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Baske
08-04-2011, 17:05
Tekst: Bas Meelkop
Fotografie: Bas Meelkop

This past Thursday, the 7th of April, the Dutch city Enschede was the place-to-be for the Dutch fight sport scene. Mixfight reporter Bas Meelkop was present. Peter “The Lumberjack” Aerts stood proudly in front of the building that was soon to be officially his own brand new dojo. Shoulders held high and chin pointed straight forward he introduced his gym in front of the camera of FightstarTV, announcing it with all his accumulated pride.

Pride he so rightfully deserves. The forty year old kickboxing legend has seen it all. He has seen losses, he has seen struggles, but many a times he has also seen victory, and all the great emotions that come with it. Yesterday was another victory for this charismatic man.

More so than a victory, it also marks the shift in activities of the ‘Dutch Lumberjack’. This new dojo also means that he will be occupied with an extra major task. Aerts, when asked about the fact whether or not he will be laying down his career as fighter and continue as a coach, he promptly answered with slightly debunking the statement. “It all depends of the K-1 and where other opportunities lie.” Thus mentioning that, for now, he is neither excluding the fact that he will still be active, nor is he confirming it. One thing is confirmed though: Peter Aerts will do all in his power to ‘find new loggers to cut all that wood out there’.

When he was asked how he was going to manage his gym, he mentioned he would not only be spending time with a small specialized group of semi- and professional fighters, but that he would also be training the other classes of fighters. All aimed at trying to train fighters from the moment they first put on their gloves to, hopefully, standing in a ring in Japan with their hand raised and a crowd of twenty thousand cheering for them.

“There is definitely no lack of ambition”, I thought when he mentioned all of this. On top of that, he clearly mentioned his goal. “In a year or two from now, I hope to have at least one or two world class fighters.” He explained after the talk about the organization of his dojo. All that was left for me to say was wish him good luck.

The day of the opening was an enjoyable one, to say the least. With on the list of present people such as retired fighter Gerard Gordeau, world-class kick-boxer Andy Souwer and heavyweights Daniel Guita and Hesdy Gerges, the latter of which gave a kickbox seminar that day to a variety of future students of said gym.

The official opening was performed by Peter Aerts and his good friend Ali-B, who in the Netherlands is a renowned rapper. Cheerful emotions pretty much made up the whole day, with the sun showing its bright self every now and then to the guests attempting to bask in it and enjoy the day. The Lumberjack sure did.

Further interviews performed this day will be up soon, at FightstarTV.com!

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Baske
08-04-2011, 17:07
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Garcia
08-04-2011, 17:07
Leuk verslag kerel!

Baske
08-04-2011, 17:08
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blackadder
08-04-2011, 17:22
Vet. Er was daarstraks al een topic hierover maar dat was ineens verdwenen.

Richelieu
08-04-2011, 17:23
Vet. Er was daarstraks al een topic hierover maar dat was ineens verdwenen.

Klopt, mooie reportage Bas!

Jeru
08-04-2011, 17:40
Sodemieters! Vette zaal zeg! Thanks Bas.

FMACH
08-04-2011, 17:47
nice pics - must have been a really nice day...all the best wishes to Peter and his new home...:-)

Leventdepevent
08-04-2011, 17:50
mooi verslag bas thanks........echt unne mooi dojo.

petjekick
08-04-2011, 18:21
Vet. Er was daarstraks al een topic hierover maar dat was ineens verdwenen.
ja klopt ook,best wel een beetje kinderachtig om die weg te halen.
maarja ik zou de fotos gaan verspreiden maar blijkbaar wordt dat bij mixfight niet op prijs gesteld.

gr patrick

Tov
08-04-2011, 18:56
Zier er goed uit daar!
Mooie reportage Bas!

D1987
08-04-2011, 19:00
Mooie reportage moet ik eerlijk zeggen. Ben ik hier de enige die Ali B zijn hoofd en gedrag niet kan uitstaan? :D

Hendy
08-04-2011, 19:02
Erg lekker verslag Bassie!! Thanks.

