President’s Letter – 07/23/21

Dear USJA Members,

After a year of postponement, Olympic athletes are finally walking into the Tokyo Stadium for Opening Ceremonies tonight! The USJA is inclusive and welcomes our members in different martial arts both competitive and non-compitive but as a 3x Olympian (’96) (’00) (’04) and President of USJA, I would like to recognize our Judo Olympians in USJA. Thank-you for representing the United States and for being a part of our organization!


Jim Bregman, Bronze (’64)
Jessie Goldstien (’80 DNP),
Craig Agena (’84)
Steven Cohen (‘88)
Lynn Roethke, Silver (’88, ‘92)
Jason Morris, Silver (’88, ’92, ’96, ’00)
Eve Aronoff-Trivella, (’88)
Coleen Rosensteel (’92, ’96, ‘00)
Rhadi Ferguson (’04)

USJA officially wishes our 2020ne US Olympians and Paralympians all the best in their competitions after such a long road to get there. Go for the Gold!


As we all know, COVID, brought many challenges for our members, clubs, and USJA. It is great to see how many members have been able to return to judo as well as the return of judo competition. With things getting back to normal, USJA is pleased to announce more opportunities for judoka to get together and train and compete. The next two National Training Sessions for ages 13 yrs+ (intermediate and advanced players) will be held at Kokushikai Judo Academy, in Fair Lawn, NJ on July 30 and August 27. There is no fee for USJA members!


Players also have the opportunity to compete in our National tournament! Register now at https://www.judo2021.com for the USJA/USJF Nationals being held on September 4-5, 2021 in Cape Coral, Florida. Age and weight categories are offers for all ranks. This will be a USA judo point event for juniors and seniors. We want to thank co-directors, John Paccione and Michael Hall for working together to put this event on!

I would like to acknowledge the hard work of Tammy Hemingway, Mac Reagan, and Aniva Roman, who stepped up earlier this year to fill vacancies left on the USJA board. They and the rest of the board has put in countless hours of volunteer, unpaid service in order to ensure UJSA overcomes the negative impacts of COVID as well as is responsive to the needs and wished of its members. We are in the midst of renegotiating our insurance for our members as our main carrier no longer covers judo for any US organizations. A new carrier has been identified and we are working closely with our USJA insurance broker to provide continuous coverage and protection for our members.


Welcome to all of our new USJA Lifetime Members who joined over the July 4th event. Thank-you for your understanding for those of you who did not receive the information the first go around but were able to take advantage of the opportunity to join at a discounted rate!


The close of nominations for individuals seeking to run for one of the five open board positions is July 31st. I would like to commend the 27 people who currently are in the process of seeking to be nominated and the 12 individuals who have crossed the 100 mark of nominations as of today!


Due to our financial standing and efficiency of voting, the Board of Directors recently made the decision to provide an option in our Bylaws to choose online voting for elections instead of printing and mailing ballots which was deemed to be cost prohibitive. Electronic balloting is far cheaper than mailing out ballots, not to mention more environmentally friendly, convenient, and efficient. To preserve the integrity and confidence of online voting, the Board has reviewed bids of three different online companies and has chosen American Elections as our independent vendor at the cost of $500 to provide confidential, secure online voting for our organization. (They are the same vendor that has conducted elections for USA Judo as well.) Active USJA members, 17 years and older, will be sent a secure electronic ballot directly to their personal email on file in the USJA data base. Announcement of the voting timeline will be announced in coordination with our Treasurer, Tamara Hemingway and our Election Committee Chairperson, Michael Goldsmith and be posted on our website and social media. We are taking great effort to ensure that active members in the data base who are not tech savvy are contacted to be given the opportunity to update their information if there is no email on file for them. I want to personally ensure all of our members that the Board’s decision of 6-0 to use an independent elections vendor was done to address the many concerns you, our members, have raised about the elections being fair for everyone. It is wonderful that so many members are excited about our upcoming elections and we are looking forward to the professional service provided by American Elections.


Finally, I would like to congratulate Marshall Coffman on his recent promotion to Rokudan during the last USJA Promotion Committee meeting. Please contact Donna Turk, our Promotion Committee Chairperson for any promotion questions.

