Martial arts


The martial arts workshops program will take place on Thursday 28 July and Friday 29 July.

The schedule of Thursday 28 July:

TimeMartial Arts Programme
8:30-9:00Arrival, welcome
9:00-10:00Chi Defense
Tai Chi Qigong
By Tsafi NelkenHealth secrets
(max. 50 participants)
10:05-11:05Collective Introduction
Get to know all participants, trainers and styles
By Hugo M. Nijhof (6th dan jiujitsu, 5th dan nihon taijitsu, 3th dan nihon jiujitsu, 1th dan aikido – Judobond Nederland)
11:10-12:35Poekoelan Kung Fu workshop
My Friend the Ground –
by Yvet van GeestPoekoelan Kung Fu Netherlands
(Knee pads required)
12:40-13:30Lunch break
13:35-15:10Impress de Jury
(see IAGLMA rules, self-defense)
15:30-16:30Choice of:

Fencing workshop
by Sabine van Knijff Schermschool de Jordaan  
(Maximum of 14 participants due to availability of fencing gear; please indicate your clothing size upon registration)
Wrestling workshop
Wrestling free style workshop by Jeroen Tan Wrestling group Association Tijgertje Amsterdam  

The schedule of Friday 29 July:

TimeMartial Arts Programme
Arrival, welcome

The Fight Qlub | LGBTIQ+ Kick boxing  
MMA / Kickboxing / boxing
By Sherryl NettebColourful Pride  
(Bring boxing gloves and shin guards)
Judo Ne Waza
By Eric ZwaanChikara Sport  
  Tijgertje LHBTI Krav Maga Overal jezelf kunnen zijn Workshop (Empowerment Workshop)
By Stephan Wattimena and Sharon van DongerenIKMF Nederland  
Lunch break
Choice of:

Arnis: striking styles, sinawalis & twirling
Filipino Martial Arts
By Beth HoltKawayan Martial Arts School  
(Maximum number of participants is 50. Please bring your own sticks.)
Jiu Jitsu Kansetsu waza
By Hugo M. Nijhof
Impress the jury: show your kata
Medal ceremony, farewell & see you next time!

The programme is aimed at beginners (limited experience, one year of continuous practice) – intermediate – black belts. Participants self-categorize upon registration by indicating their level.

The workshops are offered to all participants, regardless of their level (with the exception of the workshop Arnis, stick fighting, which is not open for beginners); the instructors provide participants with assignments which are appropriate and challenging for each level.
During registration, participants should already indicate which workshop they would like to attend, so we can take the maximum number of participants into account (i.e. fencing). Multiple workshops can be selected, but note that some workshops take place simultaneously; participants choose one of them.


Participants need to bring a judo or karate suit, as well as sticks, knee protection, boxing gear, depending on their choice of workshops; additional equipment will be provided by the organisers.
Note that lunch itself is not included in the registration fee.


Martial arts will take place at the Sportqube in Nijmegen. The workshops will take place in different halls. There are changing rooms available.


A unique martial arts event with the opportunity to meet new and old friends, get to know other styles and train together. There will be 2 days of workshops and training sessions in different styles. You can look forward to training together in workhops like tai chi, kickboxing, jiu jitsu, wrestling, judo, arnis, krav maga and fencing. Look on the site of IAGLMA for the different rules of the different activities/sessions.


Health secrets
Poekoelan Kung Fu
Fencing school de Jordaan
Wrestling Group Club Tijgertje
Colourful Pride
Chikara Sport
Kawayan Martial Arts School
Pride en Sports
Tijgertje LHBTI Krav Maga
IKMF Nederland



Everyone is welcome and we will make sure everyone feels safe!


Lenny Janssen –


By signing up for the martial arts workshops, you can make use of the many benefits our international event in Nijmegen has to offer. 

  • • You can be a part of the EuroGames Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 27 July
  • • You can be part of the EuroGames Closing Ceremony on Saturday 30 July
  • • You have access to the Sports Village
  • • You can make use of discounted fees for public transportation in Nijmegen
  • • You have access to pre-sale tickets for signature parties
  • • You have access to a lot of sports, human rights, arts, and cultural events in Nijmegen 

You can participate in the martial arts side event for € 20.  Please note that timetables of sports may overlap; make sure that the dates and times of the workshops are not in conflict with any of the other sports.