Amsterdam Shorinji Kempo Branch
The Dutch Shorinji Kempo branch exists over 25 years in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It was founded and is still being led by sensei Hiromi Tojo, 4th dan. The Amsterdam Shorinji Kempo group is a small but dedicated group of about thirty five members. It counts around ten black belts (of which one is female) and other kenshi among which a number of enthusiastic beginners. The Amsterdam group participates in demonstrations of martial art in and around Amsterdam.
Reflecting the multicultural nature of the Dutch capital, the Amsterdam group is rather heterogeneous, consisting of people from various backgrounds. Nevertheless, the group has a strong bond of friendship, which continues also outside the dojo.
Training takes place in the 1e Nassaustraat 7 in Amsterdam. Sensei Tojo, who also has a career as an actor, teaches two times per week. Occasionally, the lessons are given by senior members of the Amsterdam branch, or by visiting senior members from other branches. No need to say, members from other branches are always welcome to join the training.
More information about the Amsterdam Shorinji Kempo Branch can be found at www.shorinjikempo.nl