In early 1970s Judo has been singled out of sambo as an independent kind of wrestling. The first center of Judo were Almaty and Karaganda.
Since 1973 Judo Federation of Kazakstan existed in the form of voluntary organization being a subdivision of USSR Judo Federation was founded which was named Judo Federation of the Republic of Kazakstan. Founded on 1992
JUA and IJF Membership
Judo Federation of Kazakstan affiliated with JUA and IJF in 1993.
11,000 judoka. The exams for obtaining Dan are taken by the members of Kazakstan National Team who are champions and prize-winners of Kazakstan National Championships.
Process for obtaining Dan : In former USSR the judokas had qualifications of Master degrees (Master of Sports, Masters of Sports of international level, Honored Master of Sports). Dan qualification was not practiced. After affiliation of Judo Federation of Kazakstan with JUA we have considered the criteria for Dan obtaining. Kodokan Dan qualification system has been taken as an example which is being introduced at present.