Judo and Ju Jitsu club “Stara Varoš“ – Podgorica were founded in September 2009. By Mladen Jokmanovic and Marko Jokmanovic, coaches and still active and successful competitors. The goal was to create a modern, new type of club with professional attitude towards its members and with a primary aim to form a healthy individual athlete who will eventually become a better member of the community by perfecting himself/herself by training martial arts.
Today our club gathers a significant number of members, majority being kids. We can proudly emphasize that our members won big number of medals at the national and international competitions both in Judo and Ju jitsu. For the last two years our quality and efforts were recognized by Volcano Company which is our sponsor so at the competitions you can see us participation as “Stara Varos – Volcano“.
We function as a family, providing our members the opportunity to compete in both Judo and Ju Jitsu at the same time or just to specialize for one sport as the time passes by. We have members aging from 5 to 55 years old, opened for males and females, all races and nationalities, athletes or just people who love our sports and went to be fit and ready and learn how to defend themselves. We strive to create a complete, multi-dimensional fighter, to teach efficient self defense, judo and ju jitsu with a healthy body and spirit and attitude.
- Mladen Jokmanovic – Judo master 3. DAN black belt. Ju jitsu master 3.DAN black belt. Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt instructor and certified strength and conditioning coach for fighters.
- Marko Jokmanović – Judo master 2. DAN black belt. Ju jitsu master 2.DAN black belt. Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt instructor and certified strength and conditioning coach for fighters.
- Pero Keković – Karate master 2. DAN black belt
Brief success summary 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and before
From January till July 2016 *STARA VAROS- VOLCANO*: 77 JUDO MEDALS and 3 TEAM TROPHYS; 40 JU JITSU MEDALS.
*JUDO* – From January till July 2016 members of Judo club Stara Varos – Volcano, Podgorica won 77 medals (30 gold, 24 silvers and 23 bronze medals) as well as 3 team trophies. We participated at 13 competitions: 5 national championships, 6 international tournaments and 2 Balkans championships.
*JU JITSU* – Ju jitsu club Stara Varoš had Independence Day club competition (40 medals) showing very high level in fighting and ne waza disciplines. As a sign of protest due to discrimination and unfair treatment of our national team members, competitors and coaches, Ju jitsu club Stara Varos (a club who proudly produced World champion and European champion, as well as 3 world championship results and 4 European championship results in Fighting and Ne waza system) was forced to boycott and does not participate at the competitions organized by Montenegrin JJF.
276 medals in 2015 for Judo club Stara Varos – Volcano and Ju jitsu club Stara Varos Judo club Stara Varos- Volcano won 208 medals, while Ju jitsu club Stara Varos won 68 medals.
*JUDO* – In 2015 Judo club Stara Varos – Volcano- Podgorica, participated at 19 competitions (16 international, 4 national). We took 208 medals- 86 gold, 67 silvers and 55 bronze medals as well as 7 trophies. Congratulations to all members!
*JU JITSU* – Ju jitsu club Stara Varoš participated at two competitions Independence day (28 medals) and liberation of Podgorica (40 medals) showing very high level in fighting and ne waza disciplines. From January 2015, Ju jitsu club Stara Varos (a club who proudly produced World champion and European champion, as well as 3 world championship results and 4 European championship results in Fighting and Ne waza system) was forced to boycott and does not participate at the competitions organized by Montenegrin JJF, as a protest due to unjust and unfair treatment of our national team members, competitors and coaches. Congratulations to all members!
*187 Medals in 2014. – 81 Judo, 106 Ju jitsu and 20 trophies
*JUDO* Judo club Stara Varos – Volcano won 81 medal in Judo.
We participated at 15 competitions, 11 international and 5 national. 81 medal and 15 trophies – 28 gold, 27 silvers, 28 bronze medals.
*JU JITSU* in 2014 ju jitsu club Stara Varos won 106 medals and 5 trophies, 63 gold, 31 silvers and 12 bronze medals. At the European championship in Sweden ours members won one gold and two bronze medals. At the World championship in Paris our members were fighting for medals two times and ended up at 5th place. Our member was ranked 7th at the world ranking list which was the best rank of Montenegrin athletes.
*JUDO* club Stara Varos – Volcano, Participated at 13 competitions in 2013 winning 74 medals and 2 trophies. 20 gold, 27 silvers and 27 bronze medals.
*JU JITSU* in 2013 Stara Varoš won 67 medals and 10 team trophies among which 9 gold ones. At the National Montenegrin championship we had 22 national champions. 67 medals, 42 gold, 10 silvers and 15 bronze medals.
Our member Mileta Rondovic became junior world ju jitsu champion in Gent Belgium. Making him the first ever male Montenegrin ju jitsu world champion and the first athlete from Montenegro to become world champion in any sport since the regaining of independence in 2006.