Promotion Committee

last updated 18 March 2017

Promotion Board

, Chair

Harry Kaneakua, Vice Chair

Tom Sheehan, Secretary


Board of Examiner Board

, Chair

, Vice Chair

Richard Nakatsu, Secretary

Robert Brink, Member as Past Board Of Examiners Chair

Haruo Makimoto, Member as Past Board Of Examiners Chair

The Promotion Committee has the duty to consider all promotion applications that fall outside the jurisdiction of the candidate's Yudanshakai and presents its recommendations to the USJF Board of Examiners concerning the application.

The committee constitutes the nominated delegates from the member Yudanshakai, whose rank is Godan or higher for men and Yodan for women. The Promotion Committee is led and supported by a Chair, Vice-Chair and a Secretary.

Recent Promotions

Type of Seat YDK Member
Large YDK Seat 50th State Albert Aoki
Large YDK Seat Central Coast Calvert Kitaura
Large YDK Seat Daiheigen Dr. Kuniko Takeuchi
Large YDK Seat Hawaii Harry Kaneakua
Large YDK Seat Hudson Nobuyoshi Higashi
Large YDK Seat Nanka Haywood Nishioka
Large YDK Seat Northwest Michael Purcell
Large YDK Seat Shufu Eric Spears
Elected Chicago Eiko Shepherd
Elected Hokka Matsuo Takeda
Elected Konan Tom Sheehan
Appointed Florida State Luis Guardia
Appointed Niagra Janet Johnson
 
 
 
The Promotion Committee shall consider all promotion applications not falling under the jurisdiction of the Yudanshakai of the applicant, and make recommendations to the Board of Examiners concerning these promotion applications.
 
Following is a list of the most recent black belt promotions.
 

