We are one of the top KARATE SCHOOLS IN AMSTERDAM.

The old Shorin Ryu Karate from Okinawa was developed to fight against armed adversaries. Nowadays, apart from being an effective system of self-defense, it is also considered a true way of life.

It teaches life skills such as patience, discipline, and self-control.


I invite you to join our school and be part of this family of the great Shorin Ryu new generation.

Sensei Leonardo Gil Beroes

    Having started Karate back in the '60s Sensei Leonardo Gil Beroes finally made the move to traditional Shorin Ryu Karate around the '80s. Since then, he has been involved in this martial art in which he presently holds a 4th-degree black belt (4th Dan) out of 5 Dans from the Shorin Ryu Karate system.

Currently, Sensei Leonardo owns four Karate Schools or Dojos. Dojo Binnenhof, Dojo De Pijp, and His Private Dojo in Jordaan all in Amsterdam. Sensei Leonardo has also given many Self-defense courses in Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Madrid (Spain). His experience teaching traditional Shorin Ryu Karate goes from 1984 till our present days. 

Through traditional Karate technics and exercises, its main focus is to put your right and left sides of your body in balance.

In traditional Shorin Ryu Karate, there is no difference between left and right-handed people. It is extremely important to have equal precision and  strength on both sides of the body ( both sides of your brain working at the same level.) Sensei Leonardo has been invited to participate and give seminars all around the world. 

After more than 49 years of practicing traditional Shorin Ryu Karate, he has learned that your worst enemy is yourself. You are a real karateka if you never use your karate unless there is no other option. A real karateka is not meant to be a fighter, neither to compete for medals or trophies. Karate means to be a winner in life.


New Schedule!

Lessons are via
Mondays to Fridays from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Vondel Park Summer Training
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00 am to 8:00 am