Love, Respect and Obedience mixed with a great deal of Courage – Adults Grading 11th December 2018

The fundamental foundations of SEIDO Karate were truly on show last night…..
 
Love, Respect and Obedience mixed with amazing personal courage making the evening a special one…
 
Despite the differences in their individual journey’s,  the personal drivers for all who graded ending in one common reason for continuing with their karate training…
 
It’s about the unique friendships and the priority in our Dojo for appreciating “Love for each other and Love for others” that brought them all together…
 
Thank you to your partners, families and fellow karate-ka for your wonderful support of these amazing people…
 
Well done…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and your Amazing Instructors
 

Juniors toil and push hard through grading challenges – Juniors Grading Monday 10th December 2018

It wasn’t an easy relaxing afternoon at the Dojo for some…
 
Maddison, Jake, Leo, Anesh and Angus giving their all as each grading challenge arose…
 
Confronting physical challenges were mixed with multiple kata combinations…and to top it all off push ups…everyone’s favourite karate activity….
 
Vocal support from families and fellow students lifting the efforts of all throughout…
 
Well done and Congratulations to you all and your wonderful families…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and your Amazing Instructors
 

Pictured left to right: Maddison Roberts, Jakes Roberts, Leo Bialy, Anesh Senthuran and Angus Beveridge

A Tough Night Out at the Dojo for All – Mixed Grading Group Wednesday 5th December 2018

Age differences proved to be no barrier to the levels of effort or determination shown as all students pushed themselves hard throughout the evenings grading activities…
 
SEIDO passion and spirit evident within all students on the night..
 
Well supported by families, friends and fellow karate-ka, the key SEIDO messages of Love and Respect towards others expressed by each as they spoke openly about their karate journey’s at the end of the evening…
 
Well done and Well deserved to a great bunch of people…
 
Warmest regards
 
Ken Szeto and all your Amazing Instructors
 

Pictured left to right: Shae Bennett, Gabriella Geris, Ethan Broadley, Lucian Gray, Dylan Budge, Michael Van Es and Marcelus Fernandez

Limits of individual perseverance pushed to the limits and beyond – Juniors Grading Monday 3rd December 2018

Nerves coupled with heat and humidity at the Dojo making it a difficult environment for all as they battled their way through the challenges of their first grading experience…
 
The levels of determination and physical exertion demonstrated making inspirational viewing for all who attended to support…
 
Tears and exhausted faces turning into smiles of achievement and satisfaction at the end of the grading…
 
Well done to an amazing bunch of junior karate-ka…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and your Amazing Instructors
 

Pictured left to right: Lucy Worthington, Yaazhini Senthil Kumar, Zoe Worthington, Michael Lyu, Evelyn Scally, Quin Scally, Grace Phillips, Ted Beaumont-Yee and Thomas Bartup

Amazing effort from wonderfully talented Juniors – Grading 28th November 2018

WOW, another amazing night of determination and superhuman effort from a wonderfully talented group of Juniors…
 
In all gradings something special emerges from each and every individual as they work their way through the physical rigours and challenges of a grading in their own unique ways….
 
Challenge after challenge being overcome with true determination…
 
The reward, not a new belt or grade, but a deeper understanding and appreciation of themselves as individuals, their families and what SEIDO Karate is all about…LOVE, RESPECT and OBEDIENCE…
 
Well done to all…keep up the fantastic study of your karate….
 
Warmest regards
Ken Szeto and all your amazing Instructors
 

Pictured left to right: Grace Parker, Rhiannon Hough, Kenzi Levi, Carlo Turner, Jimmy Van Den Kerkhof, Wyatt Young, McLeod Voller, Finn Bosworth and Sam Phillips

Absolute courage and determination demonstrated by young adults – Grading Monday 12th November 2018

The transition was plain to see for all, the group of talented young juniors growing into kind and considerate young men…
 
Absolute courage and determination being needed to get hem through the challenges of the grading night…
 
Well supported by families and friends, each one individually speaking openly and honestly about their appreciation and love of their families…
 
Well done on becoming such exemplary young men and thank you to your parents for being the best mums and dads to you all…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and all your amazing instructors
 

Pictured left to right: Darren Xiong, Edmund Cheng, Joe Hyndman, Elek Egyed, Roy Jiang and Mark Luo

Talented Juniors discover true essence of SEIDO through first grading – Wednesday 31st October 2018

Grading nerves soon disappeared as the group tackled combination and kata challenges with energy and focus…
 
The importance of self belief a key lesson learnt by each and every student from this, their first grading experience..
 
The true essence of SEIDO “Family, Love and Togetherness” coming to the fore as they each expressed their appreciation to their parents for the many privileges they have in their lives…
 
Well done to a wonderful bunch of young karate-ka…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and all your Amazing Instructors
 

Pictured left to right: Cooper Ross, Isaak Hambling, Idress Munshi, Rickashay Hemaloto, Conrad Wentzel, Rylan Felise, Josephine Cheng, Marli Wentzel, Marcus Newington and Ethan Linton

“True dedication and commitment demonstrated by talented Juniors” – Grading Thursday 27th September 2018

It was an amazing evening of grading effort from 5 of the Dojo’s most dedicated and talented Junior students…all but one, only 12 years of age but with the fighting spirits and attitudes of karate-ka beyond their young years…
 
The evening of grading a mix of confronting physical challenges and constant reminders of the importance of maintaining ones appreciation and love of family and friends….
 
It is a real privilege to be with you all on your karate journey’s…well done to you all
 
The evening made even more special with the attendance of Senpai Andrea Kerr from SEIDO Auckland down for the week for work…
 

Pictured left to right: Jason Chao, Isabelle Bosworth, Issac Chia, Emily Wong and Maddy Dickens

Life lessons learnt and shared through grading experience – Thursday 13th September 2018

It was another evening of tremendous “Human Spirit” in the face of physical and emotional challenge…
 
Many Life lessons were learnt and shared throughout the evening by all…
 
The Dojo is a special place, a place where we all grow as individuals through consistent training within an environment of support and nurturing…
 
Well done everyone on your grading successes and thank you for sharing your dedication and commitment with your journeys with us all…
 
You are all outstanding individuals and karate-ka….
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto
 

Pictured left to right: Luke Hyndman, Marcus Wong, Vivek Patel, Alexandria Linton-De Boer and Lee Bosworth

Great Morning of Effort leads to Grading Success for All – SEIDO Brooklyn Dojo General Grading Saturday 8th September 2018

It was a great way to spend a morning in Wellington, supporting one SEIDO Wellington’s favourite young personalities Ben Ives as he attempted his 1st kyu grading at Brooklyn Dojo along with 6 of his fellow Dojo students…
 
Jun Shihan Peter challenging everyone as he tested their knowledge of syllabus and then pushing them hard throughout with their sparring…
 
Well done to you all on a great mornings effort…..and thank you Brooklyn Dojo for the warm hospitality and yummy sausage sizzle afterwards……always nice to have post grading catch ups with everyone…
 
Kindest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto
 

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