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Dear Students, Parents and Families

Welcome back everyone we have an exciting year ahead with some key Dojo events happening this year…..
1. SEIDO Karate Regional Juniors Tournament – Saturday 30th June 2018
Venue: St Oran’s College, 550 High Street, Lower Hutt, 9am start…..
This year, SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo will be hosting the SEIDO Karate Regional Juniors Tournament to be held on Saturday 30th June at St Oran’s College, 550 High Street, Lower Hutt…













This will be an annual Regional Juniors Tournament for 5 to 15 year old SEIDO students across the Wellington Region where there are now 7 SEIDO Karate Dojo’s…so we will be expecting a super-sized Junior student turn out this year….

  • SEIDO Karate – Wellington 
    SEIDO Karate – South Wellington
    SEIDO Karate – Upper Hutt
    SEIDO Karate – Kapiti
    SEIDO Karate – Northland
    SEIDO Karate – Palmerston North
    SEIDO Karate – Lower Hutt
    Tournament Age Groups:
    5-6 years
    7-8 years
    9-10 years
    11-12 years
    13-15 years
    Tournament Events:
    Individual Kata
    Weapons Kata (black belts only)
    3 person Team Kata
    Parent / Child Kata
    Whole Dojo Kata
    Points Sparring (only for 11-12 and 13-15 year age groups)
  • Catering on the Day: Lower Hutt Dojo Fundraiser
    Barista made Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water
    BBQ Sausage Sizzle, Burgers, Wraps

2. SEIDO Karate Regional “AROHA” Walk for Life Day Cancer Society Fundraiser – Saturday 22nd September 2018
Venue: Hutt Recreation Grounds, Lower Hutt, 10am to 5pm Walking…..
Followed by a POOL PARTY and BBQ at HUIA POOL 6.15pm to 9.15pm….
This year, SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo will be collaboratively hosting a new SEIDO Karate Regional Event with all 7 SEIDO Dojo’s across the Wellington region…

SEIDO KARATE REGIONAL “AROHA” WALK for LIFE DAY – Saturday 22nd September 2018








We have all experienced the loss of loved ones, friends and even family members through Cancer…and to remember our loved lost ones we will be having our own “AROHA” Walk for Life Day to remember our loved lost ones and to celebrate the privileges in our own lives…
It is a Fundraising event for the Cancer Society and is much like the famous “Relay 4 Life” event held at Frank Kitts Park on the Wellington waterfront each year…

There will be a cordoned off walking track for the day where everyone can walk around from 10am to 5pm…
We are hoping that each SEIDO Dojo will invite all their Dojo families and friends to make it a very special and memorable day of Fundraising based upon remembrance, celebration and appreciation for LIFE…..

So come along dressed in your favourite costumes to add a festive and celebratory atmosphere to the event…
Dojo heads and senior students please get together to start approaching your local businesses to see whether they will sponsor a marquee so your Dojo can have a Dojo base for the Day and students and families and friends start thinking of who you will approach to get sponsorship monies from for your walking energies over the day…

3. SEIDO Karate International Tournament Sydney – 12th to 14th April 2019
SEIDO Karate Head of Australia: Sei Shihan Ino Macquirang (6th dan)
Host Dojo: Broadway Dojo, Darlington, Sydney
Venue: Sydney University Sports and Aquatic Centre, Darlington, Sydney
This year the Lower Hutt Dojo Black Belts and Junior Academy Group Parents will be working together to organise a DOJO wide “Tournament Group” to attend this once in a lifetime tournament in Sydney, Australia….
Once in a lifetime because Kaicho, the founder of the SEIDO style of karate will be attending from the USA along with some of his most senior students…















Pictured left to right: Hanshi Charles Martin (Honbu New York), Hanshi Renzie Hanham (NZ Shibu Christchurch) and Hanshi Andy Barber (NZ Shibu Nelson)



















The Junior Academy Group of students from the last 4 years and those selected for this year’s Junior Academy Group will form the base group of students for regular training in preparation for this special tournament…
For all other Dojo students (juniors, collegiate and adults) wishing to go, please email me to let me know…..The trip is an amazing experience and well worth the investment to go…..the event will be especially unique with the attendance of Kaicho and the many other SEIDO students coming from around the world…
Emails will be sent regarding this trip soon so please ready to assist and support….













Looking forward to another busy and exciting karate year with everyone…
Kindest regards

Ken Szeto


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