August 24, 1956
|Style||Kickboxing, Kyokushin Karate, Muay Thai, Judo|
|Team||Maeng Ho |
|Notable students||Chalid Arrab, Ramon Dekkers, Heath Herring, Aziz Jahjah, Ruslan Karaev, Stefan Leko, Alistair Overeem, Bas Rutten, Gökhan Saki, Semmy Schilt, Errol Zimmerman,|
Hemmers began his martial arts training in judo at the age of 6, which he studied until the age of 15 when he switched to Kyokushin Karate. In 1976, Hemmers began competing in full contact karate. During the 1980s, however, kickboxing and Muay Thai became more popular in the Netherlands and Hemmers took this up. His professional kickboxing record was 25 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw. In 1976, Hemmers started competing in full-contact karate. He was introduced to Pa (Paatje) Flohr, a 'Pençak Silat' fighter from Indonesia, which influenced Cor Hemmers' fighting. In the mid-80s, Muay Thai was introduced in the Netherlands and alongside his training in traditional English boxing, Cor became an active Muay Thai fighter in the Dutch A-class. He ended his active fighting career as the ruling number 1 of the Netherlands. In all, Cor fought 29 matches of which he won 25, lost three, and drew one. In 1984, Hemmers opened his own gym called Maeng Ho-Hemmers Gym and he later became the head trainer at the Golden Glory gym. Over the years, Hemmers trained many world champions in all categories in both kickboxing and mixed martial arts including Ramon Dekkers, Heath Herring, Stefan Leko, Alistair Overeem, Bas Rutten, Gökhan Saki, Semmy Schilt. , Noel van den Heuvel, Maikel Lieuwfat, Farit El Moussaoui, Said Mbarki, Andre Masseurs, Tony Luciano, Luc Verheijen, Dennis Krauweel, Spyridon, Yilmaz. A few women also became world champions under his guidance, such as Danielle Somers, Songul Oruc and Zelda Tekin. In April 2012 Hemmers retired as a professional trainer and decided to continue his sports career as Head of Talent Operations with international kickboxing promotion Glory. Currently active as Managing Director Sports by GLORY Sports International.
Business: Cor Hemmers was born in Breda, the Netherlands, on 24 August 1956. After finishing high school, he went to university, where he graduated in mathematics. He studied law as part of his employment with insurance company Meeus Holding where he later became a board member. In 1984, Hemmers decided to continue his business career as an entrepreneur and he opened his own gym called Maeng Ho / Hemmers Gym. In 1990 Hemmers also started a Promotion Company called Oriental Fight Promotions. He promoted many Martial Arts events and produced exclusive pan-European TV programs for Screen Sports. From 2012 Hemmers was active as Head of Talent Operations and General Advisor at GLORY Sports International (2012-2016). From January 2016 Hemmers is the Managing Director Sports of GLORY Sports International.