Rank Promotions

The Judo Rank System

This was created by Jigoro Kano to encourage achievment by recognizing one's knowledge, abiltiy, and leadership.

Key Links:

USJA Promotion Requirements

USJF Junior Rank Requirements

USJF Senior Rank Requirements

USA Judo Promotion Requirements

Further Information:

IJF / PJC Certificates via USA Judo

Obtaining Kodokan Ranks Certificates

Additional Helpful Links:

Video Kodokan Nage Waza (Throwing Techniques)

Video Kodokan Katame Waza (Grappling Techniques)

The CAJA Belt Test offers on line interactive practice tests

The Judo Information Site has more perspectives on ranks

The Black Belts of Pittsburgh 1969, (the ones Sensei Gary grew up with)

You can also read Sensei Gary's Thoughts on Black Belts