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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 numerous world champions

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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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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.

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MUAY THAI or THAI BOXING

Author: Thom Harinck
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MUAY-THAI thai boxing

Author: Thom Harinck
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'De Ontleende Kracht' Chakuriki

Author: Shihan T. Harinck
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Thom Harinck; Godfather of Muay Thai Kickboxing in the West

Authors: Thom Harinck & Julio Punch
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Chakuriki Training
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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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Studio PowNed: Tom Staal neergebeukt door Thom Harinck
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Vechtershart Documentaire - Deel 2
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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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Thom Harinck - Decades of Pride
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Patrik Erikson vanaf zijn 18e tot nu toe altijd loyaal gebleven.Veel titels behaald over de hele wereld ,ook met mij semenairs gegeven en hier terecht zijn leraars diploma 1 e Dan chakuriki.Respect Osu ...

Otman mn champ komt nog vaak een bakkie doen bij zn oud sensei maar moet dan ook een roffel geven op de chakuriki boom .Respect Osu ...

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De internationale carrière van Mirko Filipovic Cro Cop een leerling van Branko begon bij Chakuriki Amsterdam,waar hij zich voor bereidde voor zijn partij tegen Jerome le Banner in Tokyo die door Mirko werd gewonnen op punten.Daarna een geweldige carrière als MMA vechter gehad en thans een Legende.History Osu ... See MoreSee Less

Ook een geweldige tijd meegemaakt met allround vechter Rene Rooze in de jaren ‘90 toen Rene bij mij trainde .Rene vocht MMA en kickboxen met succes en zijn samen veel naar Japan afgereisd.Echt een knokker uit de oude stal met een geweldige humor.Momenteel geeft Rene les bij sportschool Kops.History Osu ... See MoreSee Less

Ook een geweldige tijd meegemaakt met allround vechter Rene Rooze in de jaren ‘90 toen Rene bij mij trainde .Rene vocht MMA en kickboxen met succes en zijn samen veel naar Japan afgereisd.Echt een knokker uit de oude stal met een geweldige humor.Momenteel geeft Rene les bij sportschool Kops.History OsuImage attachmentImage attachment

Legendarische foto van mn 2 jongens die de eerste 3 jaar het befaamde K-1 toernooi hebben gewonnen 1993/94/95 in Tokyo.Branko Cikatic (R.I.P.) en Peter Aerts.History Osu ... See MoreSee Less

Legendarische foto van mn 2 jongens die de eerste 3 jaar het befaamde K-1 toernooi hebben gewonnen 1993/94/95 in Tokyo.Branko Cikatic (R.I.P.) en Peter Aerts.History Osu

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Trots en veel respect voor hen Sensei. Osu 🥊

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Wat veel mensen niet weten,dat mijn pupil Corrine Geeris het enige dames K-1 toernooi heeft gewonnen met 3 partijen winst op een avond.Deze bescheiden sympathieke vechtster maar in de ring een knokkertje heeft in Nederland nooit de erkenning gekregen die ze verdiende.Gelukkig in buitenland was dat wel anders.Ik ben trots op je meid.Respect history Osu ... See MoreSee Less

Wat veel mensen niet weten,dat mijn pupil Corrine Geeris het enige dames K-1 toernooi heeft gewonnen met 3 partijen winst op een avond.Deze bescheiden sympathieke vechtster maar in de ring een knokkertje  heeft in Nederland nooit de erkenning gekregen die ze verdiende.Gelukkig in buitenland was dat wel anders.Ik ben trots op je meid.Respect history OsuImage attachmentImage attachment

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Al 42 jaar mijn liefste en beste vriendin!! 🙏❤️👊🏻

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Veel belangstelling voor de afscheid wedstrijd van mn pupil Nobu Hayashi,die gelukkig genezen is verklaard na zijn leukemie.Toegesproken door Peter Aerts die vele jaren samen hebben getraind in mijn gym in Amsterdam.Nobu gaat zich nu concentreren op lesgeven in zijn nieuwe Chakuriki dojo in Tokyo.Respect Osu ... See MoreSee Less

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Leuk dat Peter erbij is Sensei. Osu

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