Request for your old Judo documents

We need your Help!!

We need you help in recording American Judo History. In 2004, USJF established a judo history committee. Prior to this time, various judokas had copies of programs from various judo events. They had copies of bracket sheets and results from local, regional, national and international events.

To date the committee has amassed over two hundred thousand pages of judo historical documents. Many of these documents came from various judokas in the US.

However, there are many missing documents – some of these documents may be in your garage, dojo or closet.

At the current time, USJF judo historical documents are store on computers. The physical documents are sent to USJF headquarters for storage. Our documents are searchable and when requested, we will search the file so that we can provide information back to the requestor. It is easy for a person to say that they won this or that championships. With you help with donated judo historical documents, we can say if their statement is true.

We are looking for the following items:

  • Programs from local, regional or national judo events that you have attend. Many program contain valuable judo history that is not found in other places.
  • Bracket sheets and results from local, regional or national judo events that you have attend.
  • Newspaper articles on your dojo or others in your area.
  • Flyers and announcement from various judo camps or clinics.
  • Documents from local, regional or national meetings and agenda for those meeting.
  • Judo publications from local, regional or national judo organizations.

If you have items that meet the above criteria, please consider doing one of the following:

  • Donate them to USJF.
  • Loan them to the USJF Historical Committee. They will scan the items and return the items to you. They will pay for shipping.
  • Many times, upon the passing of a sensei, the judo historical documents that he/she collected over the years are destroyed. Please consider donating them to USJF.

Please contact for more information.