Mejiro Gym

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Mejiro Gym is a kickboxing gym[1] headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.[2] The gym is considered the "birthplace" of Dutch kickboxing.[3]


Mejiro Gym was founded in 1978 by Jan Plas, a Dutch kickboxer who learned kickboxing from Kenji Kurosaki,[4] a Japanese martial artist who founded the original Mejiro Gym in Mejiro, Tokyo.

With its well-known fighters including Peter Aerts and Rob Kaman,[5] Mejiro Gym has become one of the most famous and accomplished kickboxing gyms in the world.[1]

Notable fighters[edit]


  1. ^ a b Pelusi, Joe (2010-09-03). "Jan Plas, Founder of Mejiro Gym, Passes Away". Head Kick Legend. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Mejiro Gym - Centrum - Amsterdam, Noord-Holland". 2010-10-23. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Nederland - Kickbokser Jan Plas opgepakt voor drugshandel". 2012-01-27. Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Kickboxing Origins | Martial Arts Database". Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  5. ^ "Crimesite :: Bekende kickbokstrainer Jan Plas overleden". 2010-09-01. Archived from the original on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-02-01.