The Aims of the USJF Self Defense Program (last updated 28 April 2016)




Train Trainers and Teachers in judo related self defense techniques

Create trainers and teachers who have a base competency in teaching self defense

Trainers and teachers who competently teach self defense based upon the USJF philosophy

Create teaching materials that the trainers and teachers can use for their own learning and the learning of their students

Provide training
and teaching materials that support the Self Defense

Create an
ongoing Continuing Education Program

Continually improve on the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors of self defense trainers and teachers.

Help increase the population’s knowledge of judo as a martial way

Expose the population to the USJF self defense philosophy

Expand judo
exposure to the general populations

Provide a certification process for Trainers and Teachers certified by the USJF

Create a nationally recognized program for teaching self defense based upon judo techniques

Standardized self defense teaching