Sincerely,
Celita Schutz
President, USJA

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USJA Presidents Letter

Dear USJA Members,

With so much happening since I became President, please excuse the length of this letter as I am communicating as much as possible and as often as possible to keep our membership abreast of our Organization’s activities. I am here to listen to you. The best way to reach me is through my celita_usja@kokushikai.com email or leave a message at 646-784-2337 if I am not able to pick up immediately.

As promised, your Board is working swiftly to fill interim vacancies on the Board of Directors and key committees. We have now identified, nominated, and elected three new members to serve as interim Directors until October 15, 2021 when new Directors are elected. In the meantime, please welcome our interim members:

•Tamara (Tammy) Hemingway, New Jersey
•Mackel (Mac) Reagan, Tennessee
•Anibal(Aniva) Roman, Florida

Our new members are all dedicated to the art and sport of Judo. We are grateful to them for giving of their time and talent to USJA during this time. Welcome Aniva, Mac and Tammy!

In addition, this past week Brian Money agreed to be released from his duties as Chair of the S&E Committee. Brian is an asset to our USJA workforce, and his contributions are well recognized for his Inclusiveness Training for Special Needs and for his Riverside Youth Judo Clubbeing the largest PAL club in the USJA. We thank him for his dedicationand contributions on many levels and look forward to continued work with him in the future. Because of the crucial nature and time sensitivity of the work the S&ECommittee performs, I have identified a qualified candidate, Dave Lavelle of Tennessee to step in. With the Board’s unanimous vote of approval, he has been appointed the new Chairman of the USJA’s S&E Committee.

With a fuller Board of Directors, we are no longer working as a skeleton crew! We now have more hands-on deck to tackle one of our biggest challenges: bringing membership back to pre-covid levels. Prior to the lockdowns, membership was at about 8,000 members. It sank below 3000 by early 2021. This has caused a significant loss of the financial stability USJA once enjoyed, and combined with obstacles obtaining SBA grants or loans, it is impacting our ability to meet USJA’s immediate expenses.

To address this challenge, your Board is working diligently to bring membership back to pre-COVID levels – with measurable success! But we are not there yet, and we need your help.

As COVID restrictions are lifted around the country, our membership is once again on the rise. We just tipped over 4,000 members. This increase is critical to the survival of USJA. Thanks to you and your fellow dedicated USJA Life Members, Annual members, coachesand club owners we can together become strong again! If you are a coach or club owner, the most impactful thing you can do is continue to encourage your students to enroll or renew. To help you with that, we are running a USJA Membership Special. All new and renewed members who sign up before May 31 will receive 14 months of membership for the price of 12! Families – PLEASE NOTE – USJA offers family discounts of three or more, but they must be called in. The number to call is 516-366-3311.

As restrictions are lifted across the country, we want to pivot to re-opening key programs to our members, such as Coach Certification Seminars, Tournament Opportunities and the USJA National Training Center!

As a 3x US Judo Olympian and full-time owner of a large Judo Academy in New Jersey, I was honored when I was asked to organize and be the host of the first USJA National Training Center. The Grand Opening was in April of 2018 and once-a-month sessions were run for both Juniors and Seniors with as many as 10 participant clubs at any one time on the mat from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Many competitors who attended on a regular basis saw success in regional, national, and international tournamentsand were thrilled for the additional workouts with more players from other clubs.

However, in 2019 some scheduling conflicts arose due to a car accident that I was involved in when another driver ranared light and t-boned the driver side of my car. The resulting hospital stay and injuries took me out of commission temporarily. Right after that, serious facility issues (floodingwhich required mitigation), forced us to put two practice sessions on hold until I could double up on the schedule and get the facility back up and running smoothly. Just as NTC were about to get back on the calendar, Covid hit, and everything changed.

Now over a year later, Covid restrictions being lifted, and the previous issues resolved, we are excited to announce that we will be rescheduling these two outstanding sessions still waiting to be held! Be on the lookout for new dates coming soon.

We know everyone has struggled to survive through the pandemic. If you are facing challenges of your own, I want to hear from you. If you have a success story to share and would like to volunteer to help, I want to hear from you. We are now looking at different ways that we as an organization can help, and I will be sharing more about our plans and ideas in the weeks to come.

Congratulations to USJA Club, Jason Morris Judo Center of East Glenville, NY for garnering the Senior Elite Team trophy and the Second Place Overall Team Trophy at the recent US Judo Senior Nationals in Reno, Nevada with an impressive showing of JMJC competitors!

