A strong family values oriented dojo

Truly “AWE Inspiring” Efforts by All – Shodan Grading Saturday 9th April 2022

It was a truly “awe inspiring” day where the limitless boundaries of the human spirit were on full display for all in attendance to witness and experience…
Despite being pushed to breaking points both physically and emotionally, all 4 individuals always resolute in their self belief and passionate desires to reach the very special milestone achievement of shodan together….
Their journeys so firmly supported and shared with the presence of their families, friends and loved ones….made even more special when considering all the extra challenges placed upon you each amidst the frustrating and constantly changing limitations with COVID over the last 2 years…
Your efforts on your special day were “Simply AWE Inspiringly Superhuman”…..and so true to the Kaicho’s SEIDO attitude towards life of never giving up no matter the challenges presented in our lives…..
Thank you to you each as amazing students of the Dojo, thank you to your families for allowing you the time away from home, thank you to your training partners for their encouragement and support throughout and thank you to all the generous students, parents and families of SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt for your limitless support and generosity with the gifts of food and drink which always appear whenever we have significant and special celebratory occasions such as this at our wonderful little Dojo…
With much Gratitude, Love and Appreciation
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Dedicated duo overcome grading challenges with honesty and true perseverance – Thursday 31st March 2022

It was an amazing demonstration of honesty and true perseverance as both students overcame the many grading challenges on the night…
The raw physicality endured when undergoing a grading always balanced with the shared emotion between students, families and fellow students in attendance when individuals express their personal reasons for continuing with their karate-do journeys…
Despite each journey being so very different and diverse in nature, the unique bonds so embedded in SEIDO, Love, Respect and Obedience always bringing everyone together to appreciate the dedication and super human efforts of those who give their all on grading occasions……..
Well done and congratulations Jason and Lucian and thank you to your incredible families….
Thank you to everyone for your wonderful and limitless support of the Dojo and it’s amazing Community in such challenging COVID times…















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

“Ever so Cute, Ever so Gutsy, Ever so Brave” – Juniors grading Wednesday 1st December 2021

What a wonderful group of Juniors…Cute, Gutsy and Brave….
Cuteness was in abundance as the Dojo youngest group of Juniors worked their way through their first grading…
Spurred on by ever vocal and enthusiastic parents and family all emerged with huge smiles and an even greater sense of pride….
Thank you to all parents for your amazing support and the privilege of being involved in your beautiful young ones lives…
Congratulations, you are all stars of the future, keep your lights shining for all to see….



















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

“Hard Working Trio and Inspiration to All” – Adults grading Tuesday 30th November 2021

All the hard work and dedication to their training was evident for all to see on grading night….
Individual determination developing into collective team work as they worked to overcome the challenges of their first grading experience…
You were each such an inspiration to all…we are truly blessed to have such a trio of hard working and giving individuals involved in so many ways with everyone at our wonderful little Dojo…
Congratulations, well done and thoroughly deserved grading success…
Warmest and best regards always
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt

“AWESOME and INSPIRATIONAL JUNIORS” – Juniors grading Monday 29th November 2021

Simply put this group of juniors were “Awesome and Inspirational” as they all pushed their way through the array of first grading challenges….
Dogged determination and never give up attitudes were evident with this very personality filled bunch of talented young individuals…
Congratulations to you all and to your amazingly supportive parents for encouraging you all to continue with your karate journeys…
Warmest and best wishes always
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt

Challenging, a struggle, difficult, an opportunity to do the best that I can do – Juniors Grading Wednesday 10th November 2021

Despite their pre-grading nerves and expectations each of the grading juniors battled their way to grading success…
Challenging, a struggle , an opportunity to do the best that I can do…..
Their emotions of happiness and pride showing on their faces as each expressed their heartfelt appreciation to their parents for all that they do for them in their lives…
Congratulations and well done to a tenacious and fun group of juniors…..and thank you to your wonderful parents for their unwavering support of your amazing efforts and our awesomely family focused little Dojo…
Warmest and best regards always to you each and your amazing families….
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

AWESOME FOURSOME – Dedication, hard work and team work – Junior Grading Monday 8th November 2021

It was an awesome demonstration of dedication to training, committed hard work and shared team work for 4 of the Dojo’s very talented juniors….
Proudly supported throughout by parents, families and fellow students, all 4 demonstrating maturity and technical ability beyond their young years..
Congratulations and thank you for the privilege of sharing in the many positive experiences of your karate journeys…
Keep up the hard work in being such awesome and outstanding young men….
Warmest and best regards always to you each and your amazing families….
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

“Simply Awe-inspiring and Awe-some” – Grading Tuesday 21st September 2021

It was a truly awe inspiring and awesome demonstration of effort, energy and commitment from all 4 students on this grading night…
Stepping onto the grading floor as 4 individuals filled with nervous anticipation for the soon to be faced grading challenges and ended up their evening as a unified and proud bunch of friends….
4 shared journeys better than 4 individual journeys in different directions….building an ever stronger and supportive Dojo….
Thank you for your considerable efforts and your on-going dedication and commitment to your karate journeys and your often behind the scenes support of everyone involved with the Dojo  (ie. students, families and friends)
Congratulations to you all….keep up the hard work….you are all “Simply awe-inspiring and awe-some”
Warmest and best regards always
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

FIVE different people – SAME Life Attitudes – Juniors Grading Tuesday 27th JULY 2021

As we listened to each of the children describe their parents and their lives as a family….the same expressed constants resounded between the all…
  • Love of parents, family and friends
  • Trying your hardest no matter what the challenges
  • Believing in yourself especially when things get tough
Well done to a great bunch of young SEIDO karate-ka…for your superhuman grading efforts and honest dedication to the SEIDO tenets of Love, Respect and Obedience…
Thank you to your amazing parents and families for their support of your karate journeys and thank you as always to the many instructors and fellow karate-ka who continue to nurture and encourage you all as you become outstanding young people…
Warmest regards and best wishes always
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

“SEIDO Sprit” ever present from talented Junior Duo – Juniors Grading 6th JULY 2021

Despite early nerves, grading juniors Lewis and Michael got stuck into the challenges of the evenings grading…
Big OSU’s and Big KIAI’s lifting their demonstrations of “SEIDO SPIRIT” to the next level as they pushed themselves strongly to overcome each physical and technical challenge placed in front of them…
Well supported throughout by family and fellow karate-ka, each one standing in MOKUSO at the very end to express their inner feelings of Love towards their parents and extended family members with great sincerity and clarity….an awesome capability from ones still so young…
Well done and keep up the hard training and dedication…
Warmest regards and best wishes always
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