SNJU are proud to introduce you to one of our member organisation/clubs, who
are the first to be featured in our Special Features section of our website.
new section of the website is aimed at promoting and highlighting the amazing
work that is going on all over the world in the area of inclusive judo.
to Judo Klub Sokol, Slovenia.
Klub Sokol is a judo club that has been working in the city of Ljubljana, Slovenia
for over 24 years. They are an enthusiastic small club with a lot of
warm-hearted and open-minded people, aiming to contribute to the development of
They started as a section of the Judo Club Golovec
in 1987. This section became so numerous that they decided to set up an
independent club in 1993, with the main goal of spreading the philosophy of
this martial art in Ljubljana (Slovenia). Initially, the club started with a
very few members, but with the effort and dedication of everybody, started
In the recent years, the club has experienced a
substantial growth, and it has turned into an institution that works for the
improvement of society using sports as a tool to achieve this goal. However, it
has never lost the atmosphere that characterizes it, being always a family club
where everybody is welcome and free to bring new ideas.
As a good example of this, most of the people who
are working or volunteering in the club were practising judo with us
previously, and some of them are even combining working and participating in
classes as judo pupils as well. All trainers are professional judokas with
broad experience on teaching. Some of them were very successful competitors in
national and international judo competitions.
They are also one of the few sport clubs in Slovenia
that welcome judokas with disabilities in our classes, including them in every
activity we make, and integrating them into the groups, in order to give them
an opportunity to participate as anyone else.
Inclusion is the main topic that concerns us nowadays.
They are working very hard to show society that it is possible to include
people with disabilities in the same classes as people without disabilities,
thus normalizing a situation that they find unfair.
“Many times families with kids with disabilities
have to face barriers when they are trying to enrol their kids in sports, just
because they are different. That is our
reason, to work for a more human world, in which everyone can participate and
bring their skills to our activities”.
The club works with people aged from 5 to 75 years
old. Currently, with a membership of circ. 300 students.
some great videos about inclusive judo from Judo Klub Sokol:
juda za vse Jožeta Škrabe, Koper 2018 – 2nd Judo Festival
for All Jože Škraba 2018
- Obisk predsednika RS Boruta Pahorja – Visit of
the President of Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor in inclusive judo training
- Svetovne igre SOS in obisk
predsednika – World Special Olympic Gold Medal and president on
national TV 2019
- Adrijan in Benjamin – evropska promotorja združenega športa –
Adrian & Benjamin are SOEE young promotors of unified sport
Contact person: Viktorija Pečnikar Oblak
Telephone: 00 386 31 766 880
Address: Pokopališka ulica 35, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia,
Open hours: Monday till Friday from 4:00 PM to 10:00