Communication from the Board
This is used from communications from the Board of SNJU
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!
Scandinavia is turning blue: Welcome Finland!
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!
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..
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!
Dutch Open SN Judo Kata
Sunday November 26th, the Dutch Judo Association JBN, in cooperation with SNJF and Sportinstituut Verhagen will organise the 2nd
ONK SN-Judo Kata
Optisport Sporthal De Wetteling, Zuidsingel 2, 5801 AH, Venray
According to SNJF rules SN Judo Kata Regulations v2.0
Via this link on the JBN website (sorry: In Dutch).
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:
SNJU is growing!
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!
Welcome to the Göteborg Open 2017!
The Göteborg Open 2017 takes place on September 22-24 2017.
For more information, see the event in our Calendar.
Sweden Judo Federation becomes SNJU 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.
Judoka Bears Open Special Needs Tournament Bucharest
On the 3rd of September 2018 the Judoka Bears of Bucharest, in conjunction with SNJU, will organise their first Special Needs Judo tournament.
For more information, click HERE to go to our Event Section.