Paatje Phefferkorn

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Verdi Phefferkorn von Offenbach (26 February 1922 – 1 January 2021), better known as ‘Paatje Phefferkorn’, was an Indonesian-Dutch practitioner and mixed martial artist. He was born in Bandung, Dutch East Indies. He was the creator of the 'Indo Melati' flag and emblem. In 1967 he started a small mixed martial arts school in the city of Utrecht. Soon he created a second school and in the end ran 17 schools throughout the Netherlands.

Phefferkorn died due to COVID-19 on 1 January 2021 in Amsterdam at the age of 98.[1]

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