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Loek Hollander

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Loek Hollander
Hollander in 2003
Born(1938-05-20)20 May 1938
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died16 February 2020(2020-02-16) (aged 81)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Notable studentsJohn Reeberg

Loek Hollander (20 May 1938 – 16 February 2020) was 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. Shihan Loek Hollander died on the morning of 16 February 2020.

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. He then headed the Kyokushin World Federation and was ranked 10 Dan.[3]


  1. ^ Shihan Loek Hollander Archived 2007-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ EUROPEAN KYOKUSHIN KARATE ORGANISATION Archived 2008-02-04 at the Wayback Machine
  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." He also headed the Kyokushin World Federation and was ranked 10th Dan. European Kyokushin Karate News 3 September 2010.


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