The USJA commits itself to spreading the art of Judo to the best of our abilities in the spirit of jita-kyoei, mutual benefit. This was Jigoro Kano's vision when he founded Judo, and we carry this philosophy on and off the tatami. We look forward to providing support, education, and a community of like-minded people to help foster the growth and expansion of Judo in the United States.
Our committees, members, and staff all have ample experience working with each other to create the best environment that facilitates people of all ages getting involved and integrating Judo and it's principles into their lives. We hope you enjoy your time here and explore the vast amount of services that we offer; from member services and club management options to webinars and clinics with the nation's top competitors and coaches.
"If there is effort, there is always accomplishment." - Jigoro Kano
Correction on December 2022 Dan Promotions: Dr. Anthony Albano Yodan Tomodachi Judo Club Herbert Rodriquez Yodan Tomodachi Judo Club Michael Korniczky Yodan Korniczky Family Judo Congratulations to the following February 2023 Dan promotions : Paul Rivera Sandan Bushido Dojo of Staten Island Benjamin Wilhelm Rothrock Sandan Greensboro Judo Club...
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...
2022 was a record-breaking year for Blackbelt promotions! Thank you to all of our Head Coaches and Certified Rank Examiners for your continued support to grow your club members and USJA. Let’s keep up the great work in 2023! Congratulations to the following December 2022 Dan promotions: Lance Olson...
|Shawn Nicholas Grundman||Mossy Creek Dojo||Jukyu|
|05/12/2023||Rosemary Rodriguez Figueroa||Samurai Judo Association||Nikyu - Brown Belt|
|05/12/2023||Ricardo Rivera Vega||Samurai Judo Association||Nikyu - Brown Belt|
|05/12/2023||Ricardo Rivera Vega||Samurai Judo Association||Nikyu|
|05/12/2023||Rosemary Rodriguez Figueroa||Samurai Judo Association||Nikyu|
|03/30/2023||Nyssa Voorhees||Ocean County Martial Arts Studio||Nikyu|
|03/30/2023||Jeffrey Allan Ferguson||Yuma Territorial Judo Club||Shodan - Black Belt|
|03/30/2023||Rafael Lucca Rodrigues||Roman's Submission School||Yellow Belt - 1st Degree|
|03/29/2023||Luke Goode||Unidos Judo Club||Yellow Belt - 1st Degree|
|03/29/2023||Christian Ramirez||Kino Judo Dojo||Ikkyu - Brown Belt|
|Samurai Judo Association|
|Milestone Martial Arts|
|Harrisburg Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo LLC|
|SOHK Judo Club|
|Bushido Kai Judo, Inc|
|Bowling Green Kentucky Judo Club|
|Hollywood Judo Dojo|
|Shoshinkan Martial Arts|
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The USJA Board of Directors are democratically elected by our senior members every 4 years.
The USJA has 2 standing committees: Promotion & Standards and Ethics.
We are always looking for volunteers to serve on our various committees. You must be an active member and have a current, cleared background check to volunteer.
Current USJA Comittees
The Bylaws Committee is responsible for safeguarding The USJA bylaws and all related changes.Learn More
The USJA Coaching Education and Certification Committee has these main goals: to run clinics and training camps throughout the country to raise the technical skills of coaches and their athletes, and to run a certification program of outstanding quality emphasizing a comprehensive approach to coaching.Learn More
The mission of the USJA’s Development Committee is to build stronger communities and better people through the discipline, physical conditioning, focus, and ethical values learned in judo.Learn More
The Election Committee is responsible for operating our Director elections according to the USJA Bylaws.Learn More
The USJA believes that all variations of Jujitsu have something to offer our Jujitsuka. We believe that all styles can peacefully coexist under one banner. We believe that all styles of Jujitsu should conform to the basic principles as broadly depicted in the USJA Jujitsu manual.Learn More
Our Kata Committee serves the membership by providing step-by-step descriptions of kata, plus score sheets for judges. We suggest you print the guidelines for the kata you are doing and refer to them often for guidance. We encourage kata practitioners to attend judo camps and clinics to perfect the kata, for evaluation, and perhaps even for certification as kata instructor or judge.Learn More
The Kosen Judo committee is devoted to educating and improving all aspects of newaza development.Learn More
Our focus is on the improvement, organization, and solidarity of our men and women in uniform, as well as those who serve the public.Learn More
The National Awards Committee, like all non-standing committees, serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. We may suggest or recommend to the Board individuals or programs worthy of recognition.Learn More
The mission of the Professional Judo Committee is to gather, create, and distribute information and resources that are beneficial to those individuals wanting to open new schools or transition existing programs into full-time, paying, commercial martial arts schools.Learn More
The mission of the USJA Promotion Board is to ensure that the standards of promotions awarded by the USJA reflect the technical expertise, range of techniques, character development, overall judo knowledge, and contribution to the sport of the person promoted.Learn More
The Publications Committee is responsible for the organizations publications, such as newsletters, updates, and other correspondence.Learn More
The purpose of the Referee Certification Committee is to educate the competitor, coach, and referee in the Competitive Rules of judo.Learn More
The goal of regional coordinators is to facilitate the development of judo at all levels. Regional coordinators contact and encourage many clubs and individuals to participate and host events aimed at increasing participation in judo via the USJA.Learn More
The mission of this committee is two-fold. First, the committee will examine the role of judo in the lives of school-aged children and teens. Secondly, the committee will examine the process of developing partnerships with elementary, middle, and high schools with suggestions for implementing judo in local schools in the spirit of mutual “welfare and benefit”.Learn More
The USJA Code of Ethics is our statement of purpose. It is the guideline for our commitment to a standard of excellence and integrity unprecedented in sports. It is the mission of the USJA Standards and Ethics Committee to encourage, support, and foster the ethical behavior of all USJA members as well as to establish a policy of intolerance for behavior contrary to the USJA’s established Code of Ethics.Learn More
The Special Needs Committee is dedicated to educating, advising, and certifying prospective judo coaches and instructors on training and teaching judo students with Special Needs.Learn More
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