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

Registration is open for the greatest Special Needs Judo event on the planet!

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.

See you in Beverwijk!

Come to the Pajulahti Games! (updated closure date)

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!

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.

Also, we would like to welcome all our new members for whom this message is the first they will be receiving. If you log in with the password you received, you will be able to change the type of emails you will be receiving. However for the moment we advice you leave the settings alone; the amount of mail will not be too big.

World Judo Games 2018 (Beverwijk)


In 2018 the SNJU in conjunction with the SNJU will organise the very first SN Judo World Games in Beverwijk on the occasion of its 20th year anniversary. This event is open every special needs judoka in the world in levels 1, 2 and 3

If you are interested in participating, or in the events surrounding the World Judo Games, then please click HERE to subscribe yourself to the newsletter (preferably using your Facebook account) and select the category “BEVERWIJK 2018 EN”

If you are aware of other interested clubs or persons, then please do not hesitate to point them to this website.

For our friends abroad who are not yet aware of the five-level classification (in use in most European countries, as well as the Special Olympics): A document about this can be downloaded HERE.