USJF National Teacher Certification Overview

United States Judo Federation

National Teacher Certification

USJF National Teacher Certification Course Overview

The USJF Teacher Certification Course is presented in nine modules. 

After successful completion of the course you will have an opportunity to download a temporary completion certificate.  The certificate does not certify you as a teacher, but an acknowledgement that you have participated in the course. 

A personal advisor (Master Instructor) will be assigned to you.  They will review your submissions of all required documents and assist you in successful completion of the course.  Upon meeting all your requirements,  a Certificate of Achievement will be issued. 

You will only have 30 days to complete the process.  If you miss the completion date, you will be required to re-register and pay the appropriate fees.


At the conclusion of this course you will able to;

  1. Summarize Judo history and philosophy
  2. Formulate elements in class management and systematized teaching
  3. Recognize and illustrate attributes in becoming champions of character
  4. Recognize and demonstrate techniques in Ukemi, Tachi-waza, Osae-waza, Shime-waza and Kansetsu-waza.


    We have provide upload file links in all the Modules.

    • Module 1: Welcome to Teacher Certification provides a general introduction as to the purpose of Teacher Certification.
    • Module 2: New USJF Jr. Rank Requirements alignment with National Physical Education Standards
    • Module 3: Additional Course Requirements to Complete the Certification Process  a reminder to complete your background check, concussion training and Safesport certificates.
    • Module 4 Provides insight into Judo history and philisophy
    • Module 5; Introduces risk management.  How to protect yourself and the dojo from Negilence litigation.
    • Module 6: Guidelines for classroom management that have been revealed by recent research to be effective in improving student learning.
    • Module 7: Examines the Champions of Character program which is designed to instill an understanding of character values in Judo and provide the opportunity to identify, model and reinforce these exemplary character traits.
    • Module 8: Tools for Instruction, how and what an instructor teaches is determined by his previous experience and the effort he may put forth in honing his craft. We discuss attitudes, instructor-client relationships, and of course, teaching methods.
    • Module 9: Upload Lessons, Upload a 2 Minute Instructional Video on Ukemi, Tachi-waza, Osae-waza, Shime-waza and Kansetsu-waza techniques.