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 Judo Club|
|Guy Clement||Nidan||Pro Fit Judo|
|Justin A. Williams||Shodan||Shining Together Judo Club|
|Lauren Zito||Shodan||Kawa Shi Judo Kai|
Congratulations to the following May 2023 Dan promotions:
|Steven Duncan||Yodan||SOHK Judo Club|
|James T. Haferman||Sandan||Stevens Point Judo Club|
|Thomas Knowlton||Sandan||Pro-Fit Judo|
|Ralph Mesite||Sandan||Pro-Fit Judo|
|Dimitar Tcholakov||Sandan||Emerald City Judo|
|Reuven Lirov||Nidan||New Port Richey Judo Academy|
|Pascal Vanlindt||Nidan||Fushi Cho Judo Club|
|Patrick Fernandez||Nidan||Santa Rosa Judo Club|
|Dara Baf||Nidan||Simi Valley Judo Club|
|Michael Lockwood||Nidan||RAFC Judo Club|
|Austin Flowers||Shodan||SOHK Judo Club|
|Chloe Mae Phillips||Shodan||SF Hapkido & Judo Club|
|Evan Miller||Shodan||Marion PAL Club Judo|
|Jerry Smith||Shodan||Cohesion BJJ & Judo|
|Michael Robinson||Shodan||SOHK Judo Club|
Congratulations to the following June 2023 Dan promotions:
|David Wojcik||Godan||Ippon Judo & Jujitsu|
|Timothy D. Jones||Godan||6-10 Judo Club|
|Thomas G. Jones||Godan||6-10 Judo Club|
|Reginald Sutton||Yodan||Pro-Fit Judo|
|Kenneth Camlek||Sandan||Stevens Point Judo Club|
|Gina Kessinger||Sandan||Chesterfield School of Judo|
|Dr. Ronald Helms||Nidan||Chesterfield School of Judo|
|Marcus Breda||Nidan||Emerald City Judo|
|Ian Laurenzi||Shodan||SOHK Judo Club|
|Matthew Smith||Shodan||Arkansas Yudanshakai Association|
|Keith Houston||Shodan||Edgerton Judo Club|
Certified Rank Examiner Program
For ranks above Sandan, if you are not currently a Certified Rank Examiner, go to the USJA.net site, download and complete the CRE Application & a mock Promotion Packet, forward to the National Office and the CRE Committee will follow up with you on next steps. For additional information, logon to: USJA.net, Dashboard, Committees, CRE.
Promotion Review Calls
The 2023 Q4 USJA Judo Rank & Certification call will take place in October 2023. For Rokudan (6th dan) through Hachidan (8th dan), your promotion packet must be sent to the National Office by September 1, 2023, to be considered. The next Kudan (9th dan) Promotion Review call will take place in January, 2024. Your promotion packets are due to the National Office by November 15, 2023 to be considered.
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 Rank Promotions?
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.