2023

December 10, 2023

USJA Resolution 1-23: Create a Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Name Rhadi Ferguson as Chair and Lauren Meece as a committee member. Charge the committee with growing Judo in disadvantaged communities and with apprising the Board of issues arising from disadvantaged communities. Resolution passed unanimously.

USJA Resolution 2-23: Create a $15 discount off the annual membership rate for families. Define “family” as two or more people, including a primary member, and the primary member’s spouse and dependent children. Resolution passed unanimously.

USJA Resolution 3-23: Create a public webpage that contains the corporate charter, bylaws, meeting minutes and all policy directives of the Board of Directors of the USJA. Resolution passed unanimously.


2024

January 20, 2024

USJA resolution 1-24: To amend the USJA, incorporated bylaws by adding an indemnification article. Motion seconded by Steven Matias. Paul Bova makes a motion to amend. Motion was seconded by Jordan Stone. Motion to Amend Was Passed Unanimously.  Motion made by David Brogan for USJA resolution 1-24 as amended, seconded by Jordan Stone.  Resolution Adopted Unanimously.  Motion to rescind the adoption of USJA resolution 1-24 as amended made by David Brogan and seconded by John Schneider.  Motion Passed Unanimously.  Motion made by David Brogan to rescind the adoption of the amendment to USJA resolution 1-24. Seconded by Jordan Stone. Motion Passes Unanimously.  Motion made by David Brogan to adopt resolution 1-24. Seconded by Jordan Stone. Resolution Adopted Unanimously.

USJA resolution 2-24: To disband any committee not included below motion seconded by Jordan Stone:

  • a. Coaching Education and Certification Committee
  • b. Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • c. Events Committee
  • d. Jujitsu Committee
  • e. Kata Committee
  • f. Kosen Judo Committee
  • g. Military and Public Service Committee
  • h. Promotion Board
  • i. Referee Certification Committee
  • j. Regional Coordinators Committee
  • k. Standards and Ethics Committee

Motion made by David Brogan. Motion Passed Unanimously

USJA resolution 3-24: The United States Judo Association shall offer the following sanctions for events hosted by a United States Judo Association Chartered Club:

  • 1) Grassroots Sanction: A grassroots sanction permits participants from the United States Judo Association and the United States Judo Federation. The fee for a grassroots sanction shall be $40.
  • 2) National Sanction: A national sanction permits participants from the United States Judo Association, the United States Judo Federation, and USA Judo. The fee for a national sanction shall be $100.

Motion made by David Brogan. Seconded by Steven Matias . Motion Passed Unanimously.

USJA resolution 4-24: For the purposes of the United States Judo Association’s Participant Accident Only Insurance Coverage, the United States Judo Association recognizes the United States Judo Federation and United States Judo, Inc. as groups authorized to hold activities/events with United States Judo Association members, and the United States Judo Association’s Participant Accident Only Insurance Coverage shall follow United States Judo Association members for injuries sustained to the member that arise from an activity/event supervised by the United States Judo Federation or the United States Judo, Inc. as if they were participating at a United States Judo Association event/activity.

Motion made by David Brogan.  Motion seconded by Jordan Stone .  Motion Passed Unanimously.

USJA resolution 5-24: The United States Judo Association shall recognize rank and certifications issued by the United States Judo Federation and the United States Judo, Inc., and all national governing bodies recognized by the International Judo Federation. A member of the USJA who has never received rank from the USJA shall be entitled to a once in a lifetime free rank validation application with the USJA.

Motion Made by David Brogan.  Motion seconded by John Schneider. Motion Passed Unanimously.

USJA resolution 6-24: United States Judo Association membership shall be made available to all judoka, regardless of national citizenship. Only members who are citizens of the United States of America or legal residents of the United States of America shall be entitled to vote in the elections of the United States Judo Association and to receive awards from the United States Judo Association.

Motion made by David Brogan. Seconded by Scott Main. Motion Passed Unanimously

USJA Resolution 7-24: amending USJA Resolution 3-24 with the following:

The United States Judo Association shall offer the following sanctions for events hosted by a United States Judo Association Chartered Club:

1) Grassroots Sanction: A grassroots sanction permits participants from the United States Judo Association and the United States Judo Federation. The fee for a grassroots sanction shall be $40. 

2) National Sanction: A national sanction permits participants REGARDLESS OF AFFILIATION WITH OR WITHOUT A NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY [from the United States Judo Association, the United States Judo Federation, and USA Judo]. The fee for a national sanction shall be $100.

SANCTIONED EVENTS SHALL BE CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THE CURRENT RULES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JUDO FEDERATION, THE UNITED STATES JUDO ASSOCIATION, OR THE GI RULES OF THE INTERNATIONAL BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU FEDERATION.