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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
 
 

Merry Christmas Everyone – Thank you for the most wonderful year

Merry Christmas Everyone

Thank you for the most wonderful year this year….

Thank you to everyone, students, parents, families and friends for the
best of karate years this year….full of energy, enthusiasm and lots of
challenges all mixed with loads of fun…..
Time to put valuable time aside now to celebrate “togetherness and
love”
Wishing everyone the very, very best for an Amazing Christmas and a
Fantastic New Year.

Warmest wishes and love to ALL
OSU
Ken, Leighton, Peri and the Szeto Family

 

SEIDO Karate Wellington Region Juniors and Collegiates Tournament – Saturday 17th October 2020

Thank you so much to everyone for making our first large gathering get together event a huge and enjoyable success…..
 
FUN, FRIENDSHIP and FAMILY the themes for the day and of course some hotly and keenly contested tournament competition amongst this years talented bunch of junior and collegiate students…
 
But let’s not forget the parents in the Parent & Child KATA events as well…the level of competition reaching another level as more and more parents enthusiastically demonstrate their KATA with their children at arguably the tournaments most FUN event…
 
It is just so rewarding to see the bounding positivity of the students within each of the SEIDO Dojo’s in the Wellington region but even more rewarding when you take the opportunity to absorb the enthusiastic attitudes of each of the individual Dojo Head Instructors, their senior students and their strongly family based Dojo communities….
 
It was a great day of SEIDO Celebration indeed….and all amidst the most trying and challenging of times……in an unprecedented COVID year…
 
There are so many people to say thank you to….so her goes…my sincere apologies if I have missed anyone out…..
 
Thank you to:
  • All Wellington Region SEIDO Karate Dojo Head Instructors, their senior black belts and their students for assisting with judging and entering as enthusiastic competitors
  • All Wellington Region SEIDO Karate Dojo Parents and families for your support in making the tournament such an enjoyable family focused event for all

 

And of course to:
  • The SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo Tournament Organising Committee, Ring Management Teams, Senior black belts, Food and Drink Management Teams and Behind the Scenes Teams for all your amazing super human efforts to make the event happen and run so smoothly
  • All SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo Parents and families for your limitless generosity in giving your time and support for all the catering and yummy food and drink requirements
  • All SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo Junior and Collegiate students for your courage, enthusiasm and energy……

 

As a Dojo, SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt “WE ROCK”…..
 
Look forward to seeing everyone again next year…..
 
With sincere gratitude and deeply felt thanks
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 
 
 

Welcome Visitor to Dojo – Kyoshi Dave Martin from SEIDO Timaru Dojo – Thursday 16th July 2020

It was a most welcome surprise to have Kyoshi Dave from SEIDO Timaru Dojo drop in to share class time with us tonight….
 
It is always a good feeling when SEIDO instructors and students visit us whenever they are in Wellington….and even better when they share their wealth of knowledge and experience so openly with us all…
 
We all enjoyed your company and the black belt group in particular buzzing after your guiding them through some of the applications held within Seienchin Kata…
 
Hope we catch up with you again soon…..please pass on our very best wishes to Jun Shihan Sandra, Jun Shihan Dave and all students at SEIDO Karate Timaru….
 
Warmest regards and best wishes always
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt
 
 

SEIDO Karate Wellington Region Juniors & Collegiate Tournament Saturday 17th OCTOBER 2020 – “Celebrating the talent and human potential of our SEIDO Junior & Collegiate students”

Host Dojo: SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Venue: St Oran’s College Gymnasium, 550 High Street, Lower Hutt

Tournament Start Time: 9.00am sharp – 4.00pm (approximate)

Only $35 per participant, enter as many events as you like and are eligible for, all registration forms & payments must be received by close of day THURSDAY 8th OCTOBER 2020

 

 

 

Tournament Age Groups

Tournament Events

  • 5-6 years
  • 7-8 years
  • 9-10 years
  • 11-12 years
  • 13-15 years
  • 16-18 years
  • Individual Kata
  • 3 Person Team Kata
  • Weapons Kata (Black belts only)
  • Points Sparring (9-10 years, 11-12 years, 13-15 years and 16-18 years green belt and above only)
  • Semi-Contact Sparring (13-15 years and 16-18 years green belt and above only

Fun Events

  • Parent & Child Kata (One child & one parent)
  • Whole Dojo Kata

 

SEIDO Karate Dojo’s in the Wellington Region

We look forward to the attendance of all our 6 flourishing Wellington Region Seido Karate Dojo’s.

Seido Karate Wellington, Seido Karate Palmerston North, Seido Karate Upper Hutt, Seido Karate Kapiti, Seido Karate Northland – Wellington and Seido Karate Lower Hutt, and of course a HUGE welcome to SEIDO Karate Hastings…and all the amazing parents, families and friends of our talented Juniors & Collegiate karate-ka.

 

Tournament is a Fundraising Event for SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

The 2020 tournament will be a DOJO Fundraiser for the SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo and the continued development of our Junior Leadership Programmes and Junior Academy Group overseas travel.

Our Amazing Dojo Fundraising team will have a BBQ sausage sizzle, pies, tasty sandwiches and cakes, hot barista coffee and cold drinks available throughout the day to keep everyone happy and fuelled for a great day of friendship and competition.

 

Registration

Please register for the tournament by scanning the QR code or by filling out the registration form through the link below:

 

 

Permissable Kata and Sparring Rules:

 

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 questions.

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone again this year

OSU

From SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

“AWESOME Talent and DEEP Spirit” from Juniors – Juniors Grading Monday 29th June 2020

I feel nervous…I feel excited….I feel confident……
 
It was an awesome display of talent and deep spirit from a great bunch of juniors….
 
Each overcoming the physical and mental challenges placed in their way on grading night in their own unique ways…..
 
ALL however demonstrating their deep spirit and rising to achieve success as a tight knit and fun group….
 
Thank you for the amazing warm and encouraging support from your parents, family members and friends on the night….
 
Congratulations to you all and remember to continue to learn about and pass on the many messages held within the act of bowing and saying “OSU”
 
“OSU”
  • I will keep trying and never give up
  • I will continue to give my all in everything I do
  • I will always show courtesy and respect to others
  • I will always show my appreciation and love to my parents and family
Warmest regards
“OSU”
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt
 
 

Congratulations Senpai Phil and Senpai Nissa “We are all so very proud of you both” – Shodan Grading Saturday 20th June 2020

Congratulations to you both and for so many reasons….
Delays, delays and more delays certainly clouded your journeys to shodan……..health issues, busy school and business workloads, the COVID-19 pandemic and the many restrictions associated with the many alert level lockdowns….
But 3 months later you both made it…..and then gave it your all on the day…..CONGRATULATIONS to you both….Well done and well deserved
We are all so very proud of you and what you have achieved…
Thank you everyone for your support throughout…and a special thank you to Dr Dominic Monaghan and Sensei / Dr Yih Harng Chong for providing us with your medical expertise and peace of mind leading up to and on grading day….
 
Thank you to your families and friends for there unwavering support and love amidst such challenging lead up conditions….
Another chapter awaits and we look forward to your passing on the many lessons learnt from your unique and special journeys as you embark on your new shodan journeys as leaders and teachers within our wonderful little Dojo….
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