Promotion Committee (last updated 3 December 2018)

Promotion Board

, Chair
Harry Kaneakua, Vice Chair
Tom Sheehan, Secretary


Board of Examiner Board

, Chair
, Vice Chair
Richard Nakatsu, Secretary
Robert Brink, Member as Past Board Of Examiners Chair
Haruo Makimoto, Member as Past Board Of Examiners Chair

The Promotion Committee has the duty to consider all promotion applications that fall outside the jurisdiction of the candidate’s Yudanshakai and presents its recommendations to the USJF Board of Examiners concerning the application.

The committee constitutes the nominated delegates from the member Yudanshakai, whose rank is Godan or higher for men and Yodan for women. The Promotion Committee is led and supported by a Chair, Vice-Chair and a Secretary.

Recent Promotions

Type of Seat YDK Member
Large YDK Seat 50th State Ray Imada
Large YDK Seat Central Coast Calvert Kitaura
Large YDK Seat Daiheigen Dr. Kuniko Takeuchi
Large YDK Seat Hawaii Harry Kaneakua
Large YDK Seat Hudson Nobuyoshi Higashi
Large YDK Seat Nanka Haywood Nishioka
Large YDK Seat Northwest Michael Purcell
Large YDK Seat Shufu J. Miki Takemori
Elected Chicago Eiko Shepherd
Elected Hokka Matsuo Takeda
Elected Konan Tom Sheehan
Appointed Pacific Southwest William Caldwell
Appointed Niagara Janet Johnson

Latest Black Belt Promotions

Judan (10th Degree)

Name Rank # Date Yudanshakai Dojo
Haruo Imamura10-102May 9, 2018San JoaquinFresno Judo Club

Kudan (9th Degree)

Name Rank # Date Yudanshakai Dojo
Joseph S. Kajita9-118May 9, 2018NankaEl Toro Judo Dojo

Hachidan (8th Degree)

Name Rank # Date Yudanshakai Dojo
Matsuo M. Takeda8-160March 30, 2019HokkaSacramento Judo Club Inc.
Haruo Makimoto8-159March 30, 2019DaiheigenOkubo Judo Club
Toshio Ichinoe8-158March 30, 2019NorthwestObukan Judo Dojo Inc
Edwin Y. Takemori8-157May 9, 2018ShufuU.S. Naval Academy Judo Team
Sam S. Imoto8-156May 9, 2018ChukaVisalia Judo Club
Kinya Sakamoto8-155November 15, 2017ChukaBakersfield Judo Club

Shichidan (7th Degree)

Name Rank # Date Yudanshakai Dojo
Mark T. Muranaka7-271November 8, 2018HawaiiMililani YMCA Judo Club
Don J. Schneider7-270November 8, 2018Florida StateOld School Martial Arts
Low K. Dong7-269May 9, 2018NankaGardena Judo Club
Gerald E. Wee7-268May 9, 2018KonanAt Large
Bert A. Mackey7-267November 15, 2017NorthwestBudoKan Dojo
Jeffrey T. Takeda7-266November 15, 2017ChukaWest Clovis Judo Club

Rokudan (6th Degree)

Name Rank # Date Yudanshakai Dojo
Thomas P. Weinmann6-556March 30, 2019Southern PacificLong Beach Judo Dojo
Warren O. Ono6-555March 30, 201950th StateManoa Judo Club
Bruce A. Knight6-554March 30, 2019Pacific SouthwestAt Large
Craig K. Honda6-553March 30, 2019ChukaFowler Judo Club
Joyce S. Hatanaka6-552March 30, 2019ChukaReedley Judo Club
Sam S. Akioka6-551March 30, 2019NankaGardena Judo Club
Jean-Pierre Lucas6-550November 8, 2018HudsonAt Large
James R. West6-549November 8, 2018NankaBunasawa-Kai
Clifford K. Okuhara6-548November 8, 201850th StateNewtown Shinseikan Judo Club Inc.
Tom H. Nakamura6-547November 8, 2018NankaGardena Judo Club
A. Glenn Hamaoka6-546November 8, 2018ChukaReedley Judo Club
Gosato Hanaoka6-545November 8, 2018NankaGardena Judo Club
Steve S. Nakamura6-544May 9, 2018NankaWest Covina Judo Dojo
Peggy J. Whilden6-543May 9, 2018ShufuHui-O-Judo Beltsville
Jake M. Sugiyama6-542May 9, 2018MakotoMigoto Judo Dojo
Delynn D. Purcell6-541May 9, 2018NorthwestColumbia Judo Dojo
Gary Y. Kuroyama6-540May 9, 2018HawaiiHilo Hongwanji Judo Club
Rodney T. Nakayama6-539November 15, 2017HawaiiKo'olau Judo Club
Daniel R. Israel6-538November 15, 2017DaiheigenEast Bay Judo Institute
Miles K. Tsubota6-537November 15, 201750th StateMakiki Seidokan Judo Club
Clint T. Tsubota6-536November 15, 201750th StateAt Large
Rolann H.P. Regidor6-535November 15, 201750th StateMakiki Seidokan Judo Club
Ernest S. Miyamasu6-534November 15, 201750th StateManoa Judo Club
Alton M. Aoki6-533November 15, 201750th StateMakiki Seidokan Judo Club
Brett C. Sakamoto6-532November 15, 2017ChukaBakersfield Judo Club
Dale S. Kinoshita6-531November 15, 2017ChukaBakersfield Judo Club

Godan (5th Degree)

