Gosse Meerstra Go Dan

IKO Kyokushinkaikan

Official Dojo Operator

国際空手道連盟 極真会館

School manager of Karateschool HIKARI in Bergen op Zoom city and Hoogerheide city.
Police Inspector, teacher and Examiner of the Police Academy Netherlands.
Also teaching special private and international government units. Practiced checkers sport in the first national classification and did simultaneous tournaments against highschool students.


Dutch father,  Russian mother. Started in the years ‘70 Kyokushin karate at doyjo Jon Bluming shihan, Frits Jaspers  sensei and Klaas van Fruchten sensei at Utrecht. Since 1980 doyjo Loek Hollander shihan at Rotterdam and doyjo Jan von Mansfeldt sensei at Leeuwarden. Finished his study General Sports Education and Sports Massage.

Since the early '80 started to study several Budo systems with grand master Martin Gravestijn shihan.

  • Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo
  • Ken-Jitsu
  • Tanjo and Keebo-Jitsu
  • Judo (only Ne-Waza)
  • Jiu-Jitsu
  • Iai-do (ZNKR) - (Omori Ryu)
  • Iai-Jitsu (Muso Hikiden Ryu)
  • Hanbo Jitsu and Jitsu-forms (Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi)

1994-1999 cashier of the Dutch Kyokushin Organization (IKO Kyokushinkaikan) and taked part to achieve governments recognition for this organization. In 1998 he participated for two days in Bercy (Paris) together with Matsui Kancho, Francisco Filho sensei, Nicolas Petas sempai and Lilian Mungra sensei for a lot of spectators succesful in karate demonstrations. Recognized governments Budo teacher.

  • 1th Dan - July 1984
  • 2nd Dan - July 1986
  • 3th Dan - July 1990
  • 4th Dan - July 1997
  • 5th Dan - November 2015

Also central teacher and examinator for the Dutch Olympic Committee, the National Dutch Sports Federation and the Dutch Federation of Martial Arts.

His Items:
Strength: Independent and cooperation.
Courage: Takes initiatives while others have some doubts.
Unique: Always searching and finding new ways.
Opinionated: Sometimes against and getting out of all habits.
Success: accomplishing of noticeable results.

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