Author name: Michael Hall

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 […]


UNITED STATES JUDO ASSOCIATIONBOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING0CTOBER 21, 2021ZOOM CONFERENCE CALL The October 21, 2021, Board of Directors Zoom meeting was called to order at 5:04 p.m. by President Andrew Connelly. Peter Mantel called the Roll. The following members were present: Jack Borsch Andrew Connelly Bonnie Korte Peter Mantel Rob Reilly Celita Schutz Ed Rodriguez

President’s Letter – 07/23/21

Dear USJA Members, After a year of postponement, Olympic athletes are finally walking into the Tokyo Stadium for Opening Ceremonies tonight! The USJA is inclusive and welcomes our members in different martial arts both competitive and non-compitive but as a 3x Olympian (’96) (’00) (’04) and President of USJA, I would like to recognize our

July USJA Judo Rank and Certification Call

May 18, 2021 The next USJA Judo Rank & Certification call will take place the first of July.  Promotion applications for Rokudan and above will be considered during this call. This is not an automatic process. You must: Be a current member of the USJA. Have obtained the required age, time in grade, and promotion points

Election Notice

NOTICE OF USJA BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTION – 2021                                        NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that an election is to be held for the United States Judo Association Board of Directors.  The election shall be for five (5) Directors. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, To be eligible to be on the ballot for election as a Director, or to be

The American Judo Development Model

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, in partnership with the National Governing Bodies, created the American Development Model in 2014 to help Americans realize their full athletic potential and utilize sport as a path toward an active and healthy lifestyle.

2018 USJA / USJF Summer Nationals – Grand Rapids, MI

2018 USJA / USJF Grassroots Judo™ 9th Annual Summer Nationals – Grand Rapids, MI This premier annual event held during the 4th of July weekend. In addition to the junior national tournament, tournaments are held for all age groups and skill levels along with a referee clinic. Dates: July 6-8, 2018

Dr. Charles’ Judo Stamps

Welcome to the world’s greatest collection of martial arts stamps, coins, and phone cards!  Most of these items concern judo.  Without a single recorded injury, judo stamp collecting has to be the safest judo-related activity of all, safer even than kata judging and refereeing.

USJA Development Fund 2017

Over the last 3 years the USJA has supported athletes of all levels. We have given money to competitors and referees to help get them to competitions and training camps! We are a nonprofit organization and we thrive on supporting our members at all levels. This month we are asking for your help. Please donate

2017 USJA/USJF Winter Nationals

TOURNAMENT – SATURDAY DECEMBER 9, 2017 COACH & REFEREE CLINICS – FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 2017 This premier event is held the first weekend in December in sunny Southern California by Los Angeles at Azusa Pacific University’s Felix Event Center. It was created and is hosted by Goltz Judo and is endorsed by the USJA/USJF Grassroots

July 6th, 2017 Board Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Directors of the United States Judo Association will be held on the 6th day of July 2017, at Seven o’clock (7:00) P.M., at the USJA/USJF Summer Nationals.  Exact room to be announced.

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