Name Rank # Date Yudanshakai Dojo
Gregory P. Blanco5-1000May 18, 2019Central CoastRed Bluff Judo
Steven T. Shodai5-997April 10, 2019HawaiiKaimuki YMCA Judo Club
Gordon K. Makimoto5-995April 1, 2019DaiheigenMakimoto Judo-Vacaville PAL
Yvette L. Dempsey5-996March 28, 201950th StateAnchorage Dojo
Mark G. Smith5-998March 26, 2019ShufuHui-O-Judo Beltsville
Peter F. Campbell5-999March 21, 2019IntermountainMushin Judo
Brian F. Greene5-992November 4, 2018ShufuU.S. Naval Academy Judo Team
James M. Kinder5-994September 17, 2018HudsonMorris County Judo Academy
Bryan J. Matsuoka5-991August 18, 2018DaiheigenSouthern Idaho Judo Institute
Neal T. Okimoto5-990June 19, 2018HawaiiHilo Hongwanji Judo Club
Enrique Auvert5-987May 9, 2018FloridaOrlando Judo Inc.
Kosuke Tanaka5-989May 1, 2018Central CoastAt Large
James J. Murray5-993April 3, 2018KonanGodai Judo Club
Charles T. Hua5-984March 6, 2018HawaiiHonaunau Judo Kai
Thierry P. Dusigne5-986March 1, 2018NankaSawtelle Judo Dojo
Joshua L. Kindelberger5-988February 14, 2018IntermountainMushin Judo
Kenneth A. Oda5-983February 14, 2018HawaiiAiea Taiheiji Judo Club
Joseph J. Prizzi5-985December 21, 2017HudsonAt Large
Henry A. Kaku5-982December 19, 2017Central CoastDeLeon Judo Club
Tom L. Jay5-981November 15, 2017ChukaVisalia Judo Club
Edwin T. Higashi5-980October 15, 2017HokkaSanta Clara P.A.L. Judo
Edward S. Hawkins5-979October 12, 201750th StateAt Large
Anthony J. Catanese5-977August 10, 2017HudsonCranford Judo Club

Yondan (4th Degree)

Name Rank # Date Yudanshakai Dojo
Michael K. Shiroma4-1562June 10, 2019HawaiiChikara Judo Club
Earl L. Hamilton4-1564May 24, 2019NorthwestOlympic Peninsula YMCA
Paul T. Shinagawa4-1560May 20, 201950th StateAiea Hongwanji Judo Club
William M. Wilcox4-1561May 13, 2019ShufuShinzan Dojo
Bradford C. Ramos4-1559March 28, 201950th StatePrecision Grappling
Damian J. O'Hara4-1563January 24, 2019HudsonCranford Judo Club
Wolfgang V. Weiler4-1557December 28, 2018DaiheigenOkami Judo Club
Jeffrey J. Rooney4-1556December 13, 2018NorthwestObukan Judo Dojo Inc
Dustin M.K. Iwabuchi4-1558November 28, 201850th StateAiea Hongwanji Judo Club
Kevin H. Funasaki4-1555November 15, 201850th StateMililani Hongwanji Judo Club
Scott Momii4-1554September 25, 2018NankaNorwalk Judo Club
Lorenzo Menzel4-1553September 25, 2018NankaSan Gabriel Judo Dojo
Ralph T. Taniguchi4-1551August 9, 201850th StateShobukan Judo Club
Michael T. Maeda4-1550August 9, 201850th StateShobukan Judo Club
Roy Ochi4-1549June 8, 2018HawaiiHilo Hongwanji Judo Club
Mitsuko Terada4-1548May 25, 2018NorthwestBudoKan Dojo
Paul Thibodeau4-1546May 9, 2018RokushuTohoku Judo Club
Leigh L. Kojiro4-1552May 3, 201850th StatePortland Judo
Nathan Y. Lee4-1544April 12, 201850th StatePrecision Grappling
Chad H. Yasumura4-1545April 4, 201850th StateMililani Hongwanji Judo Club
Dan A. Nishita4-1540March 5, 2018HawaiiIolani Judo Club
Oleg Ivanov4-1543March 1, 2018At LargeAt Large
Guy T. Okura4-1539February 15, 2018HawaiiMoanalua Judo Club
Michael L. Rupp4-1547February 14, 2018IntermountainMushin Judo
Terence J.R. McPartland4-1541January 22, 2018ShufuDC Judo
Aaron Castillo4-1537January 17, 2018HawaiiHilo Hongwanji Judo Club
Wayne H. Ebesu4-1542January 8, 201850th StateWadokan Judo Association
George B. Wagner4-1538December 19, 2017Central CoastAt Large
Steven M. Ikeda4-1535November 16, 2017DaiheigenStockton Judo Club, Inc.
Patrick C. Ikeda4-1534November 16, 2017DaiheigenStockton Judo Club, Inc.
Jim W. English4-1536November 15, 2017Pacific SouthwestHeisei Judo Dojo
Dzung Trinh4-1533September 18, 2017ChukaWest Clovis Judo Club
Albert M. Lee4-1532September 18, 2017ChukaWest Clovis Judo Club
Hugh B. Hall4-1530August 10, 2017HudsonCranford Judo Club

Sandan (3rd Degree)

