The United States Judo Federation is a non-profit organization that provides national standards and guidelines for the development of grassroots judo for its students and members.
The vision of USJF is to have JUDO in every American community and school and our mission is to serve and support its members in the American judo community while upholding the principles of mutual welfare and benefit.
The offices of the United States Judo Federation have been located in Ontario Oregon since 1996. The office has been managed by Robert Fukuda since 1994 and he has acted as the Executive Director of the USJF since 1996. Check here for information on contacting the National Office.
The USJF Executive Committee is a group of elected officials who handle the organization and administration of the USJF with the help of the Executive Director.
As a non-profit organization, the USJF guidelines are determined by vote from a Board of Directors representing a wide variety of our United States including Alaska and Hawaii. Proposed guidelines and practices are generated largely by committees. Voluntary committee members are dedicated to the continuous improvement of our members and their communities by providing research, experience, education and diversity in the interest of the betterment of man-kind through the practice and study of judo.
Judo clubs (or dojos) typically belong to a Yudanshakai (Organization of black belts) that are more or less divided geographically throughout the country. The role of the Yudanshakai is to provide the USJF with a local presence and to provide the local clubs and members with representation to the USJF on a national level.