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Promotion Board

Mission Statement

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 contributions of the person being promoted. Inherent in this process is the direct evaluation of candidates for high dan promotions. Additionally, the Board will ensure that the process maintains its fairness by simultaneously withholding ranks from unqualified candidates and recognizing deserving candidates.


Name Rank Email Location Status
John Paccione Shichidan sijudo1@aol.com Cape Coral FL Chairman
Kenneth Durand Shichidan kdurand603@gmail.com Keene NH Vice Chair
Russell D. Burke Shichidan tpd1161@gmail.com Toledo OH Secretary
James S. Bregman Judan jsbregman.64@gmail.com Leesburg VA Member
Jan D. Finkbeiner Shichidan janfinkbeiner54@gmail.com Williamsport PA Member
Mark A. Hays Rokudan manddhays@cox.net Santee CA Member
Osmil Millan Hachidan oshachidan@tds.net Maddison WI Member
Randy K. Pierce Hachidan konjo7@aol.com,plp615@aol.com Imperial MO Member
Heiko Rommelmann Jr Rokudan heikojr@yahoo.com Webster NY Member


Category Form Action
Judo Promotion - Senior Kyu View Download
Judo Junior Recommendation for Promotion Form View Download
Judo Judo Rank Validation Package View Download
Judo Judo Rank Validation Form View Download
Judo Black Belt Promotion Exam View Download
Judo Senior Points Guide - 12/20 p28-33 View Download
Judo Certified Rank Examiner Application Form View Download
Membership * USJA Rank Promotion Updates View Download
Judo Black Belt Dan Recommendation For Promotion form View Download
Membership Black Belt Dan Promotion Package View Download
Judo 9th and 10th Dan Promotion Requirements View Download
Judo 9th and 10th Dan Recommendation For Promotion Form View Download
Membership USJA Judo Rank Promotion System – Addendum 4.0 (Effective 8/2/2023) View Download
Judo * Promotion Point Approval 07/10/2023 View Download
Judo * Rank Examination for all Senior Kyu Ranks Through Shodan View Download
Judo Black Belt 1-3 Dan Promotion Form (2024) View Download

Recent High Dan Promotions

Member Rank Rank Date Club

Safe Sport Program

Concussion Training (Your choice of CDC or NAYS)

Background Check


  2. USJA OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS (This includes Promotion Board Minutes)
  3. Certified Rank Examiner Page