Martial Arts at Gay Games Hong Kong 2022


The Gay Games are an international multi-sport and culture festival, run by the LGBT community for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender, age and sporting ability. Running every four years since 1982, Hong Kong is currently bidding to host this event in 2022 with tens of thousands of people expected to attend! Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 will bring together unique local artistic traditions like calligraphy, Cantonese Opera and martial arts displays with contemporary programmes, performers and artists.  Planned Martial Arts demonstrations and workshops will provide opportunities to learn about Hong Kong’s history and traditions.


Bruce Lee’s statue in Hong Kong

GGHK2022 is delighted to have the full support of the International Krav Maga Federation (Hong Kong branch)  to bring the 2022 Gay Games to Asia for the first time. International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF) is the biggest organization teaching Krav Maga in the world, with  over 90 countries of branches. Krav Maga is the Israeli self defense skills used by the Israeli Defensive  Force(Israeli army) since 1948(the establishment of the Israeli country). IKMF has taught many anti-terrorist unit and army in the world, including but not limited to the army & policemen in USA,  Germany, Serbia, Singapore, China, UK, Hong Kong etc. Thus Krav Maga is named one of the best  and most practical self defense skills in the world.


The IKMF believe that Hong Kong’s hosting of the games will have a positive impact on promoting an  inspirational vision of inclusion and diversity in Asia. It is these values that are needed in the Asia  region, as anywhere else in the world, and Hong Kong is the best city to spearhead this cause. The International Krav Maga Federation shares Gay Games Hong Kong 2022’s enthusiasm, confidence and passion to deliver outstanding  games. There is no doubt that Hong Kong has the world-class infrastructure to welcome this  international Festival of sports and culture which will have both long-term social and economic  benefits throughout the region.

The Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 Bid Book is complete and submitted to the Federation of Gay Games- see all 300 pages for yourself, download available here. Contributions welcome!



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