2023 Liberty Bell

March 20, 2023
April 29, 2023 – April 30, 2023 all-day
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Vare Field House
8000 Cherokee St Philadelphia
PA 19119
Adam Moyerman

Liberty Bell Judo Classic

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

APRIL 29 – 30, 2023


Liberty Bell Judo Classic (teamusa.org)


Presented by: Liberty Bell Judo Club
TOURNAMENT DIR: Adam Moyerman / 215-815-2555
Kristin El Idriss / 215- 470-4169
HEAD REFEREE: Roy Englert – royenglertjr@aol.com
WHEN: Competition Date: April 29 & 30, 2023
WHERE: Competition Venue: Vare Field House, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 8000 Cherokee St, Philadelphia, PA 19119
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST – Online Registration Only
WEIGH-INS: Friday, April 28, 2023
6-9 pm Seniors, Kata, & Veterans
Saturday, April 29, 2023
6-9 pm Youth & Juniors
Satellite Weigh-ins for non-Elite divisions will be permitted- Please see Information Packet for Information.
COMPETITION: Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:00am: Site Opens
8:30am Kata Competition Begins
8:30am Coaches Meeting
9:00am Opening Ceremony
Competition Seniors & Veterans following Opening Ceremony
Sunday, April 30, 2023
8:00am: Site Opens
8:30am Coaches Meeting
9:00am Opening Ceremony
Competition Youth & Juniors following Opening Ceremony

This event will be a National Referee Evaluation/Test Site. See entry packet for more information.

Registration at


Full Information on Smoothcomp site



Important Note for USJF- and USJA-only members.


Due to the recent expiration of the long-standing Alliance agreement among USA Judo, USJF, and USJA,  Medical and General Liability coverage for non-USA Judo members for this USA Judo-sanctioned event has changed significantly.


Please BE SURE you read the waiver carefully before signing; it has important information that may impact your decision to participate in this event.

Shufu Shinbun is BACK !

This newsletter is presented in memory of Malcolm Hodges who was a dedicated Shufu and Washington Judo Club member for many years and wrote and was the editor of the monthly Shufu Shinbun newsletter.


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Coach Certification

SafeSport Certification is now required for all USJF registered clubs. If you have already completed the course and submitted a copy of your certificate, you do not need to resubmit. For more information or to take the course, please visit https://athletesafety.org/

Heads Up concussion training, through the CDC’s website, is a requirement for all members of your USJF registered club who function as teachers at any time. Please advise all of your instructors and assistant instructors of this requirement. The training can be accessed at: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/

Hilaire Notewo Seeking Donations for Judo Programs in the Ivory Coast, Needs Gis and Equipment

Longtime Shufu Judo member Hilaire Notewo is planning to relocate to Côte D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Africa in late November/December. He will be supporting judo programs, but equipment (esp. judo uniforms) are difficult to come by.  Hilaire is looking for gently used judo gis and other equipment.  Hilaire will also be visiting and donating goods to orphanages.  Should you have gently used shoes, clothes for teenagers, youths, and toddlers, kindly make them available to Hilaire.

If you would like to donate to this effort, you can send your donation to the following address:

Hilaire Notewo

7401 New Hampshire Ave. #1003

Takoma Park, MD  20912

Or contact him via his email address: hilson79@gmail.com 202 945 3781.