Name Rank # Date Yudanshakai Dojo
William H. Crosby3-2773July 1, 2019HudsonAt Large
Marcos A. Marmol3-2772June 28, 2019Florida StateA. Kolychkine Judo Foundation Inc.
Alland K. Meyer3-2774June 17, 2019Central CoastPalo Alto Judo Club
Kevin L. Pratt3-2775May 24, 2019NorthwestAt Large
Ramin Khaksar3-2771May 18, 2019Central CoastPalo Alto Judo Club
Kathleen M. Ravano3-2770May 18, 2019Central CoastSoko Joshi Judo Club
William B. Mason3-2767May 1, 2019ShufuHui-O-Judo Beltsville
Jay T. Shodai3-2765April 10, 2019HawaiiKaimuki YMCA Judo Club
Eduardo F. Ferreira3-2768April 6, 2019FloridaOnikusu Judo Club
Carol S. Boulet3-2769April 3, 2019NiagaraKin-Tora Judo Club
William G. Preston3-2766April 1, 2019NankaWest Covina Judo Dojo
Phillip C. Ferrel3-2760March 18, 2019Pacific SouthwestSan Shi Judo Club
Mathew R. Mildenhall3-2762January 24, 2019HudsonWatanabe Judo
Lawrence S. Zaslow3-2761January 24, 2019HudsonWatanabe Judo
Raymond Bonilla3-2758January 24, 2019HudsonAt Large
George G. Coffinas3-2759January 18, 2019HudsonWatanabe Judo
Davor Vasiljevic3-2754January 15, 2019Central CoastAt Large
Hector A. Soriano Paradela3-2764January 7, 2019FloridaOnikusu Judo Club
Paul S. Foster-Moore3-2753January 7, 2019ShufuKuma Judo Club
David J. Stratton3-2752January 7, 2019ShufuKuma Judo Club
Leslie K. Mizuki3-2756December 13, 2018NorthwestSeattle Judo Dojo
Bruce Y. Neeno3-2757November 28, 201850th StateAnchorage Dojo
Conan S. Riojas3-2751November 15, 201850th StatePortland Judo
Toby W. Presnell3-2750November 15, 201850th StatePortland Judo
James W. Davis3-2748October 22, 2018ChukaClovis Judo Club
Samuel W. Suyehira3-2763September 20, 2018DaiheigenEmmett Judo Club
Russell C. Mountcastle3-2747September 18, 2018ChicagoRoss Community Center Judo Club
Carlos J. Moran3-2755September 17, 2018HudsonCamal Judo
Raymond L. Bella3-2745September 12, 2018HawaiiPunahou Judo Hawaii
Edmond Rostand M. Nsheuko3-2749September 10, 2018ShufuCollege Park Judo Club
Dean G. Komure3-2744August 4, 2018DaiheigenStockton Judo Club, Inc.
Drue W. Ferguson3-2741July 21, 2018MakotoImperial Beach Judo
Lenny Guerrero-Baez3-2737July 12, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Robert B. Fehr3-2736July 12, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Harmik Aghakhani3-2735July 12, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Cooper J. Sciascia3-2733July 1, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Syria A. Rhodes3-2732July 1, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Janine M. Nakao3-2731July 1, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Destinee P. Nagtalon3-2730July 1, 2018Central CoastSan Jose Buddhist Judo Club
John T. Kihara3-2734June 26, 2018HawaiiHilo Hongwanji Judo Club
Grant K. Nakashima3-2743June 25, 2018NorthwestBudoKan Dojo
Matt M. Iseri3-2738June 25, 2018NorthwestBudoKan Dojo
Frank A. Rocca3-2740June 19, 2018Central CoastSan Jose Buddhist Judo Club
Quang V. Dao3-2739June 19, 2018Central CoastSan Jose Buddhist Judo Club
Gordon H. Nelson3-2729May 25, 2018NorthwestBudoKan Dojo
Kati I. Gibler3-2746May 3, 201850th StateSterling J.C./49th St. Judo & S-D Inc.
Marty Rastelli3-2725April 30, 2018NiagaraKin-Tora Judo Club
Chase K. Oishi3-2728April 19, 2018NankaTaishi Judo Club
Nicholas T. Matsumoto3-2727April 19, 2018NankaGardena Judo Club
Luis R. Amaro3-2726April 19, 2018NankaAt Large
Anne S. Suzuki3-2720April 19, 2018At LargeAt Large
Vito Dolci3-2719March 15, 2018KonanGodai Judo
Ken Lowery3-2721March 12, 2018KonanMid East Cudell Judo Club
Hoang H. Pham3-2716February 20, 2018Southern PacificLong Beach Judo Dojo
Scott S. Morifuji3-2713February 15, 2018HawaiiMililani YMCA Judo Club
Juan J. Vilacoba3-2718January 28, 2018FloridaBaragua Judo Kai
Christophre B. Jackson3-2742January 25, 2018ChicagoTohkon Judo Academy
Omar I. Marquez3-2723January 25, 2018ChicagoTohkon Judo Academy
Margaret T. Kettl3-2712January 22, 2018ShufuHui-O-Judo Beltsville
Elaine R. Ramos-Tandjung3-2715December 29, 2017Central CoastAt Large
Arash R. Valizadeh Soofiani3-2709December 23, 2017Central CoastAt Large
Brenton H. Hsu3-2708December 23, 2017Central CoastAt Large
Alisha Y. Galles3-2707December 23, 2017Central CoastAt Large
David P. Hessler3-2714December 21, 2017HudsonCranford Judo Club
Newton D. Casemiro3-2710December 19, 2017Central CoastAt Large
Gerald V. Touneh3-2706November 26, 2017DaiheigenOkubo Judo Club
Steven M. Ogi3-2702November 9, 201750th StatePuna Hongwanji Judo Club
Cullen Y. Nakamura3-2704November 6, 2017NankaWest Covina Judo Dojo
Jeannie S. Yee3-2700October 15, 2017HokkaYee's Martial Arts, LLC
Kirk K. Shiraki3-2724October 12, 201750th StateMililani Seidokan Judo Club
Clayton S. Enoka3-2703October 12, 201750th StatePuna Hongwanji Judo Club
Brian H. Godfrey3-2722October 10, 2017KonanAt Large
David D. Bentley3-2717October 10, 2017KonanShojin Judo Inc.
Clayton D. Willett3-2701October 6, 2017NorthwestSWOCC Judo Club
Danielle M. Cain3-2699September 18, 2017ShufuNational Institutes Of Health Judo Club
Lawrence M. Okumoto3-2693August 1, 2017Central CoastSan Jose Buddhist Judo Club

Nidan (2nd Degree)

