Certified Rank Examiners Committee


USJA continues to believe our black belts are more than qualified to evaluate and promote the students within their club.  What we have learned in the past few years:

  • We have club black belts that have no one in their area to assist with their own promotions because their Sensei has moved, deceased, or stop playing judo. 
  • We have new Black Belts that were not trained in the promotion process or just have questions and not sure who to ask. 
  • Individuals that have not tested in years and no one following up with them.

To assist with these situations and others, we have decided to reinstate the CRE program.
Once someone reaches the rank of Sandan or higher they are eligible to become a USJA Certified Rank Examiner (CRE), after they show their understanding and ability to follow all the requirements of the promotion procedure.  This program allows certain individuals meeting the requirements to examine others for rank promotions. 
There are four levels:

  • CRE having a rank of 3rd Dan or above.  Advancement after this depends on a person’s rank and their ability to meet the requirements.  
  • After spending one year as a CRE having the rank of 4th Dan or above, may apply to become a RCRE.  
  • After spending one year as a RCRE having the rank of 5th Dan or above, may apply to become a NCRE .
  • After spending two years as a NCRE having the rank of 6th Dan or above, may apply as a MCRE. 

If you are interested in becoming a CRE, complete the Certified Rank Examiner Application and forward to the National Office, support@usja.net. 
 



Forms

Category Form Action Notes
Judo Certified Rank Examiner Application Form View Download


Safe Sport Program

Please remember all coaches must now take and pass this on-line test. You may do this at your convenience. It takes between 2 and 3 hours total but can be completed in segments. Once you have completed the program, please send a copy of the certificate to the USJA Office. Please go to Safe Sport, select the option of USA Judo member or Non-USA Judo member, and follow the required steps. You will use your USA Judo membership number if you are a member. If you are a non-member, you will be given a number to use to access Safe sport.


Concussion Training (Your choice of CDC or NAYS)

By taking the CDC Heads Up Concussion Training online course and using what you learn, you will be well positioned to improve the culture of concussion. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive – both on and off the playing field. Click Here to take the Heads Up Concussion course. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate and email it to the office for verification.


To complete the NAYS course, please visit the National Alliance for Youth Sports website, choose the 'SIGN UP' button and follow the instructions. Upon proper completion, download the certificate and email to support@usja.net or fax to (844) 892-6608. You may visit the NAYS website HERE.


Background Check

Go to the Background Screening Site

Certified Rank Examiner List


The following shows a list of CRE who have upgraded their CRE status or have become new CRE. They can examine, test and verify someone’s ability to meet the requirements for promotion. All RFP and the requirements shown in the Judo Rank Promotion System are strictly evaluated for compliance. 

If your name is not shown below our records indicate that you are not currently a CRE. If you are not current, please contact N.O. or the CRE committee for instructions on reinstatement.

Limit by State:

