Mustapha El Barbari


Head of Resilience and Mental Fortitude training


Mustapha el Barbari, born in 1980 against the picturesque backdrop of Meppel in Drenthe, Netherlands, is an extraordinary force transcending conventional martial art boundaries. As a living testament to resilience and profound philosophy, Mustapha's journey from an early passion for Martial Arts has transformed into an unwavering commitment to unraveling the profound depths of combat's meaning.

In the face of adversity, health challenges, and setbacks, Mustapha emerged triumphant with unmatched determination, securing the title Dutch Karate Champion at a mere 12 years old. His prowess extends beyond the ring, venturing into the domains of Muaythai and kickboxing, where he not only conquered the physical aspects but delved deep into unraveling the intricacies of human connection.

Mustapha's ascendancy on the professional stage includes securing the Dutch Muaythai championship twice and the European Kickboxing championship once, all highlighting his embodiment of Resilience and Mental Fortitude. This remarkable athletic journey was seamlessly complemented by a fourteen-year tenure in the police force, showcasing his commitment to public service and community well-being.

Motivated by a rich tapestry of experiences in a multicultural society, Mustapha became a catalyst for change in 2001, spearheading a project to unite Meppel's youth through sports. This success propelled him into the ranks of the police force, where he continued to expand his influence as a Muaythai instructor and youth coach. The crucible of the World Championships in Thailand reshaped his worldview, emphasizing the values of respect and collaboration.

In 2017, Mustapha bid farewell to the confines of the police force, choosing to dedicate himself entirely to the empowerment of others. This marked a transition into a pivotal role as a guiding force and trainer specializing in Resilience and Mental Fortitude. Inspired by Muhammad Ali's and Bruce Lee's wisdom, his life motto encapsulates the essence of his belief — that the conquest of self is the ultimate triumph.

We are incredibly proud and privileged to have Mustapha el Barbari as part of our team, serving as the Head of Specializing in Resilience and Mental Fortitude. As a Martial Arts Consultant and Resilience Trainer, Mustapha brings a unique blend of athletic prowess, multicultural understanding, and a commitment to empowering individuals to navigate life's challenges with strength and resilience.

Key Skills

  • Instructor Martial Arts Consultant and Resilience and Mental Fortitude
  • Close Protection Operative (CPO)
  • Advanced Close Protection foot techniques & vehicle formations
  • Advanced weapons training (pistols, rifles)
  • Close Quarters Combat (CQC) Self Defense
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) / First Aid