Coach Bert Seminar: Dutch Style Muay Thai

Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brings another great Martial Artist to Howard County…

Eibert Beugelink brought Dutch Style Kickboxing to Baltimore, MD!

Eibert Beugelink brought Dutch Style Kickboxing to Baltimore, MD!

Eibert Beugelink started kickboxing more than 30 years ago at Kickboxing Arnhem (then named Mejiro Gym Arnhem). He was then, and still is, training under the famous Fred Royers (Mejiro Gym), who’s held, among other titles, former World Champion in kickboxing (WKA) etc. etc. Kickboxing Arnhem (KBA) is highly considered one of the top gyms in The Netherlands and produced a large number of World/European and Dutch champions and K-1 MAX fighters.

For more than three decades Eibert has helped fighters preparing for their bouts. Currently, Eibert is the resident guest kickboxing trainer at Lloyd Irvins MMA academy, responsible for introducing the Dutch Style at LIMMAA. He emphases, among others, on low-kicks, combinations, different angels and cardio. Besides the training at KBA, Eibert trained in Thailand, Germany and Belgium.

Coach Bert Seminar: Dutch Style Muay Thai
July 16, 2011
By Nicole Blanchette

The seminar on Saturday was another experience and learning opportunity that will allow me to further my training in Muay Thai. Thus far I have learned that it is the fine details and particulars of each style that distinguish them so much from one another. It is because of the Dutch style details – no matter how minute they may seem – that I found this style would be benefit me.

The Muay Thai Seminar was attended by both beginners and more experienced kickboxers!

The Muay Thai Seminar was attended by both beginners and more experienced kickboxers!

The thing that I enjoyed most about the Dutch style was the way techniques I already knew were slightly modified. These modifications are what made the style a better fit for myself. An example would be my height. Typically I slip in a side-to-side motion. The slipping that was demonstrated to us by Coach Bert emphasized slipping in rather than to the side. Though this is a minor detail that may seem insignificant it is extremely beneficial in your follow up techniques. I typically have a greater distance to close with my opponent, usually making my block and counter two separate steps. With this new piece of information I was able to combine my defense and counter into one step. It is these changes that allow for better timing and advantages in a fight. Seeing this modification of the slip will allow me to consider how other techniques can be modified to better suit me.

Lastly, a more subtle point that I interpreted on my own was advantage of training for repetition and at a speed and power that is lower. The combinations were fairly basic, however, we drilled them at a moderate pace (reasonable speed and power) for a greater amount of time. Only at one point did we drill for complete power. I realized that I found my techniques to be sharper and allowed me to better grasp each combination.

I most definitely gravitated toward the Dutch style and I am eager to continue learning more about it and educating myself in it.

The Womens Kickboxing Program has exploded at Crazy 88!

The Womens Kickboxing Program has exploded at Crazy 88!

About Crazy 88

Crazy 88 runs Mixed Martial Arts training centers throughout the Baltimore area. They focus on Combat Sports such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, and Wrestling for both Adults and Children, Beginners to Pros.

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