Stefan Holtkamp - Urban Karv Maga Benelux - Chief Instructor
After more then 25 years working and learning in the worldwide scene of Martial-arts and other self-defence methods I contacted the Urban Krav Maga organisation. I was already trained in original Krav Maga but was interested in the new approaches they could offer. So I packed my bag and went over to the United Kingdom to meet Stewart McGill and his organisation.
I trained a few months with them and became convinced that this was a near perfect self-defence and fighting system. I dare to say that it is the most effective of all the systems I have known and trained within. This is why I decided to make Urban Krav Maga available in the Netherlands and the rest of the Benelux countries.
We are still working in close contact with Urban Krav Maga U.K. to keep improving our techniques and skill-sets. By constant observation and evaluation, and by testing our methods in many different situations, we keep improving our standards and our knowledge.
This means we keep ourselves and our customers as up to date as possible.
Urban Krav Maga is available for everyone, from Beginner to Expert. We do not train with exams or different levels. Our goal is to bring everyone who trains with us to his or her personal best level, so they can protect themselves across a very wide range of situations and scenarios.
Profile - Stefan Holtkamp:
Krav Maga with the IKMF and KMG organisations.
MMA / Sambo.
Muay Thai / Kickboxing.
Since 2015 Urban Krav Maga / Leo Negao MMA / Vale Tudo / BJJ.
Since 2016 Director & Chief-Instructor Urban Krav Maga Benelux.
Nuno Miguel Monteiro Lopes Ribeiro
From an early youth i have been interested in fighting as a sport. Like many others here in the Netherlands my introduction came with Judo. As I have always been curious and eager to learn I stepped into the Judo world with all my might.
But with just Judo under my belt i still did not feel like a full fighter. In the years after Judo i have explored different styles and schools of physical defence sports. But still i had the feeling that something was missing in the whole of my experiences...Most sports didn't prepare me for real fights but only in the ring. These can be much different than the situations which can happen in real life.
For me this was the real reason to go and study Krav Maga.
I met Stefan Holtkamp at the IKMF. When he brought the English Urban Krav Maga mechanisms and training styles to the Netherlands I got really interested to see if this again could broaden my horizons. This system filled all my needs so much that the next logical step was to start the Urban Krav Maga instructor course.
And that's what I have become : a happy and proud UKM-instructor.
Urban Krav Maga
Muay Thai/ Kickboxing
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Krav Maga with IKMF & KMG organisations
Urban Krav Maga Instructor.