practice judo, according to the IJF.[3]

Since 2009, IJF has organized yearly World Championships and the World Judo Tour consisting of five Grand Prix, four Grand Slams, a master tournament and a Continental open tournament.[4]

Events

Presidents of the IJF

References

  1. ^ "Black Belt Judo - Neil Ohlenkamp - Google Books".
  2. ^ "History". www.insidethegames.biz.
  3. ^ Thomas, Luke (March 8, 2015). "What is judo's problem with mixed martial arts?". MMA Fighting.
  4. ^ "Timeline". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  5. ^ "International Judo Federation Executive Committee". International Judo Federation. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.