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Our Love and Best wishes to a Wonderful Young Man – Farewell Luke enjoy your next Life Chapter at Canterbury University 10th February 2022

It was an emotional night for everyone as Dojo black belts, adult and fellow collegiate students and friends wished Luke the very best for his next life chapter with a move to Christchurch to begin your tertiary studies at Canterbury University….
 
Thank you for the wonderful privilege of having you and all your amazing family involved with our little Dojo since you were 7 years old… we are all so very proud of the wonderful young man that you have become…
 
I am absolutely positive that your SEIDO journey with Christchurch Shibu will be a special one under the nurturing and encouraging guidance and care of Hanshi Renzie, all Shibu Seniors and class instructors….
 
Our Love and Best Wishes go to you and we will all look forward to hearing of the many successes and special achievements in store for you in the exciting year ahead…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With much Love and Special Memories
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – Thank you Everyone for a Wonderful Year

Dear Students, Parents and Families
 
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THE HAPPIEST OF NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS WITH FAMILIES AND FRIENDS
 
Thank you everyone for another Wonderful Year at the Dojo…..
 
Despite all the challenges faced with COVID we have managed to overcome them and emerge with a huge sense of positive anticipation for the many new opportunities that will arise in the exciting new year ahead….
 
2022 is already looking FUN, ACTIVITY FILLED and ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, POSITIVE for everyone……..
 
Dojo last day of classes is Thursday 16th December and re-opens Monday 17th January 2022
 
So, please make the effort to take and make time over the coming weeks and months to rest up, relax and enjoy time, love and laughter with families and friends over the Christmas, New Year and School Holiday period…
 
Keep well, keep safe and see you all in 2022….
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Warmest and sincere best wishes to everyone
OSU
Ken, Leighton, Peri and families
 

SEIDO Karate Wellington Region Juniors Tournament – SIMPLY AN AWESOME SEIDO DAY of CELEBRATION – Saturday 7th AUGUST 2021

It was simply an “AWESOME SEIDO DAY of CELEBRATION”….
 
The talent and potential of our Wellington Region Junior Students and their Parents on awesome display….
 
This year it was a special treat to have 7 of the region’s Dojo in attendance with their talented junior students, parents and families….
  • SEIDO Wellington
  • SEIDO Upper Hutt
  • SEIDO Kapiti
  • SEIDO Northland (Wellington)
  • SEIDO Manawatu
  • SEIDO Hastings and
  • SEIDO Lower Hutt (Host Dojo)
Thank you to all the many Black Belts and Senior Brown Belts who came to assist with judging for the day….
 
Thank you to all Dojo instructors and tournament coaches for your dedicated efforts in preparing and training your students for such an enjoyable day of competition and friendship…
 
Thank you to all our Dojo parents for your ever present support of all our very talented juniors and their SEIDO Karate journeys…
 
Thank you to all the Lower Hutt Tournament Team members and our amazing parents and volunteers for their endless generosity so willingly provided in support of this very popular tournament…
 
And most of all thank you to all our wonderfully talented SEIDO Juniors in the Wellington Region for bringing your Courage and Energy to make this tournament day so very special and enjoyable for all….
 
 

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

My Heartfelt Thanks to Everyone – Hanshi Renzie Visit for Special Joint Dojo Event – Sunday 11th JULY 2021

 
Sensei’s, Senpai’s, Adult Students, Collegiate Students, Junior Students, Parents and all Family members of SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo and Northland Dojos
 
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart” for making the day with Hanshi Renzie and Catherine so very special for me, our Dojo’s and the SZETO family…
 
The day couldn’t have turned out any better….it was a dream come true….
 
The fantastic kata demonstrations, the great questions from the kids, the warmth from everyone towards each other and the always generous gifts of homemade food which have become a trademark of our wonderful Dojo culture and a testament to the giving attitudes of everyone involved with it…
 
“Thank you…”
 
Thank you to the amazing BBQ team for your tireless cooking efforts all morning and the many many people who supported with further food preparation and getting everything else ready for and on the day….
 
Thank you to Sensei Garry, your talented students and your wonderfully supportive parents and families for attending and strengthening the bonds of friendship between our Dojo’s, our students and our families…
 
Thank you to Hanshi Renzie for your continued wisdom and life insights and to Catherine for keeping Hanshi Renzie on time, on topic and in the moment..
 
Thank you to you both for sharing life’s most precious resource with us all….”your time”
 
And last but not least, to all the students, individuals and families that make SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt the unique Dojo and Dojo community that it is…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OSU Everyone….
Much Love, Respect and Gratitude
Ken Szeto, Sensei Garry Szeto and Senpai Leighton Szeto
 
 

Seido Karate Wellington Region Juniors Tournament – Registration is NOW LIVE

Tournament registration is now live.