Don’t forget that the Promotion Committee will be reviewing promotion applications for Rokudan and above on July 1, 2021. Candidate applications are to be submitted by June 1 for review. If anyone has any questions, please contact the USJA Promotion Committee Chairperson, Donna Turk at donnaturk@aol.com or 770-880-2274.

I also want to remind everyone that nominations for individuals to get on the ballot for our upcoming elections are due by July 31. The call-in number is: 838-800-8752. Please have your USJA active membership number and year of birth on hand for verification. We are happy that many individuals have tossed their name in the hat for the nomination process also bringing more members back into our Organization. Five seats on the Board of Directors will be up for election. Two seats will carry over to the middle of next term. I have been identified along with Director Ed Rodriquez in the seats that will carry over. I do not feel this is place for me to endorse individuals that I would like to personally continue to work within the next term and who I believe will work best for you. Please always verify information that you hear and please know that the Board is working with Michael Goldsmith, the Election Committee Chairperson, for clear voting procedures that will be posted in the Elections Committee section of the website very soon! Feel free to reach out to any of your Board members for information or questions you might have.

I want you to know that I and the current Board of Directors are working to make things more transparentand bring more benefits to all our valued members. At the end of the day, it is all about judo and what judo does to inspire character and goals in all our juniors, seniors, and veterans. It is the comradery of practicing together and challenging each other. We support our instructors and coaches to continue to provideand maintain the learning atmosphere for all USJA students. With the recent interim Board appointments, you have an outstanding team of individuals with a tremendous amount of high-level experience encompassing the art and sport of judo, as well as nonprofit management, law, marketing, and fundraising. Each of us pledges to put forth our best effort to build up the organization and leave our successors with a solid operating foundation.

Please keep your ideas and questions coming. My goal is to always ensure our organization works hard for you and for the great art and sport of judo. Greatness awaits!

With humble resolve,

Celita Schutz
3x USA Judo Olympian
USJA President

Upcoming USJA Events:
The Greatest Camp on Earth 2021 hosted by the Carolinas American Judo Association, June 24-26, 2021 in Matthews, NC.
USJA/USJF Nationals on September 4-5, 2021 in Cape Coral, Florida

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Gym Mitigation and Survival (GYMS) Act

Judo Entities, United States Judo Association, USA Judo, and US Judo Federation

Dear USA Judo, US Judo Association and US Judo Federation Members,

On behalf of the American Judo Alliance Presidents, we are contacting all of our members to request their urgent support of the Gym Mitigation and Survival (GYMS) Act. This legislation would support dojos, gyms and clubs across the United States who have been decimated due to mandatory closures as a result of the COVID Pandemic.

If passed, the GYMS Act will create a $30 billion fund to provide grants to affected businesses in the health and fitness industry. The fund would cap initial grant amounts at 45% of the facility’s 2019 revenue—or $20 million, whichever is less. Health and fitness businesses considered severely impacted—with revenues of only 33% or less in the most recent quarter as compared to 2019—would be eligible for a supplemental grant, of up to 25% of their initial grant. The most an eligible business and its affiliates could receive is $25 million. A few expenses the grant would cover include:

  • payroll costs,
  • rent or mortgage payments, including interest,
  • utilities,
  • interest on debt accrued before February 15, 2020,
  • taxes,
  • payments required for insurance on any insurance policy,
  • costs required under any State, local, or Federal law or guideline related to social distancing,
  • and more.

The passing of this legislation would not only support small businesses throughout the United States, but it would also make a major impact on American dojos and the pipeline of amateur sport in our great nation. AJA Organizations earn most of their revenue from membership which comes from the many clubs and dojos we have throughout the United States. Without the survival of these dojos, not only will revenues for all be reduced, but the entire ecosystem to grow Judo will be severely impacted for years to come.

We request your support by contacting your US Congressional State Representatives in support of this bill. The following link makes it extremely easy for you to do so in 2-3 clicks:

GO TO QUORUM DASHBOARD

Thank you for your attention and action toward this important matter.

Yours in AMERICAN Judo,

 

 

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July USJA Judo Rank and Certification Call

May 18, 2021

The next USJA Judo Rank & Certification call will take place the first of July.  Promotion applications for Rokudan and above will be considered during this call.