Name Rank # Date Yudanshakai Dojo
Marcos A. Marmol2-5155June 27, 2019Florida StateA. Kolychkine Judo Foundation Inc.
Koji Sugihara2-5154June 13, 2019HudsonWatanabe Judo
Dennis M. Bentosino2-5153June 10, 2019HawaiiChikara Judo Club
Geme B. Calman2-5156May 24, 2019NorthwestSeattle Judo Dojo
Dena M. Hayes2-5152May 18, 2019Central CoastNibukikan Judo Club
Cody J. Bruggman2-5151May 18, 2019Central CoastNibukikan Judo Club
Corbin D. Balitactac2-5150May 18, 2019Central CoastPalo Alto Judo Club
Miguel A. Caban2-5148May 1, 2019ShufuU.S. Naval Academy Judo Team
John K. Mizokawa2-5149April 10, 2019HawaiiAiea Taiheiji Judo Club
David O. Congleton2-5145April 7, 2019ShufuDale City Judo Club
Eris U. Mejia-Gonzalez2-5144April 7, 2019ShufuDale City Judo Club
Julia M. Tsutsui2-5146April 1, 2019San JoaquinFresno Judo Club
Zidney Anne C. Bermudez2-5147March 4, 2019NankaTaishi Judo Club
Jens P. Beets2-5139February 14, 2019HawaiiHilo Hongwanji Judo Club
Kevin M. Cassidy2-5140January 24, 2019HudsonAt Large
Julio C. Natera2-5143January 22, 2019Florida StateA. Kolychkine Judo Foundation Inc.
Mary L. Orisich2-5132January 7, 2019ShufuKuma Judo Club
Norman T. Menard2-5131January 7, 2019ShufuKuma Judo Club
Michael Y. Kim2-5138December 16, 2018HokkaSalinas Judo Club
Oscar G. Gonzalez Arenas2-5136December 13, 2018NorthwestAt Large
Tanor R.H. Morinaka2-5130December 13, 2018NorthwestObukan Judo Dojo Inc
Ryan W. Roberts2-5137November 28, 201850th StatePortland Judo
Warren B. Grimes2-5135November 28, 201850th StatePortland Judo
Davor Vasiljevic2-5133November 26, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Ashley M. Lawhn2-5124November 23, 2018HawaiiKaimuki YMCA Judo Club
Leonard A. Robinson2-5141November 16, 2018NankaLos Angeles Tenri Judo Dojo
Aaron P. Sekulich2-5129November 15, 201850th StatePrecision Grappling
Jordan N. Matsunaka2-5128November 15, 201850th StateSalt Lake Judo Club
Dean I. Kira2-5127November 15, 201850th StateSalt Lake Judo Club
Elan C. Adre2-5126November 15, 201850th StatePortland Judo
Gilberto N. Gonzalez2-5123November 6, 2018DaiheigenEast Bay Judo Institute
Eric Gires2-5125November 4, 2018ShufuWashington Judo Club/Georgetown Univer.
Sebastien P.H. Boitreaud2-5121November 4, 2018ShufuWashington Judo Club/Georgetown Univer.
Vahan A. Ghevondian2-5120October 14, 2018ChukaWest Clovis Judo Club
Jordan K. Nagai2-5122October 1, 2018NankaSawtelle Judo Dojo
Sarah M. Tsunawaki2-5142September 20, 2018Southern PacificLong Beach Judo Dojo
Kevin S. Wang2-5134September 17, 2018HudsonAt Large
Gregory F. Liu2-5116September 17, 2018HudsonUlster Budokai Inc.
Calvin A. Sessions2-5115September 10, 2018ShufuU.S. Naval Academy Judo Team
Shun Far Wen2-5119September 6, 201850th StateShobukan Judo Club
Matthew D.T. Kanno2-5118September 6, 201850th StateShobukan Judo Club
Raul Ochoa2-5114August 4, 2018DaiheigenStockton Judo Club, Inc.
Kerwyn S. Tokeshi2-5110July 11, 2018HawaiiHigashi Hongwanji Judo Club
Ryan S. Hisaka2-5113July 9, 2018DaiheigenConcord Judo Club
Lenny Guerrero-Baez2-5108July 1, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Robert B. Fehr2-5107July 1, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Harmik Aghakhani2-5106July 1, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Neal K. Fujioka2-5109June 26, 2018HawaiiHilo Hongwanji Judo Club
