The Informed Coach


Welcome to USJF Coach Certification,

On behalf of the United States Judo Federation, I would like to congratulate you on your participation in the United States Judo Federation Judo National Coach Certification program.  The USJF has approved this National certificated program as a means to develop the coaching effectiveness of the grassroots instructor up through to the Olympic/World level coach.

Training for Competition, Judo Coaching Strategy and the Science for Success by Professor Hayward Nishioka, is a comprehensive educational program designed to prepare individuals for success coaching.   Hayward Nishioka, Professor of Physical Education from Los Angeles City College, has combined his academic background with many years of experience as a coach, administrator, official, athlete and parent to create this unique guide.  Training for Competition, Judo Coaching Strategy and the Science for Success has been written specifically for Judo coaches.

The USJF National Coach certification can be done through distance learning (online). Cost - $100.00 includes Training for Competition, Judo Coaching Strategy and the Science for Success Manual and access to the online testing section.

National Coach Certification is good for 2 years

Introduction to USJF National Coach certification starts with;

  • What is Coaching?
  • Mapping Out a Strategy
  • Communicating with your Competitor
  • Advance Judo Tactics

Candidate Requirements; Please forward your information to the USJF National Office.

At the conclusion of each chapter you will have the opportunity to take the online test.  The online test will be of a True/False and/or Multiple Choice question format.  Upon conclusion of each chapter test, the results will be given to you immediately. You can retest if you so choose.  You must score 90% or higher to acquire your USJF Coach Certification.

Online Registration:  Upon submission, Larry Tsutsui USJF Coach Subcommittee chair will contact you confirming your registration.   Upon successful completion of the USJF National Coach Certification program your certificate will sent directly to you.

Certification Fee: $100.00, includes Coach Certification Manual and Online Testing Fee.

Upon Receipt of your payment, the userid and password will be emailed to you.

Make check payable to: USJF

Mail to:


Attn: Coach Certification

PO Box 338, Ontario

Oregon 97914-0338

United States Judo Federation

National Teachers Institute

Mitchell Palacio, Chairperson

United States Judo Federation

P.O. Box 338

Ontario, OR 97914-0338


Phone: 1-541-889-8753

Fax: 1-541-889-5836