March 15, 2020

An important announcement from Adam Moyerman, Co-Director of the Liberty Bell:



In light of COVID19, the 2020 Liberty Bell Judo Classic will be POSTPONED.


Kristin (El Idrissi, tournament co-director) and I are working to determine a later date to hold the tournament and will provide updates as they become available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause anyone, but everyone’s health and safety is our primary concern.


Please stay in the know by consulting the CDCs advice and in the tenet of mutual welfare, be sure to practice social distancing.


To those that have already registered Kristin and I will be reaching out over the next week to discuss credits or refunds.


Kristin, our former tournament directors, and I appreciate your understanding and all the support we have received from the judo community over the years. Feel free to reach out with any questions and be sure to Stay Safe!




Adam Moyerman

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

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:

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: 202 945 3781.