Judo Union of Asia is composed of National Judo Federations in Asian Countries and Regions.
Each National Federation must be recognized as the sole federation authorized to represent its country in international sporting bodies by its Olympic Committee, which itself is duly recognized by the International Olympic Committee or Olympic Council of Asia.
These Judo Union of Asia will implement the policy of the International Judo Federation towards Judo diffusion.
Judo was created in 1882 by Professor Jigoro Kano. As an educational method derived from the martial arts, judo became an official Olympic sport in 1964 (after being named as a demonstration sport at the 1940 Tokyo Olympic Games which were cancelled due to international conflict). Judo is a highly codified sport in which the mind controls the expression of the body and is a sport which contributes to educating individuals.
Beyond competitions and combat, judo involves technical research, practice of katas, self-defense work, physical preparation and sharpening of spirit.
As a discipline derived from ancestral traditions, judo was designed by its Master Founder as an eminently modern and progressive activity.
Article 1 - Definitions
The "Statutes" shall mean all provisions contained in this document, which have been duly approved, together with any addendums and/or appendices which may complete, amend or substitute for this document. The Preamble constitutes an integral part hereof. These Statutes replace and supercede the previous statutes.
1.2 Judo Union of Asia (JUA)
The Judo Union of Asia (hereinafter referred to as the "JUA"), is an entity forming a part of International Judo Federation (hereinafter referred to as the "IJF"). IJF is a company limited by guarantee and incorporated as a non-profit organization.
The JUA is a non-political organization. It shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, gender or political opinion.
In the JUA Statutes, Regulations and Decisions, the masculine gender is used to designate all private individuals, but shall encompass both males and females, unless there is a specific provision to the contrary.
1.3 National Federation
The term "National Federation" shall refer to a Member of the JUA.
Being member of JUA each National Federation is entitlted to become a member of IJF.
The liability of National Federations as members of the IJF is limited.
All National Federations undertake to contribute to the assets of the IJF.
In the event the company is wound up, all National Federations which are members at that time and for one (1) year afterwards, agree to pay the debts and liabilities of the company contracted before they cease to be members, as well as the costs, charges and expenses of winding up. For the adjustment of the rights of the contributors among themselves, such amount as may be required must not exceed ten Euros (10 €).
1.4 Asian Continental Zones
The term "Asian Zone" shall refer to the Asian Continental part consisting of the members of JUA.
A "Country" shall mean an independent or autonomous State or Territory recognized by the international community and which has a flag and a national anthem.
The term "President" shall mean the President of the JUA.
1.7 Vice President
The term "Vice President" shall mean one of the Vice Presidents of the JUA.
The term "Director" shall mean one of the Directors of the JUA.
1.9 General Treasurer
The term "General Treasurer" shall mean the General Treasurer of the JUA.
1.10 General Secretary
The term "General Secretary" shall mean the General Secretary of the JUA.
1.11 Disciplinary Commission of the first instance
The "Disciplinary Commission of the first instance" shall mean the Disciplinary Commission of the first instance of the JUA.
1.12 Disciplinary Appeal Commission
The "Disciplinary Appeal Commission" shall mean the Disciplinary Appeal Commission of the JUA.
1.13 Ethics Commission
The "Ethics Commission" shall mean the Ethics Commission of the JUA.
The "EC" shall mean the Executive Committee of the JUA.
The "Congress" shall mean the Congress of the JUA held either on an ordinary or an extraordinary basis.
1.16 JUA Headquarters
The "JUA Headquarters" could be established at the location of which shall be decided by the President of the EC.
1.17 JUA Secretariat
The "JUA Secretariat" could be established at the location of the office of the General Secretary of the JUA.