Judo Union of Asia

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Judo Union of Asia
Official websitewww.onlinejua.org
Year of formation1956; 67 years ago (1956)
in Tokyo, Japan
Membership size39 members
International federationInternational Judo Federation (IJF)
IJF member since1956
Other affiliation(s)
PresidentKuwait Obaid Al-Anzi
Secretary GeneralIndia Mukesh Kumar
Official language(s)English, Japanese and Arabic

The Judo Union of Asia (JUA) is the governing body of judo in Asia. It is one of the five continental confederations making up the International Judo Federation (IJF).[1] JUA was formed in 1956 in Tokyo (Japan),[2] with Chinese Taipei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Philippines and Thailand being the founder members. JUA has headquarters in Kuwait and consists of 39 member federations.


Judo Union of Asia (JUA) was established in 1956 in Tokyo, Japan with 7 national federations as founding members; Chinese Taipei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Philippines and Thailand. The first President of JUA was Risei Kano, son of Kanō Jigorō. Risei Kano served as President of the JUA from 1956 to 1980. The organization held the first Asian Judo Championships in 1966 in Manila, Philippines, with teams from 8 member federations participating.[3]

Executive committee[edit]

Following is the JUA Executive Committee for the term 2019 – 2023.

Designation Name Country
President Obaid Al-Anzi  Kuwait
General Secretary Mukesh Kumar  India
General Treasurer Ms. Amal Abu Shallak  United Arab Emirates
Vice-President (Southeast Zone) Hassabodin Rojanachiva  Thailand
Vice-President (West Zone) Sameer Sadeq Al-Mousawi  Iraq
Vice-President (Central Zone) Kolbaev Zholdoshbek  Kyrgyzstan
Vice-President (South Zone) Pratap Singh Bajwa  India
Vice-President (West Zone) Lu Wei-Chen  Chinese Taipei
Vice-President 2020 Summer Olympics Hasokawa Shinji  Japan
Vice-President 2022 Asian Games Ms. Xian Dongmei  China
Executive Member Eid Al-Muaikhi  Qatar
Executive Member Enkbold Zandaakhuu  Mongolia
Advisor to President Naser Al-Shemmiri  Kuwait



Central Zone
Southeast Zone
East Zone
West Zone
Central Zone

^1 Iran Judo Federation was suspended by International Judo Federation since 18 September 2019, as Iranian authorities ordered their judoka Saeid Mollaei to intentionally lose in the semi-final at the 2019 World Judo Championships, so as to avoid a potential match in the finals against Israeli judoka Sagi Muki.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Countries / IJF.org". www.ijf.org. Retrieved 2023-04-30.
  2. ^ "Judo Union of Asia (JUA)". www.uia.org. 29 June 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  3. ^ "History of JUA". www.onlinejua.org. 29 June 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Iran Judo Federation Suspended". www.ijf.org. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2020.

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