Edwin Baas of Baas Sport in Curaçao received the quality seal of the Dutch Boxing Association NBB (Nederlandse BoksBond) from director René Braad.
Baas Sport has been a household name on the island for many years. Various martial arts can be practiced in this gym, including boxing. Edwin is also the chairman of CuraBox. With this he connects the different boxing centers on the island and tries to get the boxers to box as often as possible.
In addition to his passion for top sport, he also makes this accessible for anyone who wants to practice boxing. Nothing is too much for him and if necessary he even sacrifices his vacation to transfer the boxing virus to the youth.
Baas Sport is also a branch for Dutch boxers who stay in Curaçao for a longer period of time for work or vacation and who want to continue practicing their favorite sport.
Edwin made the Boxing Instructors course possible and was the host for the conversation with the chairman of the Surinamese Boksbond Mr Remie Burke.
2022.04.27 Power Punch Challenge.
-19 1. Dwinley Mathilda (Highest score 993), 2. Fabian Williams, 3. Ozel Mack
19-40 1. Coregelino Djaoen, 2. Mark Niewets, 3. Grego Scharbaai
40+ 1. Renato Haseth, 2. Edwin Baas, 3. Marcelo “Cheo” Zimmerman
Ladies 1. Christine Francisca, 2. Nicole Nedermeijer, 3. Yoa Camacho
@ Gym Haarlem, New Sport Challenge, Maxima, Taekyon Haarlem. Edwin Baas & Raekwon Baas with Riduan el Assrouti, Oby van Andel, Rico Cornet, Faozi el Khandousi, Ibrahim el Bouni, Hannes & Kane Schneider, Abdel Kofie, Murat & Muammer Ilgen, Musatafa Tanverdi, Afra Baas, Andry Westerhout, Dennis Rock, Ruud Hardjokosoemo, Mohamed el Aater, Arno Hermans, Boubkar & Younes Belkasmi, Juan Montoya, Sharon Lopez, Ronan & Glen Huisman, Ivo v/d Berg, Mostapha Benali, D’Angelo Marshall, Edwin van Beek, Marc van Keulen, Luigi Kwas, i hopi mas.
@ Fightclub Den Haag and Levels Fighting Championships. Edwin Baas & Raekwon Baas with Rashid van Exel, Ino Alberga, Hassan Aitbasoou, Yousri, Rik v.d. Vathorst, Brian Lo-A-Njoe, Apy Echteld, Dew Jagernath, Michel Ubbergen, Ivan Hipolyte, Jack, Jerry Morris, Shawn Blair, Omar Marsham, Regian Eersel, Danial Sharifi, Nourdin Johri, Glen Huisman, Niels Beurkens, Jacco, Miangelo Windster.
2022.06 Eindhoven Cup, NK Rotterdam, BBG Den Haag (The Hague). Edwin & Raekwon Baas with Dr.Anil, Duran Ebren, Dian Gomes, Boris van der Vorst, Jeremie Besson, Albert Kraus, Remie Burke, Enrico La Cruz, Rene Braad, Hannes Schneider, Shawn Blair, Orhan Ozturk, Mohamed Amine, Said Bettah, Peter Gebbink, Ilona Lenten.
2022.06.22-26 CuraBox @ Dutch Boxing Championships (Nederlandse Boksbond) in Rotterdam NL.
2022.07/08 Andry Westerhout and fam (Yvonne, Xyando en Quanyi) from Taekyon Haarlem
2022.09.24 Grego Scharbaai (Baas) won Venezuela @ WTC
2022.10 Grego Scharbaai (Baas) and Dwinley Mathilda (Supreme) South American Games (Odesur). Boxeo @ XII Juegos Suramericanos Asunción Paraguay.
2022.12.10/11 IBA forum & Congress @ Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Edwin Baas with Dmitry Bivol, Roy Jones Jr, Evander Holyfield, Roberto Cammarelle, Tammara Thibeault, Roniel Iglesias, and many more.
2023.04.03 Cem Senol gave a great guest training at Baas Sports.
Cem Senol has more than 25 years’ experience in full-contact Karate/ Kyokushin, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts, and won many national and international titles.
