Loek Hollander

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Loek Hollander
Style Karate
Notable students John Reeberg

Loek Hollander is a prominent Dutch karate practitioner. He began training Kyokushin Karate in 1962.[1] Hollander earned his 1st dan ranking in 1965. Hollander was the fourth person ever to complete the 100-man kumite in 1967

After Sosai Masutatsu Oyama's death, new director Shokei Matsui appointed Hollander to be a regional representative for the European and African nations. In 1999, Matsui honored Hollander with the rank of 8th dan,[2] making him one of the highest-ranking members of the IKO Kyokushinkaikan. Hollander was the International Committee Member for Europe and Africa within the IKO led by Shokei Matsui, until August 13, 2010, when he resigned from the organization in protest. In 2014 Loek Hollander was officially inducted into the CBME's National Hall of Fame for the Martial arts.[3]

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  1. ^ Shihan Loek Hollander
  2. ^ EUROPEAN KYOKUSHIN KARATE ORGANISATION
  3. ^ "At that time we thought that Mr. Matsui should be the successor of the Organization, so we helped him to become the new leader. Now, we do know that there has not been an official will, so Mr. Matsui is not really the successor of Sosai ! It took us a long time to understand this situation." European Kyokushin Karate News 3 September 2010.

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