Here is the list of recent promotions

 
LAST FIRST USF RANK ID USF PROMO DATE YDK
Shiosaki Shane K. 2-4998 Sep 30th, 2016 Nanka
Treadwell Brian D. 3-2673 Sep 25th, 2016 Chuka
Berry David M. 3-2669 Sep 23th, 2016 Shufu
Dickinson Wayne J. 3-2670 Sep 23th, 2016 Shufu
Van Ness Daniel B. 2-4997 Sep 23th, 2016 Shufu
Kawahara Larry H. 5-960 Sep 12th, 2016 Nanka
Oishi Robert Y. 5-961 Sep 12th, 2016 Nanka
Ozaki Katsuhiro 5-962 Sep 12th, 2016 Nanka
Shiosaki Milton S. 4-1511 Sep 12th, 2016 Nanka
Tejero Jefferey A. 4-1512 Sep 12th, 2016 Nanka
Wood Nicholas 1-11958 Sep 2nd, 2016 Daiheigen
Ishii Leslie K. 4-1510 Aug 25th, 2016 Chuka
Thurston Jonathan M. 1-11954 Aug 25th, 2016 Rokushu
Floyd John C. 4-1509 Aug 23rd, 2016 Shufu
Romariz Thiago B. 1-11950 Aug 23th, 2016 Shufu
Kanemaru Kyle M. 1-11949 Aug 20th, 2016 Nanka
Teshima Clifton R.K. 1-11953 Aug 18th, 2016 Nanka
Hong Sangwoo P. 1-11952 Aug 15th, 2016 Nanka
Varela Robert L. HS-113 Aug 15th, 2016 Nanka
Koeck Max J., IV 1-11947 Aug 2nd, 2016 Shinnanbu
Easterling Michael D. 1-11943 Jul 31st, 2016 Daiheigen
Brisbin Val J. 5-959 Jul 30th, 2016 Intermountain
Mukawa Kalaiokekakahiaka Y. 2-4993 Jul 30th, 2016 Hawaii State
Nishikawa Garret K. 2-4994 Jul 30th, 2016 Hawaii State
Kasprowicz Wojciech 1-11945 Jul 23rd, 2016 Konan
Otani Ernest 1-11946 Jul 23rd, 2016 Konan
Yanase Jason T. 1-11942 Jul 21st, 2016 50th State
Yamatake Stuart K. 4-1505 Jul 11th, 2016 Central Coast
Knudsen David J. 3-2666 Jul 11th, 2016 Central Coast
Khaksar Ramin 2-4995 Jul 11th, 2016 Central Coast
Meyer Alland K. 2-4996 Jul 11th, 2016 Central Coast
Chung Alexander S. 1-11944 Jul 11th, 2016 Central Coast
Kadokura Kenji Y. 1-11932 Jul 11th, 2016 Central Coast
Schmidt Eric M. 1-11935 Jul 11th, 2016 Central Coast
Tiner Chase J. 1-11933 Jul 11th, 2016 Central Coast
Woodruff Helen V. 1-11934 Jul 11th, 2016 Central Coast
Kawaguchi Blake 2-4992 Jul 10th, 2016 Daiheigen
Pang Anson H. 3-2667 Jun 30th, 2016 Pacific Southwest
Lanham Rex E., III 3-2668 Jun 30th, 2016 Daiheigen
Cifuentes Lillian A. 1-11936 Jun 30th, 2016 Pacific Southwest
Monroe Allen K., III 1-11941 Jun 29th, 2016 Northwest
Takeda Harvey S. 5-956 Jun 27th, 2016 Hokka
Berends Ann L. 2-4989 Jun 27th, 2016 Chicago
Shimabukuro Brandon H. 5-958 Jun 16th, 2016 50th State
Campbell Casey L. 1-11939 Jun 16th, 2016 50th State
Marquez Rebeca J. 1-11938 Jun 16th, 2016 50th State
White Michael T. 1-11940 Jun 16th, 2016 50th State
Bonin Francois 1-11937 Jun 13th, 2016 Northwest
Nakayama Morgan K. 1-11929 Jun 10th, 2016 Konan
Nakayama Madison B. 1-11928 Jun 10th, 2016 Konan
Suyehira Robert J. 5-957 Jun 6th, 2016 Daiheigen
Crocker James W. 1-11931 May 27th, 2016 Northwest
Dunfee Kelli J. 1-11922 May 27th, 2016 Northwest
Dunfee Eric W. 1-11921 May 27th, 2016 Northwest