This is not an automatic process. You must:

  • Be a current member of the USJA.
  • Have obtained the required age, time in grade, and promotion points for the rank being tested.
  • Have current Heads-Up, Safe Sport, Background Screen certifications.
  • Have all claimed USJA Certifications up to date and current.

To be considered you must submit the current version of the Request for Promotion (RFP) with appropriate signatures (electronic signatures are not valid), Activity Log, processing fee, Judo biography, photo (passport type), any supporting documentation, and the name and phone number for those high-ranking black belts that can speak on your behalf of your ongoing service and contributions to Judo.  

Your promotion packet must be sent to the National Office by June 1, 2021 to be considered during the July call. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Respectfully,

Donna C. Turk

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USJA Presidents Letter

Dear USJA Members,

As promised in my April letter to members, I want to provide an update on progress made, and share some important information from the Board of Directors.

First, I want to congratulate Shoshinkan Martial Arts, the host of the Kosen Judo Tournament – USJA’s first sanctioned tournament since the start of the pandemic. Held in Las Vegas on May 1 in Shoshikan’s new, and much larger dojo, it was attended by about 130 competitors.

Also on May 1, 2021, USJA also held a Flash Membership Sale, as part of our efforts to rebuild our membership, which took a big hit during the pandemic. Welcome new USJA Members!

Shoshinkan dojo has already set a date for next Kosen Judo Tournament. Mark your calendars for March 22, 2022!

Next, and in response to the ideas and concerns of our membership, your Board of Directors has been working overtime with executive session meetings over the last two weeks to address key vacancies on the Board and some of the challenges we face in filling those vacancies.

The biggest challenge a nonprofit Board faces is finding candidates with skill sets that support the organization’s strategies and goals. For USJA this challenge has been compounded by a global pandemic and resulting lockdowns and closures that reduced our membership by more than 50% in 2020.

Why does this matter? Because by USJA bylaws, a Board candidate would have to be a member of USJA for no less than five consecutive years prior to election or appointment and that means more than 50% of our potential, well-qualified prospective Board candidates would be ineligible.

To address this issue, Board members have met over a proposed “Pandemic Clause” amendment to Article VII(C)(ii) of our bylaws that eliminates this obstacle, and any future declared global pandemic or other force majeure. Specifically, it provides that this requirement will not be in effect until the declared pandemic has been declared overand pertains to temporary Board appointments only.

This amendment was taken up by the Board earlier last week and was passed unanimously by a quorum of Board members. (See Amendment as proposed and passed in the Executive Session meeting minutes that will be posted on our website.)

The Board is also in agreement that we are better represented with a fuller Board to include more discussion on important issues at this time. This does not interfere with our upcoming elections but does help us resolve open issues with more representation so that we can continue to work for you. I emphasize that these appointments are temporaryand expire on the day the newly elected Board members take office later this year in October and it has been agreed that none of the interim Directors will be eligible for election on this year’s ballot. This solution is a means of spreading the work involved, adding experience and expertise during this pandemic crisis for the best of our Organization.

We are also working with counsel for clarifications on election procedure and with our Office to securely provide online voting for our Members. Please look for the Board approved announcement that will be coming out soon from our Election Committee.

On a Member news note, the Board gives condolences to the family and friends of one of Louis Balestrieri’s students (George Cabrera, Jr.) of Montgomery Judo Academy who recently passed. In support of Montgomery Judo Academy’s symbolic Shodan that was presented to George in his final days; the Board approved sending a posthumous Honorary Shodan certificate to Louis in George’s name from the USJA.

Thank you to all Lifetime Members and all renewed and new Members. Your support keeps Judo strong. Please keep your ideas and questions coming. As I said, my goal is to ensure our organization works hard for you and for the great art and sport of judo. Greatness awaits!

With humble resolve,
Celita Schutz
3x USA Judo Olympian
USJA President

Upcoming USJA Events:

  • The Greatest Camp on Earth 2021 hosted by the Carolinas American Judo Association, June 24-26, 2021 in Matthews, NC.
  • USJA/USJF Nationals on September 4-5, 2021 (tentative date) in Cape Coral, Florida
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USJA Presidents Letter

Dear USJA Members,

Recently Mark Tamulonis, our Treasurer resigned due to greater demands in his personal career and then within the same week but unrelated, Paul (Bob) Rush unexpectedly resigned as USJA President due to personal obligations. Within days, I was nominated and voted unanimously by the Board of Directors to move from the seat of Vice-President to President for the remaining term. It has been a whirlwind to get situated, review the open projects, identify new ones that can help our Organization and formally greet our membership as the newly appointed President of USJA.

