“SEIDO Spirit” in 7 different ways from 7 amazing SEIDO individuals – SEIDO Kapiti Dojo – Shodan Grading Saturday 9th November 2019

It was standing room only at SEIDO Kapiti Dojo in Paraparumu for their special Dojo grading day….
 
The turnout of senior black belts, kyu grade students, families and friends for the morning’s shodan grading was HUGE…..
 
The attendance of Sei Shihan Harry (and partner Sensei Jane) from Christchurch Shibu to officiate the grading making the event even more memorable for all candidates…and Kapiti Dojo’s head instructor Sensei Karen….
 
Her son Arie the Dojo’s first student to go through the grades from beginner to shodan….a fantastic way to celebrate this very special relationship between mother (and instructor) and son…(and student)…absolutely totally COOL…..
 
It was a very special day also for our own little Dojo student…. “Big Phil” you did awesomely indeed…a monumental effort from someone with a monumental heart….
 
It has been a long and rewarding journey for Big Phil, a journey that not many senior statesmen would not have even contemplated committing to yet alone persevering with at the age of 60 years young….
 
We are all so very proud of you and how you have overcome the many and significant sacrifices in your journey to get to this new stage in your journey, a stage often referred to as a new beginning….
 
Congratulations Big Phil, it was awesome to share the experiences of the day sitting with your loving wife Tracy and daughter Petra….they were with you every step of the way right to the end I can tell you that for sure….
 
Thank you to all SEIDO Lower Hutt students, families and friends for being there “en mass” as always to support our amazing old guy, “Big Phil”…..
 
Well done…Big Phil and Thank you to Sensei Karaen and all the students of SEIDO Kapiti Dojo for your warm welcome and hospitality with putting on lunch for the huge turnout….
 
Warmest regards
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 
  • Station Village Complex
    Upstairs Studio (next to Laughalots Play Land)
    499 Hutt Road
    Lower Hutt
    Ken Szeto, Instructor