August 2021 Promotion Board 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. Congratulations to the following:

Recent High Dan Promotions

Changa Clinton IngramYodanSOHK Judo Club
Robert G. GustafsonYodanWOFA Judo Club
Daniel KallaiYodanWOFA Judo Club
Thomas J. McNamaraYodanSamurai Judo Association
Alfred JacobsYodanSamurai Judo Association
Justin BreeseGodanBlack Bear Judo
Satoshi NakamaGodanRiverside Youth Judo Club P.A.L.
John A. GreenGodanZenbei Judo Team
Marshall R. CoffmanRokudanBudokan Judo Club
Hugo J. VillanuevaRokudanTremont Judo Club

What can I do to continue to evolve or advance in Judo? You can go through the various certification programs for Coaching, Refereeing, and Kata. Become certified instructors for those programs and hold clinics in your region. If possible, travel to the various camps and assist with teaching the classes. The National Committees are constantly looking for “active” volunteers. There is so much work to be done and most of it can be done right in your dojo or home. Get involved! Get your students involved!

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