Sat, 18 Feb|
Martial Arts Championships, part of WorldPride Sports.
Tournament Director Penny Gulliver 6th Dan Black Belt and Chief Instructor GLMA Martial Arts and Well known LGBTI Pioneer initiated these championships to extend the LGBTI global sporting village to Sydney attaching it to Sydney World Pride the most exciting and innovative FESTIVAL....
Time & Location
18 Feb, 9:00 am AEDT
The Rocks, 15 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
About the event
Martial Arts Championships, part of Sydney WorldPride, WorldPride Sports. In the spirit of building an LGBTI Global Martial Arts Community, the SWPMA Championships, would like to offer a multi-style Martial Arts Tournament that offers opportunities to promote sporting excellence in Martial Arts as the development of Self Defence and Safety Skills.
Tournament Director Penny Gulliver 6th Dan Black Belt and Chief Instructor GLMA Martial Arts and Well known LGBTI Pioneer initiated these championships to extend the LGBTI global sporting village to Sydney attaching it to Sydney World Pride the most exciting and innovative FESTIVAL that has certainly been held in the Southern Hemisphere, if not the world.
The Tournament will include Non-Contact Point Sparring, Self Defence categories, Forms, Weapon forms, performance opportunities, workshops from overseas guests and more. A free Self Defence Workshop for World Pride participants and allies will be run on Thursday 23rd Feb 2023.
1. Judges Workshop 16th February Erskineville Town Hall,
2. Tournament itself 18th and 19th of February
KGV Recreation Centre, The Rocks, 2000
3. Overseas Guests running Workshops on the 21st of February at Erskineville Town Hall
4. Free Self Defence Workshop For Community 23rd February
Rules and categories will be organised with the guidelines of The International Association of Gay and Lesbian Martial Artists [IAGLMA] www.iaglma.org -- the organisation that traditionally runs the Martial Arts Events at The Gay Games since the 1980s.
Outreach both locally, nationally and internationally will be focused on, to get participation and networking from all over the global, regional and indigenous communities will be particularly targeted.
Spectator entry is FREE. No registration is required. Everyone is welcome!
For more information about the tournament, click here.
“Supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW”
Entry entitles the registration holder to participate in any event. Specific event registration details to follow.$100.00Tax: Fees includedSale ended