Name Rank Email Location Level
Alex, Neil Yodan neilalex@gmail.com Bend OR Certified Rank Examiner
Anderson, Keith Sandan mushinjudo@gmail.com Sitka AK Certified Rank Examiner
Andrus, Jay Shichidan jaylandrus@gmail.com Conroe TX Master Certified Rank Examiner
Anton, Robert Yodan anton_bob@outlook.com Mansfield MA Certified Rank Examiner
Augusto, Paulo Fernando Rokudan sdbjj1@gmail.com San Marcos CA National Certified Rank Examiner
Baldwin, Gerome Rokudan Pensacola FL Certified Rank Examiner
Barry, Francis Godan fbarry1@gmail.com Leavenworth KS Certified Rank Examiner
Becker, Gregory Sandan greg_becker@comcast.net Greeley CO Certified Rank Examiner
Begoli, Edmon Sandan ebegoli@gmail.com Knoxville TN Certified Rank Examiner
Bender, Bruce Rokudan babender836@gmail.com Marion IN Master Certified Rank Examiner
Bentley, Loren Sandan lorenbentleyiii@gmail.com Albuquerque NM NM Certified Rank Examiner
Bergwerf, Ben Rokudan benbergwerf@gmail.com Isle of Palms SC Master Certified Rank Examiner
Blomquist, Niilo Yodan niiloblomquist@gmail.com Manchester NJ Regional Certified Rank Examiner
Bollinger, H.C. Sandan bollingerhc@gmail.com Goodlettsville TN Certified Rank Examiner
Bonner, Cynthia Sandan c3bonner@cox.net Litchfield Park AZ Certified Rank Examiner
Borsch, John Yodan jeborsch@gmail.com Mesa AZ Certified Rank Examiner
Bova, Paul Rokudan pb@tcc1000.com Trafford PA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Bowman, Ralph Rokudan Gordonsdesk@comcast.net Bonney Lake WA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Boyogueno, Yves Thaddee Yodan yves_thaddee@msn.com Harrisburg PA Certified Rank Examiner
Breese, Justin Godan campbushido@gmail.com Ketchikan AK Regional Certified Rank Examiner
Bregman, Martin Shichidan mlbregman@aol.com Tulsa OK Master Certified Rank Examiner
Bregman, James Judan jsbregman.64@gmail.com Leesburg VA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Brezhnev, Boris Rokudan dynamosclub@aol.com Beverly Hills CA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Brier, Phillip Godan pdbrier@yahoo.com Phoenix AZ National Certified Rank Examiner
Brizendine, Huie Yodan bgjudo@gmail.com Bowling Green KY Regional Certified Rank Examiner
Brown, Daniel Godan brodani3@aol.com Utica NY National Certified Rank Examiner
Burke, Russell Shichidan tpd1161@gmail.com Toledo OH Master Certified Rank Examiner
Capriotti, Lisa Sandan lisa.capriotti@gmail.com Charleston SC SC Certified Rank Examiner
Carol, Edgar Rokudan judoed@embarqmail.com Kaufman TX National Certified Rank Examiner
Carter, Leonard Rokudan lcthree@comcast.net,jackie@homesc.com Moncks Corner SC National Certified Rank Examiner
Celotto, Richard Hachidan shimpando@aol.com Stamford CT Master Certified Rank Examiner
Chapman, Ronald Godan meldas039@gmail.com,judoron@hotmail.com Bell FL National Certified Rank Examiner
Charles, Ronald Allan Hachidan ronaldallancharles@msn.com,ronaldallancharles@comcast.net Goose Creek SC Master Certified Rank Examiner
Chima, Manmohan Shichidan sewadhar@hotmail.com Plano TX Master Certified Rank Examiner
Chittenden, George Yodan unitedjujitsu@yahoo.com Oak Ridge TN Certified Rank Examiner
Cockerham, Richard Sandan rick@austinjudo.club Leander TX Certified Rank Examiner
Coffman, Marshall Rokudan mrcoffman1@comcast.net Dunkirk MD National Certified Rank Examiner
Cohen, Marc Shichidan marccohen55@gmail.com North Valley Stream NY Master Certified Rank Examiner
Connelly, Andrew Hachidan connelly@sohkjudo.com Spring TX Master Certified Rank Examiner