Richelieu
08-04-2011, 19:02
Patrick - zie PM

Baske
08-04-2011, 19:17
Mooie reportage moet ik eerlijk zeggen. Ben ik hier de enige die Ali B zijn hoofd en gedrag niet kan uitstaan? :D
Moet eerlijk zeggen dat na met hem gepraat te hebben daar vind ik het echt een geweldige kerel. Dan komt er nog 's bij als je je bedenkt wat hij tot nu toe al bereikt heeft (zoek maar 's 'Wat zou je doen Symphonica in Rosso' op) en kan ik alleen maar respect voor 'm hebben!

Ronald
08-04-2011, 23:38
Mooi verslag Bas.

gaMMA
09-04-2011, 00:46
Mooi verslag Bas.
x2 ziet er erg mooi uit allemaal...tof voor peter

Kemal
09-04-2011, 06:52
Bedankt Baske, ziet er goed uit!

Wheelie
09-04-2011, 08:54
Mooi verslag Bas, reps.

Damian_Gray
09-04-2011, 10:33
Mooie reportage moet ik eerlijk zeggen. Ben ik hier de enige die Ali B zijn hoofd en gedrag niet kan uitstaan? :D

nope :)

basu
09-04-2011, 10:53
Goed gedaan Bas!

Marchant
09-04-2011, 10:57
Mooi verslag, mooie dojo!

Mauro
09-04-2011, 11:09
Mooie reportage moet ik eerlijk zeggen. Ben ik hier de enige die Ali B zijn hoofd en gedrag niet kan uitstaan? :D
Nee, je bent niet de enige.
Voor de rest : Peter Gefeliciteerd !!

Bartju
09-04-2011, 11:14
Mooii bas Thanks!

el bastardo
09-04-2011, 11:29
Ziet er goed uit hombre. Niet voor niks zo lang in de trein gezeten ;)

Baske
09-04-2011, 12:23
Haha, precies, Boris :lol: Thanks iedereen!

Pansier
09-04-2011, 16:12
Nice

Maar wat doet Ali B daar?:confused::lol:

MMAFAN-1122
09-04-2011, 19:36
Leuk verslag een een mooie gym!!

Baske
10-04-2011, 13:05
Ali B is een hele goeie maat van Peter Aerts. Meer daarover in een aantal interviews die ik gedaan heb die dag, die deze week online zullen komen.

Baske
28-04-2011, 16:10
Beetje laat, maar alle interviews staan nu online:

Met Gerard Gordeau (http://www.fightstartv.com/videos/kancho-gerard-gordeau-about-his-good-friend-peter-aerts/), met Thom Harinck (http://www.fightstartv.com/videos/thom-harinck-pancration-about-peter-aerts-his-new-dojo/), met Aerts z'n vrouw Esther (http://www.fightstartv.com/videos/interview-esther-aerts-about-husband-peter-aerts-his-dojo-his-lessons/), met Ali-B (http://www.fightstartv.com/videos/ali-b-interview-about-his-idol-peter-aerts/) en uiteraard met Peter Aerts zelf (http://www.fightstartv.com/videos/peter-aerts-about-his-dojo-and-his-upcoming-fight/).

blackadder
28-04-2011, 16:15
Thanks. En t'is niet 'to learn somebody' iets maar 'to teach somebody' iets.:p

blackadder
28-04-2011, 16:23
[email protected] Harinck. :lol:
Ik ben dus niet de enigste die moeite heeft Peter te verstaan. Eerste keer dat ik bij een seminar van Peter was verstond ik ook geen ruk. Maar zei natuurlijk altijd braaf 'ja' op alles.

Baske
28-04-2011, 16:53
Thanks. En t'is niet 'to learn somebody' iets maar 'to teach somebody' iets.:p
Klassieke Hollanders fout, kutzooi. Je hebt gelijk. Gerard heeft me trouwens ook op sommige momenten moeite gekost, als ik eerlijk ben :p