Life Membership Committee

last updated 10 Oct 2016

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

Learn more

Life Membership Year End Report 2015-2016

We received 181 new Regular Life Members. This was thirty six more than the record high for the year 2013-2014. We had a 29% increase in regular memberships. As for the President Life Memberships, we received one upgrade to President Club Life Member. This was a decrease of 66% from the previous 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 $27,469.71

There will be motion to the Board of Directors to raise the Regular Life Member fee to $400 and the President Life Membership to $600. Previous approval was given to increase the fees for Dan promotions by 278%. With the new promotion fees it became very advantageous to become a new Life Member rather than pay the increased promotion fees.

2015-2016 Life Membership awards go to:


  • 1st Nanka
  • 2nd 50th State
  • 3rd Central Coast


  • 1st
    • Honolulu Pal – 50th State
    • Tohoku – Rokushu
  • 2nd
    • College Park – Shufu
    • Palo Alto – Central Coast
    • Peal City – 50th State
    • West Covina – Nanka
  • 3rd
    • Guerreos – Nanka
    • Soko Joshi – Central Coast
    • West Covina – Nanka
    • Vallejo – Hokka

Respectfully submitted,
Tom Sheehan