Improve Your Judo through Distance Learning


Education Portal

Education for Judokas at Every Level

Instructional Courses

National Teacher Certification

Coaching Effectiveness

National Coach Certification

Concepts of Throwing

Nage-No-Kata Certification

Foundation of Contest Rules

Contest Rules and Referee Education

United States Judo Federation

Learning Resources

Enhanced Engagement: Learning resources make lessons more interactive and engaging, thus fostering a positive learning environment.

Clarity and Understanding: Visual aids, multimedia, and other learning materials can clarify complex concepts, making it easier to grasp and retain information.

Our Team of Professionals

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Professor of Kinesiology
Author: Teacher/Coach Certification

Haywward Nishioka

Professor of Kinesiology
Contributor-Producer: Teacher/Coach Certification

Mitchell Palacio

Secondary Education Teacher
Chair: Teacher Certification
Master Instructor: Teacher Certification

Jennifer Badertscher

Elementary Education Teacher
Master Instructor: Teacher/Coach Certification

Krista Tsutsui Steele

Welcome to the USJF Education Portal

I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to you on the USJF Education Portal.

In this digital era, the capability to connect and acquire knowledge online has become an invaluable asset.

Enrolling in a certification course showcases a firm dedication to the core values of respect, integrity, discipline, and continuous improvement, which are the defining principles of the United States Judo Federation.

While the virtual platform may physically separate us, it provides an avenue to bridge distances and exchange knowledge in a way that was once unimaginable.

While navigating our educational programs, keep in mind that the essence of judo goes beyond the confines of the dojo. It revolves around mutual respect, self-discipline, and the perpetual pursuit of personal and collective betterment. As a judo teacher, your role transcends merely imparting techniques; it involves instilling these fundamental values in your students.

May these online certification courses lay the groundwork for your progression towards becoming a skilled and inspirational judo instructor.

Mitchell Palacio
President, USJF

Hayward Nishioka – 9th Dan

2023 USJF National Conference

Boise, Idaho