United Fighting Arts Federation

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 Norris developed from the Tang Soo Do, and which was known as the Chuck Norris System in the early to mid 1980s and as Chun Kuk Do from December 1990 until July 2015. UFAF provides technical standards for instruction and advancement in the system, and also provides its students, instructors, and schools with Chuck Norris System rank certification, educational opportunities, special events, online community access, and other services.

United Fighting Arts Federation
TypeSports Federation
PurposeGoverning, Regulatory
HeadquartersNevada Las Vegas, Nevada
  • United States United States
Region served
Chuck Norris System Black Belts
Official language
Chairman of the Board
Chuck Norris

Organizational structureEdit

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, 10th degree black belt – Chief executive officer
  • Ken Gallacher, 10th degree black belt - President

Board of Directors

  • Ed Saenz, 9th degree black belt
  • Rick Prieto, 9th degree black belt
  • Chip Wright, 9th degree black belt
  • John Presti, 9th degree black belt
  • Tara Cox, 8th 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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