Douglas T. Uyeda2-5112June 25, 2018NorthwestBudoKan Dojo
Andrew D. Noble2-5111June 15, 2018IntermountainMushin Judo
Mario R. Colli2-5102May 16, 2018Pacific SouthwestSan Shi Judo Club
Benito Ramos2-5103May 10, 2018FloridaOrlando Judo Inc.
Eric A. Cantola2-5094April 30, 2018KonanMid East Cudell Judo Club
Taro Koki2-5104April 19, 2018NankaAt Large
Destinee P. Nagtalon2-5101April 19, 2018Central CoastSan Jose Buddhist Judo Club
Janine M. Nakao2-5100April 19, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Syria A. Rhodes2-5098April 19, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Cooper J. Sciascia2-5097April 19, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Dennis T. Brown2-5089April 13, 2018NiagaraKin-Tora Judo Club
Jerry K. Hazemoto2-5093April 10, 2018NankaSawtelle Judo Dojo
Bobby Tran2-5088April 2, 2018DaiheigenOkubo Judo Club
Hunter R. Nagai2-5092April 1, 2018NankaSawtelle Judo Dojo
Torie Y. Oishi2-5091March 26, 2018NankaTaishi Judo Club
John T. Shriver2-5095March 12, 2018KonanChu To Bu Judo Club Inc.
Michael E. Rosen2-5081February 11, 2018NiagaraKin-Tora Judo Club
Salvador C. Cerna2-5099January 25, 2018ChicagoTohkon Judo Academy
Joseph N. Madary2-5117January 22, 2018ShufuDC Judo
Wayne Lifshitz2-5087January 22, 2018ShufuCollege Park Judo Club
George T. Antoniou2-5079January 22, 2018ShufuDale City Judo Club
Vito Dolci2-5085January 16, 2018KonanGodai Judo
Lisa A. Yaka2-5082January 15, 2018Southern PacificLong Beach Judo Dojo
Colin K. Okutsu2-5075January 9, 2018HawaiiKo'olau Judo Club
Tanith L. Masunari2-5083January 8, 201850th StatePortland Judo
Sunnie M. Stone2-5074December 23, 2017Central CoastAt Large
Nestor A. Valdes2-5080December 21, 2017HudsonAt Large
Harvey A. Fung2-5077December 14, 201750th StateWadokan Judo Association
Marc K.M. Daog2-5076December 14, 201750th StateKroc Center Hawaii Judo Club
Arash R. Valizadeh Soofiani2-5072November 28, 2017Central CoastAt Large
Elaine R. Ramos-Tandjung2-5071November 28, 2017Central CoastAt Large
Brenton H. Hsu2-5070November 28, 2017Central CoastAt Large
Alisha Y. Galles2-5069November 28, 2017Central CoastAt Large
Gene J. Lin2-5068November 19, 2017Pacific SouthwestSan Shi Judo Club
Keunwoo P. Yu2-5073November 17, 2017HudsonKokushi Budo Institute of New York Inc.
Jason Deignan2-5090November 8, 2017NorthwestSeiwakan Judojo
John S. Watters2-5084November 8, 2017NorthwestObukan Judo Dojo Inc
Kent T. Ochiai2-5086November 6, 2017NankaMitani Dojo
Steven M. Walsh2-5067October 29, 2017ChukaBakersfield Judo Club
Robert Gonzales2-5062October 23, 2017Pacific SouthwestSan Shi Judo Club
Jensen N. Hernandez2-5105October 12, 201750th StateMililani Seidokan Judo Club
Alex A. Kikuyama2-5096October 12, 201750th StateMililani Seidokan Judo Club
Kevin L. Humphrey2-5066October 12, 201750th StateMakiki Seidokan Judo Club
Kerri L.R. Glickstein2-5065October 12, 201750th StateMakiki Seidokan Judo Club
Elizabeth B. Conroy-Humphrey2-5064October 12, 201750th StateMakiki Seidokan Judo Club
Justin M. H. Raymond2-5059October 12, 201750th StateKona Hongwanji Judo Club
Taylan M. Yuasa2-5063October 6, 2017NorthwestBudoKan Dojo
Frank A. Cuccia2-5058October 2, 2017KonanMagic BJJ
Maximillian N. Rayner2-5047August 1, 2017Central CoastPalo Alto Judo Club
Alan Aki2-5046August 1, 2017Central CoastOakland Judo

