Timeline

1882
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.
1923
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.
1934
The first European Championships were held in Dresden, Germany
1948
European Judo Union was formed
1951
European Championships in Paris
1951
International Judo Federation was formed
1956
1st World Championships in Tokyo (Competition without weight category)
1964
Judo joins the Olympic Games in Tokyo (-68 kg ; -80 kg ; +80 kg ; Open)
1980
1st female World Championships in New York
1988
Female judo is present in Seoul Olympic Games as a demonstration sport
1992
Since Barcelona Olympic Games, both male and female competition are part of the Olympic program.
2007
Marius Vizer elected as IJF President
2009
IJF started World Judo Tour with an annual World Championships
2011
#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
2012
Judo promoted to category C in the Olympic classification following London 2012
2016
Record-breaking participation at the Rio 2016 Olympics as 390 judoka competed from 136 nations to surpass the record previously set at London 2012.
Today