JORIS VAN DEN BERG
WNA Period 1997 - 2013
Joris van den Berg is one of the most technical nunchaku experts who has been training from age six. Trained by his father Hennie van den Berg and later by Geert Mulder. For more then 20 years Joris competed in the tournament circuit of the WNA (World Nunchaku Assocations). This circuit was the basis of the technical skills of Joris. In 2011 Joris won 3 European titles on Kumite, Kata and Freestyle. In 2013 Joris claimed the World title of the WNA in freestyle. Making him the second man in history of the WNA to claim this title.

NIA Period 2014 - 2016
In october 2014 Joris started training under Stefano Scandola (Italy) from dojo Yokoso in Amstelveen for musical forms for the tournament circuit of the WAKO. Winning a 2nd place during his debute at the IRISH OPEN in 2015 and winning a 3rd place at the WAKO World Championships 2015. In 2014 Joris played during the World championship nunchaku of the NIA. At this World championship he won the 2nd place just after Pierre Mercier from France. In 2016 Joris returned to Vevey to once again give a shot to the NIA World title freestyle. With good preparation for this tournament lasting over 6th months Joris won the NIA World title and becoming the first player to have won the WNA and NIA World titles in freestyle.

WAKO Period 2015 - present
After the World Championship 2016 the goal was set to get the World title in musical forms weapons WAKO. 2018 was the start of this journey. Winning the Dutch title in march 2018 at the Yokoso Dutch Open and later in november after months of training winning the European title in Maribor Slovenia. Besides the tournaments Joris's main objective is to promote the nunchaku sport arround the world, by competing, performing and giving seminars arround the world.


SPORT TITLES
2018 - European Champion Musical Forms Weapons - WAKO
2016 - World Champion Nunchaku Freestyle - NIA
2013 - World Champion Nunchaku Freestyle - WNA
2011 - European Champion Nunchaku Kumite, Kata, Freestyle - WNA
2009 - European Champion Nunchaku Kumite - WNA
6x WNA Overall Champion (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
10x WNA Dutch Champion (distributed across different disciplines)


PERFORMANCES AND TELEVISION
Zuidas Business Boxing Gala - Amsterdam 2019
Geneve Open Switserland - Geneve 2018
Rings Kickbox Gala - 2017
Rings APGS Gala - Amsterdam 2016
Rings Budo Gala - Nieuwegein 2015
King's Day Netherlands 2014
COCA COLA video #cokeredmoves.com 2013
Rings Budo Gala - Amstelveen 2013
Festival des Arts Martiaux - Paris-Bercy 2013
Festival des Arts Martiaux - Paris-Bercy 2012
Zappsport-broadcast 71 2012.
Zapplive broadcast 2012
Martial Arts Festival - Leerdam 2011
Fedde Le Grand-Scared Of Me 2009.
Holland's got Talent-broadcast 2009.


ALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS

2018
1st place - Musical forms weapons - European Championship - WAKO
1st place - Grand Champion forms - Flanders Open - WAKO
1st place - Musical forms weapons - Geneve Open
1st place - Grand Champion forms - Yokoso Dutch Open - WAKO
1st place - Traditional forms - Yokoso Dutch Open - WAKO
1st place - Weapons Trick Battle - Yokoso Dutch Open - WAKO

2017
2nd place - Grand Champion Musical forms Flanders Open - WAKO
1st place - TrickBattle Unity Games V - NASKA
2nd place - Musical Forms weapons Unity Games V - NASKA
3st place - Creative weapons Unity Games V - NASKA
5th place - US Open Creative weapons - NASKA
2nd place - Grand Champion Yokoso Dutch Open - W.A.K.O
3st place - Creative weapons Irish Open - W.A.K.O

2016
1st place - Hyper Trick Battle - Unity Games 2016
3rd place - Musical forms weapons - Unity Games 2016
1st place - Grand Champion forms - Yokoso Dutch Open WAKO 2016
1st place - Musical forms weapons - Yokoso Dutch Open WAKO 2016
1st place - Freestyle seniors - World Championship NIA 2016
3rd place - Nunchaku Combat - World Championship NIA 2016

2015
3rd place - World Championship WAKO 2015
1st place - Grand Champion forms - Yokoso Dutch Open WAKO 2015
2nd place - Musical forms weapons - Yokoso Dutch Open WAKO 2015
1st place - WAKO 7 Tournament WAKO 2015
2nd place - Irish Open 2015 WAKO 2015

2014
2nd place - World Championship Nunchaku 2014 NIA

2013
1st place - Wereld Kampioenschap Nunchaku 2013 WNA

2011
Overall-beker 2011
1st place - Open Breukelse 2011 - Kumite +1.85 A Klasse
1st place - Open Breukelse 2011 - Kata Blackbelts
1st place - Open Breukelse 2011 - Freestyle Senioren
1st place - Open European Championship 2011 - Kumite +1.85 A Klasse
1st place - Open European Championship 2011 - Kata Blackbelts
1st place - Open European Championship 2011 - Freestyle Senioren