Shodan (1st Degree)

Name Rank # Date Yudanshakai Dojo
Gulnora Zakirova1-12322July 15, 2019Central CoastSoko Joshi Judo Club
Ariana K. Chandra1-12321July 15, 2019Central CoastCity College of San Francisco Judo Club
Travis T. Kon1-12320July 11, 2019HawaiiHawaii Boys & Girls Club Judo
Nicolas A. Yonezuka1-12317July 3, 2019HudsonCranford Judo Club
Ronald Ifraimov1-12315July 1, 2019HudsonAt Large
Michelle L. Fong1-12323June 23, 2019HokkaYee's Martial Arts, LLC
Jack A. Yonezuka1-12316June 20, 2019HudsonCranford Judo Club
Davis M. Glasser1-12314June 20, 2019HudsonOishi Judo
Maciej Czygrinow1-12313June 20, 2019HudsonOishi Judo
Rachel D. Stewart1-12312June 17, 2019DaiheigenMakimoto Judo-Vacaville PAL
Maxime St-Jean1-12311June 17, 2019DaiheigenEast Bay Judo Institute
Paige S.K. Franczyk1-12309June 10, 2019HawaiiChikara Judo Club
Michael Kneip1-12319May 24, 2019NorthwestBudoKan Dojo
Ethan Frech1-12318May 24, 2019NorthwestSeiwakan Judojo
Harry B. Kindelberger1-12305May 9, 2019IntermountainMushin Judo
Marcos A. Marmol1-12310May 6, 2019Florida StateA. Kolychkine Judo Foundation Inc.
Danielle K. Nakamoto1-12296April 22, 2019HawaiiMililani YMCA Judo Club
Renato C. Carvalheira1-12300April 18, 2019FloridaOrlando Judo Inc.
Charles J. Jaeger1-12303April 10, 2019HawaiiKo'olau Judo Club
Derik U. Mejia1-12298April 7, 2019ShufuDale City Judo Club
Geoffrey O. Meixner1-12284April 7, 2019ShufuDC Judo
Hollis T. Tam1-12302March 28, 201950th StateSalt Lake Judo Club
Kolby E. Namnama1-12299March 28, 201950th StateShudokan Judo Club
Timothy T. Nakamoto1-12293March 28, 201950th StateShudokan Judo Club
Aden H. Leyson1-12292March 28, 201950th StateShudokan Judo Club
Eric Katrdzhyan1-12297March 21, 2019NankaValley Judo Institute
Bryan Davis1-12308March 4, 2019NankaLos Angeles Tenri Judo Dojo
Seth K. Suzuki1-12304March 4, 2019NankaUCLA Judo Club
Taylor Y. Chen1-12289March 4, 2019NankaWest Covina Judo Dojo
Desmond H. Wong1-12288March 4, 2019NankaNorwalk Judo Club
Telman Yegiazaryan1-12285March 4, 2019NankaValley Judo Institute
Alan Lee1-12279March 4, 2019NankaNorwalk Judo Club
Kay H. Sugahara1-12278March 4, 2019NankaNorwalk Judo Club
Aaron K. Satterwhite1-12275March 4, 2019FloridaOmaha Judo Club
Nicole V. Brandes1-12286February 17, 2019NiagaraKin-Tora Judo Club
Daniel S. Kaneshiro1-12282February 5, 2019Hawaii StateSogoro Judo Club Inc.
Scott T. Fujiwara1-12281February 5, 2019Hawaii StateSogoro Judo Club Inc.
Hunter T. Fujiwara1-12280February 5, 2019Hawaii StateSogoro Judo Club Inc.
Takashi M. Matsumoto1-12272January 28, 2019DaiheigenEast Bay Judo Institute
Rio Ohtake1-12287January 27, 2019KonanSaito Dojo
David Sasson1-12276January 24, 2019HudsonKokushi Budo Institute of New York Inc.
John Inglese1-12274January 24, 2019HudsonTech Judo
Hannah N. Koch1-12273January 23, 2019HudsonAt Large
Dana L.D. Sugai1-12268January 11, 201950th StateKona Hongwanji Judo Club
Peter N. Smedley1-12266January 10, 2019KonanGodai Judo Club
Micah S. Hepler1-12265January 10, 2019KonanGodai Judo
Ernest O. Olotch1-12295January 7, 2019FloridaOnikusu Judo Club
Michel Mayedo1-12294January 7, 2019FloridaOnikusu Judo Club
Rodolfo Buigas1-12263January 7, 2019FloridaOnikusu Judo Club
Sergio N. Caldieri1-12261January 7, 2019ShufuKuma Judo Club
James A. Meadows1-12269December 17, 2018KonanAt Large
Akio I. Yamada1-12260December 13, 2018NorthwestPacific Judo Academy
Tegan K. Yuasa1-12259December 13, 2018NorthwestBudoKan Dojo
Shayden N. Yip1-12307November 28, 201850th StateLeeward Judo Club
Pamela J.E. Higa1-12306November 28, 201850th StateLeeward Judo Club
Maya K. Asano1-12301November 28, 201850th StateLeeward Judo Club
Joseph M. Chinen1-12262November 28, 201850th StateAt Large
Samuel A. Espanola1-12257November 26, 2018DaiheigenPacific Judo Club of Stockton
Miguel Padilla1-12271November 16, 2018NankaSan Fernando Valley Judo Club
Roy T. Takamoto1-12256November 15, 201850th StateMililani Judo Academy
Brandon Y. Tachibana1-12255November 15, 201850th StateMililani Seidokan Judo Club
Nicoelle B.A. Nishimura1-12254November 15, 201850th StateAiea Hongwanji Judo Club
Robert H. Brown1-12253November 15, 201850th StateAiea Hongwanji Judo Club
Jake M.K. Brett1-12252November 15, 201850th StatePearl City Hongwanji Judo Club
Kelan R. Adachi1-12251November 15, 201850th StatePortland Judo
Deedra K. Fabella1-12250November 15, 2018HawaiiMakawao Hongwanji Judo Club
Benjamin J. Gwerder1-12277November 6, 2018San JoaquinSacramento State University Judo Club
Timothy Y. Hu1-12270November 6, 2018NankaAt Large
Owen W. Hauck1-12247November 4, 2018ShufuWashington Judo Club/Georgetown Univer.
Grayson Zia1-12240November 4, 2018ShufuWashington Judo Club/Georgetown Univer.
Brian K. Takeuchi1-12248November 1, 2018NankaTeam 1 Judo Dojo
Faith-Joy M. Okubo1-12238October 18, 2018HawaiiHawaii Tenri Judo
Martin Leander M. Tanseco1-12239September 28, 2018GanbaruBojuka Judo
Nicholas A. Burgess1-12236September 18, 2018ChicagoTohkon Judo Academy
Benjamin L. Catriz1-12233September 18, 2018HawaiiHilo Hongwanji Judo Club
