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A Fantastic 2024 Sydney Tournament Trip – Competition Day Challenges, Exploring Sydney, Endless Shopping, Perfect End of Tournament Dinner with Everyone – March 2024

It was another fantastic Sydney Tournament trip with the most FUN group of students and families…

The beautiful city of Sydney always a privilege and pleasure to be in and always packed full of new experiences and activities to enjoy…

Our base in Darling Harbour proving to be the best of locations for all to explore the many great shopping precincts, enjoy the great food and just people watch the hordes of human beings living their busy lives in the bustling CBD areas…

But best of all, enjoying the daily company and warm friendships of all the wonderful people and families in this group…and ending our trip with a perfect evening with an amazing group dinner in beautiful Darling Harbour….the evening setting topped off with a perfectly clear sky and warm weather..

Thank you to all for the many precious memories and the invaluable privilege of your friendships…

 

Tournament Day…a very challenging experience

The courage and enthusiasm of all our competing Dojo students was truly inspiring with all students demonstrating their kata and competing in sparring with true passion and total commitment…

The many Happy faces however reflecting the levels of elation of those students fortunate to achieve podium placings on the day….

Congratulations and Well Done to you all….

 

Tournament Results:

Traditional Forms – Individual KATA placings

  • Braxton Luamanu – 2nd place 7 years and under M&F
  • Willow Mckenzie – 2nd place 8-10 years Beginner to Intermediate M&F
  • Karolina Chimielewska-Barlow – 3rd place 8-10 years Beginner to Intermediate M&F
  • Zoe Liu – 1st place 8-10 years Advanced to Black M&F
  • Ava Dong – 2nd place 8-10 years Advanced to Black M&F
  • Mackenzie Page – 3rd place 8-10 years Advanced to Black M&F
  • Ella Page – 1st place 11-12 years Advanced to Black M&F
  • Victor Chimielewska-Barlow – 2nd place Advanced to Black M&F
  • Billy Kaa – 3rd place Advanced to Black M&F
  • Alistair Dong – 1st place 13-15 years Intermediate to Black M&F
  • Sam Phillips – 2nd place 13-15 Advanced to Black M&F
  • Farrand Turner – 1st place Adult Intermediate M&F
  • Zuzanna Chimielewska-Barlow – 3rd place Adult Intermediate M&F

 

Demonstration – Traditional – Team KATA placings

  • Gracien Stapp / Alistair Dong – 1st place 14 years and above M&F

 

Freestyle Sparring – Sparring Placings

  • Farrand Turner – 1st place – Beginners to Intermediate M

 

Thank you to Kancho Peter Mylonas, instructors, and tournament team for another challenging tournament….

It was another massive learning experience again with the many learnings to be taken away and worked on…

Wishing you and all students the very best for the year ahead with their training and tournaments journeys…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warmest and best regards always
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Sydney Here We Come – Kempo Genbu Ryu All Australian Tournament – Sunday 17th March 2024

Sydney here we come…..

Another great tournament challenge to look forward to for everyone at this weekends Kempo Genbu Ryu All Australian Championship Tournament to be held in Sydney Sunday 17th March…

Thank you to Kancho Peter Mylonas (Kempo Genbu Ryu International) and all his instructors, students and tournament team for your efforts and dedication to running this fantastic tournament…

What an absolute privilege it is to have such a fantastic and enthusiastic group of students, parents, and supporters able to go this year…

The excitement and energy levels are through the roof as we proudly represent SEIDO Karate and our wonderful little Dojo this weekend..

Thank you to all the people who make up our amazing Dojo community and thank you to our very generous sponsors and donators who so willingly support our Dojo dreams and projects for our students…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With sincere gratitude and appreciation from us all

OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

University chapters in life begin for fantastic young adults – Monday 19th February 2024

It is farewell to the best group of young adults and karate-ka from our Dojo….

Enjoy this chapter of your lives with gusto, courage, and gratitude….

University life is a great chapter indeed….you will learn much, meet many and challenge yourself in ways you never dreamed of….

We wish to thank you all for the privilege of being involved in your lives since you were all little junior karate-ka and now wish you all great success with love and pride in our hearts….

Otago, Canterbury, Wellington and Auckland Universities are very lucky indeed to have such inspirational young leaders of the future join their institutions….

Pursue your dreams and work hard….

We will miss you all and ask that you keep in touch with us when you can….

Thank you to your amazing parents for their endless support and love to each of you….

 

With love and well wishes always

OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone

It is my privilege to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year…

I hope that you all get to spend lots of time with families, friends and loved ones over this festive season…

May your time be filled with laughter, fun, great food and great company….make lots of memories so that you can appreciate the happy times and relive the special moments that are always created when families get together…

Thank you to the wonderful dojo black belts, the amazing class instructors and fantastic students and families that make our little dojo the special place that it is…..

