The instructors

Kemail Verhoeven

Kemail Verhoeven is owner and head instructor at Renzo Gracie Holland. He has trained under and with the following persons: Renzo Gracie, Rolles Gracie, Igor Gracie, Gregor Gracie, John Danaher, George and Charles Sernack "Silver Fox" Pravec. Kemail has a versatile martial arts background: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, kickboxing and MMA. His passion is training and coaching of his students.

Kemail is a first degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt.

Kemail Portret

Maaike Verhoeven

Maaike Portret

Maaike Verhoeven is co-owner and the head instructor strength and conditioning at Renzo Gracie Holland. Maaike is a certified "Personal Fitness Trainer" by the "Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)" and a "Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist" at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Maaike's passion is making people stronger and better, both physically and mentally.

Maaike is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Sophie Lussenburg

Sophie Lussenburg has started her martial arts career at Renzo Gracie Holland because she wanted o do something else to get in shape omdat ze iets anders wilde doen om fit te worden. After some thought she finally started training and hasn't looked back since. Sophie is also a very good competitor which shows in the various titles and medals she has won since joining Renzo Gracie Holland. Sophie leads the women's program at Renzo Gracie Holland

Sophie is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Her most important competition results:

2017: 3rd place European Open (IBJJF) BJJ -65 kg - purple belt
2017: 3rd place European Open (IBJJF) BJJ Open Class - purple belt
2016: 1st place Submission Only Grappling - Elite
2016: 2nd place Flevo Open BJJ - purple belt 2016: 3rd place European Open (IBJJF) No Gi -65 kg - purple belt
2016: 3rd place European Open (IBJJF) No Gi Open Class - purple belt
2016: 2nd place Nederlands Kampioenschap Grappling -65 kg
2015: 1st place Dutch Open purple belt -65 kg and Open Class
2015: 3rd place Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Germany - purple belt
2015: 3rd place King of the Beach Grappling - Elite
2014: 3rd place European Open (IBJJF) BJJ Open Class - blue belt
2014: 1st place European Open (IBJJF) BJJ -65 kg - blue belt
2013: 1st place Renzo Gracie Europe Invitational -65 kg - white belt

Sophie Portret