First and foremost, I would like to thank our Lifetime Members, our Annual Members and our Coaches who have supported our Organization throughout this pandemic year of COVID lockdowns across the county. Our members deserve recognition and deserve to be heard. The USJA has always been a membership-based Organization and it is my honor to now serve as President to help our Organization grow. I know first-hand the struggles that many of us have experienced in personal and professional lives to stay afloat, keep dojos open and stay connected with our families and students throughout this year. Please know that we are in this together and I will do my best with your support, to help the USJA become stronger and more efficient for everyone!

I would also like to express sincere thanks to our outgoing President, Paul (Bob) Rush, for his time and contributions to the USJA along with the other Board Members who have worked overtime serving and protecting our Organization during this difficult time. Thank you to those of you who have reached out to our main office and have spoken with our Board Members. We hear you and want to hear from your more!

I will keep my greeting short but look forward to updating you often as we develop and proceed with these projects listed below that are in the works and on the horizon:

  • Revive the USJA newsletter with current events and highlights of our members and dojos.
  • Membership communication to help coaches and athletes navigate COVID-related issues pertaining to judo.
  • Updates on USJA committees and accomplishments.
  • Differentiated resource support for members running for-profit dojos and non-profit dojos.
  • Establish and communicate our annual budget. Grow our endowment fund and athlete development fund.
  • Upgrades to our member experience on our website and member portal.
  • Lifetime membership specials.
  • In the planning stages: virtual coach’s clinic and a virtual referee clinic – date and time TBA.
  • USJA will not miss a year! We will be hosting the 2021 USJA/USJF Summer Nationalsin Florida–date and time TBA.

I also encourage our members to check out these events already on our calendar:

  • Kosen Tournament, hosted by Shoshikan Martial Arts, May 1, 2021 in Las Vegas Nevada.
  • The Greatest Camp on Earth 2021 hosted by the Carolinas American Judo Association, June 24-26, 2021 in Mathhew, NC.

The USJA has gone through some recent changes but I want you to know I am here to listen to your ideas and concerns, and I am willing to do all I can to ensure our Organization continues to work hard for you and for the great art and sport of Judo. Greatness awaits!

With humble resolve,
Celita Schutz
3x USA Judo Olympian
USJA President

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Earning Miscellaneous Points during COVID for any Junior/Senior KYU Students

All USJA Club Coaches,

Due to the Pandemic this past year, our students are struggling to obtain the required activity points for their promotions in several states. After discussions with several of our high-ranking Dan’s, we would like to offer the following additional options for your Junior or Senior KYU Students earning Miscellaneous Points. If you have other thoughts on how we can continue to motivate students during this time, please let me know. Stay safe!

Donna Turk, Promotion Board Chairperson
donnaturk@aol.com

Earning Miscellaneous Points during COVID for any Junior/Senior KYU Students

Effective immediately (3-4-2021) for a limited time during COVID.

  • Join the United States Judo Association – 5 POINTS
  • Achieve “Time in Grade” for Promotion – 1 POINT
  • Complete and pass the oral/written exam for your next promotion – 1 POINT
  • Complete and pass the technical exam for your next promotion – 1 POINT
  • Participate in a (One Hour) Judo demonstration in your community or your school. (In Person OR Live ZOOM) – 2 POINTS per day
  • Bring a guest to judo to try out the class. – 1 POINT. If they join your club and sign-up with USJA – 3 POINTS
  • Research and write a one page essay related to Judo and present to your club via live or Zoom – 5 POINTS
  • Document perfect attendance for 3 months – 1 POINT
  • Participate in a one-month exercise/fitness program designed by one of your coaches and take a fitness challenge to measure your progress. – 2 POINTS
  • Develop a Zoom lesson (ONE HOUR) on 5 methods of COVID era training – 5 POINTS
  • Attend one of the several live Zoom Clinics that are being offered by USJA, USA JUDO AND USJF JUDO. – 1 POINT per hour up to 3 POINTS
  • Coach and Student select a Judo book and write a one-page report. Your Coach/Instructor will evaluate for points. – 5 POINTS
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Donations

Fellow USJA members,

As we are going into the New Year, we are hoping for an end of the Pandemic. Americans all over the country are suffering financially. Memberships in all three Judo organizations have fallen due to a lack of renewals and very few new members.

