International Judo Federation

International Judo Federation
Jurisdiction International
Abbreviation IJF
Founded 1951
Headquarters Lausanne, Switzerland
President Marius Vizer
Official website
www.ijf.org

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]

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.

Events

World Judo Championships

World Junior Judo Championships (1974 to 2011 U20 / 2012 to now U21)

The World Junior Judo Championships are the international judo competition. The championships are held once every year by the International Judo Federation.

YearGamesHost CityNOCEvents
19741Rio de Janeiro Brazil5
19762Madrid Spain5
19833Mayaguez Puerto Rico7
19864Rome Italy
19905Dijon France
19926Buenos Aires Argentina
19947Cairo Egypt
19968Porto Portugal
19989Cali Colombia
200010Nabeul Tunisia
200211Jeju South Korea
200412Budapest Hungary
200613Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
200814Bangkok Thailand
200915Paris France
201016Agadir Morocco
201117Cape Town South Africa
201318Ljubljana Slovenia
201419Miami United States
201520Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
201721Zagreb Croatia

World Cadet Judo Championships (U18)

YearGamesHost CityNOCEvents
20091Budapest Hungary16
20112Kiev Ukraine16
20133Miami United States16
20154Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina18
20175Santiago Chile17

World Veterans Judo Championships (30 to +80 in 11 Age Group)

The World Veteran Judo Championships are the international judo competition. The championships are held once every year by the International Judo Federation. 11 * 14 = 154 Events potentially.

YearGamesHost CityNOCEvents
20091Sindelfingen Germany154
20102Budapest Hungary154
20113Frankfurt Germany154
20124Miami United States154
20135Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates154
20146Malaga Spain154
20157Amsterdam Netherlands154
20168Fort Lauderdale United States154
20179Olbia Italy154

World Kata Judo Championships

The World Judo Kata Championships are the international judo competition. The championships are held once every year by the International Judo Federation.

YearGamesHost CityNOCEvents
20091Valletta Malta5
20102Budapest Hungary5
20113Frankfurt Germany5
20124Pordenone Italy5
20135Kyoto Japan5
20146Malaga Spain5
20157Amsterdam Netherlands5
20168Gzira Malta5
20179Olbia Italy5

Presidents of the IJF

  • Aldo Torti, Italy, 1951
  • Risei Kano, son of Professor Kanō Jigorō, Japan, 1952–1965
  • Charles Palmer Great Britain, 1965–1979
  • Shigeyoshi Matsumae, Japan, 1979–1987
  • Sarkis Kaloghlian, Argentina, 1987–1989
  • Lawrie Hargrave, New Zealand, 1989–1991
  • Luis Baguena Spain, 1991–1995
  • Yong Sung Park, South Korea, 1995–2007
  • Marius Vizer, Austria, 2007– [4]

References

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