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
  • United States United States
Region served
Chun Kuk Do Black Belts
Official language
Chairman of the Board
Chuck Norris
Website 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 Chuck Norris System - a martial art evolved from the Korean Tang Soo Do by Chuck Norris, known as the Chuck Norris System in the early to mid 1980's, and known from December 1990 until July 2015 as Chun Kuk Do - providing technical standards for instruction and advancement in the system. UFAF provides its students, instructors, and schools with Chuck Norris System 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
  • Aaron Norris, 9th degree black belt – Chief executive officer
  • Kenneth Gallacher, 9th degree black belt – President

Board of Directors

  • Ed Saenz, 9th degree black belt
  • Tip Potter, 9th degree black belt
  • Chip Wright, 9th degree black belt
  • Rick Prieto, 9th degree black belt
  • John Presti, 8th degree black belt
  • Reggie Cochran, 8th degree black belt
  • Steve Nelson, 8th degree black belt
  • Stephen Hammersley, 8th degree black belt
  • David Rodriguez, 7th degree black belt
  • Tara Cox, 7th 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 USA
  • Region 2 – Great Basin USA (Including satellites in Colorado, Nebraska, and Norway)
  • Region 3 – Northwest USA
  • Region 4 – Texas USA, excluding KICKSTART KIDS schools (see Region 13)
  • Region 5 – Southwest USA
  • Region 6 – Appalachia West USA (Schools in Western West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky)
  • Region 7 – Southeast USA
  • Region 8 – Northeast USA
  • Region 9 – Mexico Baja (Including satellites in South America)
  • Region 10 – Northern Mexico
  • Region 11 – Appalachia East USA (Schools in Eastern West Virginia, Virginia)
  • Region 12 – Mexico City area
  • Region 13 – Texas KICKSTART (KICKSTART KIDS Schools in Texas)


Each summer the United Fighting Arts Federation holds a training conference and Chuck Norris System 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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