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USJF Ambassador of Judo

The Ambassador of Judo program creates a mechanism to develop individuals who can promote judo through being knowledgeable of the United States Judo Federation, judo history, philosophy, and judo techniques while having the ability to write and advocate the benefits of judo.

USJF Board of Examiners Approved: Fall 2019

Requirements: Ambassador of Judo


100% Perfect Score on:

    • History of Judo
    • Philosophy/Maxims of Judo: Mutual Welfare & Benefit, Maximum Efficient Use of Energy

Skills Test: Demonstration quality

Techniques will be executed according to the 3 elements: Kuzushi, Tsukuri, Kake

    • 15 throws
    • 5 pins and escapes
    • 3 chokes and applications
    • 3 armbars and applications


  • Write and deliver an oral presentation, a 30 sec. summary, “What is Judo?”
  • Write a 2 – 3 paragraph description promoting judo to your community.

Required Proof of Successful Completion:

  • Background Screen
  • CDC Concussion Training
  • SafeSport Certification

Upon successful completion of the USJF Ambassador of Judo program, the candidate earns the rank of Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt.

A Certified USJF Master Instructor or Yudanshaki Board of Examiners are authorized to deliver the Program. (In person evaluation only)

Ambassador Program Skills Test

Ambassador Skills Test