In 2020, he achieved a top performance by completing the 100-man kumite. He fought on 1 day against no less than 100 men, who followed each other. Full Contact with bare fists and no protection on the shins and feet.
History was made because this was the first time that the 100-man kumite was held in the Netherlands.
It wasn’t gentle and there are only 30 people worldwide who have completed this ultimate test. Cem Senol can now join these kumite legends.
The kumite was organized for Stichting Hartekind, to which all proceeds went. It was very tough but the seasoned experienced Senol fought through it. The last man he fought was his former trainer and legend Kancho Gerard Gordeau, who fought the very first UFC fight in 1993 and won in 26 seconds by TKO.
In 2013 Cem started Osaka dojo (https://dojo-osaka.com/), because in addition to being a very experienced fighter, he is also very experienced in the field of teaching.
The AMBC president Jose Laureano also came from Puerto Rico as special invitee for Supreme’s international event with boxers from Aruba, Brazil, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
2023.05.20 Raekwon Baas won his first boxing bout in The Netherlands @ “Battle of The Best” in Enkhuizen. His opponent was the good boxing Jef Pattyn (All Stars Boxing Wageningen).
If you are in the Netherlands, come to support Raekwon and his team mates Abdel and Django (Jerry) from Hannes Schneider’s New Sport Challenge Haarlem.
“Battle of the Best” May 20, 2023, at 19:00 (7 pm) in TTV Olympia, De Gouw 11E, 1602 DN Enkhuizen. Tickets are available at the door for €20 each.
Baas Sports fighter Vitorio de Joode won his MMA fight in the -70 kg. class at the CuraFight Night organized by Pro-Fit on June 10, 2023, in SDK. He became the unanimous winner.
Raekwon Baas (New Sport Challenge Haarlem) won the semi-finals of the NNK (Noord Nederlandse Kampioenschappen) boxing against Timo Schiphof (Vargas) on Saturday, June 17, 2023 in Zwaag.
With this victory, Raekwon qualified for the final next Saturday, June 24, 2023, at sports complex “de Beuk” in Purmerend.
In the last bout of the night, there was another victory for a YdK. Zion Martina (Team Frisia) knocked out his opponent in 10 seconds of the first round. Martina will also go to final on June 24, in a higher class.
The NKK is intended for the Northern Netherlands provinces of Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel, Gelderland, Flevoland, Utrecht and Noord Holland. 2 of Raekwon’s team members, Abdel and Gian, are also in the final on June 24.
The Curaçao flag was also proudly visible in the kickboxing ring at various events.
In Ahoy Rotterdam Endy Semeleer (Emmeloord) defeated Jay Overmeer by unanimous decision to secure his second welterweight title defense of Glory.
In Malaha Spain Rhomen Romeo (Suboxer Nieuwegein) won Veray Gomez.
Another YdK, Zion Martina (Team Frisia), became North Netherlands champion in a higher class. Martina also had victories on May 20, June 17 (he knocked out his opponent in 10 seconds) and June 24. This is not the first title for Martina, because in 2022 he also won this championship.
The NKK is intended for the Northern Netherlands provinces of Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel, Gelderland, Flevoland, Utrecht and Noord Holland.
Raekwon’s team members of New Sport Challenge Haarlem, Abdel Kofi and Gian Lijnbach, won the finals in lighter weight classes.
Trainer/coach Hannes Schneider did a great job and can be very proud.
2023.09.25/26 Baas Sports participated with 3 boxers @ the Curaçao National Boxing Championships.
Raekwon Baas won on August 25 the semi final and went to the final of the elite class 67-71 kg. In the semi final he dislocated his arm from his shoulder. Still he went into the final.There he was even more unlucky because he even fell through the bottom of the boxing ring twice and sprained his ankle and knee. No excuses, it was an even battle that he narrowly lost.
Rayen Guanipa was the better boxer in his match and the jury was divided. He lost by a 2-3 split decision.
Vitorio de Joode dominated his bout and the referee stopped the contest in the second round.
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