It is with deep sadness and sorrow, we inform you of the passing away of one of the leaders of the world Kyokushin, a man dedicated to the development and promotion of our sport. Loek Hollander died on February 16, at the age of 81.
Starting to practice Kyokushin in 1962, Loek Hollander went to Japan, where he trained under the guidance of Sosai Oyama. After long hard training in 1967, he became the fourth karateka ever to complete the Hyakunin-kumite test. Continue reading “Shihan Loek Hollander (1940-2020)”