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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

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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

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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

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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

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USJA Judo Rank Promotion System – 9th and 10th Dan Promotion Requirements

The ranks of Ninth Degree and Tenth Degree Black Belt (Kudan & Judan) are the highest in Judo. At these ranks one is permitted to wear a red belt or a black belt.

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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

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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

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November 2022 Promotion Board & CRE Committee News

Congratulations to the following November 2022 Dan promotions: Stephen R. Bergren Godan Marion PAL Club Judo Roger Lenfest III Godan Derry Judo Theodore Schwalm Yodan Jita Kyoei Dojo Dr. Anthony Albano, Jr. Yodan Tomodachi Judo Club Gary R. Amick Yodan

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October 2022 Promotion Board & CRE Committee News

Congratulations to the following October 2022 Dan promotions: Sean Michael Ruiz Shodan Goltz Judo Christopher Capobianco Shodan Kodokan Judo of Cape Coral Issam El Bizri Shodan Goltz Judo Carson Sheckler Shodan Morillo Judo Club Jesse Grinstead Shodan Kodokan Judo of

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Congratulations to all of our new USJA Blackbelt from August!

Congratulations to the following August 2022 Dan promotions: Julian Mateo Crisostomo Shodan Jason Morris Judo Club Alexis Perez-Cruz Shodan Ronin Armed Forces Combative Judo Club Daniel Pollaccia Shodan Goltz Judo Ryan Best Shodan Judan Judo of Ohio Jason Deavours Shodan

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