Thank you to everyone for your limitless giving, endless patience, and loving hearts as we all try our best to nurture, teach and grow as a community of caring people….

The rewards have been many this year….new friendships, new lessons learnt and an ever growing appreciation of the talents of the many people who make up the dojo…

Take time out and enjoy the holidays…See you all next year…

With Sincere Love, Gratitude and Appreciation to you all

OSU
Ken, Leighton, Peri and Families….

 

Slow Start but Wonderful Finish to Juniors Grading – Thursday 7th December 2023

It was a slow start to the grading, but it ended with a wonderful finish for the group of brother and sister, and sister and sister…

Shyness seemed to be the biggest challenge to overcome at the beginning of the grading for this talented group of juniors…

Their budo spirits expressed with the quietest of OSU’s and KIAI’s at the start….

However, encouraged by their fellow juniors and their loving parents, the group of brother and sister and sister and sister soon expressing their budo spirits with loud and committed OSU’s and KIAI’s…

Loud Budo expression a must for all our students as they develop their voices as young people and teachers of the future…

So very rewarding to see and hear so loudly their newly found self-confidence and trust in themselves as wonderful young people…

Thank you to all your amazing class instructors, your encouraging fellow junior students and loving parents….

Keep up the hard work and training…..you are such awesome young karate-ka…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warmest and best regards

OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

 

“Truly Inspirational” – Senpai Phil Broadley Nidan Grading Success 6th December 2023

You are a “Truly Inspiring Human Being” Senpai Phil Broadley…

We take so many things for granted in our everyday lives…our health, our families and even just enjoying the small things such as sharing time with friends….

To describe Senpai Phil’s preparation in training for his grading and his sincere dedication to true budo throughout his karate journey as being “superhuman” would be an understatement in the extreme…

“Live each day to the fullest” a daily adage that Senpai Phil truly lives to with sincere gratitude and appreciation…

Despite his long history of chronic health issues and lifesaving surgeries, Senpai Phil continues to endure, inspire, and teach us all about the strengths and frailties of the human spirit….

Thank you for being such an inspiration to us all and in so many ways….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warmest and best regards always

OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Congratulations Kyoshi Melanie Calvesbert – Sunday 3rd December 2023

We are truly blessed to Congratulate Kyoshi Melanie Calvesbert on her successful Kyoshi grading on Sunday 3rd December at the Christchurch Shibu Camp….

Kyoshi Melanie, you have been a steadying and warm influence at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo….you have touched so many people as a teacher, mentor, and loyal friend…

It is my privilege to have you sitting beside me again after more than 30 years since we last lined up together as 1st kyu students…

With sincere gratitude and appreciation….long may our journeys continue….

 

Warmest and best regards always

OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

No first-time grading nerves for this courageous bunch of juniors – Thursday 30th November 2023

Nerves? What nerves?

It was all on from the word “GO” as this bunch of keen and courageous juniors experienced the challenges of their first grading…

Not getting through the grading was not an option….

Courage and attitude driving these juniors throughout the grading and firmly backed by the love and support of their wonderful families…

It is simply inspiring to see such young ones demonstrate such energy, determination and confidence so early on in  their karate journeys…we have much to learn from our young karate-ka…

Thank you to your loving and supportive parents and families for always being there for you and our wonderful little dojo…

Warmest and best regards

OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

“Simply the Best” Juniors monster grading challenges – Monday 27th November 2023

They say that “Good things come in small packages”….this was certainly true of this very young and dedicated group of superhuman junior karate-ka…

All grading challenges being overcome with zest, gusto and fantastic never give up attitudes…

Their ever-supportive parents cheering them on throughout the grading….

The highlight of all gradings, listening to each and every child telling us why they love their parents and family…

Heartwarming, often overwhelming but always enriching to the soul…

Keep up the hard training with positivity young ones…

Thank you as always to your parents and the instructor team at our wonderful little dojo…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warmest and best regards always

OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Talented Trio give it their all in challenging grading – Monday 20th November 2023

It was a tough day at the office for this very talented trio…

Each one giving their all physically and mentally to emerge triumphant with pride and gratitude in grading success…

As always, the love and support of their parents and families making their efforts rewarding and memorable…

Thank you to your parents for their unwavering support and encouragement of you all and to the dojo instructors and support teams for their self-less energies with teaching and guidance of each of you as you develop into the finest of young karate-ka…

Onwards and upwards…keep up the hard work, training and dedication…it’s a great journey ahead…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warmest and best regards

OSU
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