Mon. Jan 17th, 2022

My co-writer Tadd Tripplet wanted to use this phrase in my book: Why Bas Boon the Golden Glory father dominated the Fight Business, hard work, luck, “stable genius” or…? I did not make a decision about this, sound very selfrighteous..!

When I was 18 I witnessed a performance by a professional hypnotiser called Rasta Rostelli in Eindhoven The Netherlands. Up until that time I never believed metaphysical stuff so much so I bravely volunteered to be hypnotise with a group of people! The sessions started with a group of 10 people around some lit candles and we had to look at the flame of the candles. Then the hypnotiser said, listen to my voice and my voice only you fall into a deep deep sleep, when I snap my fingers you wake up, when I snap my fighters twice you go back to sleep, he repeated his messages several times! Then he would say that my arms became very light ultra-light, which actually resulted in my arms to go up half way, some had their arms all the way above their heads. Then he snapped his fighers and I was eye to eye with him, he holds a lemon in his hand and told me it was a peach! If I would want this delicious peach, so I ate the lemon and I loved it, no sour faces no spitting, just mmmm . Others who had had their hands completely above their heads would be used for more crazier acts like lying with their head on a chair and their foot on another chair. The heavy weight hypnotiser Rasta Rostelli who weight 100kg stood on a 45 kg girl that balanced on a chair only with her heels and head. I would not have believed it if not someone had filmed the whole event! I was fascinated how could a person could make me believe this and make me do things I would never have done myself?

 Mass panic because of “Fake News” Radio Broadcast Movie PR Stunt!

In 1898 H.G Wells’s novel War of the Worlds (about an alien mars invasion of planet earth) caused mass panic when Columbia Broadcasting System network aired (on radio) a part of this episode of American drama “The War of the Worlds” in 1938 .

 War of the Worlds, Orson Welles, And The Invasion from Mars

War of the Worlds: This panic created by Orson Welles foreshadowed the age of simulation we now live in, when we are all manipulated by theatrical illusions.

Dorothy Thompson from the New York times Quote

“All unwittingly, Mr. Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater of the Air have made one of the most fascinating and important demonstrations of all time,” she wrote. “They have proved that a few effective voices, accompanied by sound effects, can convince masses of people of a totally unreasonable, completely fantastic proposition as to create a nation-wide panic.

 People and other media (newspapers) were angry about the deception of the radio war of the world’s broadcast (legal claims on their way).

 After my experience and being intrigued about the Orson Welles Pr stunt, I became focussed on books about NLP and how to use my experience and knowledge for myself and others!

 The art of deception:

 From my upcoming book a chapter of Simon Rutz “It’s Showtime and Bas Boon “Golden Glory” rivalry”

“Given his young age it is important for Robin to look further and therefore he saw more continuity in the vision of Its Showtime and K-1 than at Total Sport Asia.”

The war starts: Robin van Roosmalen signs with Its Showtime, will fight in K-1 not Glory!

Liverkick (online magazine) 14 April 2012 

“This comes as a big surprise because Robin is a Golden Glory fighter and has been fighting on Glory events for some time now.  What was also interesting prior to the signing, Robin was the only Golden Glory fighter to be featured on an upcoming Its Showtime card after they stopped working together in lending their fighters for events.  This leads me to believe that Robin never even had a contract with Glory/TSA and Glory jumped the gun on announcing him for their tournament.  What could’ve happened is what happened for the January 28 Its Showtime event, where Its Showtime went straight to the fighters to negotiate for Errol Zimmerman and Gokhan Saki, as opposed to going through their management whom they were not working with.

The addition of Robin van Roosmalen to the K-1 Final 16 is huge and a big blow to Glory’s tournament.  I don’t know what the current situation between van Roosmalen and Golden Glory is, but it is known that Robin did not train at Golden Glory all the time and also trained with his father at his gym in Den Bosch.  Glory will now have to look for a replacement to fill the vacant spot left by Robin”.

