Dr. Jigoro Kano (The Father of Judo) made a comprehensive study of the ancient self-defence forms and integrated the best of these forms into a sport which is known as Kodokan Judo.
Jigoro Kano opened a women's section. He focused on the technical study and on the kata and did not allow the practice in competition that he considered dangerous to the health of future mothers. Keiko Fukuda, who is the grand daughter of Hachinosuke Fukuda, who taught jujutsu to Kano, dedicated her life to spreading women's judo throughout the world.
The first European Championships were held in Dresden, Germany
European Judo Union was formed
European Championships in Paris
International Judo Federation was formed
1st World Championships in Tokyo (Competition without weight category)
Judo joins the Olympic Games in Tokyo (-68 kg ; -80 kg ; +80 kg ; Open)
1st female World Championships in New York
Female judo is present in Seoul Olympic Games as a demonstration sport
Since Barcelona Olympic Games, both male and female competition are part of the Olympic program.
Marius Vizer elected as IJF President
IJF started World Judo Tour with an annual World Championships
#WorldJudoDay was first held on 28 October – the birthday of judo founder Jigoro Kano – as a worldwide celebration for all members of the judo family. #WorldJudoDay has become an annual event and highlight on the calendar. Find out more details: www.worldjudoday.com
Judo promoted to category C in the Olympic classification following London 2012
Record-breaking participation at the Rio 2016 Olympics as 390 judoka competed from 136 nations to surpass the record previously set at London 2012.