April 2022 Promotion Board & CRE Committee News

USJA Judo ranks are a measure of a student’s achievement in Judo.  They are a testimony of skill, knowledge, and sportsmanship, attained through diligent study, practice, tournament participation and devotion to Judo.

Correction from March Newsletter – We had Mr. Schiebout’s promotion listed in the incorrect club.

Ryan SchieboutSandanSioux Falls Hapikido & Judo Club

Congratulations to the following March 2022 Dan promotions:

Scott BruckerhoffShodanKonjo
Andre HengchuaShodanMilestone Martial Arts
Greg G. GarnettShodan Victoria Judo & Jujitsu Club
Karl M. GrebnerShodanDowntown Martial Arts Academy
Charles BraunNidanHudson Valley Judo Club

Certified Rank Examiner Program – Update

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Rank Examiner, complete the CRE Application, forward to the National Office and someone from the CRE Committee will follow up with you on next stesps. All levels of CRE are now required to renew their certification every four years. Be sure that your USJA Membership, Chartered Club Membership, Background Screening, CDC Heads Up and Safe Sport are all current.  For additional information, logon to: USJA.net, Dashboard, Committees, CRE.

USJA Judo Rank Promotion System – DO YOU KNOW?

Looking for the links for Background Screens, Safe Sport and Heads Up Concussion Training? Logon to USJA.net, go to your Dashboard, look for the Committees site on left side of your screen, drop down to CRE Committee, you will find the links to all three requirements at the bottom of that page.

Need help with Black Belt Promotions?

  • We have club black belts that have no one in their area to assist with their own promotions because their Sensei has moved, deceased, or stopped playing judo.
  • We have new black belts that were not trained in the promotion process or just have questions and not sure who to ask.
  • We have individuals that have not tested in years and no one following up with them.

Reach out to your local CRE’s or the CRE Committee to assist with these situations and others. A list of CRE’s and their location are posted on USJA.net, Committees, CRE.

July Quarterly Promotion Call – The next USJA Judo Rank & Certification call will take place in July 2022. Promotion applications for Rokudan and above will be considered during this call. Your promotion packet must be sent to the National Office by June 1, 2022, to be considered during the April call.

If you have lost or forgotten your sign-on to USJA.net, contact the USJA National Office and they will assist you with retrieving your username and password.

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