Charlie Tapia1-12267September 17, 2018HudsonAt Large
Anthony J. Santos1-12264September 17, 2018HudsonAt Large
Brianna L. Weck1-12246September 17, 2018HudsonKokushi Dojo
Ciara H. Vazquez1-12245September 17, 2018HudsonTech Judo
Pablo E. Carela1-12241September 17, 2018HudsonAt Large
Bryan A. Munoz1-12237September 17, 2018HudsonAt Large
Frank J. Casillas1-12234September 17, 2018HudsonJamie Towers Judo
Sung Mahn Yim1-12231September 17, 2018HudsonGentleway Masters Judo Club
Arthur Alkhasyan1-12230September 17, 2018HudsonCranford Judo Club
Drew V. De Luca1-12229September 17, 2018HudsonAt Large
Anthony J. Lee1-12228September 17, 2018HudsonAt Large
Rustam K. Basriyev1-12227September 17, 2018HudsonAt Large
Tyler N. Owen1-12226September 17, 2018HudsonUlster Budokai Inc.
Caitlin M. Winn1-12220September 8, 2018DaiheigenMakimoto Judo-Vacaville PAL
Donald R. Hunnell1-12219September 8, 2018DaiheigenPacific Judo Club of Stockton
Kekoa A. Yasuda1-12232September 7, 2018GanbaruBojuka Judo
Jenna E.M. Enoka1-12291September 6, 201850th StateManoa Judo Club
Troy T. Enoka1-12290September 6, 201850th StateManoa Judo Club
Meagan S. Funasaki1-12258September 6, 201850th StateMililani Hongwanji Judo Club
Gordon K. Carvalho1-12249September 6, 201850th StateWadokan-Kona Judo Club
Kaden D. Tallman1-12244September 6, 201850th StateMililani Seidokan Judo Club
Cody A. Tallman1-12243September 6, 201850th StateMililani Seidokan Judo Club
Mitchell S. Funasaki1-12242September 6, 201850th StateMililani Hongwanji Judo Club
Mohammad H. Nassar1-12225August 17, 2018HudsonTech Judo
Vincent B. Tabaquin1-12218August 9, 201850th StateNewtown Shinseikan Judo Club Inc.
Isabel K. Masiglat1-12217August 9, 201850th StateMililani Seidokan Judo Club
Kaylee L.E. Johnson1-12216August 9, 201850th StateMililani Seidokan Judo Club
Colin I. Ikei1-12215August 9, 201850th StateMililani Seidokan Judo Club
Haylee F. Fujioka1-12214August 9, 201850th StateRadford Judo Club
Kaily A. Desantos1-12213August 9, 201850th StateMililani Seidokan Judo Club
Sergio Tinoco1-12221August 6, 2018KonanGodai Judo Club
Amanda A. Higa1-12206July 26, 2018HawaiiHawaii Tenri Judo
Kokou S. Katamani1-12222July 25, 2018Central CoastOakland Judo
Scott K. Gonsalves1-12209July 25, 2018Central CoastNorthern California Judo Club
Robert J. Lomori1-12208July 25, 2018Central CoastCupertino Judo Club
Alfons R. Rosales1-12207July 25, 2018Central CoastNakano Judo Academy
Edward Lin1-12203July 23, 2018Pacific SouthwestHeisei Judo Dojo
Craig Wilson1-12202June 24, 2018HokkaSacramento Judo Club Inc.
Ernesto Matal Sol1-12205June 19, 2018Central CoastOakland Judo
Jackson Chin1-12204June 19, 2018Central CoastCity College of San Francisco Judo Club
Kenton H. Yamatake1-12201June 19, 2018Central CoastCupertino Judo Club
Geert Ureel1-12200June 19, 2018Central CoastPalo Alto Judo Club
Satoshi Ueda1-12199June 19, 2018Central CoastCupertino Judo Club
Dean T. Nguyen1-12198June 19, 2018Central CoastCupertino Judo Club
Erik R. Estrada1-12211June 18, 2018NankaSan Fernando Valley Judo Club
Robert W. Egami1-12210June 18, 2018NankaValley Judo Institute
German A. Echeverria Rodriguez1-12192June 18, 2018NankaSan Fernando Valley Judo Club
Harper J. Lee1-12197May 25, 2018NorthwestSeiwakan Judojo
Ashley E. Honda1-12196May 25, 2018NorthwestSeattle Judo Dojo
Marcus V. Duarte Breda1-12195May 25, 2018NorthwestSeiei Judo Club
Edward Soto1-12194May 25, 2018NorthwestColumbia Judo Dojo
Gregory T. Franz1-12193May 25, 2018NorthwestSeiwakan Judojo
Amitabha Palmer1-12190May 20, 2018KonanBlack Swamp Judo
Joshua I. Abraham1-12185May 18, 2018KonanMichigan State University Judo Club
Phillip Dolor1-12188May 3, 201850th StatePearl City Hongwanji Judo Club
Robert B. Fehr1-12189May 1, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Erick J. Luna1-12187May 1, 2018Pacific SouthwestHeisei Judo Dojo
Harmik Aghakhani1-12183April 19, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Lenny Guerrero-Baez1-12182April 19, 2018Central CoastAt Large
Anakin Cyrus P. Mendoza1-12180April 12, 201850th StateHawaii Kaikaku Judo Club
Kealani-Rae M. Bergfeld1-12179April 12, 201850th StateWaiakea Judo Club
Eric D. Michaud1-12174April 9, 2018ShufuWareham Judo Club
Jucoy C. Johnson1-12224April 3, 2018KonanGodai Judo Club
Eileen Y. McNair1-12283March 27, 2018NankaAt Large
Marisol Q. Torro1-12175March 16, 2018NankaSawtelle Judo Dojo
Ralph C. Luna1-12164March 13, 2018ChukaFowler Judo Club
Clayton A. Rutkowski1-12212March 12, 2018KonanMichigan State University Judo Club
Jeffrey P. Kiral1-12178March 12, 2018KonanMid East Cudell Judo Club
Robert A. Salvatore1-12177March 12, 2018KonanMid East Cudell Judo Club
Joao C. Silva1-12163March 9, 2018Pacific SouthwestSan Shi Judo Club
Victor L. Perez1-12160March 3, 2018ChicagoTohkon Judo Academy
Sean Keller1-12173March 1, 2018RokushuPaladin Martial Arts, Inc.
Manuel A. Banuelos-Sanchez1-12223January 31, 2018Central CoastNorthern California Judo Club
Jose Sanchez1-12166January 31, 2018Central CoastCity College of San Francisco Judo Club