2010
Overall-beker 2010
2nd place - Open Breukelse 2010 - Kumite +1.85 A Klasse
1st place - Open Breukelse 2010 - Kata Blackbelts
1st place - Open Breukelse 2010 - Freestyle Senioren
1st place - Best of the Best OCC 2010 - Kumite +1.85 A Klasse
2nd place - Open Challenge Cup 2010 - Kumite +1.85 A Klasse
1st place - Open Challenge Cup 2010 - Kata Blackbelts
1st place - Open Challenge Cup 2010 - Freestyle Senioren
1st place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2010 - Kata Blackbelts
1st place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2010 - Freestyle Senioren

2009
Overall-beker 2009
1st place - Open Breukelse 2009 - Kumite +1.85 A Klasse
1st place - Open Breukelse 2009 - Kata Blackbelts
1st place - Open Breukelse 2009 - Freestyle Senioren
1st place - Open European Championship 2009 - Kumite -1.85 A Klasse
2nd place - Open European Championship 2009 - Kata Blackbelts
2nd place - Open European Championship 2009 - Freestyle Senioren

2008
Overall-beker 2008
1st place - Open Breukelse 2008 - Kumite -1.85 A Klasse
1st place - Open Breukelse 2008 - Kata Blackbelts
1st place - Open Breukelse 2008 - Freestyle Senioren
1st place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2008 - Kumite
2nd place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2008 - Freestyle Senioren

2007
Overall-beker 2007
1st place - Open Breukelse 2007 - Kumite -1.85 A Klasse
1st place - Open Breukelse 2007 - Kata Blackbelts
1st place - Open Breukelse 2007 - Freestyle Senioren
2nd place - Open European Championship 2007 - Kata Blackbelts
3rd place - Open European Championship 2007 - Freestyle Senioren

2006
Overall-beker 2006
2nd place - Open Breukelse 2006 - Kumite -1.85 A Klasse
1st place - Open Breukelse 2006 - Kata Blackbelts
1st place - Open Breukelse 2006 - Freestyle Senioren
1st place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2006 - Kumite
2nd place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2006 - Freestyle Senioren
2nd place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2006 - Kata Blackbelts

2005
2nd place - Open Breukelse 2005 - Kumite -1.85 A Klasse
2nd place - Open Breukelse 2005 - Kata Senioren
2nd place - Open Breukelse 2005 - Freestyle Senioren
2nd place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2005 - Kumite
3rd place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2005 - Kata Blackbelts
1st place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2005 - Freestyle Senioren

2004
Stijlprijs - Open Breukelse 2004
2nd place - Open Breukelse 2004 - Freestyle Senioren
2nd place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2004 - Freestyle Senioren

2003
1st place - Open Breukelse 2003 - Freestyle Senioren
1st place - Open Breukelse 2003 - Kumite 1.75 A
2nd place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2003 - Kumite 1.75 A
1st place - Junioren Toernooi Sittard - Kumite 1.75 A Open klasse
1st place - Junioren Toernooi Sittard - Kumite 1.75 A

2002
2nd place - 15e Open Breukelse 2002 - Kata Junioren
2nd place - 15e Open Breukelse 2002 - Kumite 1.75 A
2nd place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2002 - Kata junioren
2nd place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2002 - Kumite -1.75 A

2001
2nd place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2001 - kumite 1.65 A
3rd place - Open Nederlandse Kampioenschap 2001 - Kata junioren
2nd place - Junioren toernooi Sittard 2001 - Kata junioren
3rd place - Junioren toernooi Sittard 2001 - Kumite 1.65 A

2000
2nd place- Kumite 1.65 Junioren Junior toernooi Sittard 2000
2nd place - Kata Junioren Junior toernooi Sittard 2000
1st place - Kata junioren Grutte pier toernooi 2000
1st place - SNN Junioren toernooi 2000 - Kumite -1.55 A

1999
1st place - Kata Junioren SNN toernooi 1999
1st place - Kata Junioren 12e Open Breukelse 1999
2nd place - kumite -1.55 A 12e Open Breukelse 1999
3rd place - Kata junioren LMA toernooi 1999
2nd place - Kumite 1.55 A LMA toernooi 1999
1st place - Kata junioren ONK 1999
2nd place - Kumite 1.55 junioren/debutanten toernooi 1999

1998
2nd place - Kumite 1.55 11e Open Breukelse 1998
2nd place - Kumite 1.55 SNN toernooi 1998
1st place - kumite - Kumite 1.45 SNN toernooi 1998

1997
1st place - kumite -1.45 SNN toernooi 1997

1996
3rd place - kumite -1.45 Puntencompetitie 1996