Well done Senpai Vince, your new belt looks great on you – a new Journey awaits

Its’ official, Senpai Vince presented with his new Shodan black belt from Honbu….. Well done and Congratulations again on all your dedication and commitment to your training… A new journey of discovery now awaits you…. 

Warmest regards

OSU 
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Congratulations to our very own journeyman, 40 years of karate celebrated with wonderful attitude and energy – Black belt grading Saturday 9th March 2019

It was standing room only as families, supporters and fellow karate-ka gathered to attend the black belt grading of the 8 candidates from 3 different Dojo attempted their shodan grading at Wellington Dojo…. It was indeed a celebration of karate journeys for both both young and old…….but for one student in particular it was a very special day indeed… Congratulations to our vey own Dojo journeyman, Vince Bailey….who celebrated 40 years of karate with grading success… A big Congratulations also to all the other new Senpai’s David, Kate and Shaun from Wellington Dojo, Kerri, Dean, Jess and Cameron from Manawatu Dojo….. Inspiring efforts from you all…. Warmest regardsOSUKen Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Fantastic Way to Finish the Karate Year – Nidan Grading Wellington Dojo Saturday 15th December 2018

It was a fantastic way to end our Karate year for 2018….
 
The 5am morning start time, a new experience for all 7 candidates from Lower Hutt Dojo, Wellington Dojo and Upper Hutt Dojo…
 
Amidst the physical challenges there were some touching and special moments of passion, emotion and humility as each student spoke of the ups and downs of their unique SEIDO journey’s…..
 
Well supported by a large contingent of fellow black belts, each and every candidate giving their all throughout…
 
Congratulations to you all for your amazing demonstrations of SEIDO spirit….
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and fellow Black Belt karate-ka
 

Love, Respect and Obedience mixed with a great deal of Courage – Adults Grading 11th December 2018

The fundamental foundations of SEIDO Karate were truly on show last night…..
 
Love, Respect and Obedience mixed with amazing personal courage making the evening a special one…
 
Despite the differences in their individual journey’s,  the personal drivers for all who graded ending in one common reason for continuing with their karate training…
 
It’s about the unique friendships and the priority in our Dojo for appreciating “Love for each other and Love for others” that brought them all together…
 
Thank you to your partners, families and fellow karate-ka for your wonderful support of these amazing people…
 
Well done…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and your Amazing Instructors
 

Juniors toil and push hard through grading challenges – Juniors Grading Monday 10th December 2018

It wasn’t an easy relaxing afternoon at the Dojo for some…
 
Maddison, Jake, Leo, Anesh and Angus giving their all as each grading challenge arose…
 
Confronting physical challenges were mixed with multiple kata combinations…and to top it all off push ups…everyone’s favourite karate activity….
 
Vocal support from families and fellow students lifting the efforts of all throughout…
 
Well done and Congratulations to you all and your wonderful families…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and your Amazing Instructors
 

Pictured left to right: Maddison Roberts, Jakes Roberts, Leo Bialy, Anesh Senthuran and Angus Beveridge

Limits of individual perseverance pushed to the limits and beyond – Juniors Grading Monday 3rd December 2018

Nerves coupled with heat and humidity at the Dojo making it a difficult environment for all as they battled their way through the challenges of their first grading experience…
 
The levels of determination and physical exertion demonstrated making inspirational viewing for all who attended to support…
 
Tears and exhausted faces turning into smiles of achievement and satisfaction at the end of the grading…
 
Well done to an amazing bunch of junior karate-ka…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and your Amazing Instructors
 

Pictured left to right: Lucy Worthington, Yaazhini Senthil Kumar, Zoe Worthington, Michael Lyu, Evelyn Scally, Quin Scally, Grace Phillips, Ted Beaumont-Yee and Thomas Bartup

Amazing effort from wonderfully talented Juniors – Grading 28th November 2018

WOW, another amazing night of determination and superhuman effort from a wonderfully talented group of Juniors…
 
In all gradings something special emerges from each and every individual as they work their way through the physical rigours and challenges of a grading in their own unique ways….
 
Challenge after challenge being overcome with true determination…
 
The reward, not a new belt or grade, but a deeper understanding and appreciation of themselves as individuals, their families and what SEIDO Karate is all about…LOVE, RESPECT and OBEDIENCE…
 
Well done to all…keep up the fantastic study of your karate….
 
Warmest regards
Ken Szeto and all your amazing Instructors
 

Pictured left to right: Grace Parker, Rhiannon Hough, Kenzi Levi, Carlo Turner, Jimmy Van Den Kerkhof, Wyatt Young, McLeod Voller, Finn Bosworth and Sam Phillips

Absolute courage and determination demonstrated by young adults – Grading Monday 12th November 2018

The transition was plain to see for all, the group of talented young juniors growing into kind and considerate young men…
 
Absolute courage and determination being needed to get hem through the challenges of the grading night…
 
Well supported by families and friends, each one individually speaking openly and honestly about their appreciation and love of their families…
 
Well done on becoming such exemplary young men and thank you to your parents for being the best mums and dads to you all…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and all your amazing instructors
 

Pictured left to right: Darren Xiong, Edmund Cheng, Joe Hyndman, Elek Egyed, Roy Jiang and Mark Luo

Talented Juniors discover true essence of SEIDO through first grading – Wednesday 31st October 2018

Grading nerves soon disappeared as the group tackled combination and kata challenges with energy and focus…
 
The importance of self belief a key lesson learnt by each and every student from this, their first grading experience..
 
The true essence of SEIDO “Family, Love and Togetherness” coming to the fore as they each expressed their appreciation to their parents for the many privileges they have in their lives…
 
Well done to a wonderful bunch of young karate-ka…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and all your Amazing Instructors
 

Pictured left to right: Cooper Ross, Isaak Hambling, Idress Munshi, Rickashay Hemaloto, Conrad Wentzel, Rylan Felise, Josephine Cheng, Marli Wentzel, Marcus Newington and Ethan Linton

“True dedication and commitment demonstrated by talented Juniors” – Grading Thursday 27th September 2018

It was an amazing evening of grading effort from 5 of the Dojo’s most dedicated and talented Junior students…all but one, only 12 years of age but with the fighting spirits and attitudes of karate-ka beyond their young years…
 
The evening of grading a mix of confronting physical challenges and constant reminders of the importance of maintaining ones appreciation and love of family and friends….
 
It is a real privilege to be with you all on your karate journey’s…well done to you all
 
The evening made even more special with the attendance of Senpai Andrea Kerr from SEIDO Auckland down for the week for work…
 

Pictured left to right: Jason Chao, Isabelle Bosworth, Issac Chia, Emily Wong and Maddy Dickens

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