Contardo, Peter Shichidan contardojr@verizon.net West Greenwich RI Master Certified Rank Examiner
Conte, Raymond Rokudan smijudo@gmail.com Amsterdam NY Master Certified Rank Examiner
Conte, Denise Sandan denisecontemail@gmail.com Amsterdam NY Certified Rank Examiner
Cooper, Maldwyn Godan bigboyjudo@yahoo.com Royersford PA Certified Rank Examiner
Corella, Robert Yodan Bcorella@cox.net Glendale AZ Certified Rank Examiner
Crone, Tom Shichidan tom@tomcrone.com Minneapolis MN Master Certified Rank Examiner
Cutler, Charles Godan lacgnota.janine@comcast.net Middletown CT Certified Rank Examiner
D'Ingianni, Vincente Godan vincente@judokai.net Richardson TX National Certified Rank Examiner
Dawson, Daniel Sandan dawsondaniel@hotmail.com Grants Pass OR Certified Rank Examiner
Dean, Walter Kudan wdean9d@gmail.com Carlsbad CA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Dean, Greg Yodan greg@emeraldcityjudo.com Redmond WA Certified Rank Examiner
Dobbs, Michael Sandan michaeltomdobbs@icloud.com Franklin TN United States Minor Outlying Islands Certified Rank Examiner
Dooley, Jerry Shichidan Jupiter FL Master Certified Rank Examiner
Durand, Kenneth Shichidan kdurand603@gmail.com Keene NH Master Certified Rank Examiner
Egnor, Ronald Rokudan sensei11@earthlink.net Uncasville CT Master Certified Rank Examiner
Fernandez, Gregory Shichidan senseigregf@gmail.com Whittier CA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Figueroa, Guillermo Shichidan kinojudo@hotmail.com San Ysidro CA Certified Rank Examiner
Finkbeiner, Jan Shichidan janfinkbeiner54@gmail.com Williamsport PA National Certified Rank Examiner
Fletcher, Elijah Sandan elijahfletch@gmail.com Summerville SC Certified Rank Examiner
Freedman, Jacob Godan jjfreedman@comcast.net Exeter NH Certified Rank Examiner
Fries, Frederick Rokudan fwfries@yahoo.com Merritt Island FL Master Certified Rank Examiner
Garnett, Gary Godan wt0b.gary@gmail.com Victoria TX National Certified Rank Examiner
Garnica, Oscar Yodan choicemartialartsllc@gmail.com Pasco WA Certified Rank Examiner
Gass, Phillip Sandan philgass@hotmail.com New Canaan CT Certified Rank Examiner
Ghukasyan, Aram Rokudan kenamsjudoclub@yahoo.com Glendale CA National Certified Rank Examiner
Giansante, Dennis Sandan dmgiansante@outlook.com Pennsburg PA Certified Rank Examiner
Gilbert, Dale Yodan dkgilbert@nctv.com Greenwood SC Certified Rank Examiner
Goltz, Gary Hachidan gary@goltzjudo.com Upland CA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Goltz, Nathan Godan Upland CA Certified Rank Examiner
Goncalves, Tiago Yodan tiuscg@gmail.com Prairieville LA Regional Certified Rank Examiner
Grandt, Dane Godan Lsujudo@aol.com Baton Rouge LA Certified Rank Examiner
Green, John Godan hijohn46@yahoo.com Ogden UT Certified Rank Examiner
Guerrero, Mark Godan JudoGorilla@yahoo.com Glendora CA National Certified Rank Examiner
Gustin, Thomas Shichidan thomasgustin219@yahoo.com Racine WI Master Certified Rank Examiner
Hackman, Richard Yodan rjhackmanod@aol.com Midland MI Certified Rank Examiner
Halporn, Constance Rokudan constance.halporn@gmail.com Brooklyn NY National Certified Rank Examiner
Hannon, Howard Yodan hhflowingchi@peoplepc.com Saginaw MI Certified Rank Examiner
Harrison, James Yodan jsl_harrison@hotmail.com Prospect KY Certified Rank Examiner
Hausler, Bill Sandan btrygod@aol.com Sarasota FL Certified Rank Examiner
Hays, Mark Rokudan manddhays@cox.net Santee CA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Hiatt, Michael Sandan mikeh@bonanzapress.com Redmond WA Certified Rank Examiner
