HISTORY OF THE UNION OF THE KNIGHTS’ ASSOCIATIONS DUŠAN SILNI Cover Image

ПОВЕСТ САВЕЗА ВИТЕШКИХ ДРУШТАВА „ДУШАН СИЛНИ”
HISTORY OF THE UNION OF THE KNIGHTS’ ASSOCIATIONS DUŠAN SILNI

Author(s): Saša Nedeljković
Subject(s): History, Customs / Folklore, Recent History (1900 till today), Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Management and complex organizations, 19th Century
Published by: Матица српска
Keywords: Dušan Silni; Soko; Obilić; Srpska Zora; Dubrovnik; Union of Serbian Knights;

Summary/Abstract: Dr Vladan Djordjević was one of the gymnasts who took part Stevan Todorović’s. Studying medicine in Vienna, he understood how much Jahn’s movement of physical exercise (Turners) contributed to Germany. He believed that Serbia, too, should start with the systematic physical exercise. He founded The Belgrade Association for Gymnastics and Fighting. Following the suggestion of Vojislav Rašić, at the assembly held in 1891 the Belgrade Association for Gymnastics and Fighting changed its name into The Belgrade Gymnastics Association Soko (Falcon). Part of the members, headed by the lawyer Jovan Stojanović, left the Association and in 1982 founded The Civil Gymnastics Association Dušan Silni (Dušan the Mighty), Such associations were founded in Serbia and in the Serbian regions outside Serbia. Sub-committee of The Serbian Educational and Cultural Association Prosvjeta in Mostar in 1903 founded The Serbian Gymnastics Association Obilić. Activists gathered around Srpska Zora (Serbian Dawn) in 1907 founded The Serbian Gymnastics Association Dušan Silni in Dubrovnik. After the Annexation crisis, The Union of the Knights’ Associations Dušan Silni and The Union of the Serbian Soko Associations united on November 8, 1909 into The Union of the Soko Associations Dušan Silni. During World War I, members of the Union fought in the ranks of the Serbian army for the liberation and unification of the Serbian nation.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 138
  • Page Range: 103-114
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian