Dojo Gifts Delivered to Our Chosen Community Organisation – Women’s Refuge Lower Hutt Monday 17th December 2018

On behalf of everyone at the Dojo we donated several car loads of toys to the very hard working and wonderful staff at Women’s Refuge Lower Hutt…
They are a fantastic bunch of people who genuinely care so much for those who experience and endure domestic and family violence…
Thank you parents and kids for your amazing generosity and kindness in donating to such a special organisation…
Appreciate your families and the many privileges we have…
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all….
Warmest regards
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Cummings Kilgariff and Co “Generous Dojo Sponsor” of Junior Academy Group to Sydney 2017

On behalf of the SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo Junior Academy Group I would like to say “THANK YOU” for your amazing generosity with sponsoring our student group “back packs” for our trip to compete at this years SEIDO Karate Australian National Tournament in Sydney…
Without the generosity of sponsors like you we would not be able to get our talented juniors overseas to compete in international tournaments..
Thank you so much Diane and Hannah of Cummings Kilgariff and Co Realty, 1 Jackson Street, Petone…
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year…

Pictured: Diane Cummings and some of the Junior Academy Group students….


What an amazing day for all of New Zealand…..
And what an exciting racing series it has been against Team Oracle and Jimmy Spithill……
Congratulations from Everyone at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo….

Hanshi Andy Barber awarded Queen’s Service Medal for long standing dedication to Karate and service to Community – 21st October 2016

It is with great pleasure that Seido Karate Lower Hutt Dojo CONGRATULATE

Hanshi Andy Barber on his award for the Queen’s Service Medal for his
amazing dedication to Karate and service to Community….

You are a true inspiration to us all in the SEIDO Community not only in New
Zealand but worldwide…

……On Friday 21st October, Hanshi Andy was honoured to be awarded a Queens
Service Medal by the Governor General of New Zealand, the Right Honourable
Dame Patsy Reddy….
The award was presented to Hanshi for services to Karate and the
Hanshi was proud to receive the award on behalf of the Nelson Seido karate
community and the Worldwide Seido Karate Organisation – OSU


Pictured: Hanshi Andy Barber and the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy

Salvation Army’s “Adopt a Family” for Christmas – Dojo’s Chosen Charity for 2015

This year the Dojo’s chosen Charity was The Salvation Army and their “Adopt a Family” Programme for Christmas….

The Salvation Army do an incredible amount of work and they are an amazing organisation….

Our Dojo Xmas Tree was flooded with Christmas Gifts from our many generous families who bought gifts for the 2 families adopted by the Dojo under the programme…

We hope that the many gifts will bring many smiles and festive season happiness to our 2 adopted families..

Wishing you much love and togetherness this Christmas….
From all the Families of Seido Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

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“White Ribbon Day” Awareness of Domestic Violence and Violence towards Women marked by Dojo’s adult students – 25th November 2015

The significance of “White Ribbon Day” was marked by the Dojo’s adult students with all students donning white belts for classes this week…

The recognition, awareness and prevention of domestic violence and violence towards women an important part of the values system within the Dojo…

Thank you to all adults students for their acknowledgement and reinforcement of our Dojo values by returning yourselves to the beginning of your own karate journey’s by wearing your white belts this week…

Warmest and Sincere regards
Sensei Ken Szeto

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Welcome to Our Beautiful New Dojo Premises…..Monday 2nd November 2015

Welcome everyone to our Beautiful New Dojo Premises…Classes start here today….

Station Village
Upstairs Studio (next to Laughalots Play land)
499 Hutt Road
Lower Hutt

Thank you to the many many amazing efforts of all those who so generously contributed their time and energy to create such a beautiful new Dojo for us all to enjoy, it is truly filled with “JUKU”

My sincere and deepest gratitude to you all
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A Wonderful Weekend of Celebration and Appreciation at Christchurch Shibu 50th Anniversary – 25th to 27th September 2015

It was a wonderful weekend for all at the Christchurch Shibu’s 50th Anniversary celebrations….
The gathering attracting hundreds of past and present Seido students and families from all over the world and being made even more special with the attendance of Kaicho and Nidaime…
The momentous occasion being celebrated by all amidst an atmosphere of appreciation, remembrance, privilege and reconnection…..
Thank you Hanshi Renzie for your continued guidance and direction….
Our heartfelt congratulations….
Sensei Ken Szeto and all the students and families of Seido Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
















Our New Dojo Location

It is with much pleasure and privilege that I announce that we will be moving our wonderful little Dojo to new premises….
Our new Dojo will be located at:
Station Village
Upstairs Studio (next to Lollipops Play Land)
499 Hutt Road, Lower Hutt…
It will be much larger in overall size and offer improved training, changing and social facilities for everyone to enjoy…
Anticipated Start Date – Monday 19th October
We are hoping to be operational there the week beginning Monday the 19th October with a new weekly class and class instructors’ schedule…

“JUKU” – Making our Dojo a Special Place
We must make the most of this opportunity to make our new Dojo premises unique with “JUKU” in our minds and hearts, we must make it a special place, a special place for us all to enjoy together…
Domo arigato – Thank you all so very much
I would like to express my sincere and deepest thanks to everyone for your amazing dedication and support of our wonderful little Dojo….
It has developed into a truly encouraging and supportive community of people, all devoted to creating a better way forward for our children and our families…
I look forward to steering the Dojo ahead as we write the next chapters of our Dojo journey together in our new premises blessed with the spirit of “JUKU”
Sensei Ken Szeto















Dojo collegiate role model Hamish Horan has an eye on Olympic goal – 26th June 2015

One of the Dojo’s outstanding collegiate role models, Hamish Horan has his sights firmly set on achieving an Olympic level goal…

Hamish has achieved much success and these achievements were recently acknowledged with a wonderful article in the Wellington’s Dominion Post this week….

Well done Hamish…and keep it up…

Look up the article at:
A Big OSU from us all at Lower Hutt Dojo

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