International Judo Federation
The International Judo Federation (IJF) was founded in July 1951. The IJF was originally composed of judo federations from Europe plus Argentina. 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.
- World Judo Championships
- World Judo Juniors Championships (1974 to 2011 U20 / 2012 to now U21)
- World Judo Cadets Championships (U18)
- World Veterans Judo Championships (30 to +80 in 11 Age Group)
- World Kata Judo Championships
- IJF World Tour (Masters, Grand Slam, Grand Prix, Continental Open)
- Judo World Cup
- Judo European Cup
Presidents of the IJF
- Aldo Torti, Italy, 1951
- Risei Kano, son of Professor Kanō Jigorō, Japan, 1952–1965
- Charles Palmer Great Britain, 1965–1979
- Shigeyoshi Matsumae, Japan, 1979–1987
- Sarkis Kaloghlian, Argentina, 1987–1989
- Lawrie Hargrave, New Zealand, 1989–1991
- Luis Baguena Spain, 1991–1995
- Yong Sung Park, South Korea, 1995–2007
- Marius Vizer, Romania/Austria, 2007– 
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