The Christchurch Seido Karate Shibu is one of New Zealand's longest running dojos. This year is the 50th Anniversary. More information coming soon...
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Seido Karate's founder Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura says. "My purpose in founding Seido Karate was to show what I feel is the true essence, the kernel of true karate-do: the training of body, mind, and spirit together in order to realize the fullness of human potential."
The World Seido Karate Organization officially opened its headquarters on October 15, 1976, in New York City. It is now a worldwide organization, with thriving branches in USA, Brazil, Germany, Chile, Israel, Italy, Australia, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom, Nepal and others.
Seido Shibu seeks to provide a safe, supportive and disciplined environment. Through the practice of Karate-do, students are encouraged to extend themselves in a way that develops spirit, awareness and respect for oneself and others.
The dojo was founded in 1965 by one of the pioneers of Kyokushinkai in New Zealand - Doug Holloway.
Following sensei Holloway's departure in 1969 to further his studies the dojo was headed by Renzie Hanham who still holds the position of head Instructor.
Numerous exponents from the dojo have trained in Japan, USA and other countries. Literally thousands of people have passed through our doors.
The dojo has produced several world champions in the Seido system and in 2004 was given an award for its services in the community.
Important dates and events for the year ahead. Print this out and keep it handy.
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To our new Hanshis from New Zealand. Hanshi Renzie (Christchurch) and Hanshi Andy (Nelson) both achieved their 8 Dans as recognition of their years of dedication to Seido karate.
Pictured here are the support people from New Zealand, together with Kaicho (Seido's founder ) and Nidaime Akira (Kaicho's successor) at Honbu, New York.