Lee Aleksi W. 1-11926 May 27th, 2016 Northwest
Mizue Evan A. 1-11925 May 27th, 2016 50th State
Mizue Lori K. 1-11924 May 27th, 2016 50th State
Woody Troy L. 1-11927 May 27th, 2016 Northwest
Kira Dean I. 1-11914 May 12th, 2016 50th State
La Mott Spencer A. 1-11917 May 10th, 2016 Nanka
Takeshita Toshio 1-11919 May 10th, 2016 Nanka
Valdez Daniel 1-11923 May 10th, 2016 Nanka
Wright William H. 1-11920 May 10th, 2016 Nanka
Tamang Menjam 1-11912 May 6th, 2016 50th State
DeLima Jackie K. 4-1504 May 5th, 2016 Hawaii
Castro Kaylin C. 1-11908 May 5th, 2016 Hawaii
Charles Emily 1-11915 May 2nd, 2016 Rokushu
Robles William R. 1-11918 Apr 30th, 2016 Nanka
McNavich Kevin P. 2-4988 Apr 29th, 2016 Rokushu
Bedolla Carlos E. 1-11930 Apr 29th, 2016 Nanka
Freedman Seth 3-2662 Apr 25th, 2016 Rokushu
Easterling Gabriel J. 1-11909 Apr 16th, 2016 Daiheigen
Babovich Sergei 2-4987 Apr 15th, 2016 Rokushu
Perkins Robert C. 1-11906 Apr 10th, 2016 Hawaii
Coste Vincent 1-11916 Apr 7th, 2016 Hokka
Bunasawa Noriaki 9-117 Apr 6th, 2016 Nanka 
Clark William A. 7-265 Apr 6th, 2016 Konan
Neuendorf Charles A. 6-516 Apr 6th, 2016 Pacific Southwest
Penick-Lincoln Christine R. 6-517 Apr 6th, 2016 Central Coast
Rude Steven D. 6-518 Apr 6th, 2016 Nanka
Seale Gladstone O. 6-519 Apr 6th, 2016 Hudson
Whilden Karen C. 6-520 Apr 6th, 2016 Shufu
Rodriguez Fernandez Abelardo 5-955 Apr 6th, 2016 Florida State
Suguieda Sergio 4-1502 Apr 6th, 2016 Florida State
Fernandez Jonathan P. 3-2661 Apr 6th, 2016 Florida
Nakamura Ross K. 3-2663 Apr 6th, 2016 Nanka
Gazzani Luciano 1-11910 Apr 6th, 2016 Nanka
Gazzani Giorgio V. 1-11907 Apr 6th, 2016 Nanka
Cornelison Christopher R. E. 2-4990 Apr 4th, 2016 Intermountain
Benkula Adam E. 2-4985 Apr 3rd, 2016 Intermountain
Richards Eric S. 2-4986 Apr 3rd, 2016 Konan
Nishikawa Ryan H. 4-1503 Apr 1st, 2016 Hawaii State
Duquesnay Julien 3-2660 Mar 30th, 2016 Rokushu
Annesi Charles N. 1-11902 Mar 29th, 2016 Rokushu
Funaro Jesse 1-11905 Mar 25th, 2016 Rokushu
Crawford-Hangley Tracy M. 4-1501 Mar 24th, 2016 Chicago
Salera Culbert D. 3-2665 Mar 22nd, 2016 50th State
Morinaka Tanor R.H. 1-11899 Mar 21st, 2016 Intermountain
Gomes Shareen M.H. 4-1496 Mar 18th, 2016 Hawaii State
Nakamura Fumihiko 3-2659 Mar 17th, 2016 Rokushu
Oshima David T. 3-2654 Mar 17th, 2016 Rokushu
Lee Richard E. 1-11904 Mar 17th, 2016 Rokushu
Doyle Alicia P. 1-11890 Mar 16th, 2016 Rokushu
Tilton Jeffrey M. 1-11887 Mar 15th, 2016 Rokushu
Kim John T. 3-2653 Mar 12th, 2016 Nanka
Tarafa Cesar R. 2-4984 Mar 12th, 2016 Nanka
Acopan Rome S., Jr. 1-11901 Mar 12th, 2016 Intermountain
Hall Jason W. 1-11889 Mar 12th, 2016 Nanka
Catlos Peter V. 3-2664 Mar 11th, 2016 Konan
Cotto Luis A. 3-2652 Mar 11th, 2016 Konan
Yu Keunwoo P. 1-11888 Mar 4th, 2016 Hudson
Kagawa Dean M. 4-1498 Mar 3rd, 2016 50th State
