Life Membership Committee

last updated 10 Oct 2017

Life Membership Committee

We always keep a list of our newest life members. Click here to view it.

The USJF Life Membership Committee would like you to consider becoming a Life Member. The money raised from Life Memberships is used for USJF development programs. These programs help juniors, seniors, referees, teachers and coaches. For our sport to grow, we need you to become a Life Member.


, Chair

Dr. Leslie Minot

The goals of the Committee are:

  1. To acquire as many new Life Members as possible.
  2. To get up-to-date records on our current Life Members.
  3. To re-establish contact with the current Life Members so they will receive the official USJF Judo magazine and other information.
  4. To recognize our senior Life Members for all the years that they have helped USJF, Yudanshakais, and their clubs in so many ways.


A Life Member receives:

  1. Free admission to the Jr. Nationals
  2. All USJF promotion fee are exempt
  3. USJF annual membership is waived (some yudanshakais waive their fee also)
  4. Receive special Life Membership card and lapel pin
  5. Reduction in time in grade requirement for promotion

We also have a prorated payment program for those who are over 31 years of age. So check it out and become a Life Member of the United States Judo Federation.

The committee would like to recognize award recipients for the most new members. The awards for Yudanshakais and for clubs were based on the fiscal year

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Life Membership Year End Report 2016–2017

We received 178 new Regular Life Members. This was three less than the record high from last year. So we had a .2% decrease in regular memberships. As for the President Life Memberships, we received six upgrades to President Club Life Member and one full charter member. This was a 600% increase from last year.

As a result, the income to the USJF Endowment Fund after the expense of paying for plaques, engraving, cards, lapel pins, patches and postage was $30,053.98

2016-2017 Life Membership awards go to:


1st  50th State

2nd  Hawaii

3rd  Central Coast


1st  Aiea Hongwanji - 50th State

2nd  Mililani Seidokan - 50th State

3rd  Wailuku Hongwanji - Hawaii

Respectfully submitted,
Tom Sheehan