USA Judo News Judo in Schools

Judo in Schools

Aug. 02, 2017, 12:08 p.m. (ET)

USA Judo, Academica Charter School System
and the IJF to Launch “Judo in Schools”

USA Judo is pleased to announce the launch of the “Judo in Schools” program in partnership with Academica Charter Schools and the International Judo Federation.

Academica is one of the nation’s longest-serving and most successful education service organizations, providing professional services and related support to public charter schools. Twelve Academica schools have been identified to implement a pilot program of providing judo instruction as an after-school program with the intent to eventually incorporate judo as an elective into the schools’ physical education programs.  Nine schools are located in South Florida, two in San Antonio, TX, and one in Washington, DC.

The International Judo Federation has donated 12 tatami mats and 600 judogis to support the creation a successful pilot program that can be replicated in Academica and other schools across the United States.

USA Judo will also provide administrative, financial and marketing resources and support for this project.

For the initial launch of the program in 4-5 Florida schools, the program is looking to hire an overall program coordinator and individual school judo instructors ASAP. Please find the below links to the coordinator and instructor job descriptions and please contact Keith Bryant at with any questions.

USA Judo extends its sincere thanks to Academica and the IJF for their collaborative efforts to grow judo in America.

Job Descriptions