Hiraoka, Tadashi Hachidan bmoney@riversideca.gov Riverside CA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Hoff, Daniel Godan dhoff099@gmail.com Indianapolis IN National Certified Rank Examiner
Hrbek, James Hachidan judolym@aol.com Schertz TX Master Certified Rank Examiner
Hudson, Kenneth Sandan kennyhudson55@yahoo.com Henderson NV Certified Rank Examiner
Hunter, Dr. Robert Yodan cavdoc5@comcast.net Tucson AZ Regional Certified Rank Examiner
Hunter, Mark Rokudan markjudo@aol.com Bluffton OH National Certified Rank Examiner
Hunter, Michael Sandan michael.hunter@purelandjiujitsu.com Little Rock AR Certified Rank Examiner
Hunter, Mark Rokudan markjudo@aol.com Bluffton OH National Certified Rank Examiner
Ianacone, Christopher Godan judocone4@twc.com Myrtle Beach SC Regional Certified Rank Examiner
Ishisaka, Sanders Shichidan industryjudo@gmail.com Monterey Park CA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Ivy, William Godan andrewivy@igc.org Tucson AZ National Certified Rank Examiner
Johns, Jeffrey Sandan Jeff.johns42@yahoo.com Kitanning PA Certified Rank Examiner
Jones, Dennis Sandan judodrj@gmail.com Julian NC Certified Rank Examiner
Keuch, Melvin Godan judonome1@gmail.com Joliet IL National Certified Rank Examiner
Kieslich, Eberhard Rokudan kieslich60@gmail.com Battletown KY National Certified Rank Examiner
Kim, Eugene Shichidan yudotkd@yahoo.com Coraopolis PA Master Certified Rank Examiner
King, Rebecca Sandan rmntzebra@gmail.com Ketchikan AK Certified Rank Examiner
Kirby, John Yodan jkirby@mossycreekdojo.com Jefferson City TN Regional Certified Rank Examiner
Kudo, Noriyasu Hachidan joshkudo59@gmail.com Springfield MA National Certified Rank Examiner
Lacroix, Pete Shichidan nsone5@hotmail.com Fort Lauderdale FL Master Certified Rank Examiner
Lapeyrouse, Christopher Sandan cljugger@gmail.com Escondido CA Certified Rank Examiner
Larroquette, Theron Shichidan deatsllc@gmail.com Baton Rouge LA Certified Rank Examiner
Lee, Nathan Yodan precisiongrappling@gmail.com Honolulu HI Certified Rank Examiner
Lenfest, Roger Yodan derryjudo@comcast.net Derry NH National Certified Rank Examiner
Locke, Stephen Rokudan lockes@fau.edu Delray Beach FL Master Certified Rank Examiner
Magata, Melvin Godan dinjudo@yahoo.com Orange CA Certified Rank Examiner
Main, Clinton Rokudan Main1057@gmail.com Toms River NJ Master Certified Rank Examiner
Mantel, Peter Rokudan Judo.bum@hotmail.com Toano VA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Matl, Zdenek Hachidan zmatl@yahoo.com Round Rock TX Master Certified Rank Examiner
Matrisciani, Robert Sandan Judosensei10@gmail.com Staten Island NY Certified Rank Examiner
Melton, Gary Rokudan garypmelton@earthlink.net Green Valley AZ Master Certified Rank Examiner
Menzel, Lorenzo Yodan ghia58@yahoo.com Hanahan SC Certified Rank Examiner
Miarecki, Kenneth Sandan kenneth92@charter.net Chicopee MA Certified Rank Examiner
Migliaccio, Renato Yodan info@sampabjj.com Glendora CA Certified Rank Examiner
Millan, Osmil Hachidan oshachidan@tds.net Maddison WI Master Certified Rank Examiner
Miller, James Yodan sankawajudo@cs.com Somerville MA Certified Rank Examiner
Mohammadian, Mehdi Shichidan mohammadian@sbcglobal.net Oshkosh WI Master Certified Rank Examiner
Money, Brian Lee Yodan bmoney@riversideca.gov Riverside CA Regional Certified Rank Examiner
Monto, Gary Hachidan JudanJudoToledo@gmail.com Oregon OH Master Certified Rank Examiner
Moreau, Thomas Yodan tom@moreaustrainingcenter.com Raymond NH Certified Rank Examiner
