United Fighting Arts Federation

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United Fighting Arts Federation
Abbreviation UFAF
Formation 1979
Type Sports Federation
Purpose Governing, Regulatory
Headquarters Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada
Location United States United States
Region served
Membership Chun Kuk Do Black Belts
Official language
Chairman of the Board
Chuck Norris
Website http://www.ufaf.org

The United Fighting Arts Federation (UFAF) is a martial arts organization founded by Chuck Norris in 1979.[1] UFAF is the governing and sanctioning body for the martial art of Chun Kuk Do, providing technical standards for instruction and advancement in the system. UFAF provides its students, instructors, and schools with Chun Kuk Do rank certification, educational opportunities, special events, online community access, and other services.

Organizational structure[edit]

Like many organizations, UFAF includes an executive board and a board of directors.


  • Chuck Norris, 10th degree black belt – Founder, Chairman of the Board

  • Pat Johnson, 10th degree black belt- President
  • Kenneth Gallacher, 9th degree black belt – Chief executive officer

Board of Directors

  • Bob Wall, 9th degree black belt
  • Ventura Silva, 7th degree black belt
  • Masahiko Tanaka, 7th degree black belt
  • Brian Mable, 6th degree black belt
  • Robbie Oliver, 5th degree black belt
  • Wayne Cannon, 4th degree black belt

UFAF is also further divided into several regions across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. International locations and members are also included among the following regions:

  • Region 1 – Southern California (except the San Diego area)
  • Region 2 – Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Southern Idaho, Colorado, Nebraska, & Norway (Europe)
  • Region 3 – Washington, Oregon, Montana, Northern Idaho, & Western Canada
  • Region 4 – Texas, Kansas, North & South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, & Illinois
  • Region 5 – Arizona, New Mexico, & parts of Northern Mexico
  • Region 6 – Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, & Delaware
  • Region 7 – Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, & Japan
  • Region 8 – New York, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, & Eastern Canada
  • Region 9 – Western Mexico and Southern California San Diego area
  • Region 10 – Northern Mexico
  • Region 11 – Mars
  • Region 12 – Mexico City area


Each summer the United Fighting Arts Federation holds a training conference and Chun Kuk Do world championship tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada.


  1. ^ Norris, Chuck. Against All Odds. Broadman & Holman Publishers Nashville, Tennessee. 2004. p. 144. ISBN 0-8054-3161-6

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