Registration has closed!

Registration Closed - SteelMint EventsWe hope everyone is ready, as we are getting closer to the event every single day. We are finalizing the preparations and we closed the registration yesterday. As it stands we have 700 competitors from 108 different teams and 20 different countries. The team is working hard on creating the draft of the draw, this should go online on Friday the 19th, with the final draw being scheduled to be published on Thursday the 25th. We will share more details about transportation and parking as soon as possible, so that everyone can plan their travel accordingly and timely. We are looking forward to a great event, and hope to see all of you 1.5 week from now.

Registration has opened up!

The registration for the Open Dutch 2024 has just opened up on Sportdata. As already mentioned in the invite, Please note, there is no D-Class and the competition is limited to 700 competitors. For the A-class pre-juniors, juniors and seniors there will also be overall sparring, but this year the overall sparring competition will be point-stop sparring. Registration closes on Tuesday 16th of January 2024, but remember when we reach 700 competitors it will close sooner!

We’ve had some questions about accommodations, you can find all the details here, and make sure to use the booking code for our special rates. Also note that some accommodations are filling up fast, so book sooner rather than later.

Accommodations prices updated, new hotel added for Open Dutch 2024, and official invite online!

We have just updated the prices and packages for the different accommodations in, and around, Helmond. We have four pricing agreements with different hotels in the areas, which we can highly recommend staying at. We have a great two nights package deal at the Golden Tulip West-Ende Hotel, which is our personal recommendation, as it comes with 2x breakfast buffet and 2x dinner buffet for Friday (starting at 20:00, to allow for the weigh-in) and the Saturday (starting at 19:00). We also have a great deal for Best Western wellness Hotel Nobis Asten, and we have just added Fletcher Kloosterhotel Willibrordhaeghe as a brand new option at a fantastic price. Make sure to go to our Accommodations page for the full details, and book a room while you still can!

We also would like to let all of you know that we have just uploaded the official invite for the Open Dutch 2024, both in Dutch and in English. You can find the invites here. One thing we would like to point out is that we are trying something new this year, overall sparring will be using the “point-stop” sparring system instead of the continuous sparring system. We hope this change brings something extra to the competition and creates excitement! Are you up for the challenge?!

Thanking Fin Heesom and Will Taylor for a great New Champions Seminar!

Last weekend we organized a seminar in Helmond which was all about sparring techniques. The seminar was hosted by Fin Heesom and Will Taylor from Team Elite Kickboxing. Judging by the responses during, and after, the day, we feel it is fair to say that it was a huge success. New techniques and ideas were shared by Fin and Will, and of course they were practiced by all the participants over the course of the day. The morning was reserved for the juniors, and late morning/afternoon it was the senior’s turn.

Of course we had two photographers walking around for most of the day, and they have shared their pictures with us, you can find them via the links below, and we will share them on Instagram in the upcoming weeks. We would like to thank Duncan Epping and Harry van den Hurk for spending the day with us and shooting so many pictures. Once again we would like to thank Fin and Will for taking the time to fly out and host this seminar, we truly appreciate it.

Announcing our very first Open Dutch Championships Events seminar with Fin Heesom and Will Taylor!

We have something very exciting to announce, we have just finalized the date for the first of a series of seminars that we will be organizing in Helmond, The Netherlands. Our very first seminar is on the 23rd of September 2023 and will be hosted by Fin Heesom and Will Taylor of Team Elite Kickboxing and our own GM Willy van de Mortel! We invited these two young new champions because we believe in the work they are doing and their training methods. New young people with new ideas, and a new fighting style. They compete in WAKO kickboxing light-contact, which is very similar to our ITF fighting style. They have gotten great results in their fights with our top ITF fighters, which means it works! This seminar will be open for all, all you need is kickboxing clothing or a Taekwon-do dobok, and a full set of sparring equipment.

Find out more on our dedicated seminars section on this website, it includes the time schedule, pricing, and much more. Read the invite, and sign up now! We hope to see many of you on the 23rd of September for our first event!