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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
Donna C. Turk Rokudan donnaturk@aol.com Navarre FL Chairperson
Kenneth Durand Shichidan kdurand603@gmail.com Keene NH Vice Chair
Russell D. Burke Shichidan tpd1161@gmail.com Toledo OH Secretary
Bruce A. Bender Rokudan babender836@gmail.com Marion IN Member
Constance H. Halporn Rokudan constance.halporn@gmail.com Brooklyn NY Member
Mark A. Hays Rokudan manddhays@cox.net Santee CA Member
Randy K. Pierce Shichidan konjo7@aol.com Imperial MO Member
Heiko Rommelmann Jr Rokudan heikojr@yahoo.com Webster NY Member
James S. Bregman Judan jsbregman.64@gmail.com Leesburg VA Emeritus Member


Category Form Action Notes
Judo 12/20 Rank Promotion System, Page updates View Download
Judo Black Belt 1D-3D Promotion Package View Download
Judo Black Belt Promotion Exam View Download
Judo Black Belt Recommendation For Promotion Form View Download
Judo Certified Rank Examiner Application Form View Download
Judo Judo Rank Validation Form View Download
Judo Judo Rank Validation Package View Download
Judo Junior Recommendation for Promotion Form View Download
Judo Promotion - Senior Kyu View Download
Judo Senior Points Guide - 12/20 p28-33 View Download
Membership 2/22 Rank Promotion System, Page updates View Download
Membership Safesport & Heads Up Instructions View Download
Membership USJA Rank Promotion System Updates 3-1-22 View Download

Recent High Dan Promotions

Member Rank Rank Date Club

Safe Sport Program

Concussion Training (Your choice of CDC or NAYS)

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

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