Dan Certification

It is the goal of USA Karate to afford all eligible members the opportunity to participate in the Dan Certification process. Applicants whose current rank was not awarded by an approved USA Karate member school/organization or other USA Karate recognized affiliate, whose rank cannot be verified by a reference, or whose documentation cannot be produced for review, etc., may be required to provide additional karate rank related background information at the request of the USA Karate Technical Committee. 

You can review the USA Karate Dan Certification Requirements here.

You can submit your application online here.

Please complete the survey here if you are not listed.

8th Dan - Hachidan

July 11, 2014 - Jesse Canedo

July 12, 2018 - John DiPasquale

July 12, 2018 - Katsutaka Tanaka

7th Dan - Nanadan

July 13, 2016 - Terrance Hill

July 12, 2018 - Alex Miladi

6th Dan - Rokudan

July 11, 2013 - Akira Fukuda

July 11, 2013 - Mark Cramer

November 30, 2017 - Christopher Hodgin

July 12, 2018 - Jorge Caro

5th Dan - Godan

July 11, 2013 - Johnpaul Williams

3rd Dan - Sandan

July 11, 2013 - Luis Sauceda

July 10, 2014 - Sabahudin Tricic

July 10, 2014 - Adrian Manaila

July 13, 2016 - Diane Martin

July 13, 2016 - Ryu Goto

October 31, 2017 - Sean O'Leary

October 31, 2017 - P. Christopher Perry

April 19, 2018 - Mark Glochowsky

July 12, 2018 - Mark Glochowsky

July 12, 2018 - Shiva Jogi

May 4, 2019 - Glenn Fowler

May 4, 2019 - Alex Martinez

July 12, 2019 - Cassie Pham-Korman

July 12, 2019 - Yadu Kuikel

August 24, 2019 - Purna Tamang

August 24, 2019 - Tila Dhimal

December 30, 2019 - Thomas Westernoff

March 2, 2020 - Joe Raymond

February 23, 1984 - David Hale

April 30, 2020 - Michael McKenzie 

2nd Dan - Nidan

July 11, 2007 - Raymond Toy

July 11, 2013 - Sofia Vizcarra

July 15, 2015 - Hector Dominguez

April 19, 2018 - Todd Richards

July 12, 2018 - Joseph Faust

July 12, 2019 - Ashwin Venkatesan

1st Dan - Shodan

July 11, 2013 - Jill McLaughlin

July 10, 2014 - Kerim Tricic

July 12, 2018 - Jose Lorenzo

July 12, 2018 - Daniel Iriza

July 12, 2018 - Rafael Oliver

July 12, 2018 - James Prihoda

February 20, 2019 - David Eguires

February 27, 2019 - Taybren Lee

February 27, 2019 - Hector Ramos

February 27, 2019 - Miguel Sanchez

May 4, 2019 - Robert Matthews

July 12, 2019 - Katherine Arevalo

July 12, 2019 - Fabianna Herrera

July 12, 2019 - David Abraham

July 12, 2019 - Karla Flores

August 24, 2019 - Upendra Kuikel

December 30, 2019 - Scott Chiriboga