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Nika works to make sports a way of life for many children in Israel. Sagi Muki, the association's presenter and 'Nika' CEO Gadi Dekel were interviewed for 103FM's social program. Listen



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Far Beyond Sports: Sagi Muki's Venture

Nika works to make sports a way of life for many children in Israel.

Sagi Muki, the association's presenter and 'Nika' CEO Gadi Dekel were interviewed for 103FM's social program. Listen

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Sagi Muki, the world champion and Olympic medalist in judo, has long not invested his best time in judo alone; The rest of the time he serves as a presenter at the Nika organization, which works to make physical activity accessible to Israeli children. Olympic medalist and association director Gadi Dekel spoke with Maayan Adam on 103fm and told about the association and the new project 'Resilience in movement'.



A year and a half has passed since the association 'Nika' was established as part of the desire to change the lives of tens of thousands of children through sports. The social encounter with sports activities and we combine a lot of content issues, empowerment and capacity development. We try to maintain as reasonable a price level as possible and where necessary we help to subsidize, "explained Gadi Dekel, CEO of the association.



"Nika is currently in three arenas," said Dekel, detailing: "There are 110 school classrooms, 50 after-school centers and 8 centers that are open in the afternoon.If there is a training that takes place once a week then the payment will be 100-150 NIS per month.



About eight months ago, Olympic judoka Guy Muki joined the association as a presenter. "The CEO approached me with an amazing idea, he lifted the glove and wanted to change the lives of children in the country and make sports accessible to everyone - they will take sports as a way of life," Sagi shared, adding: "Today, for many reasons many children do not do sports, Palm came to me with a plan because you can do it and I decided to join. "



" We sport to thousands - not the generals "



these days went association with a new venture, resilience motion, which gives equal opportunities to everyone, author of the sports periphery and those children who come from homes disadvantaged." Today we are about 4,000 children, thanks to the new project we will reach 15-20 thousand children all over the country, "said the association's CEO excitedly. per month.We will reach each village twice a month with a team of coaches and a vehicle equipped with a sports equipment bed. "



"We are working on some training methods developed by senior coaches. Our main method is the 'Skills' method, which is adapted to grades 1-6 and works on cognition, coordination and the sports experience," said Gadi Dekel, CEO of the association, emphasizing: " We are not thousands of sports champions, but if we identify a child with the potential - we point them. "



at the end of the conversation, shared Sagi Muki plans to continue judoka and declared that we will see him next Olympics too:" these days we returned to training gradually, ie after The Olympics are in a period of calm and now we are back to training.

Judo is the place that does me the best, I feel my heart is there.

If I did not feel that way I would not waste my time, I love this way so I continue to Paris 24 '".

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