Glossary of Judo terminology

IJF (International Judo Federation)

IJF (International Judo Federation)

The IJF is an acronym for the International Judo Federation.
Japan's Judo has grown to be a world sport, and 199 countries are now registered members of the International Judo Federation (as of the IJF general meeting held in September, 2007). Judo has become a popular sport beyond the shores of Japan, particularly in Europe, with France now boasting a much larger number of registered practitioners than Japan. As of May, 2008, The International Judo Federation headquarters is located in Seoul, Korea.