United States Judo Federation

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

United States Judo Federation
AffiliationUSA Judo
Regional affiliationUnited States
PresidentMark T. Muranaka
Official website
United States


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 LeadershipEdit

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. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2015-04-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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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