THOM
HARINCK
Godfather of Muay Thai Kickboxing in the West
KANCHO FOUNDER OF THE
CHAKURIKI STYLE
HAS TRAINED NUMEROUS
WORLD CHAMPIONS
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THOM HARINCK

Thom Harinck (born 22 December 1943 in The Hague) is a Dutch kickboxing trainer and founder of the Chakuriki Gym in Amsterdam. He is married to Marjan Olfers, former member of the board of Ajax and from 1 May 2012 professor in sports law.

In 1972, he founded the Chakuriki Gym in Amsterdam, originally teaching his own style named “Chakuriki”, a mixture of techniques from Kyokushin karate (in which he holds a 6th degree black belt), boxing, judo, jujutsu and wrestling which would later be known as modern contact karate or kickboxing in Holland.

Chakuriki later became a kickboxing gym as Harinck added Japanese kickboxing and Savate to his repertoire. Harinck founded the NKBB (Dutch Kickboxing Association) in 1976, the MTBN (Dutch Muay Thai Association) in 1983, the WMTA (World Muay Thai Association) and the EMTA (European Muay Thai Association) in 1984.

Harinck is one of the most famous trainers in the sport and has trained numerous world champions including Peter Aerts, Branko Cikatić, Jérôme Le Banner, Badr Hari and Hesdy Gerges.

He announced his retirement in April 2013 at the age of sixty-nine. In January 2016 Thom Harinck began coaching again. He trains a group of fighters daily, that includes Hesdy Gerges. In May 2016 Harinck published his memoirs in the English language. The book is called “Thom Harinck: Godfather of Muay Thai in The West” and is co-written with Julio Punch. An updated edition was released by Amsterdam Publishers in June 2020.

Harinck started training in judo and wrestling at 8 years of age. He ended up giving up on judo, after he wasn’t allowed to advance to the rank of black belt, due to his youth. Outside of martial arts, he partook in football, motorcross and Shooting. While working on a cruise ship he met a French sailor who was also a national champion of Savate. The sailor began training Harinck in the discipline, alongside others. Harinck continued practicing Savate after arriving in South Africa. He later took up boxing after he returned to the Netherlands and also started teaching Savate in Holland. While serving in the military as a teenager, Harinck started boxing at the competitive level. At the age of seventeen he worked as a bouncer at a local Club and began a partnership with Jan Stapper, a Kyokushin instructor.

His global journeys continued after he moved to Japan where he received the Uchi-deshi instruction under numerous masters in Tokyo, Nagano and Yokohama. He also received judo and traditional jujutsu instruction from Tokyo police department. He also spent plenty of time in Taiwan, where he entered to train Chinese Kenpo in addition to karate. Eventually he traveled to Thailand where he received the rank of the grand master in Muay Thai as one of the first foreigners ever.

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Trained K-1 World Champions

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Chakuriki Gyms Worldwide

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Founder of Fight Assocations

Trained numerous world champions

Including

Peter Aerts

Jérôme Le Banner

Richard Ploos

Menno Dijkstra

Stuart Bellentine

Branko Cikatić

Hesdy Gerges

Imro van Hetten

Patrick Eriksson

Antoine Druif

Badr Hari

Nobu Hayashi

Nobu Hayashi

Perry Ubeda

Lloyd van Dams

Gillbert Ballantine

Amir Zeyada

Tekin Donmez

Rick van der Vathorst

Kenneth Ramkisoen

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chaku

Kancho founder of Chakuriki style.

Chakuriki is a mixture of techniques from

Judo

Judo

Judo is a sport in which two people fight using their arms and legs and hands and feet, and try to throw each other to the ground.

Kyokushin karate

Kyokushin karate

Kyokushin karate a sport, originally from Japan, in which people fight using their arms, legs, hands, and feet. The level of skill a person has is shown by what colour belt they wear.

Savate

Savate

Savate is a sport, originally from France, in which people fight with their hands and feet wearing special gloves and shoes.

Boxing

Boxing

Boxing is a sport in which two competitors fight by hitting each other with their closed hands.

