Arnoud is head coach at GFA and has received his brown belt in 2016. He’s been active as a coach for many years now at different locations in Groningen, Drachten and Leeuwarden and eventually started his own team in 2014. Since then, his focus is on teaching and training in Leeuwarden.
Martial arts have always been of great interest to Arnoud and he has been on the mat since he was 12 years old. After practicing Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do and Kickboxing, he found Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2008 and has been training in this art ever since. He’s always been an active competition fighter and has competed and won medals at every belt level at national and international level.
Arnoud has a very laid back teaching style and always tries to make sure everybody feels at home at his club.