Marcel van Rooijen
Started in 1976 with Jiujitsu and Taekwondo. In 1980 I started with Shaolin Kempo (a mixed style of Shaolin Kungfu and Kuntao, brought from Indonesia to the Netherlands by Dutch/Indonesian immigrants in the 1950s). In 1982 I started to train Hsiang Chia Mantis in Germany. Other styles I trained in the Netherlands are Silat Tuo Minangkabau, Krav Maga, Taiji, Xingyi and Chu Gar Mantis. Although I like all styles I trained, my heart is with mantis boxing. Unfortunately, due to health problems I had to step back and cannot train in a class any longer. But as martial arts still fascinates me, I am still training alone the techniques and forms I learned in the earlier days.