Jujitsu

Jujitsu

Jujitsu is a type of self-defence from Japan that does not involve weapons and is done as a sport. Other similar sports such as judo and karate are based on it.

Wrestling

Wrestling

Wrestling is a sport in which two people fight and try to throw each other to the ground.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai

Muay Thai, sometimes referred to as Thai Boxing, is a combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.

chaku

Chakuriki Gyms

Anton Shishlyakov

Carlos Silva

Joško Kuzmanić

Mark Wieser

Nobu Hayashi

Ricardo Serravalle

Hiroshi Aizawa

Oleg Shishlyakov

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Some Memories

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MUAY THAI or THAI BOXING

Author: Thom Harinck
No Longer Available

MUAY-THAI thai boxing

Author: Thom Harinck
No Longer Available

'De Ontleende Kracht' Chakuriki

Author: Shihan T. Harinck
Free Online

Thom Harinck; Godfather of Muay Thai Kickboxing in the West

Authors: Thom Harinck & Julio Punch
€23,66
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Chakuriki Training
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Chakuriki Training
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SPIKE X VECHTERSBAZEN #31 HARINCK EN HAMICHA
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SPIKE X VECHTERSBAZEN #31 HARINCK EN HAMICHA
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Vechtersbazen S01E14 – Met Thom Harinck & Anissa Haddaoui
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Vechtersbazen S01E14 - Met Thom Harinck & Anissa Haddaoui
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Studio PowNed: Tom Staal neergebeukt door Thom Harinck
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Studio PowNed: Tom Staal neergebeukt door Thom Harinck
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Vechtershart Documentaire – Deel 2
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Vechtershart Documentaire - Deel 2
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Vechtershart Documentaire – Deel 1
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Vechtershart Documentaire - Deel 1
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Born To Fight Documentaire – VARA
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Interview Thom Harinck 1981
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Interview Thom Harinck 1981
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Thom Harinck – Decades of Pride
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Thom Harinck - Decades of Pride
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LeukTHOM HARINCK IN VECHTEN MET MOSZKOWICZ

Vrijdag om 17:00 uur vecht Max Moszkowicz met Chakuriki- en kickboks legende Thom Harinck! Samen gaan ze in gesprek over Thom's rol als trainer, z'n internationale bekendheid en de nieuwe biografie over Thom en de vechtsport Chakuriki.

De gasten worden door Max Moszkowicz voor een interview van ruim een uur uitgenodigd in de studio van GoodLIFE Radio op het Media Park in Hilversum. Aan de hand van vijf bieren of wijnen ontvouwt zich een gesprek. Ieder nieuw drankje leidt een nieuw thema in. De sfeer is compleet vrijblijvend en onbevangen. De studio ziet eruit als een als een gezellig café of een mancave. Alles kan en mag, niets moet.

‘Vechten met Moszkowicz’ met Max Moszkowicz is elke laatste vrijdag van de maand tussen 17:00 -18:00 uur te horen op GoodLIFE Radio en is ook op het YouTube kanaal ‘Vechten met Moszkowicz’ beschikbaar!

Vechten met Moszkowicz’ wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door Nieuwe Revu.
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Great 😀😀👊

Ben benieuwd Sen.👊

OSU!

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OSU!

Dank je sensei

Very nice gym with good trainer Osu ... See MoreSee Less

Dikke respect! Come on Sergio! 💚💛

Kudos: Thom Harinck
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OK Thom, je weet zelf ook wel wat de volgende vraag is he.....waar zijn de video's van jou dansen? 😆

In de studio van radio NH met profbokser Josemir Poulino waar ik verslaggever was tussen een partij met Bart Slim als afscheidspartij tegen Josemir.Osu #boksen ... See MoreSee Less

In de studio van radio NH met profbokser Josemir Poulino waar ik verslaggever was tussen een partij met Bart Slim als afscheidspartij tegen Josemir.Osu #boksen

De crew van Veronica bij de wedstrijden in Arnhem.Osu ... See MoreSee Less

De crew van Veronica bij de wedstrijden in Arnhem.Osu

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kost een paar centen Thom, maar dan heb je ook wat, haha Osu.

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