The registration for Beverwijk 2018 is open! SNJF from The Netherlands, in conjunction with SNJU will organise the greatest Special Needs Judo event on the planet for the 20th time! And for this special edition, the Saturday of the tournament has been renamed to the Special Needs World Judo Games to emphasise the presence of judoka from all over the world.
This great tournament takes place on april 14 and 15, 2018, in three parts:
The Special Needs World Judo Games, the top tournament for levels 1, 2 and 3 (14/4)
The SNWJG Kata tournament (14/4)
The great Ben van der Eng Memorial Tournament for all levels (15/4)
As always, surrounded by music, seminars and fun!
You can view the information and sign-up pages HERE.
Divisioning during the SN tournament 2017, Bucharest
The most important property of a Special Needs tournament is that it must be safe for all participants. Starting point for this is a proper divisioning procedure. SNJU have, together with SNJF, compiled a document describing methods, pitfalls and things to keep in mind while preparing for an SN tournament.
SNJU is proud to announce our new members:
– Johan Orrbo and his team of Frovi Judo, Sweden
– Special Challengers Judo Foundation of South Carolina, USA
– The Polish National Judo organisation
This brings our membership to 40 individual members, spanning 22 countries!
This is a fantastic achievement in our first 6 months. Our recently launched SN referee programme has also attracted interest from referees from six countries so far and is rising daily. If you have not yet registered your Federation, Organisation or Club you can do so by following the link below. Similarly if you want to register a referee to the programme follow the referee link
Remember together we can achieve more..
The Judo tournament of the Pajulahti Games 2018 has been awarded the prestigious title of the Open European Special Needs tournament, the great tournament that ran for 5 years in Beverwijk and is now, as we say it, on tour.
The tournament runs from 19-21 January, 2018
Entry form can be downloaded here as well as all the other information. Please note that the application closure date is December 12th!
A Dutch SN team augmented by board members James Mulroy and Cecilia Evenblij visited Romania to assist the local organisation with organising a Special Needs tournament, with a successful tournament as a result. The team was received very well, and visited historic sites as part of the project.
Many thanks from SNJU to Zelko Alexandru and his team from the Judoka Bears in Bucharest for providing us with all these beautiful facilities!
Today, we welcome Russia and Greece! The world is turning blue! Remember, together we are strong and if you would like to participate in SNJU, then this link will bring you to our application form and make you a member!
June 10 – Tomas Rundqvist, President of SNJU, receives the formal membership application from Kristiina Pekkola – President of Swedish Judo Federation during the Swedish National Championships in Stockholm.
Sweden is the first European National Governing Body to enter SNJU.