Chakuriki-Gym Promotions Holland
|Promoter Thom Harinck |
Date of birth: 22-12-43Place of birth: The Hague, Netherlands. In his many years in the martial arts Thom Harinck received many diplomas and other documents for his accomplishments in sports like karate, kenpo, wushu, jujitsu etc. Amongst others a sixth degree black belt from John Bluming in Kyokushinkai karate, a seventh degree in shaolin kempo and he is also a member of the International Sokeship Council.
|1975: Thom Harinck was the first Dutchman ever to receive a diploma of the French Savate association. In the same year trainer Thom Harinck managed to have three European kickboxing champions in the WAKO in Berlin. |
1976: He was the co-founder of the NKBB (Dutch Kickboxing Association) andthe red thai boxing shorts became characteristic for the Chakuriki fighters.
1978: The Chakuriki team were the first Dutch to fight in Lumpini stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
Yoenyong selected Thom for president of Europe in the IMF (International Muay Thai Federation).
1995: For the fourth time winner of the K-1 in Tokyo is a Chakuriki fighter. Peter Aerts, the best heavyweight fighter of the world.
The first K-1 for ladies in Amsterdam. The winner is the Dutch Chakurikigirl Corrine Geeris. Bangkok, Mr. Montri Mongkolsawad selected Thom for Vice chairman of the world in the WMTC (World Muay Thai Council) from the International Competition.
|The emblem of Chakuriki shows a Thai boxer and a Bull terrier with a twig between its fangs as a sign of peace. The Bull terrier was chosen to resemble because of its courage, intelligence, power, agility and speed. All of these are characteristic for a Chakuriki fighter.|
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