The “SEIDO SPIRIT” – Strong, Enduring and Deeply Embedded in the spiritual fabric of all grading students – Thursday 17th October 2019

No matter your age, no matter your background, no matter your stage in life……your belief in yourself and your journey with the way will always be rewarding….
 
It was a true testament to the dedication and perseverance of all grading students last night with each and every individual giving their all throughout, even to the point of absolute physical exhaustion….
 
The roads to the grading night not easy for many, with the busy-ness of life with children and family, study for exams and serious family member illness all adding to the pressures of the evening…
 
Despite these challenging roads, all students never wavering or giving up….
 
Thank you for being such amazing students and human beings…it is a blessing to have you all with our little Dojo and I am grateful for all the strength of character that you each bring to it…
 
Thank you also to the many families, friends and fellow students that came to support you all….
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Pictured left to right: Anna Nield, Kirsten Robati, Neev Mackenzie, Abbie Kincaid, Kathy Tilley, Issac Chia and Connor Barkess

True demonstration of SEIDO Determination and Courage – Grading Thursday 12th September 2019

It was an awe inspiring demonstration of SEIDO Determination and Courage from all…. Grading challenges both physical and mental being placed in front of the grading group to overcome one after the other… A rewarding night indeed for everyone in attendance to witness not only the high standard of technique and execution of such, but to be able to enjoy being a part of the development of each and everyone’s individual karate journeys…. Welcome to the Dojo’s growing bunch of dedicated brown belts…. Thank you for being such amazing students and wonderful people… Warmest regardsOSU 
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Grading Group Pictured left to right: Emily Wong, Isabelle Bosworth, Maddie Dickens, Marcus Wong, Jason Chao and Lee Bosworth

Six of the best demonstrate true “SEIDO Spirit” in challenging junior’s grading – Wednesday 7th August 2019

Age was certainly no barrier as 6 of the Dojo’s youngest and most talented juniors faced the challenges of their first grading last night…. It was a revelation to all in attendance to see their determined efforts throughout and to hear their honest thoughts on “Love” for their parents and their brothers and sisters at the end of their grading…. Funny how truthful and enlightening the words can be from the mouths of babes (our wonderful young karate-ka….) Well done on your success…very well deserved indeed….and thank you for enriching our karate journeys… OSU 
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo

Pictured left to right: Marcus Ding, Hennessy Swallow, Ali Munshi, Benji Coppard, Paige Baldwin and Gracien Stapp

First Grading Challenges overcome with amazing perseverance and determination – Monday 29th July 2019

It was a nervous start to the grading for Tara and Lucy….but as the challenges were put in front of them one by one, each of these talented young karate-ka finding their own ways to overcome them and share with everyone their pride and joy in achieving grading success… Each expressing their heartfelt gratitude to their very special parents for their unquestionable support with their karate and their young lives…. The overwhelming message that SEIDO Karate journey is in fact a “whole of family journey” resonating with all in attendance…young and old Well done Tara and Lucy…and thank you so much to your wonderful parents Dom, Anja, John and Charlotte.. Warmest regardsOSUKen Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt

“Fantastic Four” demonstrate the true strength of the SEIDO human spirit in first grading – Thursday 4th July 2019

“Nervous but excited” the overwhelming feeling expressed by all 4 grading candidates on the night…. Their individual journey’s also sharing commonalities with……putting family time aside to train, juggling work pressures and dealing with the thoughts of what might or might not be asked of them during the grading… The size of the smiles on their faces post grading however, reflecting the huge levels of effort, dedication and personal elation as all 4 most deservedly gained grading success… Thank you to everyone who came to support especially family and friends and all our wonderful black belt seniors and kyu grade students… Well Done Farrand, Simone, Janine and Nicky, you guys were all AWESOME…. 

Warmest regards 
Osu
Ken Szeto


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

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