Robin van Roosmalem and part of Team Golden Glory in Thailand “Island of Koh Larn”

This was the truth:

The truth was different, the contract issues where the confusing contracts with K-1 GH Singapore our company in the beginning before it became GSI (the company existed already because of a previous atempt to buy the K-1 brand).  Kim’s contract with the fighters would say K-1 GH Hong Kong, so fighters like van Roosmalen who were signed on K1 GH Singapore agreements (name of our company in the beginning after we failed to buy the K-1) thought they actually signed with K-1. “The original new name of the company with the investors was K-1 Global Holding Singapore, yet Kim saw our original business plan and to make the chaos complete he called his new company also K-1 Global Holding only based in Hong Kong. 

As we moved so fast after we knew Kim was going to do everything by himself we had to use the old existing K1GH Singapore company for signing the fighters and paying them their outstanding as a sign bonus”

William van Roosmalen, the father (also one of the trainers) of Robin van Roosmalen, had no clue what was going on behind the scene and he started to play games (Simon was promising him all kinds of promisses).  I liked Robin, he worked in my store for years and lived in my home and I did not want him to be a victim of the stupidity of others.

So, Simon started to pull on the fighters it became a bidding war with Kim on the side of Simon and my backers on the side of Glory. Remy Bonjasky also started to go back and forth as well between Kim and Glory and trying to get outrages amounts of money.  I called Simon and told him to stop this as it was going to ruin everything and we all would become losers again including the fighters.

Simon said we are ready we go to war now, the only thing I was thinking was Simon you are putting a lot of thrust in this Kim dude who you met once and already cancelled the last 16 in China, do your best.  On top of that Simon had Badr Hari with a lot of problems with the justice department and every time Its Showtime was mentioned.

I know the bibop law (special police kind of law who can stop your event from happening) was going to make an end on Its Showtime events soon and they did.  After the event in Leeuwarden where Saki fought Badr the next event of Simon is cancelled farewell fight of Peter Aerts in Den Bosch, the major did not give permission to Simon to organize an Its Showtime event…

Playing Games

I said to Simon, ok you want to play games and pull on my fighters with bogus promises, I will show you how it is done.  I made a plan while at the same time the executives from Glory wanted to go to court and sideline van Roosmalen while suing Simon. I asked the executives to give me two days to set this straight!

There was a little history with van Roosmalen, as Its Showtime was pissed when they tried to sign Roosmalen for a management deal, but found out I was faster, better and signed Robin one week before Its Showtime wanted to sign him.  At that time Simon was pissed and did not want to place Robin anymore in any Its Showtime events.  You can imagine when Petrosyan dropped out of the Its Showtime Fast and the Furious tournament and was replaced by Robin van Roosmalen at the last moment in the tournament (Simon agreed to use him as he needed a big name to replace Petrosyan) it was double sour for Simon when Roosmalen knocked out Kyshenko in the finals and stood there with his

Golden Glory t-shirt and team holding a check for 50.000 euro. 

That whole “it’s Showtime event from Simon Rutz became a GOLDEN GLORY commercial again and now it was time for some payback time, with Kim playing the role of the financial backer.  Nobody knew that Kim could not be trusted at that point and after 18 years of K-1 shows the name K-1 still had a big impact, but without Mr. Ishii running things and with FEG in a bankruptcy faze, I knew that it was over.

I called some of my friends in Bucharest (Golden Glory has a gym in Romania) and told them to write an article with the following headline.  The title would say Daniel Ghita gets screwed by Its Showtime.  The article would read; that just before the Glory Russia event Bas Boon would have asked Simon (from Its Showtime) for Daniel Ghita to fight in Glory and offered 80K (80K per fight for a five-fight deal) and that Simon never passed that offer to Ghita, because he wanted to keep Ghita for himself.

The article continues that big names as Petrosyan left Its Showtime because of mismanagement and outstanding payments.  Showtime made a long-time contract with Petrosyan and paid him like 15K, then Its Showtime put Petrosyan in the K-1 Max.  When Petrosyan won the K-1 Max in Japan his price went up to 40K, which was collected by Its Showtime (thru a company with a different name as Its Showtime Management).

