OK HERE WE GO, WHO ARE WE – HUTT DOJO…….DOJO JUNIOR ACADEMY GROUP SYDNEY BOUND FOR FUN AND COMPETITION

It was a crazy afternoon of kata demonstrations and appreciation of everyone’s hard work and efforts over the last 12 months to get us to this very privileged position of being able to go to the SEIDO Karate International Tournament to be held in Sydney on Saturday 13th April…. Thank you to the kids for all your boundless energy and enthusiasm over the last year…. Thank you to your amazing parents for your wonderful and unwavering support of your talented children and our special little Dojo… Thank you to our super and generous sponsors, without your support we could not have funded our Hoodies 

  • BEYOND MORTGAGES – Jason Hurdle
  • QUALITY DEMOLITION – Georgie Gray
  • INVESTNOW – Mike Heath
  • ARLO – Cathey Middleplaats
  • CUMMINGS KILGARIFF and CO – Dianne Cuimmings
  • VINCE BAILEY

Thank you to all our Dojo Instructors and their encouragement of all our Junior Academy Group and their parents…. Don’t know about you all but I am looking forward to a fantastic week of fun and social engagement, enjoying the busy atmosphere of Sydney and having an amazing trip with you ALL….oh yeah, and of course a little bit of karate….. Thank you so much to you ALL….. With much gratitude and appreciation of the many privileges and special friendships that we all get to enjoy as a Happy and united Dojo family….OSU 
Ken Szeto 

Well done Senpai Vince, your new belt looks great on you – a new Journey awaits

Its’ official, Senpai Vince presented with his new Shodan black belt from Honbu….. Well done and Congratulations again on all your dedication and commitment to your training… A new journey of discovery now awaits you…. 

Warmest regards

OSU 
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Congratulations to our very own journeyman, 40 years of karate celebrated with wonderful attitude and energy – Black belt grading Saturday 9th March 2019

It was standing room only as families, supporters and fellow karate-ka gathered to attend the black belt grading of the 8 candidates from 3 different Dojo attempted their shodan grading at Wellington Dojo…. It was indeed a celebration of karate journeys for both both young and old…….but for one student in particular it was a very special day indeed… Congratulations to our vey own Dojo journeyman, Vince Bailey….who celebrated 40 years of karate with grading success… A big Congratulations also to all the other new Senpai’s David, Kate and Shaun from Wellington Dojo, Kerri, Dean, Jess and Cameron from Manawatu Dojo….. Inspiring efforts from you all…. Warmest regardsOSUKen Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Beach training in Paradise – it doesn’t get any better than Raumati Beach – Sunday 3rd March 2019

It couldn’t have been any more perfect….beautiful weather, warm water and happy karate-ka from all over the Wellington region.. Young and old enjoying the sun, surf and a little bit of karate…. Well done to my group of enthusiastic white belts…we aced the kata demonstration guys…well done 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8…. And to top off the morning at the beach, a yummy BBQ lunch in the sun at Sensei Karen’s beach house… Thank you to Sensei Karen for holding this growingly popular annual event in your little piece of paradise in Raumati Beach… Warmest regards Ken Szeto and all who attended from SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Exciting New Life Chapters Exploring the World together – We will miss you Liam and Anja 18th January 2019

Farewell and Much Love to Senpai Liam and Anja as you both embark on the journey of your lives exploring the world together….
 
We are all so proud of the way that you have grown up to be such a wonderful young man blessed with the warmth and kindness of your beautiful mum Wendy and the courage and determination of your strong willed dad Don…
 
All these qualities and the lessons learnt about your inner self through your years training at the Dojo, I am sure, will hold you in good stead for the exciting journeys that lie ahead for you and Anja wherever you go around the world….
 
Wishing you both Love and Happiness always…keep in touch and send us updates…and be good
 
OSU
From us All at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 

Merry Christmas Everyone

Dojo Gifts Delivered to Our Chosen Community Organisation – Women’s Refuge Lower Hutt Monday 17th December 2018

On behalf of everyone at the Dojo we donated several car loads of toys to the very hard working and wonderful staff at Women’s Refuge Lower Hutt…
 
They are a fantastic bunch of people who genuinely care so much for those who experience and endure domestic and family violence…
 
Thank you parents and kids for your amazing generosity and kindness in donating to such a special organisation…
 
Appreciate your families and the many privileges we have…
 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all….
 
Warmest regards
 
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 

Fantastic Way to Finish the Karate Year – Nidan Grading Wellington Dojo Saturday 15th December 2018

It was a fantastic way to end our Karate year for 2018….
 
The 5am morning start time, a new experience for all 7 candidates from Lower Hutt Dojo, Wellington Dojo and Upper Hutt Dojo…
 
Amidst the physical challenges there were some touching and special moments of passion, emotion and humility as each student spoke of the ups and downs of their unique SEIDO journey’s…..
 
Well supported by a large contingent of fellow black belts, each and every candidate giving their all throughout…
 
Congratulations to you all for your amazing demonstrations of SEIDO spirit….
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and fellow Black Belt karate-ka
 

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

  • Station Village Complex
    Upstairs Studio (next to Laughalots Play Land)
    499 Hutt Road
    Lower Hutt
    Ken Szeto, Instructor