“A Tough Day at The Office” – Shodan Grading – SEIDO South Wellington Dojo Saturday 11th August 2018

Right from the word “GO” it was going to be a tough day at the office for Pepe, Tanya, Jon and Leonardo…
 
Kyoshi Debbie pushing and challenging all 4 students throughout their shodan grading day….
 
All demonstrating strong determination and endless spirit….
 
CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE to you all, a very good day at the office indeed…
 
The smiles and grins in the photos saying it all…..
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 

“Thank you so much to you ALL” for making our tournament such a huge and enjoyable event….

Dear Black Belts, Ring administrators, students, parents and families
 
“Thank you so much to you ALL” for making our tournament such a huge and enjoyable event….
 
Everyone played a part and everyone contributed to the family friendly atmosphere for ALL to enjoy…
 
The Black Belts, brown belts and all involved in the administration of the RINGS, really do deserve GOLD medals as well for keeping things running so smoothly despite early morning reshuffles with draws….
 
ALL the Coffee baristas, the BBQ Kings, the mum and dad bakers and everyone who brought the amazing array of food for all to enjoy…
 
“THANK YOU SO MUCH”….your efforts kept the crowd of well over 300 people happily fed and contented throughout what was a busy, busy day of karate…
 
Everyone raved about the soups…thank you to our amazing star soup cookers…..
 
“THANK YOU SO MUCH” to all the Wellington Region SEIDO Dojo Heads and ALL your talented students and ALL the Dojo Black Belts from the region who came along to support and offer their judging expertise throughout the days full program of events…
 
Jun Shihan Tony (South Wellington Dojo) thank you for your experienced management and refereeing of the “high energy” Points Sparring event…
 
Jun Shihan Peter (Wellington Dojo) thank you for your experienced Chief Judge management of the busiest Ring of the day, which covered the the white belts, blue belts and hugely entertaining Parent & Child kata divisions…
 
But most of all “CONGRATULATIONS” to all our exceptionally talented Wellington Region Junior and Collegiate students and your amazingly dedicated parents…you were ALL winners on the day…
 
THANK YOU to EVERYONE from LOWER HUTT DOJO… our Dojo Spirit continues to grow in energy and family-ness with each and every challenge we face as a wonderfully supportive group of community minded people….
 
“OSU” and “Domo Ariagtou Gozaimasu”
 
With sincere thanks and gratitude
 
Ken Szeto
 

Nidan and Shodan grading day “A challenging affair for all” at Wellington Dojo – Saturday 23rd June 2018

It was an early morning 5am start  for all, as 3 of Wellington Dojo’s black belt students Geoff, Ann and Anthea we put ably their paces by Kyoshi Avis….
 
Well supported and encouraged throughout, all 3 emerged with smiles as big as houses….their hard work and efforts deservedly rewarded with grading success…
 
Then it was time for the 4 Shodan candidates, Ben, Megan, Hing Yee and Daniel…ranging in ages from 13 to 48, each gave their all throughout the grading in front of the large and enthusiastic group of supporters, fellow karate-ka, family members and friends
 
Jun Shihan Glenys officiating the grading and happy enough with their efforts to award them all with their shodan belts…
 
It was an awesome day of gradings followed by a yummy BBQ lunch..time for everyone to celebrate and catch up…
 
Well done everyone….
 
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 

Pictured left to right: New Nidan Senpai’s Ann, Geoff and Anthea

Shodan Group in attendance

Nidan Black Belt support group

 

 

 

Grading Success All Around for Northland Dojo Juniors – Saturday 16th June 2018

A very talented group of Juniors demonstrated their SEIDO spirit at the Northland Dojo’s general grading on Saturday 16th June 2018…
 
Well supported by Black belts and fellow karate-ka from all 6 SEIDO karate Dojo, families and friends, all faced a challenging grading taken by Kyoshi Bruce and Sensei Garry…
 
Well done Juniors on your grading success…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 

Inspirational Juniors overcome challenges of first grading – Friday 1st June 2018

It was an evening of inspiration and awesomeness as 7 of the Dojo’s Junior students overcame the challenges of their first grading…
 
Despite the differences in ages, all demonstrated true “SEIDO Spirit” and powered their way through each of the mental and physical grading obstacles placed in front of them…
 
Well Done to you all and thank you to your wonderful families, friends and fellow students for your amazing support..
 
Thank you also to all instructors and the many fantastic mums who help so much behind the scenes…
 
Onwards and upwards as you each set your new goals for the year ahead…
 
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 

Pictured left to right: James Spence, Finn Hurdle, Lewis Bassett, Hari Swallow, Perrin McKenzie-McCarten, Nrismahdev Chandra and Ava Gray

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANSHI ANDY – WISHING YOU MUCH HAPPINESS and LOVE – 30th May 2018

Wishing you the much Happiness and Love on your Special Day Hanshi Andy….
 
Hope that you had a Spectacular Day with Family, Friends and Loved ones…
 
OSU……
 
From us all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy “Kiwi-Ozzie” Visitors to Dojo from Melbourne – Senpai’s Matt and Jacob Barker 10th April 2018

 

It was wonderful to see Senpai’s Matt and Jacob Barker at class last night…..Matt, Rachael and Jacob now living in Melbourne
 
Having their loud OSU’s and Kiai’s back in the Dojo brought back many fond memories for everyone…
 
It only heightens ones appreciation of the emphasis that SEIDO Karate places upon “Family-ness and Friendships” human values that are everlasting and truly world wide…
 
Great catching up with you all…
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 

CONGRATULATIONS Hanshi Charles – 50 Years of dedication to SEIDO Karate Tuesday 10th April 2018

Congratulations Hanshi Charles you are an inspiration to all SEIDO students worldwide…
 
Your dedication and commitment to KAICHO and the art of SEIDO Karate is truly amazing…
 
OSU from us all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo New Zealand
 
 

CONGRATULATIONS from us ALL Jun Shihan Clive and Kyoshi Tome – Honbu Grading Success Monday 9th April 2018

Congratulations to Jun Shihan Clive (SEIDO Sydney Dojo, Darlinghurst) and Kyoshi Tome (SEIDO Richmond Dojo, Melbourne) on your amazing senior  grading successes at Honbu…
 
Well Done on your wonderful achievements…
 
OSU from us all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo, New Zealand
 

Farewell to Little Dojo Warrior and Wonderful Family – Off to live in Singapore Thursday 5th April 2018

It was a class farewell for Ian Chen, one of the Dojo’s very talented Junior warriors….
 
Ian was presented with his junior blue belt after his last class with his many white belt friends and fellow Dojo students…
 
We will miss you very much Ian…keep up with karate in Singapore and keep up your loud “OSU” and “KIAI’s”
 
Warmest wishes and much love to you and family..
 
OSU from all of us at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 

Pictured: our Little Dojo Warrior (wearing blue belt) front row seated next to Kyoshi Ken

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