Morris, Jason Hachidan jasonmorris210@yahoo.com Glenville NY Master Certified Rank Examiner
Morrison, Paul Rokudan debanajudoandaikido@gmail.com Pearland TX Master Certified Rank Examiner
Muender, Mike Godan muender2000@yahoo.com Exmore VA National Certified Rank Examiner
Murek, Joseph Shichidan joseph.murek@azwestern.edu,umpire1@q.com Somerton AZ Master Certified Rank Examiner
Murphy, William Sandan bmurphy@creativeresearchllc.com Sarasota FL Certified Rank Examiner
Nakama, Satoshi Godan Sushiandmochi@gmail.com Riverside CA Certified Rank Examiner
Nisewander, Stephen Yodan nisewander53@gmail.com Cottage Grove OR Certified Rank Examiner
Noriega, Mike Shichidan 1domonick@gmail.com Manhattan Beach CA National Certified Rank Examiner
Ohlenkamp, Neil Shichidan judounleashed@gmail.com Master Certified Rank Examiner
Olevsky, Albert Yodan Judo@raleighkarate.com Raleigh NC Regional Certified Rank Examiner
Olstad, Rick Shichidan olstadre@hotmail.com Edgerton WI Master Certified Rank Examiner
Paccione, John Shichidan sijudo1@aol.com Cape Coral FL Master Certified Rank Examiner
Parritt, David Hachidan dparritt@hotmail.com Melbourne FL Master Certified Rank Examiner
Passoff, Dave Shichidan dpassoff@hotmail.com Great Neck NY Master Certified Rank Examiner
Payne, Franklin Shichidan fppayne2@hotmail.com Cutler Bay FL Master Certified Rank Examiner
Pierce, Randy Shichidan konjo7@aol.com Imperial MO Master Certified Rank Examiner
Pileri, Dominic Shichidan rokudan62002@yahoo.com Peachtree City GA National Certified Rank Examiner
Pileri, Dominic Shichidan rokudan62002@yahoo.com Peachtree City GA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Place, Richard Sandan rplace3451@gmail.com Marquette MI Certified Rank Examiner
Prata, Thomas Godan tprata56@gmail.com Yuma AZ Certified Rank Examiner
Price, Theodore Sandan drjudo@aol.com Fountain Hills AZ 2 Certified Rank Examiner
Rabinowitz, Joshua Rokudan joshjudo4@gmail.com Goodyear AZ Certified Rank Examiner
Ramey, Tony Yodan kidokan59@yahoo.com Newport NC Certified Rank Examiner
Rasanen, Gary Rokudan senseiraz@aol.com Palm Bay FL Master Certified Rank Examiner
Reilly, Dr. Rob Rokudan reilly@media.mit.edu Lanesboro MA National Certified Rank Examiner
Ritchie, Jimmie Sandan jimmieritchie@msn.com The Woodlands TX Certified Rank Examiner
Robinson, Harold Hachidan robin0305@aol.com Pensacola FL Master Certified Rank Examiner
Robles, Felix Hachidan gascan1221@live.com Houston TX Master Certified Rank Examiner
Roethke, Lynn Hachidan lynn.roethke@gmail.com Fond Du Lac WI National Certified Rank Examiner
Rommelmann, Heiko Rokudan heikojr@yahoo.com Webster NY National Certified Rank Examiner
Roth, Leland Rokudan leland.e.roth@gmail.com Grayslake IL Master Certified Rank Examiner
Rowe, Brian Shichidan rowe@etsu.edu Johnson City TN Master Certified Rank Examiner
Royse, Michael Shichidan devildog64@atlanticbb.net Bay Harbor Islands FL Master Certified Rank Examiner
Rucker, R. Dana Godan ncreferee@gmail.com Weddington NC National Certified Rank Examiner
Russell, Pamela Godan swpajudo@windstream.net,sensei@swpajudo.com Carmichaels PA Certified Rank Examiner
Ryan, William Shichidan Tnjudo1@gmail.com Clarksville TN Master Certified Rank Examiner
Salazar, Nelson Sandan nelsons@microsoft.com Kirkland WA Certified Rank Examiner
Sanchez, Sergio Godan taiotoshi66@yahoo.com Las Vegas NV Certified Rank Examiner
Sanfilippo, Jon Shichidan sanflip@execpc.com Slinger WI Master Certified Rank Examiner
