United States Judo Federation

National Teachers Institute

For nearly 70 years, the USJF National Teachers Institute has been designing and delivering professional instructional courses for the judo community nationwide.

United States Judo Federation

Teacher Certification

The United States Judo Federation, with its long standing tradition of technical excellence, is committed to serving its members with the latest information and procedures adopted from our international judo community.

USJF Teacher Manual

“Excellence in Judo”  by Hayward Nishioka and Mitchell Palacio

Teacher Resources

Our teaching resources are designed to asist the Sensei to facilitate learning and knowledge acquisition.

Video Resources

Video resources on Teaching.

Certified Teachers

Current List of USJF Certified Teachers

Teacher Certification Program

Pathway toward Professionalism

Overview: USJF National Teacher and Assistant Teacher Program

  • National Teacher
  • Assistant Teacher

Overview: USJF Master Teacher Program

  • Re-certification of the National Teacher
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National Coach Certification

As a USJF Coach, you have a great responsibility. You are not only trying to be an important partner to improving the competitive performance of your athlete, but you should also be aware of the greater reasons for developing your athlete, that of helping him to become a better individual and to meet the challenges of our greater society.