Nanka Promotion Board

Junior Promotion Board

 3rd tier brown belt (Sankyu) to 3rd degree black belt (Sandan)

  • Junior Promotion Board Chairperson: Cheryl Harai
  • Junior Promotion Board Vice-Chair:  open

Senior Promotion Board

4th degree black belt (Yodan) and up

  • Senior Promotion Board Chairperson: Keith Chu (interim)
  • Senior Promotion Board Vice-Chair:  open
  • Senior Promotion Board  Secretary:  Cheryl Harai

  • Email: promotions@nankajudo.com

ALL PROMOTION APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DIGITAL FORMAT TO : promotions@nankajudo.com

Procedure for Submitting Promotion Applications:

      • USJF Form 20 Digital must be completed and Digitally Signed.  Scanned and signed documents are no longer accepted.
      • ALL FEES must be paid to USJF and to NANKA prior to submission to USJF
      • Previous promotion rank certificate must be attached to the application.
      • All applicants 18 years and older must have a completed Background Screening by USJF,  Heads-up concussion training, Safe-Sport training, First Aid & CPR certification.  Proof of certification must be submitted with the application.
      • Paid up USJF annual fees at time of application, current year plus three (3) previous years.
Note: If any of the above is missing or not completed, application will be rejected

 

Please refer to the following documents for more detailed information on promotions

NANKA  PROMOTION HANDBOOK  2013

USJF Promotion Requirements 2021 

USJF has revised some promotion requirements since the Nanka Handbook was updated.

Specifically, required certifications and a narrative requirement for Rokudan and up

Rokudan Narrative:

Demonstrative moral characters and skills such as:

  • Sharing of an historical and philosophic perspective of Judo
  • Increased expertise in one or more areas
  • Leadership in dojo
  • Recognition by one’s peers
  • Direct participation in on-the-mat activities in uniform

Shichidan Narrative:

Demonstrative moral characters and skills such as:

  •  Invoking purpose and meaning to what we do
  • Providing higher and personalized motivation and inspiration
  • Regional, National, and International contribution and experiences
  • Developing all students to help achieve higher levels
  • Direct participation in on-the-mat activities in uniform

Hachidan Narrative:

Demonstrative moral characters and skills such as:

  • Ability to inspire and organize
  • Recognition for a lifetime of Judo
  • Being a life coach Being an extraordinary individual

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