Sangimino, Tony Yodan sangimino81kg@yahoo.com Burlingame CA Regional Certified Rank Examiner
Schmitt, Christopher Sandan cschmitty@charter.net Cataula GA Certified Rank Examiner
Schrock, David Yodan dandsschrock@gmail.com Sarasota FL Certified Rank Examiner
Schwalm, Theodore Sandan tschwalm@yahoo.com Dallas TX Certified Rank Examiner
Scuderi, Anthony Rokudan bishoptonyscuderi@gmail.com Elk Grove CA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Seale, Gladstone Godan Bridgeport CT National Certified Rank Examiner
Shaposhnikov, Pavel Godan ShaposhnikovPasha@gmail.com Old Lyme CT Regional Certified Rank Examiner
Sharp, Terence Rokudan tgsharp1@yahoo.com Rensselaer NY National Certified Rank Examiner
Shellum, Eric Rokudan EShellum@aol.com St Paul MN Master Certified Rank Examiner
Shirey, Edward Rokudan edwardshr8@gmail.com Oceanport NJ NJ Master Certified Rank Examiner
Skarmas, Gregg Sandan judogregg@hotmail.com Indio CA Certified Rank Examiner
Smith, Ronald Rokudan cdarjsmith@msn.com Pocatello ID National Certified Rank Examiner
Smith, Claudia Rokudan judogal@att.net Cypress TX National Certified Rank Examiner
Smith, John Yodan videoprojps@aol.com Fishers IN Certified Rank Examiner
Snyder, John Rokudan johnsnydr@yahoo.com Gresham OR National Certified Rank Examiner
Soler, Orestes Shichidan o.soler@verizon.net Upland CA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Spector, Ivan Charles Shichidan cssr@aol.com Houston TX Master Certified Rank Examiner
Springsteen, Oscar Sandan trespring@comcast.net Graham WA Certified Rank Examiner
Sternick, James Sandan jim.sternick@gmail.com Sioux Falls SD Certified Rank Examiner
Sutton, Reginald Sandan reggiee415@yahoo.com Hamden CT Regional Certified Rank Examiner
Szrejter, Patrick Hachidan patszrejter9@gmail.com Matthews NC Master Certified Rank Examiner
Szrejter, Michael Hachidan mikesz@bellsouth.net Boynton Beach FL Master Certified Rank Examiner
Tartuffe, Destinee Yodan destar100@yahoo.com Santa Rosa CA California Certified Rank Examiner
Teragouchi, Eiji Shichidan eteragouchi@gmail.com Boerne TX Master Certified Rank Examiner
Thibedeau, Ed Rokudan jujitsu1950@gmail.com Little Rock AR National Certified Rank Examiner
Tripp, Mark Rokudan Grand Blanc MI National Certified Rank Examiner
Turk, Donna Rokudan donnaturk@aol.com Navarre FL Master Certified Rank Examiner
Turse, Paul Hachidan samurairaider@comcast.net Manchester NJ Master Certified Rank Examiner
Varela, Jovany Rokudan jovanybjj@gmail.com Gardena CA Master Certified Rank Examiner
Veziris, Christos Shichidan chris.veziris@comcast.net Manchester NH Master Certified Rank Examiner
Viruliche, Luis Sandan reyeslismary@yahoo.com Sarasota FL Certified Rank Examiner
Viseh, Mehran Rokudan viseh@yahoo.com Houston TX National Certified Rank Examiner
Ward, Charles Yodan charlesw@redhedoil.com Berea KY Certified Rank Examiner
Webb, James Hachidan drjimwebb54@gmail.com Dallas TX Master Certified Rank Examiner
Weidner, James Godan jcweidner@hotmail.com Plover WI Certified Rank Examiner
Williams, Raymond Yodan rawilliams@sbcglobal.net Houston TX Regional Certified Rank Examiner
Wojcik, David Yodan ipponjudo@numail.org Tyrone GA Certified Rank Examiner
Yoshida, Michael Rokudan judoman03@gmail.com Brookville OH National Certified Rank Examiner
Zurbriggen, Brent Rokudan brent.bz@gmail.com Houston TX Certified Rank Examiner
sangimono - test account, tony Nikyu tony@usja.net Glenville NY Regional Certified Rank Examiner



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