Our Purpose

Sokol Los Angeles (founded in 1909) is an American Czech/Moravian/Slovak social, gym, and educational organization established to carry on the American Sokol philosophy. Our organization is open to all individuals interested in the Czech/Moravian/Slovak cultures and the American Sokol philosophy.

American Sokol is an organization dedicated to the physical, mental, and cultural advancement of its members, the youth and adults that attend its programs, and a local communities it serves. Sokol was founded on the philosophy that only physically fit, mentally alert, and culturally well-developed citizens can make a nation strong and give life to the honorable spirit of patriotism.

Sokol Credo:

To build a healthy and beautiful human body; to cultivate a harmonious and total person; to develop firm character, a well-rounded disposition, and a love of truth and justice; to produce strong, lovely, and honorable people; that is the goal of Sokol education.

Czech and Slovak National Anthems

Listen to the anthems and learn the lyrics so you can join in with confidence when we sing these songs at our events.

Sokol Notes - Winter 2016

Read all about Sokol Los Angeles and its current happenings!

Event Photos

All of our photos can now be accessed by clicking "Event Photos" in the left column of the page.

Czech and Slovak Name Days

If you know someone with one of these Czech names, wish them all the best on their Name Day. Click here to learn more about Czech and Slovak name days.

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Dr. Miroslav Tyrs

Founded the Sokol organization in the Czech lands in 1862.

Tyrs with Sokol