Sugihara Ronald Y. 4-1499 Mar 3rd, 2016 50th State
Kubo Staci Jane K. 1-11892 Mar 3rd, 2016 50th State
Loose Loren F. 1-11893 Mar 3rd, 2016 50th State
Melkumyants Mikhail Y. 1-11894 Mar 3rd, 2016 50th State
Oya Reid S. 1-11903 Mar 3rd, 2016 50th State
Powell George A. 1-11895 Mar 3rd, 2016 50th State
Sakanashi Taylor K. 1-11896 Mar 3rd, 2016 50th State
Tsvietukhin Mykhailo O.L. 1-11897 Mar 3rd, 2016 50th State
Wong Alexander M. 1-11898 Mar 3rd, 2016 50th State
Crawford Patricia L. 4-1497 Feb 28th, 2016 Konan
Morris Stephen M. 4-1500 Feb 28th, 2016 Konan
Bicker Jared C. 1-11886 Feb 28th, 2016 Konan
Wissmiller Robert S. 1-11891 Feb 28th, 2016 Konan
Balogh Kimberly E. 4-1494 Feb 22nd, 2016 Nanka
Nishikawa Ryan H. 3-2655 Feb 22nd, 2016 Hawaii State
Taniguchi Glen T. 3-2656 Feb 22nd, 2016 Hawaii State
Marumoto Kekuaokalani A.R. 1-11884 Feb 18th, 2016 50th State
Tain Fredy 1-11885 Feb 18th, 2016 Florida State
Ott Benjamin C. 4-1495 Feb 16th, 2016 Intermountain
Masuda Kazurou HS-112 Feb 16th, 2016 Daiheigen
Fallat Christian 1-11878 Feb 5th, 2016 Nanka
Fukushima Kento 3-2657 Feb 1st, 2016 Southern Pacific
Takeshita Derek Y. 3-2658 Feb 1st, 2016 Southern Pacific
Fukushima Masato 2-4982 Feb 1st, 2016 Southern Pacific
Gracie Kron S. 1-11880 Feb 1st, 2016 Nanka
O'Brien James 2-4979 Jan 28th, 2016 Rokushu
Nishime Robert S., M. D. 5-954 Jan 20th, 2016 Central Coast
Maxwell Gabriel D. 1-11873 Jan 18th, 2016 Konan
Taniguchi Nicole M. 4-1493 Jan 16th, 2016 Hawaii State
Taniguchi Chad N. 4-1492 Jan 16th, 2016 Hawaii State
Hiraoka Ranelle M. 2-4980 Jan 16th, 2016 Hawaii State
Nakasato Dan R. 2-4978 Jan 16th, 2016 Hawaii State
Saito Norman Y. 4-1490 Jan 14th, 2016 Hawaii
Higashi David T. 1-11866 Jan 14th, 2016 Hawaii
Lawhn James M. 1-11870 Jan 14th, 2016 Hawaii
Mizuno Randy J. 1-11867 Jan 14th, 2016 Hawaii
Oishi Torie Y. 1-11871 Jan 12th, 2016 Nanka
Okamura Henry K., Jr. 5-952 Jan 11th, 2016 Chicago
Yoshimoto Jensen M. 4-1491 Jan 8th, 2016 Hawaii
Swain Sophia M. 3-2646 Jan 8th, 2016 Central Coast
Meacham Adam R. 3-2645 Jan 5th, 2016 Hawaii
Whitehill Noah P. 1-11865 Jan 3rd, 2016 Konan
Yamanaka Travis T. 4-1487 Dec 24th, 2015 Chicago
Becker David C. 3-2650 Dec 24th, 2015 Chicago
Balitactac Corbin D. 1-11863 Dec 24th, 2015 Central Coast
Hashimoto Shannon A. 5-953 Dec 17th, 2015 50th State
Shiosaki Neal Y. 4-1484 Dec 17th, 2015 50th State
Hashimoto Brent H. 2-4973 Dec 17th, 2015 50th State
Matsuo Reed A. 2-4981 Dec 17th, 2015 50th State
Mahi Samson L. 1-11882 Dec 17th, 2015 50th State
Sanders Jacob K. 1-11876 Dec 17th, 2015 50th State
Ramos Benito 1-11872 Dec 16th, 2015 Florida
Parker Gary W. 3-2672 Dec 15th, 2015 Hokka
McArthur Adam D. 1-11951 Dec 15th, 2015 Hokka
Cho Young-Muk 1-11858 Dec 14th 2015 Northwest
Mendez Hector I. 3-2649 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Toth Brian D. 3-2644 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Engel Craig D. 2-4971 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Healy Matthew V. 2-4976 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Lee Ryan P. 2-4972 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Nagoya Tsutomu 2-4975 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Nagoya Tomoko 2-4974 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Evans Chanae 1-11911 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Gonzalez Arenas Oscar G. 1-11859 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Johnson Davon L. 1-11874 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Larson Kristofer A. 1-11900 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Martin Malcolm D. 1-11860 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Nagoya Micah 1-11883 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Parker Ronnell D. 1-11879 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Rackson Theresa M. 1-11861 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Thomas Eric N. 1-11855 Dec 14th, 2015 Northwest
Saz Fernando J. 4-1486 Dec 12th, 2015 Chicago
Dubovyk Igor 1-11868 Dec 12th, 2015 Chicago
Sanchez Frank A. 3-2648 Dec 10th, 2015 Nanka
Sanchez Eric A. 3-2647 Dec 10th, 2015 Nanka
Garner-LeRose Ian B. 1-11869 Dec 10th, 2015 San Joaquin
Prado Yancy R. 1-11862 Dec 07th, 2015 Hudson
Yamaguchi Hiroshi S. 1-11948 Dec 07th, 2015 Central Coast
Nishitani Chishiro 4-1488 Dec 7th, 2015 Central Coast
Tanigawa Laura L. 4-1489 Dec 7th, 2015 Central Coast
Urano Yuichiro 4-1485 Dec 7th, 2015 Central Coast
Bonilla Jesus N. 2-4970 Dec 7th, 2015 Hudson
Suzuki Anne S. 2-4983 Dec 7th, 2015 Central Coast
Blum Garry A. 1-11851 Dec 7th, 2015 Hudson
Borovina Stefan A. 1-11852 Dec 7th, 2015 Hudson
Cambrelen Jose A. 1-11853 Dec 7th, 2015 Hudson
Maniglia Andrew V. 1-11854 Dec 7th, 2015 Hudson
Pilz-Thurman Philipp E. 1-11857 Dec 7th, 2015 Hudson
Steel Jeffrey E. 4-1506 Nov 30th, 2015 Shufu
Gomez Daniel J. 3-2638 Nov 30th, 2015 Nanka
Ingram Jesse H. 3-2651 Nov 30th, 2015 Shufu
Pierce Lorena 2-4991 Nov 30th, 2015 Shufu
Swain Sophia M. 2-4969 Nov 30th, 2015 Central Coast
Matsubara William A. 1-11840 Nov 25th, 2015 Nanka
Chung Vinh H. 4-1482 Nov 21st, 2015 Central Coast
Mery Pamela M. 4-1483 Nov 21st, 2015 Central Coast
Golubovic Samir 3-2643 Nov 21st, 2015 Central Coast
Khaksar Ramin 1-11843 Nov 21st, 2015 Central Coast
Liu Michael 1-11841 Nov 20th, 2015 Nanka
Nagai Hunter R. 1-11842 Nov 20th, 2015 Nanka
Otsuka Terry H. 3-2642 Nov 19th, 2015 50th State
Takemoto Blayne K. 2-4968 Nov 19th, 2015 50th State
Alo Teniya 1-11844 Nov 19th, 2015 50th State
Bergfeld Keanu-Ray C. 1-11845 Nov 19th, 2015 50th State
Bernal Aaron M. 1-11846 Nov 19th, 2015 50th State