To enter the tournament please scan the following QR code or click the link below:

 

Tournament Rules and Permissible Kata:

 

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

 

Queries
Please email seidotournament@gmail.com with any queries

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

SEIDO KARATE WELLINGTON REGION JUNIORS TOURNAMENT

SEIDO KARATE WELLINGTON REGION JUNIORS TOURNAMENT
Saturday 7th AUGUST 2021, St Oran’s College, Lower Hutt

Primary and Intermediate School students only (years 1 to 8)

 

  • KATA EVENTS – Individual Kata, 3-Person Team Kata, Weapons (black belts only)
  • FUN KATA EVENTS – Parent & Child Kata, Whole Dojo Kata
  • SPARRING EVENTS – Points Sparring (green belt and above only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration
Online registrations will open 1st June

 

Tournament Rules:

 

Queries
Please email seidotournament@gmail.com with any queries

 

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

Talented Sisters Rise through Challenges of Tough Grading – Thursday 29th April 2021

It was a difficult start to the occasion with nerves and uncertainty preoccupying the minds of the talented sisters…
 
But after being pushed with physical challenge after challenge,  they each drew upon their own inner strengths of heart and courage to rise above the presence of any personal thoughts of self doubt…
 
Well supported by mum, dad and fellow karate-ka young and older, their levels of self confidence shining through for all to see at the end of the grading…
 
Talented indeed you are Naomi and Hikari……
 
Well done and keep up the hard work and training…and don’t forget to thank your parents for all that they do for you in your young lives….
 
 
 
 
Warmest and best wishes
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt
 

“FANTASTIC 4” DEMONSTRATE AMAZING SELF-BELIEF TO GAIN GRADING SUCCESS – Tuesday 30th March 2021

Early grading nerves soon disappeared as this fantastic group of 4 got stuck into their grading challenges….
 
Their levels of self-belief rising as they overcame challenge after challenge with building confidence and SEIDO spirit…
 
Well supported by families, friends and fellow karate-ka all 4 full of smiles and feelings of self achievement as they joined their new belt class group  and thanked their former class group for their friendship and support throughout…
 
Well done Angus, Leo, Oliver and Sam….you guys are simply “Awesome”…Onwards and Upwards….
 
Thank you to your amazing parents and families for always being there by your sides as you continue with your unique karate journeys……
 
 
 
Warmest and best wishes
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 

TRIO DEMONSTRATE TRUE TENETS OF SEIDO KARATE IN GRADING – LOVE, RESPECT and OBEDIENCE – THURSDAY 25th MARCH 2021

It was 200% effort from all 3 students from the word “GO”…..the grading evening full of physical challenges and needing significant mental perseverance…
 
Despite the very different journeys for each, all demonstrated their highest standards of physical technique and their never quit spirits having been developed through their absolute dedication to their training and the tenets of SEIDO Karate Love, Respect and Obedience as unique and amazing individuals…..
 
Well supported by families, friends and fellow karate-ka the evening was an inspiration for all in attendance….
 
You guys were ALL simply Amazing and Awe Inspiring with your honesty, grit and super human determination throughout….
 
Keep up the hard work and dedication to the art that is SEIDO Karate….(Sincere Way)
 
Thank you to families, friends and fellow karate-ka for the very generous food, drink and wonderful social company celebrating their success afterwards at the Dojo…
 
 
 
 
Warmest and best wishes
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 

CONGRATULATIONS SENPAI NICK HILL – SHODAN GRADING SUCCESS at SEIDO KARATE BRISBANE DOJO – Saturday 20th March 2021

Our heartfelt Dojo Congratulations Senpai Nick….Well done on a great grading….
 
We were all so very proud to hear that you were successful in attaining your shodan under the guidance of Kyoshi’s Glyn and Cath Calluthers at SEIDO Karate Brisbane Dojo….
 
We have certainly missed having you around since you and family moved to Brisbane in May 2019…
 
We will look forward to seeing you, mum and dad soon once the borders open and we can travel freely to catch up with you all…
 
Please pass on my sincere thanks to Kyoshi’s Glyn and Catherine and all that the SEIDO Karate Brisbane Dojo for taking you into their fold and guiding you with their warm support with your SEIDO journey in Brisbane…
 
Please pass on our love to mum and dad also and make sure that you thank them for making you into such an amazing young man…
 
 
               
 
 
 
Warmest and best wishes…
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