In 2016, Zwaard & Steen organized the first edition of the Dutch Lions Cup. There were earlier tournaments in the Netherlands, but not enough to satisfy our needs. Given the high number of quality fighters in the Netherlands, Belgium and neighboring countries, we wanted to see if we could organize an international tournament with high technical standards. It turned out that we had chosen the right path, 56 fighters registered within one week. To be able to place more people, we did everything we could to train more judges so that we could raise the maximum to 84 fighters. A mere three weeks later that maximum would also be filled. Due to the overwhelming success of this first edition, the Dutch Lions Cup has quickly established itself as one of the must-do events in Europe.
The first edition was held the 27th of August, 2016 in Utrecht with a total of 84 fighters from 11 countries. The full results of the first edition can be found here.
These people made DLC 2016 a reality
On the 26th of August 2017 The Dutch Lions Cup returned for a second edition. The second edition grew in numbers to 112 fighters from 14 countries! Full results from the second edition can be found here.
These people made DLC 2017 a reality
On the 25th of August 2018 The Dutch Lions Cup returned for a second edition. The third edition had a total of 93 fighters and 48 crew members from 14 countries! Full results from the second edition can be found here.
These people made DLC 2018 a reality