Martial arts (As a demonstration sport/side event)


The martial arts tournament will take place on Thursday July 28th and Friday July 29th.

The time schedule of Thursday July 28th :

8.30-9.00 Walk in
9.00-10.00 Chi defense – Tai Chi Qigong by Tsafi Nalken (Health secrets) – easy clothes recommended
10.15-11.15 Teamwise Introduction – Different styles by Hugo M. Nijhof
11.30-12.30 My Friend the Ground – Kung Fu workshop, ground techniques by Y. van Geest (Poekoelan Kung Fu Netherlands)
12.30-13.25 Lunch Break
13.30-15.00 Impress the jury – show your IAGLMA skills to the jury. Each round the difficulty level will rise.
15.15-16.45 Handle the sword and discover yourself by Sabine van Knijff (Schermschool de Jordaan) (15 people max)
15.15-16.45 Ground wrestling by Jeroen Tan (Wrestling group Club Tijgertje Amsterdam)
17.00 End Day 1

The time schedule of Friday July 29th :

8.30-9.00 Walk in
9.15-10.15 The Fight Qlub | LGBTIQ+ Kickboxing: MMA / Kickboxing, Boxing by Sherryl Netteb (Colourful Pride)
9.15-10.45 Judo by Eric Zwaan (Chikara Sport)
11.00-12.30 Empowerment workshop: Be yourself – Krav Maga by Stephan Wattimena
12.30-13.25 Lunch Break
13.30-14.55 Arnis striking styles, sinawalis & twirling: filipino stick fights by Beth Holt (Kawayan Martial Arts School)
13.30-14.55 Kansetsu waza: Jiu Jitsu workshop by Hugo M. Nijhof
15.00-16.30 Free demo: Everyone can join! Show and impress your own kata style.
16.30-17.00 End of the tournament

You sign up per day, the competitions are played as written above. Bring your own clothes when possible, we have limited clothes and materials available for the different activities.


Martial arts will take place at the Sportqube in Nijmegen. In different halls different activities will take place. There are clothing rooms where you can dress up. We have for different activities some material available, but when you can bring it from yourself, it will be very helpful for us.


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, self-defense, karate, 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 club het Tijgertje
Colourful Pride
Chikara Sport
Kawayan Martial Arts School


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


Lenny Janssen –


When you sign up as an athlete for EuroGames 2022, you will have plenty of benefits and offers at our International mega event, Nijmegen 2022. 

  • You will participate in a professionally organized tournament (of course)
  • You can be a part of the EuroGames Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, July 27
  • You can be part of the EuroGames Closing Ceremony on Saturday, July 30
  • You have access to the Sports Village
  • You have affordable 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 

When you already have signed up for another sport and payed the registration fee already, you can take part in the martial arts tournament for only €20 extra. Take a good luck at the time tables if this is possible.

Registration opens August 2021.