May 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

Congratulations to the following April 2022 Dan promotions:

Christopher JonesShodanNorth Star Martial Arts
Robert MooreShodanPro-Fit Judo
Christopher E. JonesNidan Roanoke Judo Club
Michael ElliottNidanBowling Green Kentucky Judo Club
Michael L. StoneRokudanHarrisburg Brazilian Jui Jitsu & Judo LLC

Certified Rank Examiner Program – Update

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Rank Examiner, complete the CRE Application & a mock Promotion Packet, forward to the National Office and someone from the CRE Committee will follow up with you on next steps. For additional information, logon to:, Dashboard, Committees, CRE.

USJA Judo Rank Promotion System – DO YOU KNOW?

Club promotions are not a valid rank credential.  To ensure your students continue to be motivated, conduct timely promotions.  We have students that have been in the same rank for multiple years.

No jump promotions (skipping a grade) are permitted in the USJA Rank System.  Once a student is registered in any Judo rank, he/she can be promoted only to the next higher rank and must fulfill all of the requirements for that rank before being promoted.

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 July call.

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

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