List of judo organizations

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This is a list of Judo organizations. The International Budo Federation Judo Department Oceania

Worldwide governing bodies[edit]

Continental bodies[edit]

National bodies[edit]




In Australia, the Judo Federation of Australia (JFA) is the largest judo association, and the only national body affiliated with the IJF. The Australian Kodokan Judo Association (AKJA) is affiliated with the WJF.




FFJDA is affiliated with the European Judo Union, and with the International Judo Federation.












  • JudoScotland - the national governing body for judo in Scotland.


RFEJYDA is affiliated with the European Judo Union, and with the International Judo Federation.


United Kingdom[edit]

In the UK, the British Judo Association (BJA) is the largest judo association, and is part of the EJU and IJF. In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the BJA is represented by JudoScotland, the Welsh Judo Association and the Northern Ireland Judo Federation respectively. The British Judo Council (BJC) and the Amateur Judo Association (AJA) are both affiliated to the BJA. A number of smaller organisations exist, including the British Judo Council - Martial Arts Circle (BJC-MAC) and the Judo For All UK (JFA-UK) which is affiliated with the WJF.

  • All England Judo Federation - AEJF
  • Seishin Budo Founded by Alan Fromm (former BJC member) in 1984.
  • Bushido Za Zen - Formed by Arnold Davies in 1969 and merged with the Dutch Zazen organisation in 1971
  • Universal Budo Association - group formed by John Goldman in the early 1980s

There are also a number of organisations derived from George Mayo's Kyushindo organisation and Zen judo

There are other less classifiable organisations

United States[edit]

In the United States, the United States Judo, Inc. (USAJ), is the national governing body of judo pursuant to the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act (36 U.S. Code § 220501 et seq). A member organization of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USAJ is responsible for the development, support and selection of Olympic, Pan American and World Championship Teams, and is affiliated to the Pan American Judo Confederation and International Judo Federation. The two largest national grassroots judo organizations in the United States are the United States Judo Federation (USJF) and the United States Judo Association (USJA), both of whom are the parent organizations of the USAJ. The USJA and USJF together form Grassroots Judo, whose aim is to grow judo, to train in the sport and recreational (technical) aspects of judo and enable people to contribute to society. Also there are the USA Traditional Kodokan Judo Association (USA-TKJA) and Amateur Athletic Union-Judo (AAU-Judo), which are affiliated with the Pan American Judo Union and World Judo Federation, the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation (AJJF) and the American Traditional Jujutsu Association (ATJA).


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