Golden Glory Romania Trainer Horia Radulescu

Petrosyan would still get his 15K less some cost, but the difference 25K was for Its Showtime (as K-1 was paying now 40K), that went well till Petrosyan won the second K-1 Max, unfortunately by now FEG/K1 is in huge problems and can’t pay the Grand Prix prize money anymore.  Simon is not advancing anything to his fighters (which I routinely did to keep the team together as long as possible) and passes the message to Carlo Di Blasi who does the management for Petrosyan in Italy.

Carlo and Petrosyan have now a legal reason to walk away from their contract with Rutz (who starts threatening with law suits) as it is the responsibility from its Showtime that Petrosyan gets paid (unrelated if FEG pays or not, which was different in my case as the fighters from GOLDEN GLORY had a direct contract with FEG/K-1).  If Its Showtime only would have taken a percentage from Petrosyan then Carlo would not have a case, but in this case, they were right and signed with Glory.

The response after some web and magazine articles with different version about how Ghita was getting screwed by Its Showtime had his effect immediately.  Ghita and his trainers and Romanian friends came to the office of Simon and started to complain.  Simon called me and was furious, you are lying I never spoke with you about any offer.  I spoke calmly and told Simon he wanted to have this war and was pulling on van Roosmalen, I said its fine, lets exchange you get van Roosmalen and I take heavyweight Ghita.

By now Simon was cooking, “You Ass… no that’s not going to happen”  I then suggested that I would say it’s a misunderstanding (I never said on the phone I did not make the offer to Ghita, as I knew Simon would tape the conversation with Ghita and have people in his office listening).

We agreed that he would make a new press release where Robin would fight for Glory and not in the K-1 Max, Robin would be allowed to fight in Its Showtime events (which he originally still had two fights left anyway).  I would then leave Ghita alone and confirm it was a bogus rumor.  This way the whole case never went to court and it spared tons of headache and Robin could keep fighting and become a superstar with Glory.

The story about Daniel Ghita is an indication of  how a simple bullshit story can have an impact.  Especially when a lot of fighters are waiting for overdue payments, when times were uncertain in the fight industry because the biggest platform for 18 years in Kickboxing now ceased to exist.  The father of van Roosmalen believed in Simon, and Simon assumed Kim was trust worthy, we all knew how that went. I had lost fighters before, (in the beginning of my career I lost Vovchanchin to Pride and Aerts to K-1). Golden Glory now had gyms worldwide it became a small army of GOLDEN GLORY  team members, with me right in the center.

Robin vsn Roosmalen vs Askarov: a great fight!

Not long after the announcement was made that Robin van Roosmalen signed with Its Showtime and would fight in K-1 another press release was made, Liverkick wrote the following:

Liverkick has covered on numerous occasions how the Kickboxing world has been essentially split down the middle and the recent announcement of Robin van Roosmalen’s signing to Its Showtime and participation in K-1 was huge.  GLORY then threatened to sue Robin over breach of contract and said that they could not get into contact with him. Van Roosmalen had not only a management contract with Glory, but a fight contract with Glory Sports International that barred him from competing for certain organizations, which he promptly ignored.  It looks like there is a resolution with no one being sued, and that means that Robin had to pull out of the K-1 World MAX GP on May 27th and will compete in the Glory World Series tournament on May 26th as scheduled, but will fight for Its Showtime and possibly K-1 in the future as well.

Press release follows:  Golden Glory and ITS SHOWTIME have come to a compromise regarding Robin van Roosmalen.

Both Golden Glory, ITS SHOWTIME and Robin have made clear mutual agreements that make it possible for Robin to fight in Glory events as well as on ITS SHOWTIME events.

These agreements prevented a lawsuit (they meant my article in the Romanian press), which is in the best interest of the person and the fighter Robin van Roosmalen (I agree).  The management contract from Golden Glory with Van Roosmalen will be respected and all parties hope to send out a signal that’s in the best interest of our sport in general. All this was the direct result of a story put out by me on a martial arts website and magazine in Romania. The Press can be used wisely.

My actions had nothing to do with hypnosis, but I did use the “H.G Wells” story, in uncertain times people do not think rationally they act upon fear and let their ego’s do the “thinking”. I am happy it worked out well for Robin van Roosmalen and Simon Rutz and myself became friends (there were times Simon pulled succesful pranks on me as well), we can laugh now about the good old days!


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