United States Judo Federation

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United States Judo Federation
Sport Judo
Founded 1952
Affiliation USA Judo
Regional affiliation United States
President Kevin Asano
Official website
United States

The United States Judo Federation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting judo in the United States. Its national office is located in Ontario, Oregon.


The United States Judo Federation was originally known as the Amateur Judo Association in 1952. In 1955 it was renamed Judo Black Belt Federation. As late as 1955, the JBBF was the only Judo federation in the United States. In 1967, it changed its name to the United States Judo Federation.[1] In 1969, a faction of the Armed Forces Judo Association became the United States Judo Association.[1]


In 2007 sanctioned competitions and tournaments in at least nine different states.

In contrast with USA Judo, Inc. (the USJI), which focuses on elite athletes and American participation in Olympic and international tournaments, USJF's focus is on "grassroots" judo.

Former Leadership[edit]

Eichi Karl Koiwai (1968-1976)[2][3] (died February 23, 2009)[4]
Mas Tamura [5]

Kevin Asano [6]


  1. ^ a b "Friction Fractures U.S. Judo Factions -- Judo in the US". judoinfo.com. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.usjf.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/3Officers1s120419.pdf
  3. ^ "Black Belt". google.com. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  4. ^ http://judoinfo.com/pdf/USJA/2009-1-AJ.pdf
  5. ^ States, Amateur Athletic Union of the United; Pohl, Donald; Taenzer, George (1968-01-01). Official A.A.U.-U.S.J.F. Judo Handbook ... United States Judo Federation. 
  6. ^ "2014 USJF Junior Nationals - Table". 50statejudo.com. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 

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