We are Robert Koning and Jolanda Boersma from the Netherlands. In 2015, we took a leap of faith and moved to the Middle East, Qatar. It was a long road with many ups and downs, but in 2017, we could finally launch our company Royal Martial Arts. We started with just one coach, 6 students and 6 training mats, but we are so very proud that we have grown to become one of Qatar's leading martial arts schools, with many amazing students in our "martial arts family".
The face behind Royal Martial Arts - the logo, website, graphic design and customer support, is Jolanda Boersma. She'll be the first person to assist you in registration or any administrational problems. Our training sessions are run by coach Robert (Netherlands) and coach Olivia (The U.K.). Both are very skilled in their field and have an extensive background in Martial Arts.
We give traditional martial arts a modern twist by mixing up several training styles - like Kickboxing and Taekwondo - with gymnastics. This creates more complex kicks and flashy tricks and flips and offers students a very broad introduction to martial arts.
For such flips and tumbling, we have a official tumbling mat (Air Track). We often bring it to class to assist students with higher kicks and more complex tricks. Or just because it's a lot of fun!
Another unique aspect of our martial arts classes, is that our sessions are jazzed-up with the latest pop-music and combined with fun team challenges. We strongly believe in the fun factor; to create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere where students feel confident to try new things, overcome fears and have lots of fun along the way.