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

Hamish Horan-3

Amazing “One handed catch” by Lower Hutt Seido Karate dad John Raynor at world Cup Cricket match New Zealand versus West Indies Saturday 21st March 2015

It was an Amazing one handed, One in a million catch by Lower Hutt Seido Karate dad John Raynor….
Blessed with wearing his lucky Orange “One in a Million” t-shirt and surrounded by his wife Leah and son’s Oliver and Harrison he snatched the catch with a full stretched leaning grab…..
Well done John…..celebration time coming up for the family
Best wishes from us all at Seido Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
Amazing Dads John Raynor - Catch a Million 21st March 2015

Pictured: John holding up the “One in a Million” Prize cheque


Focus on Happiness, Joy, Laughter, Friendship and Love this Year….
Your lives will be much more rewarding if you take a little time out everyday to enjoy these things with those you love….
Chinese New Year
Love to all…
Sensei Ken, Senpai Leighton and Family

“Super Star Sisters” continue with Big Stage Success – 18th November 2014

“Super Star Sisters” continue with Big Stage Success – 18th November 2014
They’ve done it again…..Super Star Sisters Amelia and Bronte Walshe have again won with Big Stage Success…..
Following on from their starring roles in “ANNIE” and then “The Sound of Music” they have both been signed for a season of “The Sound of Music” in China…..
We all miss you both at karate and want to pass on our love and best wishes to your wonderful parents, mum, Hayley and dad, Erin
Have a fantastic time in China….
Everyone at Seido Karate Lower Hutt Dojo….

Pictured left to right: Amelia and Bronte Walshe

“Sound of Music Super Stage Success ” for talented Dojo students – 18th September 2014

Stage show success has hit again for talented sisters Amelia and Bronte Walshe…
Following on from their amazing “Annie” stage show success earlier in the year, the two sisters have been chosen to star in the age old classic “Sound of Music”
Well done to Amelia and Bronte and their wonderful parents…..
Warmest wishes and much love from us all at Seido Karate Lower Hutt Dojo…
Ken Szeto
Amelia Walshe

Pictured Amelia Walshe

Bronte Walshe

Pictured Bronte Walshe

Amazing Grandfather an Inspiration to all at Seido Karate Dojo


The BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge reached its final destination in Pukekohe on the weekend, with close to 200 riders making their way safely through the final two stages from Hamilton to Glen Murray and then on to the finish line to waiting family, friends and supporters, each with their own tale of achievement and goals achieved in a remarkable kiwi recreation event.

Organised by former Olympic cyclist Stephen Cox and his company Dynamo Events, the BDO Challenge is an event designed for all New Zealanders, regardless of ability, background or experience with participants self-seeding themselves into a variety of riding groups.

The finish line though and indeed this event is more about the many riders who were taking on the event not to see how quickly they could ride, but whether they could reach the finish line at all and to soak up the experiences along the way.

Ray Hyndman (of Lower Hutt) was one of the remarkable stories, the 79 year old was the oldest in the race and overcame the tough conditions early in the week and some long days in the saddle to cross the line to a great reaction from the waiting crowd, whereupon he was presented with his finisher’s medal.

“That was tougher than I thought it was going to be to be honest. I knew it was a big challenge but with the weather the way it was early in the week, it was hard going at times.

“But I have finished and met some great people along the way. That is the best thing about this ride, as well as the roads we travelled down, it was the people you meet along the way and shared a few stories with once you crossed the finish line.

“I am not finished yet though, I am going to spend a week in Auckland resting up and then plan to ride up to Cape Reinga with a group called the ‘Geriatrix Cycle Club’ so that will be fun as well.”

The BDO Wellington to Auckland Challenge official charity partner is Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand, with MS benefiting to the tune of close to $30,000 from money raised throughout the week in a charity auction, raffle and on line participant fund raising.

Well done Ray


From us all at Seido karate Lower Hutt Dojo























Chance meeting with a most wonderful family at Brisbane Airport – 17th April 2014

It was the best of chance meetings….
On a recent trip to Brisbane with my lovely wife Tracy, I was lucky to have had a chance meeting with the most wonderful of former families of the Lower Hutt Dojo….
The Feagaiga family of Vao, Fea, Marcus and Damian moved to Brisbane in April 2012 and it was so nice to give them all big hugs at Brisbane Airport as we waited for our check in activities…
One of my all time favourite juniors Damian has grown into a very handsome and mature young man…and his older brother Marcus excelling with his sports by being chosen to attend a representative softball camp in Auckland over the Easter Holiday period…
Great to see you all looking so well and doing so well living in Brisbane….hope to see you all sometime again sometime soon….
Love to you all
Ken Szeto

Another Black Belt to the Szeto Family – 19th April 2014

It was wonderful news when I received notification from Australia that my beautiful niece Bex had passed her Black Belt grading….and even more wonderful that she was able to pay a flying visit home over the Easter break…
Bex who trains with Sei Shihan Ino at his famous Seido Dojo in Broadway, Sydney had to endure a month long grading process at the Dojo before being allowed to participate in the final stages of the grading during the Australian Seido Black Belt Camp outside of Sydney….
Well done Bex, we are all so very proud of you and your wonderful achievement….
Thank you to Sei Shihan Ino and all his students at Seido Broadway Dojo for your guidance and encouragement of Bex…..
Warmest regards to you all….
Ken Szeto

“Truly Inspirational” Junior Martin Parker inspires all at Dojo– 28th April 2014

He’s only 8 years old and full of enthusiasm and true grit and determination…..
Despite having moderate cerebral palsy and not being able to walk or stand unaided, Martin is the absolute epitome of a true karate-ka…
While physically supported by his father Brett during Saturday morning classes the pair get to participate in and enjoy the challenges of the class along with everyone else…
Such is Martin’s enthusiasm and positivity when training that he has now encouraged his little sister Natasha to join in as well…
The Parkers are one of our Dojo’s most truly inspirational families…Well done to you all, Mum Kitty, Dad Brett, twin brother Eric and little sister Natasha….
OSU from us all
Ken Szeto

Multi-talented junior qualifies for 2014 “Jetstar Junior Super Swim Squad”

We are so proud to announce the recent success of Sam Kilduff, one of our Dojo’s stand out juniors
Sam has qualified for the 2014 Jetstar Super Swim Squad after finishing fastest of all 8 year olds in the State Sand to Surf event in Mount Maunganui last month…
He will now get the chance to attend a 3 day weekend squad camp in Auckland where he will share time with New Zealand Olympic swimmers and specialist swim coaches…
Awesome reward for a wonderfully talented and hard working student…
Well Done Sam, don’t forget to thank mum and dad for all their love and support….
Ken Szeto
Sam Kilduff
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