We met up with the man behind the most prestigious kick boxing body in the world, GLORY World Series. Martijn De Jong who is currently the MMA Head Coach of Team Golden Glory, President of Shooto Europe & the President of ADCC Holland, talks to us about his plans on building high-level talent in the United Arab Emirates, & help local fighters compete at the biggest shows around the world. Martijn is accredited with training notable figures like Chalid die faust, Marloes Coenen & Alistar Overeem among others.
“There is a lot of local talent here the only thing is we have to develop the talent here. there are some good schools like HM Fitness but we need to professionally train them & the fighters will have to get into the professional mind set. I think there is definitely a possibility in every country where you should be able to breed champions & my mission is to do this here in the UAE. The UFC is coming here with the Ultimate Fighter probably which is in talks, that will be a good sign of who is there, what the level is and who will survive.”