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The International Judo Federation (IJF) was founded in July 1951.[1] The IJF was originally composed of judo federations from Europe plus Argentina.[2] Countries from four continents were affiliated over the next ten years. Today the IJF has 200 National Federations on all continents. There are over 40 million people around the globe who practice judo, according to the IJF.[3]

International Judo Federation
International Judo Federation logo.svg
HeadquartersLausanne, Switzerland
PresidentMarius Vizer
Official website

Since 2009, IJF has organized yearly World Championships and the World Judo Tour consisting of five Grand Prix, four Grand Slams, a master tournament and a Continental open tournament.[citation needed]


  • World Judo Championships
  • World Junior Judo Championships (1974 to 2011 U20 / 2012 to now U21)
  • World Cadet Judo Championships (U18)
  • World Veterans Judo Championships (30 to +80 in 11 Age Group)
  • World Kata Judo Championships

Presidents of the IJFEdit


  1. ^ Black Belt Judo - Neil Ohlenkamp - Google Books
  2. ^ Judo History
  3. ^ What is judo's problem with mixed martial arts? - MMA Fighting
  4. ^ "International Judo Federation Executive Committee". International Judo Federation. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.

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