Louis Moyerman was raised in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. He joined the Nerim Judo club at the age of 12 where he was taught by Mrs. Helen Foos – one of the first women black belts in the USA. Lou went on the train under Mr. Ishikawa, a 9th degree black belt from Japan.
As a student at Temple University, Lou started Temple’s Judo club in 1969. His competitive record in the sport of Judo include: Gold Medals in the 2002-2003 Midwestern Championships, Keystone State Games – 2004 Gold Medal, 1999 World Masters Championship Bronze Medal in Canada, 1982 Gold Medal in the National Masters Sports Festival – Philadelphia and in the USA National Championships – eight time gold medal winner, three time silver medal and four time bronze medal winner.
Most impressive is Lou’s coaching background. He has been coaching since 1969 and continues to compete and coach today. From 1969 to 1977, Lou coached Judo at Temple University. In 1976, he coached Olympian Joseph Bost and more recently in 2004 was the coach of the USA Olympic trails for Anatoliy Kenis. He went to Israel with the USA Maccabiah Team in 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2001. In 1995, Lou went to Equador with the USA Junior Pan American Team and in 2000 it was off to Sydney, Australia with the USA Olympic Team. He was the USA Olympic Team. He was the USA Team Captain, team gold winner in the 1981 World Maccabiah Games and received the bronze medal in the Tournament De La Quenpa in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Moyerman is certainly an accomplished athlete. His outstanding sportsmanship does not end with Judo.
He has received numerous awards throughout his life including the WCAU Spirit of Philadelphia award, B’nai B’rith Educators Award for Excellence in the Teaching Profession and the Eastern Collegiate Coach of the Year, to name a few. Lou has dedicated his life to his love of his family and friends, the sport of Judi, volunteerism, mentoring, and living out his dreams.