Adult kickboxing

Our Dutch style kickboxing will take both your striking and fitness to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL!!!

But what is Dutch Kickboxing?... read below to see how John Wolcott from OneFC describes it:

Think of kickboxing first. Then add lethal low kicks and heavy hands. Drop in spinning back fists, explosive power, and non-stop aggression.

What you get is Dutch kickboxing, one of the most popular striking arts from one of the smallest regions in the world.

The martial art was made popular in the 1990s and 2000s, when out of 19 Kickboxing World Grand Prix Championships, the Dutch produced 15 titleholders.

But what separates Dutch kickboxing from other stand-up martial arts? Is it the style? Is it the training? Is it the philosophy? Or is it a mix of all three?

The Beginning Of Dutch Kickboxing

Kickboxing in the Netherlands started in the 1970s after Dutchmen traveled to Japan to learn Japanese kickboxing, which was a mix of Kyokushin karate and Muay Thai.

When the Dutch returned home, they began teaching what they learned in “The Land Of The Rising Sun.”

Over the years, they further refined the style by incorporating more Muay Thai and Western boxing techniques. What emerged was the Dutch kickboxing style. 

Dutch Kickboxing Style


Dutch kickboxing, unlike American kickboxing, incorporates techniques from three martial arts: Kyokushin karate, Western boxing, and Muay Thai.

Athletes schooled in the martial art of the Netherlands use Kyokushin-style kicks to the legs, head, and body to attack their opponents. This differs from the western variant, where kickboxers are not allowed to kick below the waist.

When most people think of kickboxing, they think of kicks. However, the Dutch have a strong reputation for mixing boxing into their art form as well. They use punching combinations to create holes in their opponent’s defense and follow in for explosive finishes.

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Nieky “The Natural” Holzken showed just how dangerous Dutch boxing could be when he knocked out Cosmo Alexandre with an uppercut in round two of their November 2018 showdown at ONE: WARRIOR’S DREAM in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Dutch martial artists also use techniques from Muay Thai. Jumping knees and front kicks are some of the most fearsome strikes they possess.

The way the Dutch have incorporated these three arts into their kickboxing is what separates their style from other forms of stand-up combat.

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