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
This is the tentative schedule for the Pajulahti Games to be held in January 2018 in Pajulahti, Finland.
|Thursday||Self made programs for example the Husky Safari
There are also activities in the Pajulahti area.
|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 Afternoon||Education (Possible topic Judo & Down Syndrome & other disabilities)|
|Saturday Night||Party/international get together|
|Sunday Morning||Training session|
SNJU are happy to announce Suomen Judoliitto, the Finland Judo Association, to join us. We are very happy with this great addition to our membership ranks. Welcome, Finland!
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..
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.
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.