Since 1973

About Us

We teach Karate Lessons under the discipline, spirit, legitimacy and tradition of authentic Japanese Karate Do, Shito Ryu style.

At Miyagi Ken, our goal is to contribute to the physical and mental training of children, young adults, and adults, to become better human beings under the discipline, spirit, legitimacy and tradition of Japanese Karate Do Shito Ryu.

 Our proven curriculum is based on more than 50 years of experience teaching Karate, endorsed by the World Karate Shito Ryu Federation and our diploma is valid worldwide.

 

Founder and Masters

Master Shoko Sato is considered to be one of the great masters and pioneers of Japanese Traditional Karate. He was born in 1945 in Miyagi , Japan and began practicing Karate when he was a teenager in the early 1960s under Great Grand Master Manzo Iwata, a direct disciple of founder Kenwa Mabuni. Master Sato then enrolled in the prestigious Toyo University in Tokyo, also known as a Karate powerhouse, and focused on competitive Karate. While there, his skills were highly regarded and as a result, he was appointed as the captain of the Toyo University team who led them to the All Japan Karate Championship during the late sixties. Upon graduation, he worked as an Economist for a short time and then was called upon to expand the teachings of Karate in  America.

Our first Dojo was founded in Caracas, Venezuela in 1973 by Sensei Luis Alberte Gonzalez (deceased), who arrived in that country in 1960 from Galicia, Spain where he began the practice of Tradicional Japanese Karate Do in 1969 with Master Shoko Sato.

Motivated by his vocation of teaching, Sensei Alberte Gonzalez opened the doors of the Dojo Miyagi Ken in Caracas, Venezuela. He specialized in Refereeing until he achieved the World Arbitrator License granted in 1984 in Maastrich, Holland by the World Union of Karate Do Organizations (WUKO) at that time, now World Karate Do Federation (WKF), and became The First Chief of Referees of the Venezuelan Karate Do Federation (FVKD).

“… To be seen as a black belt, you only have to wear one, to be a black belt, you have to live and feel the beautiful world of Karate.”

Sensei Luis Alberte Gonzalez

 Shihan Luis Alberte

7th Dan WSKF
(World Shitoryu Karate Do Federation)
Homologated 6th Dan FVKD
(Venezuelan Karate Do Federation)
Certified Master Shihan WSKF
Certified Coach WKF/License Kata & Kumite
(World Karate Do Federation)
Director of  Miyagi Ken International Academy
Former Coach of the National Team of Venezuela

Shito Kai Karate Do Chilean Technical Advisor

 

 

 Today Miyagi Ken International is the result of years of dedication, preparation and effort, and is the clearest reflection of a great legacy, which has continued to cultivate over the years, and formed Shihan Luis Alberte (Sensei Alberte Gonzalez’s son):

“I started practicing Karate Do at  early age. Values ​​such as respect, humility, and constancy, intrinsic to this discipline, began to govern all aspects of my life. During my time as a competitor, I obtained important achievements in Regional and National Championships held in Venezuela, among which were the First National Open Championship of the Federation and the Shoko Sato Cup. At the age of fourteen (14), I participated in my First International Championship in Havana Cuba, where I obtained First Place in Kata and Kumite, and the title of Best Young Athlete of the Event. At fifteen (15) years of age, I received the black belt (Shodan Ho) from Master Shoko Sato. Later, I joined to  Venezuela National Team in  kata, wich was a great honor.”

AWARDS AS AN ATHLETE:

  • Nine consecutive times, Shoko Sato Cup Champion in Kata (Shito Kai Venezuela)  from 1990 to 98.
  • Seven Pan American Podiums (PSKF):
    • Cuba 1991, 2nd place Individual Kata  and 3rd place Team Kata.
    • Puerto Rico 1994, 3rd place Individual Kata.
    • Puebla, México 1995. 1st place Individual Kata and 3rd place Team Kata.
    • Monterrey, México 1998, 1st place in Individual Kata and 3rd place  Team Kata.
    • Habana, Cuba 1999. 2nd place Individual Kata.
    • Guatemala 2001, 3rd place Individual Kata and 1st place Team Kata.
    • Canadá 2012, Master Category 1st Place Individual Kata and 2nd place in Team Kumite.
  • Four World Podiums (WSKF):
    • Tokyo 1993, 3rd place in  Team Kata,
    • Mexico 1996, 2nd Place Team Kumite,
    • Tokyo 2000, 2nd Place Team Kata,
    • Moscow 2003, 3rd Place in Team Kata.

SHIHAN LUIS ALBERTE’S MEDALISTS:

  • WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WKF 2007
    • 1 SILVER MEDAL
  • PREMIER LEAGUE OPEN WKF 2011
    • 1 SILVER MEDAL

  • PAN AMERICAN PKF 2001 -2017
    • 10 GOLD MEDALS
    • 6 SILVER MEDALS
    • 8 BRONZE MEDALS
  • SOUTH AMERICAN CSK 2008 -2016
    • 10 GOLD MEDALS
    • 4 SILVER MEDALS
    • 7 BRONZE MEDALS
  • CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CCCK 2009 -2017
    • 5 GOLD MEDALS
    • 2 SILVER MEDALS
    • 6 BRONZE MEDALS
  • WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WSKF 1993 -2000
    •  1 GOLD MEDAL
    • 5 SILVER MEDALS
    • 3 GOLD MEDALS
  • US OPEN 2017
    • 2 GOLD MEDALS

 

“… The Teaching of Karate,  is for me  a passion and  family tradition, initiated by may father and Master Luis Alberte Gonzalez, founder of the Dojo Miyagi Ken. I’m proud to continued the legacy of my father, Master Luis Alberte Gonzalez”.

Shihan Luis Alberte Pereiras

How do I contact you?

Please send us an email:
dojo.miyagiken@gmail.com

Contact us by phone:

(936) 217-3155 (english/spanish)
(936) 217-2969 / (936) 217-3081 (spanish)

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Where is the Dojo located?

22936 Kuykendahl Rd, Suite A,
Spring TX 77389

Do you provide After School Program for Kids?

Not yet.

Do you accept people with previous Karate Experience from another Dojo?

YES! anyone can Join Us!

Can I have a Trial Class before signing up?

YES!, you can come a have FREE trial class. You’ll love our training!

Do you offer an Anual Contract?

No. Month to Month.

Anyone can Practice Karate?

Yes! from 3  years old!

Miyagi

Body.Mind.Spirit

DOJO H0urs

Monday-Friday: 4:30pm – 9:30pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Free TrIAL CLASS