What is JFAUK?

JFAUK is the National Governing Body for Traditional Kodokan Judo in the UK. We are backed by 52 countries worldwide under the

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How are your competition rules different?

Our competition ruleset is focused on traditional judo meaning that many techniques that are banned in modern, olympic judo - such as

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Do you allow leg grabs?

Yes. We believe that leg grabs are a core element of judo and removing them dilutes judo and weakens its effectiveness. Leg

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Do you do competitions?

Yes! JFAUK organises and promotes participation in competitions domestically and internationally. In the UK,  JFAUK holds several competitions and tournaments that follow the

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Why don’t you allow blue judogi?

At JFAUK, we practice traditional judo and therefore only allow white judogi. Wearing a white judogi preserves the origins of judo. The

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Who are your grades authorized by?

Our grades are initially signed off by our President and Technical Director, Sampson Sampson (8th Dan) who has over 45 years of

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Who graded Sampson Sampson to 8th Dan?

JFAUK Founder, President and Technical Director Sampson Sampson was awarded his 8th Dan by the World Judo Federation at the 2013 WJF

Who graded Sampson Sampson to 8th Dan?2017-12-08T22:23:16+00:00

Do you practice Kosen Judo?

Although we do not name our judo as 'Kosen Judo', we put an extremely strong emphasis on Ne-Waza. We believe that judo

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