In SNJF’s vision, SN-Judo should be available for anyone with a physical and/or mental disability, without exceptions. Our motto is: “Normal where possible, modified where necessary”
SNJF have been founded as a non-profit organisation, supporting SN-judo within the Netherlands and abroad, and encouraging integration of SN-judokas into the regular Judo community.
Since 2000 the founders of SNJF Ben van der Eng (1952-2015) and Tycho van der Werff deliver advice, support and know-how with organising tournaments, classification of judoka, consultancy and in short everything that is related to Special Needs Judo.
SNJF was the driving force behind the government-supported “Judo for Caregivers” education package which guarantees comprehensive education (And an official certificate to prove it!) for Judo sensei dealing with handicapped and/or disabled judoka.
The large body of expertise within SNJF is available for governmental and private organisations within The Netherlands and abroad.