MARTIAL ARTS

LGBT+ Martial Artists of Europe and across the world,
Welcome to the web page dedicated to the next international event for our community!

You are all invited to participate to EuroGames Lyon (France) from 23rd to 26th July 2025 for an inclusive sport event celebrating diversity.

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On this page you will find specific information about the martial arts events organized for EuroGames Lyon 2025.

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Martial Arts events

Martial arts event will take place over 2 days as part of the EuroGames Lyon 2025. To date, they include :

🤜 Empty hand form – individual competition
IAGLMA rules, see below

🤜🤜🤜 Empty hand form – team competition
IAGLMA rules

🎶🤜 Musical form competition
Black belts, IAGLMA rules

🤜✨ Sparring (kumite) competition
IAGLMA rules

🦩 Pink Power
Workshops to discover various martial arts

🎓 A clinic
to learn more about IAGLMA rules and get ready for the GayGames Valencia 2026 (relevant for athletes and referees)

IAGLMA rules

The International Association of Gay and Lesbian Martial Artists have published tournament rules and procedures allowing the organization of multi-style martial arts tournaments.

Open to all! Competitions are designed to include everyone, i.e. all levels of practice, from the beginners to the most experienced martial artists, all ages, all genders, all sexual orientations. Martial artists with special needs can compete too. According to the number of participants, every effort will be made to create fair and balanced divisions. Martial artists from any style are welcome and will compete in the same tournament as martial artists from other styles.

Registrations will open soon!

Registrations are managed by EuroGames Lyon 2025.
We will inform you as soon as they open.

Preparing your arrival

Lyon is the 3rd-largest city of France, located in the Rhône valley in the vicinity of the French Alps . Included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1998, the city has a rich history stretching back more than 2,000 years. Did you know that Lyon was established one of France’s most LGBT-friendly cities?

How to get there?

Lyon is well connected to other European cities offering several train and flight options.

Can part of my travel be financed?

You may be eligible for the solidarity fund “Outreach”.
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Organizing committee

Niji-Kan Karate Do, the French LGBTQI+ karate club who co-organised Paris International Tournaments since 2004, the GayGames Paris 2018, and several Pink Power workshops is coordinating operations for the Martial Arts tournaments of EuroGames Lyon 2025.

If you have any question, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

If you or your club would like to join the organizing committee, we would be happy to add your emblem next to ours!

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