On Thursday, June 9, 1994 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm we give our first karate lesson in the karate school we founded, called De Bijlmer Dojo, housed in Surinaams Jongeren Centrum Kwakoe (SJC Kwakoe) (1975-1997) in the Amsterdam Bijlmermeer. From August 24, 1998 to July 17, 2000, De Bijlmer Dojo is housed a little further in the gymnasium of primary school De Rozemarn.
Expansion: On February 14, 1996 De Waterland Dojo is founded in Monnickendam, municipality of Waterland. In addition to classes in Traditional Shotokan Krarate-do, we also provide self-defense courses for girls and women.
We were living in the honeycomb Koningshoef flat in the K-Buurt when on Sunday evening 4 October 1992 an El Al Boeing crashed into the neighboring flats Groeneveen and Klein-Kruitberg. The Bijlmer disaster accelerated the large-scale urban renewal of the Bijlmermeer. Large parts of the old Bijlmer were demolished and residents resettled.
The Dojo moved with the founders to the center of Amsterdam. Since September 6, 1999 to the present, we are located in De Burghtschool on the Herengracht.
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, ki club.cool has released a comic book titled: Giletti’s Message. Author: Thérèse Searching. 66 pages. Graphic design: ChezPatrickEtTherese. Language: English. The book is available (€ 25,-) through the club.