SNJU cooperates with EU in the ERASMUS+ Project


The SNJU board of directors in conjunction with the University of Barcelona are proud to be the driving force in a European Erasmus + project application to study the benefits of the adapted sport of Judo for people with autism.
The study will last for three years and will see six European countries (Ireland, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Switzerland) working closely together in research, data collecting, seminars, international training & events and much more.
We are very excited to prove what we already know, that participating in judo is hugely beneficial for people with autism and indeed many other disabilities.
The first meeting of the whole group will take place in Barcelona on Friday 1st February 2019.

Time schedule for the Pajulahti Games OESN

Time schedule for the Pajulahti Games / OESN

This is the tentative schedule for the Pajulahti Games to be held in January 2018 in Pajulahti, Finland.

WEDNESDAY
Wednesday Arrival day
THURSDAY
Thursday Self made programs for example the Husky Safari
There are also activities in the Pajulahti area.
FRIDAY
Friday Morning 09:30 – 11:30 Training with Judo-Games
Friday Afternoon 13:00- 15:30 Time off to walk on the Lake
Friday late Afternoon 16:00- 18:00 Divisioning
Friday Evening 19:30 – 21:30 Education about Refereeing
SATURDAY
Saturday Morning Competition
Saturday Afternoon Education (Possible topic Judo & Down Syndrome & other disabilities)
Saturday Night Party/international get together
SUNDAY
Sunday Morning Training session
Sunday Departure day

Announcing more growth for SNJU!

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..

http://snju.org/application-for-membership-of-snju/
http://snju.org/snju-referee-application-form/

Project Bucharest aftermovie

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!

Pictures can be found here:
Day ONE
Day TWO
Day THREE
Day FOUR

Report on the Flower Of Inclusion Tournament

The International Special Needs Judo Union in conjunction with the Greek Veteran Society was extremely proud to stage the first ever International Flower of Inclusion Festival in Loutraki, Greece recently. The whole event was an amazing success and was attended by delegations from 18 Counties worldwide. Click here for a summary of events as the week unfolded.

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