Judo Assist Ireland is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of inclusive judo both nationally and internationally.  We operate a national / international Special Needs / Autism activity and inclusion programme specifically designed to encourage physical activity, inclusion, competitiveness and wellbeing to a wide selection of people with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.

We work with many inclusion groups & organisations, schools, autism units and individuals across the length and breadth of Ireland and beyond.

Judo is one of the most participated sports in the world and is also one of the most adaptable.

Our core objectives are to,

  • Promote, develop and foster inclusion in society through our adaptive/inclusive judo programs
  • Encourage and promote physical and social activities for people with physical, intellectual and social challenges
  • Promote and develop opportunities and facilities to enable, assist and enhance the participation, enjoyment and performance of adaptive/inclusive judo
  • Promote and raise awareness of the importance and benefits of movement/exercise for people with physical, social and intellectual challenges

We advocate and promote inclusion in all our activities and events, but also recognise the importance of special needs and autism specific programmes.

Our positive and creative approach to education and training has led us to develop several concept coaching streams which is paramount to the continued success of our programme. We have developed and delivered many comprehensive adaptive coaching courses, seminars and workshops to all provinces of Ireland and many countries across Europe. Our teaching techniques and skills are modified and developed with a clear focus on individual ability and the physical, social and emotional benefits to all who take part.