A strong family values oriented dojo

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

Huge efforts and energy from a dedicated group of 6 – Adults grading Tuesday 31st October 2023

There was certainly nothing left in the tank at the end for the group of 6 with each facing the challenges of a physically demanding grading for all….

 

Despite the mix of grades, capabilities, personalities, and reasons for starting their karate journeys, each and every one sharing their common passion for their study of Budo as a very dedicated group of students….

 

Well done to you all….keep up your dedication to your journeys and enjoy the many rewarding friendships and lessons that continue to emerge along the way…

 

Thank you as always to your wonderful families, friends, and fellow dojo karate-ka for their never-ending support of you all…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warmest and best regards always

OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Courage and determination wrapped in the LOVE of their families – Juniors grading Monday 7th August 2023

Right from the outset we knew it was going to be a special evening from this very talented group of Junior karate-ka…..

So firmly supported by their families and fellow karate-ka, the group demonstrated the highest levels of individual courage and determination as they worked through their first grading experience…..

Combinations, kata and endless push ups challenged them each as they gave their all every step of the way…

As always, their hard work and dedication resulting in smiles as they proudly wore their new belts around their waists and thanked their parents for their love and support in their young lives….

The never quit SEIDO Spirit firmly entrenched in these young and talented juniors…..keep up with your BUDO journeys….

Thank you to all fellow karate-ka and families for attending and supporting with such warm encouragement…

 

Warmest and best regards always

OSU

Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Amazingly Talented Students supported by Amazing Families a Recipe for True Future Success – Juniors Grading Wednesday 28th June 2023

It was certainly a mix of young personalities and ages as they each lined up to face the challenges of the evenings grading together….

Each one reacting differently to the physical challenges of the evening and each one expressing themselves uniquely when asked about themselves, their families, and their thoughts on the importance of their parents in their young lives at the end of the grading….

Stellar physical efforts balanced with heartfelt expressions of appreciation for their parents and instructors as they progress with their journeys in karate-do….

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to your training and thank you to your parents and instructors for their never-ending encouragement and guidance….

As always, hard earned grading success was followed with generous food and drink offerings brought by all and thoroughly enjoyed with the shared company of all our wonderful families and fellow karate-ka….

Thank you for your ever-present generosity and support, we are a very blessed and privileged Dojo…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warmest and best regards always

OSU

Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

“Simply the Best” – Adults grading Thursday 8th June 2023

It was simply a great demonstration of true ‘Budo Spirit’ from all who graded on the night….

You were all “Simply the Best” and you each gave your very best throughout and right to the very end and beyond….

Your regular and dedicated commitment to your practise of SEIDO life values bringing everyone together in friendship, love and respect for each other…

Thank you to your wonderful families, friends, and fellow karateka for their amazing support throughout the grading and for their always generous gifts of food and drink in celebration of your grading success, dedication and hard work….

A privilege to be a part of your very uniquely individual Karate Journeys….

With much gratitude and sincere thanks….

 

Warmest and best regards always

OSU
Ken Szeto

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