Rico Verhoeven


Ode to Dutch world champions kickboxing

One of the highlights in the exhibition is a large display case with 12 shiny belts of Dutch world champions kickboxing. This is just the tip of the iceberg; the list of female and male winners is long. The successful Dutch Style, with powerful punches and low kicks, is renowned worldwide.

Legends like Ernesto Hoost and Sem Schilt, both four-time winners of the legendary K-1 tournament in Japan, hang alongside current champions like Germaine de Randamie, the only Dutch UFC champion, and Jorina Baars, 12-time world champion. Rico Verhoeven, the King of Kickboxing, also lent us one of his many belts.