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SEIDO Karate Wellington Region Eiko Hanshi Tournament Juniors & Collegiates KATA Tournament Saturday 27th August 2022, St Oran’s College, 550 High Street, Lower Hutt

Welcome to the first SEIDO Karate Wellington Region Eiko Hanshi Tournament

On Saturday June 18th 2022, Kaicho Nakamura (Founder and Head of the World SEIDO Karate Organisation) made the most special of awards to the 3 highest ranked students in SEIDO Karate worldwide.

In recognition of their lifelong dedication and significant contributions to SEIDO Karate globally, each were awarded the special title of “Eiko Hanshi” a title uniquely reserved for these 3 amazing individuals. A title that will never be awarded again.

The meaning of “Eiko”

  • “Ei” meaning eternal or everlasting
  • “Ko” meaning “light”


SEIDO Karate’s  “Eiko”Hanshi:

  • Eiko Hanshi Charles Martin 8th Dan (Honbu, New York, USA)
  • Eiko Hanshi Renzie Hanham 8th Dan (Christchurch Shibu, New Zealand)
  • Eiko Hanshi Andy Barber 8th Dan (Nelson Shibu, New Zealand)

It is with much privilege that we will now celebrate these tournaments as the “Eiko Hanshi Tournaments” in recognition of the achievements of our Eiko Hanshi, most particularly Hanshi Renzie and Hanshi Andy.


Eiko Hanshi Renzie Hanham will be attending this tournament

To make our first Eiko Hanshi Tournament even more special Hanshi Renzie will be joining us on tournament day with his beautiful partner Cath.

So join us as we celebrate as a SEIDO Community of teachers, students, parents, children and families.


Eiko Hanshi Tournament – Juniors and Collegiates Kata Tournament 2022


Location: St Oran’s College, 550 High Street, Lower Hutt


Registration Fees: Per student and per parent (enter as many events as you are eligible to enter for the one registration fee)

  • $40 – per participating Junior or Collegiate student
  • $20 – per participating Parent or Adult student in Parent & Child Kata event


Age Groups: Age as at date of tournament 



  • 5-6 years
  • 7-8 years
  • 9-10 years
  • 11-12 years



  • 13-15 years
  • 16-18 years 


Events: Male and Female competitors combined

  • Individual Kata – by Age Groups and Belt Divisions
  • 3 Person Team Kata – by All Ages and Belt Divisions
  • Weapons Kata – Black Belts Only


Fun Events:

  • Whole Dojo Kata – each attending Dojo to do a Kata of their choice or design
  • Parent & Child Kata – by All Ages and Belt Level of Parent


Scoring: Scorecard System

  • Only one Judge per attending Dojo per KATA ring
  • Score Card System – score awarded between 7-10
  • 0.5 scores allowed between 7-8
  • 0.1 scores allowed between 8-10
  • Top 5 scores play off for 1st, 2nd and 3rd medal placings


Rules & Permitted Kata


SEIDO Karate Dojo’s in the Wellington Region

We look forward to the attendance of all our flourishing greater Wellington Region Seido Karate Dojo

  • Seido Karate Brooklyn Dojo
  • Seido Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
  • Seido Karate Upper Hutt Dojo
  • Seido Karate Kapiti Dojo
  • Seido Karate Northland Dojo (Wellington)
  • Seido Karate Manawatu Dojo
  • Seido Karate Hastings Dojo


The Tournament is also a DOJO FUNDRAISING Event

The 2022 tournament will continue to be a DOJO FUNDRAISING event with funds raised dedicated towards the development of Junior & Collegiate Leadership & Overseas Travel Programmes.


Our Amazing Dojo YUMMY FOOD STALL teams will have our usual selection of yummy foods (BBQ sausage sizzle, pies, tasty sandwiches and home baked cakes, hot coffee, tea and cold drinks throughout the day to keep everyone happy and fuelled up for a great day of competition and SEIDO community mixing, mingling and friendship.


REGISTRATION – Available online from Thursday 14th JULY 2022


Please register for the tournament through the following QR Code or Linked Form:



Important Note: You will need to register each competitor separately.  Once you have registered online you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to make payment. 


Please reference each student registration with:

  • Full name of student and
  • Student Dojo


Please Note:  Registration only confirmed when full payment has been received.



Please email seidotournament@gmail.com with any questions.

Looking forward to hosting and seeing everyone soon….



SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo


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