Matsukawa Robin I. 1-11847 Nov 19th, 2015 50th State
Matsunaka Jordan N. 1-11848 Nov 19th, 2015 50th State
Shiroma Lane K. 1-11849 Nov 19th, 2015 50th State
Soberano Malia A. 1-11850 Nov 19th, 2015 50th State
Taketa Kyle M. 3-2640 Nov 15th, 2015 Nanka
Tello Abanto Rodolfo 1-11839 Nov 15th, 2015 Shufu
Fay John W. 2-4967 Nov 14th, 2015 Shufu
Mitchell Cheryl A. 2-4963 Nov 14th, 2015 Shufu
Burton Rahmon E. 1-11836 Nov 14th, 2015 Shufu
Lifshitz Wayne 1-11837 Nov 14th, 2015 Shufu
Rodriguez Carlos R. 1-11838 Nov 14th, 2015 Shufu
Chang Long-Sheng 3-2674 Nov 10th, 2015 Nanka
Madan Omar 2-4977 Nov 9th, 2015 Florida State
Aoki Albert M. 9-113 Nov 6th, 2015 50th State 
Higashi Nobuyoshi 9-115 Nov 6th, 2015 Hudson
Sharp Harold E. 9-114 Nov 6th, 2015 Nanka
Shiina Kiyoshi 9-116 Nov 6th, 2015 Hudson
Matsumoto Mickey 7-263 Nov 6th, 2015 Nanka
Osugi Kenji 7-264 Nov 6th, 2015 Nanka
Sochanek Stanley 7-262 Nov 6th, 2015 Konan
Chu Keith T. 6-513 Nov 6th, 2015 Nanka
Conduragis Rod W. 6-511 Nov 6th, 2015 Northwest
Freeman Gary W. 6-514 Nov 6th, 2015 Nanka
Hirota Mark E. 6-512 Nov 6th, 2015 Northwest
Simon Neil J. 6-510 Nov 6th, 2015 Konan
Tsunawaki Don C. 6-515 Nov 6th, 2015 Southern Pacific
Carmichael Ghalib 4-1481 Nov 6th, 2015 Florida
Laazouzi Karim 3-2641 Nov 6th, 2015 Rokushu
Cainas David R. 2-4964 Nov 6th, 2015 Florida
Ferreira Eduardo F. 2-4965 Nov 6th, 2015 Florida
Horner Herbert E. 2-4966 Nov 6th, 2015 Florida
Fisher Leah R. 4-1480 Nov 1st, 2015 Shufu
Clancy Cathleen 1-11828 Nov 1st, 2015 Shufu
Madary Joseph N. 1-11831 Nov 1st, 2015 Shufu
Uwazie Chima 1-11829 Nov 1st, 2015 Shufu
Viernes Brandon K. 1-11830 Nov 1st, 2015 Shufu
Carroll Steven C. 1-11864 Oct 31th, 2015 Ganbaru
Goebel Gregory M. 4-1507 Oct 30th, 2015 Shufu
Delgado Juan S. 1-11832 Oct 30th, 2015 Florida State
Yamamoto Neal A. 2-4959 Oct 26th, 2015 Nanka
Smith John R. 1-11825 Oct 23th, 2015 Niagara
Martin Carnellius L. 1-11835 Oct 16th, 2015 Daiheigen
Acevedo Joseph 1-11881 Oct 13th, 2015 Florida
D'Innocenti Danilo 1-11826 Oct 13th, 2015 Florida
Stebbins Andrew A. 1-11827 Oct 13th, 2015 Florida
Yoshizu Duane H. 3-2637 Oct 12th, 2015 Hawaii
Patricio Miyuki K. 1-11824 Oct 12th, 2015 Hawaii
Yoshizu Aaron H. 1-11823 Oct 12th, 2015 Hawaii
Moreau Claude A. 5-950 Oct 10th, 2015 Hawaii
Berger Emily E. 3-2639 Oct 5th, 2015 Konan
Watkins Kevin W. 3-2635 Oct 5th, 2015 Konan
Wolf James T. 2-4957 Oct 5th, 2015 Konan
Thomas Mottsin L. 2-4960 Oct 3rd, 2015 Nanka
Castillo Yoshiki 1-11955 Oct 2nd, 2015 Daiheigen
Matsumoto Satoshi R. 1-11957 Oct 2nd, 2015 Daiheigen
Matsumoto Masashi D. 1-11956 Oct 2nd, 2015 Daiheigen
Ruf Christopher S. 4-1479 Oct 1st, 2015 Konan
Sasaki Shinjiro 4-1478 Oct 1st, 2015 Konan
Houser Kenneth R. 2-4958 Oct 1st, 2015 Konan
Winkelmeyer Harold F. 1-11817 Oct 1st, 2015 Konan