This "On-Line" National Judo Dan Grade Registration is for all Martial Artists who wish to have their Judo rank recognized by and registered with USA TRADITIONAL KODOKAN JUDO (USA-TKJ) and the WORLD JUDO FEDERATION (WJF), regardless of rank, system, gender, ethnicity or age.  
  NOTE: In using this On-Line Registration Form, it is Important to know that you are submitting an "Application" for Rank Certification, Validation or Promotion.
Note, if your application for rank certification, validation or promotion is not approved, the fee collected will be refunded to you less the $75.00 processing fee.
For Ranks "below" Black Belt - You will need to provide your Sensei's name, phone number and email address so that training and rank can be confirmed.

For all "Dan Grades" of Black Belt - You are required to submit the following Documents, Photo and Information to the following Email Address:  OR 

1. Copies of all your Dan Grades Certificates.

2. Your complete martial arts bio or resume.

3. Your Photo (a "close-up" in Business Attire).

4. Letters of Recommendation.

5. Complete SSCI On-Line Background Check

6. You are required to attend a National Seminar or be evaluated by the USA-TKJ Nationally Certified Instructor / Examiner or submit a Video or DVD of yourself demonstrating intermediate & advance techniques from your system.

7. You must be a "Current or Life Member" of USA-TKJ or USJJF or USMAF.

8. NOTE - The NON-refundable Processing Fee of $75.00 for all Dan Grades.

Benefits of Membership:

* Affiliation with a long-standing Organization where Integrity, Honor and Discipline do matter..

* National and International Programs for Technical, Philosophical and Leadership Development in the Ju-Jitsu and Judoka.

* A National, International & World level Judo Competition Opportunities for USA-TKJ Members.

* A National and International Network of Serious and Traditional Martial Artists and Organizations.

* "Professional Quality" Rank and Membership Certificates for USA-TKJ Members.

* A Responsible Promotion & Certification System for all Judoka.

* Technical, Administrative & Communication Assistance for Students and Instructors of Judoka.

* High Quality Training Resources and Events.

* A Professional, Informative and Exciting Website for all Ju-Jitsu and Judoka.

* Instructor / Examiner Training and Certification.

* A National Headquarters with "decentralized" Judo Programs and Leadership.

* USA National Training Centers for expert training in both Traditional and Competitive Martial Arts.

* The "USA Traditional Judo Institute" for research and technical development.

* The "USA Traditional Judo Foundation" for scholarship and resource development.

* and much more to come...

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Application for certifying Your Dan Grade with USA Traditional Kodokan Judo (USA-TKJ).
(For questions regarding Dan Grade Certification or Promotion please contact the USA-TKJ National Office,  or
USA Traditional Kodokan Judo (USA-TKJ) is The National Governing Body for Judo in the United States of America with the World Judo Federation (WJF) with the purpose of unifying the All American Judoka in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation. The terms of membership are that each individual member consent to waive the USA-TKJ from all liabilities as indicated below.

Waiver of Liability -
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the USA Traditional Kodokan Judo (USA-TKJ) athletics/sports program, and related events and activities, the undersigned:
Agree that the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) will instruct the minor participant that prior to participating, he or she should inspect the facilities and equipment to be used, and if the participant believes anything is unsafe, he or she will immediately advise his or her coach or supervisor of such condition(s) and refuse to participate.
Acknowledge and fully understand that each participant will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability and death, and severe social and economic losses which might result not only from their own actions, inactions or negligence but the actions, inactions or negligence of others, the rules of play, or the condition of the premises or of any equipment used. Further, that there may be other risks not known to us or not reasonably foreseeable at this time.
Assume all the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility for the damages following such injury, permanent disability or death.
Release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the
USA-TKJ officers, affiliated clubs, regional sports organizations, their respective administrators, directors, agents, coaches, and other employees of the organization, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessees of premises used to conduct the event, all of which are hereinafter referred to as ‘releasees’ from any and all liability to each of the undersigned, his or her heirs and next of kin for any and all claims, demands, losses or damages on account of injury including death or damage to property, caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the releasee or otherwise.
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