What is Karate?
Karate is a weaponless self-defense art, in which arms and legs are systematically trained. It is a martial art that develops character through training, thus the karateka will be able to overcome any tangible or intangible obstacle. In traditional karate the physical and mental aspects of this martial art are in balance. If you want to use karate techniques effectively, then the mental aspect even has to play a predominant role. Training means exercising body and mind.
Who are we?
shihan Welcome to the website of the Dutch branch of Shihan Ed Hamile’s West Coast Shoto Kan Karate-Do International.

West Coast Shoto Kan Karate-Do is a traditional Shotokan Karate school in Delft.

Karate is for everyone and any age. In our dojo (karate school) we teach shotokan karate-do to men, women and children from the age of 9 onwards.

Children will be made familiar with karate in a responsible, non-aggressive manner. Karate training is in particularly for children, an excellent method of developing their coordination and physical strength. Furthermore, karate helps to develop self-confidence, discipline and concentration.

For older people karate training is a good way to keep fit and flexible.
The Dutch West Coast Shoto Kan Karate branch was founded in 1982 and is presided over by Sensei André Kila (5th Dan ).

Are you interested in our association and would you like to train with us some time, or do you merely have a question?
Please contact our chairman by telephone or e-mail.

Frank Leatemia - Chairman


Mina Krusemanstraat 42
2614 JH
Training schedule

Juniors: 9 up to 15 years of age.
Seniors: members older than 15.

Juniors 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Seniors 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Juniors 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Seniors 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Black belt 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Open training 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students are requested to be on time, if you are too late you should go through the formalities by yourself.


The first time you train with us, you can have 3 free try-out lessons.

To become a member of West Coast one has to pay a membership subscription:

Seniors € 25,- per month
Juniors € 16,50 per month

Preferably paid via standing order.

The exam fee is € 10,- for seniors and € 8,- for juniors. The exam fee should be paid before the exam starts.

For payments you can contact our treasurer Senpai Bart.

Try-out lessons

It is possible to start with try-out lessons every first week of the month (with exception of holidays). The try-out lessons are on Monday and Wednesday.

Let us know beforehand if you want to join, then we will make sure that there are enough instructors.

If you do not have a karate outfit (gi) yet, you can wear sports trousers and a white T-shirt.