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SEIDO Karate Wellington Region Eiko Hanshi Tournament Juniors & Collegiates KATA Tournament Saturday 2nd September 2023, St Oran’s College, 550 High Street, Lower Hutt

Welcome to the 2nd 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)


The significance of their lifetime contributions has been immeasurably heightened with the passing of
Eiko Hanshi Andy in July of last year.

So it is with much gratitude and reflective sentiment that we will celebrate these tournament in Eiko
Hanshi Andy’s absence.


Special attendances this tournament – Eiko Hanshi Renzie Hanham and Jun Shihan Aaron Barber
Once again, we will have the privilege of the attendance of Eiko Hanshi Renzie and his beautiful partner
Cath and to make this year’s tournament that much more special we will have Jun Shihan Aaron Barber
(and his wife Paola) attending in representation of his father Eiko Hanshi Andy.

Join us as we celebrate SEIDO as a community of teachers, students, parents, children, and families.


SEIDO Karate Eiko Hanshi Tournament
Junior, Collegiate & Tertiary Student Kata Tournament 2023

REGISTRATION FEES: One Registration Fee Per Student, per Parent or Adult (enter as many events as
you are eligible to enter for the one registration fee)

  • $40 – per participating Junior, Collegiate or Tertiary SEIDO student
  • $20 – per participating Parent or Adult in Parent & Child Kata and or Whanau Kata FUN events


Age Groups: Age as at date of tournament 



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



  • 13-15 years
  • 16-17 years 



  • 18-23 years


Kata Events: Male and Female divisions combined

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


Fun Events: Family Fun

  • 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
  • Whanau Kata – Extended / Blended Families (maximum of 10 per team)


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



These tournaments are a DOJO FUNDRAISING event for the SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo with funds
raised dedicated towards the development of Junior, Collegiate & Tertiary Student Leadership,
Tournament & Overseas Travel Programmes.


Yummy food stall

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.




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