Loek Hollander, President of the Kyokushin World Federation, 9th Dan
Loek Hollander has started practicing Kyokushin in 1962. In 1965 he has already opened his own Sports centre in the city of Rotterdam-Holland. He lived and trained in Japan in 1967 and fought the one-hundred man Kumite. He was the one, who has established the European Karate Kyokushin Organization in 1968.
Also, in 1968 he has started the first European International Kyokushin Summer Camp in Holland. More than 45 Years of Summer Camps under leadership of Shihan have passed in a row.