This letter is to ask you to consider sponsoring a member to renew at $60.00.

This would help both the member and the organization. You can also make a smaller or larger donation that we will bundle with others to renew a member or multiple members.

Together we will survive this pandemic and come out stronger.

Even if you can only help with $20, it would be greatly appreciated.

To donate, please either call the office at (516) 366-3311 or

Click here http://www.usja.net/donate to help via credit card or PayPal.

God bless you and your family,

The USJA Board of Directors

Donations to the United States Judo Association are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. The United States Judo Association is recognized by the IRS as a, not for profit 501c3 charitable organization.

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American Judo Development Model

Dear United States Judo Association (USJA) Coaches,

Ihope this note finds you healthy and safe during these challenging times.I am contacting you to provide USJA coacheswith some useful information regarding the American Judo Development Model (AJDM)and itsofferings.

As you may have seen, the combined efforts of USA Judo, USJA and USJF created the AJDM; a pathway to human and Judo excellence that is two-fold: age-based and skill-based. The skill-based advancement levels can accommodate entry to the sport at any age. However, the age-based Stage Model represents the core focus of the AJDM framework. The model utilizes long-term athlete development and quality coaching concepts to promote sustained physical activity, athlete safety,and age-appropriate development in the sport of Judo.

The AJDM allows EVERYONE(parents, technical officials, volunteersetc.) to understand judo athlete development at a foundational level.An AJDMonline course has been created, titled “Foundations of Coaching”.Itis a 40-minuteinteractive course with supporting resourcesthatcoverstopics including athlete safety, retention rates, the importance of feedback and much more.

As we keep our fingers crossed that dojos will soonre-open and competitions will start in the relatively near futureIencourage you to take a look at the online course to brushup on your skills while creatinga personal game plan for your dojo and your athletes.Lastly, please take some time to check out themany resources on theAJDM websitewhich can be found here.

After you’ve reviewed the information currently posted, please send any recommendations for additional topics, content or materials(including technical videos produced by you and/or your club)to AJDM Coaching Task Force Member, Ari Miller atarimiller@usastarseast.com.

Please send any questions you may have to americanjudoDM@gmail.comor feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Manmohan S. Chima ‘Chima’
USJACoaching Education
214-566-9591

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Promotion System Changes

After receiving suggestions from our membership and updates from various committees, we are excited to be releasing the new “United States Judo Association Judo Rank Promotion System – Judo Manual, 11th Edition”.

To continue to be the leading Judo association in the United States and remain competitive with the other judo organizations, we are making a few major changes to our promotion process. We believe our black belts are more than qualified to evaluate and promote the students within their clubs. Therefore, we have eliminated the CRE program as of October 2020 and all certified USJA blackbelts will have the authority to promote any active Junior or Senior Kyu USJA member, up to one rank below their own. Example: Shodan can evaluate and promote any active Junior or Senior Kyu USJA member up to the rank of Ikkyu. We also believe that our certified USJA blackbelts are qualified to evaluate and recommend for promotion any Shodan – Godan, up to one rank below theirs.We are excited to announce thatUSJA will also be eliminating the promotion fees for all Junior and Senior Rokkyu-Ikkyu promotions.

SUMMARY OF CHANGES

1. All references to the USJA Certified Rank Examiner Program were removed effective 21 October 2020.

2. The Regional Coordinator was added as a point of contact if a USJA member had any questions concerning the required paperwork and documentation for promotions. The Regional Coordinators are a separate committee under the USJA (see https://www.usja.net/committee/regional).

3. The number of signatures and grades of the examiners required for Judo promotions were changed as shown in the Proper Rank and Number Required to Sign-Off Table.

4. For those USJA members seeking promotions to 6th – 8th Dan, the levels of activities required were changed as shown in the Level of Activities Table.

5. The required rank and number of examiners for USJA Judo Rank Validation changed and with the elimination of the CRE program, no CRE is required.

6. USJA will also be eliminating the promotion fees for all Junior promotions and Senior Rokkyu-Ikkyu promotions.

7. Tables 4 & 5 were changed, combining various sections.

8. The Dan TIG/Points were revised to be consistently reducing points required as “Time In Grade” increases.

9. All required forms have been revised to reflect the above changes.

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