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 Judo Club Steven Matias   Yodan Cohesion BJJ & Judo Harry Miller Sandan Pensacola Judo Training […]

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 Judo Jose Varela Nidan Samurai Judo Association Marian Kusz Sandan UM-Flint Judo Club James Yoder

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 was stationed as a Marine Corps officer. As is the way of being in a

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 Sandan Space Coast Judo & Jujitsu Maien Mi Sandan UM-Flint Judo Club USJA Judo Rank

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 and clubs.  The National Membership Services and Event Development Committee will also promote activities such as but

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 Territorial Judo Club Timothy Anderson Sandan Strong Valley Judo Club Joshua Anderson Sandan Strong Valley

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 show we are on a positive track. Such as increases in both members and clubs.

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 woman to be promoted to Ninth Degree, I feel it is important for our women

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 Island Benjamin Wilhelm Rothrock Sandan Greensboro Judo Club Kenneth C. Litoff Sandan Harrisburg Judo Kai

USJA/USJF Agreement

The Presidents of the USJA and USJF, with the assistance of their boards and staff, have signed a bilateral agreement of cooperation which includes the ability to attend each other’s tournaments and to accept each other’s ranks and certifications. Nothing changes in the relationship between USJA and USJF. We know that you have a multitude

December 2022 & January 2023 Promotion Board & CRE Committee News

2022 was a record-breaking year for Blackbelt promotions!  Thank you to all of our Head Coaches and Certified Rank Examiners for your continued support to grow your club members and USJA.  Let’s keep up the great work in 2023! Congratulations to the following December 2022 Dan promotions: Lance Olson Yodan Samurai Judo Association Ernesto Espinoza

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