Yearly Archives: 2023

October Promotion Board & CRE Committee News

Congratulations to the following October2023 Dan promotions: Nilo Blomquist Godan Jita Kyoei Judo Klub Matthew Vander Horck  Godan Makoto Kai Judo Dr. Robert Hunter, Jr. Godan Renshu Ryu Judo Kenneth Hudson, lll Yodan UNLV Rebels Judo Miguel Leon Yodan Ryoku

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August Promotion Board & CRE Committee News

Congratulations to the following July/August 2023 Dan promotions: Wesley Burriesci Shodan SDBJJ Academy Casey Curry Shodan Space Coast Judo and Jujitsu Maien Mi Shodan UM-Flint Judo Club Terri Grow Shodan Bowling Green Kentucky Judo Club Christina Reagan Shodan Smokey Mountain

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Sensei David Parritt 8D

With more than 50 years of experience in martial arts, Sensei David Parritt is a seasoned international veteran in Judo and Jujitsu. He began his study of Judo at Atsugi Air Station, Japan, from 1956 to 1958, where his father

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July Promotion Board & CRE Committee News

Congratulations to the following June 2023 Dan promotions: Robert Anton Godan San Machi Budo Kai Loren Bentley Yodan Yawara Judo & Jujitsu of New Mexico Marian S. Kusz Sandan UM-Flint Judo Club Wesley Burriesci Sandan SDBJJ Academy Casey Ray Curray

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National Membership Services and Event Development Committee

The BOD are pleased to announce the formation of a new committee. The National Membership Services and Event Development Committee will encompass many responsibilities to enhance and grow Judo and the USJA. These responsibilities will oversee the Regional Coordination Committee working with our members

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April, May and June 2023 Promotion Board & CRE Committee News

Congratulations to the following April 2023 Dan promotions: Bonnie Korte Kudan Bon-Cal Judo Club David S. Werheimer Rokudan Samurai Judo Association Norm Abrahamson Sandan San Machi Budo Kai Dmitry Olevsky Sandan San Machi Budo Kai David A. Puerner Sandan Yuma

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USJA Judo Rank Promotion System – 9th and 10th Dan Promotion Requirements

The ranks of Ninth Degree and Tenth Degree Black Belt (Kudan & Judan) are the highest in Judo. At these ranks one is permitted to wear a red belt or a black belt.

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Message from Walter Dean, The President of USJA

Your USJA BOD is trying a number of new and revised projects. I would like to report on several of these. We know the information and recognition does not always flow to our membership, and to be honest, many things

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The Road to Ninth Degree Rank in Judo by Bonnie Korte

I wrote the following six points and paragraph several months ago when I was asked to write about women’s Judo and the USJA. I wanted to give some forgotten background history on early women’s Judo. Now as the USJA’s first

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February 2023 Promotion Board & CRE Committee News

Correction on December 2022 Dan Promotions: Dr. Anthony Albano Yodan Tomodachi Judo Club Herbert Rodriquez Yodan Tomodachi Judo Club Michael Korniczky Yodan Korniczky Family Judo Congratulations to the following February 2023 Dan promotions: Paul Rivera Sandan Bushido Dojo of Staten

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