Jonathan P. Dahl1-12152January 31, 2018Central CoastNorthern California Judo Club
Roman Kazantsev1-12149January 24, 2018Central CoastBerkeley Judo Club
Zachariah R. Winn1-12153January 23, 2018DaiheigenMakimoto Judo-Vacaville PAL
Michael S. Myers1-12172January 22, 2018ShufuAt Large
Daniel S. Takemori1-12171January 22, 2018ShufuU.S. Naval Academy Judo Team
Igor Kovalenko1-12170January 22, 2018ShufuWashington Judo Club/Georgetown Univer.
Robert Kawamura1-12159January 19, 2018DaiheigenConcord Judo Club
Miranda K. Carey1-12235January 12, 2018HudsonUlster Budokai Inc.
Frank H. Okimoto1-12145January 9, 2018HawaiiKo'olau Judo Club
Warren G. Chiang1-12144January 9, 2018HawaiiKo'olau Judo Club
Tayler M. Otsuka1-12184January 8, 2018HawaiiChikara Judo Club
Sophia T. Froelich1-12181January 8, 201850th StateAnchorage Dojo
Caleb K. Shimaoka1-12165January 8, 201850th StateShudokan Judo Club
Seth R. Wilson1-12161January 8, 201850th StateShudokan Judo Club
Samantha Paduani1-12158December 21, 2017HudsonTech Judo
Stephen D. Weeden1-12157December 21, 2017HudsonAt Large
Gabriel Bernal1-12156December 21, 2017HudsonTech Judo
Benjamin J. Coleman1-12155December 21, 2017HudsonAt Large
Ziad M. Elsheimy1-12142December 21, 2017HudsonTech Judo
Alma J. Valverde-Campos1-12151December 19, 2017Central CoastDeLeon Judo Club
Maxim Zaremba1-12140December 19, 2017HudsonKokushi Dojo
Michael R. Yadao1-12147December 14, 201750th StateShobukan Judo Club
William T. Choi1-12146December 14, 201750th StateShobukan Judo Club
Lani O. Abe1-12143December 14, 2017HawaiiHawaii Tenri Judo
Francis Tran1-12134December 14, 2017HokkaSan Jose Judo Academy
Ilya Guryanov1-12135December 10, 2017HokkaSacramento Judo Club Inc.
Sunnie M. Stone1-12130November 28, 2017Central CoastAt Large
Rodan A. Salangdron1-12141November 17, 201750th StateKazoku Judo Academy
Jamil H. Sanders1-12139November 17, 2017HudsonWatanabe Judo
Lokke A. Highstein1-12138November 17, 2017HudsonKokushi Budo Institute of New York Inc.
Jeffrey G. Cuiule1-12137November 17, 2017HudsonUlster Budokai Inc.
Marilyn A. Shota1-12133November 9, 201750th StateSalt Lake Judo Club
Jean S.M. Lum1-12132November 9, 201750th StateSalt Lake Judo Club
Sandra Y. Honda1-12191November 6, 2017NankaSouth Bay Judo
Eric T. Way1-12167November 6, 2017NankaLos Angeles Tenri Judo Dojo
Kevin K. Couey1-12128November 1, 2017NankaAt Large
Gabriel L. Calvillo1-12127November 1, 2017NankaSan Fernando Valley
Michael P. Crane1-12125November 1, 2017NankaEl Toro Judo Club
Ricardo A. Sanchez Westhoff1-12120October 29, 2017ChukaBakersfield Judo Club
Ernest M. Terukina1-12176October 12, 201750th StateAiea Hongwanji Judo Club
Cambey S. Quijano1-12124October 12, 201750th StateLeeward Judo Club
Shamma H. Nakama1-12123October 12, 201750th StateWaiakea Judo Club
Anna R. Asano1-12122October 12, 201750th StateLeeward Judo Club
Tyler S. Matsumoto1-12121October 12, 201750th StateLeeward Judo Club
Tori S. Kaya1-12108October 12, 201750th StatePuna Hongwanji Judo Club
Roger R.F. DeAsis1-12107October 12, 201750th StateMililani Seidokan Judo Club
Robert Verdell1-12186October 10, 2017KonanMagic BJJ
Scott Hope1-12148October 10, 2017KonanCorbin Martial Arts
Scott H. Burr1-12131October 10, 2017KonanChu To Bu Judo Club
Michelle R. Lynch1-12118October 6, 2017NorthwestObukan Judo Dojo Inc
Bonita J. Goh1-12117October 6, 2017NorthwestJudo at Washington State University
Matthew R. Crom1-12116October 6, 2017NorthwestIppon Judo Dojo
Eric T. Aramori1-12115October 6, 2017NorthwestOaktree Dojo
Gregory L. Amato1-12114October 6, 2017NorthwestShudokan Judo Dojo
Alex A. Acosta1-12126October 4, 2017NankaSan Fernando Valley Judo Club
Christopher M. Heisey1-12169September 18, 2017ShufuAt Large
Edgard L. Etoundi-Ngono1-12168September 18, 2017ShufuWashington Judo Club/Georgetown Univer.
Lea Katarina Gobec1-12095September 18, 2017ShufuSport Judo
Aaron J. Graybill1-12162September 15, 2017ShufuYama Arashi/Villanova University Judo
Michael Taniguchi1-12109September 15, 2017DaiheigenOkubo Judo Club
Keane-Zen H. Sakane1-12087August 14, 2017HawaiiHilo Hongwanji Judo Club
Ivan H. Kanzaki1-12094August 11, 2017Pacific SouthwestImperial Beach Judo
Ramon Hernandez1-12113August 10, 2017HudsonNorth Jersey Judo
Marco A. Bobadilla-Arias1-12112August 10, 2017HudsonCranford Judo Club
Vincent A. Mancuso1-12106August 10, 2017HudsonCamal Judo
Constantious Stavroulaskis1-12093August 10, 2017HudsonKokushi Budo Institute of New York Inc.
Daniel M. Shleyger1-12092August 10, 2017HudsonCamal Judo
Czarina R. Pineda-Abaya1-12086August 10, 2017HawaiiHawaii Tenri Judo
Charlize Jasmine V. Pascual-Tabuyo1-12110August 1, 2017HawaiiHawaii Tenri Judo
Rex Martin1-12091August 1, 2017FloridaOrlando Judo Inc.
Atsushi A. Noguchi1-12082August 1, 2017FloridaOrlando Judo Inc.
Samantha H.P. Yamamoto1-12076August 1, 2017HawaiiHilo Hongwanji Judo Club
Noah K. Wusstig1-12080July 31, 2017HawaiiHawaii Tenri Judo
Chase M. Wusstig1-12079July 31, 2017HawaiiHawaii Tenri Judo
Keiko-Ann Sanders1-12078July 31, 2017HawaiiHawaii Tenri Judo