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

Life lessons learnt and shared through grading experience – Thursday 13th September 2018

It was another evening of tremendous “Human Spirit” in the face of physical and emotional challenge…
 
Many Life lessons were learnt and shared throughout the evening by all…
 
The Dojo is a special place, a place where we all grow as individuals through consistent training within an environment of support and nurturing…
 
Well done everyone on your grading successes and thank you for sharing your dedication and commitment with your journeys with us all…
 
You are all outstanding individuals and karate-ka….
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto
 

Pictured left to right: Luke Hyndman, Marcus Wong, Vivek Patel, Alexandria Linton-De Boer and Lee Bosworth

Great Morning of Effort leads to Grading Success for All – SEIDO Brooklyn Dojo General Grading Saturday 8th September 2018

It was a great way to spend a morning in Wellington, supporting one SEIDO Wellington’s favourite young personalities Ben Ives as he attempted his 1st kyu grading at Brooklyn Dojo along with 6 of his fellow Dojo students…
 
Jun Shihan Peter challenging everyone as he tested their knowledge of syllabus and then pushing them hard throughout with their sparring…
 
Well done to you all on a great mornings effort…..and thank you Brooklyn Dojo for the warm hospitality and yummy sausage sizzle afterwards……always nice to have post grading catch ups with everyone…
 
Kindest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto
 

Wonderful demonstration of true determination and self belief – Thursday 6th September 2018

Absolutely inspirational….the efforts of all grading candidates last night was simply inspirational from both young and old…
 
It was a demonstration of the true invincibility of the human spirit when faced with physical, emotional and personal challenge….
 
Patience, honesty and a deeper appreciation of the importance of the support and love of those around you key lessons learnt from the evening…
 
I am so very proud to have you all as students and friends…it is my privilege to be able to guide you all on your individual journeys through the way that is karate-do….
 
Thank you to all students and families for attending and supporting an amazing bunch of people…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto
 

Pictured left to right: Nicholas Hill, Neev Mackenzie, Abbie Kincaid, Connor Barkess, Phil Simms, Nissa Mackie

Wonderful People, Wonderful Dojo – SEIDO Richmond Dojo Melbourne – Thursday 30th August 2018

Melbourne, what an amazing place to visit, made even more special with a visit to catch up with Senpai Matt Barker and the wonderful people at SEIDO Richmond Dojo…
 
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone and having some floor time with you all….your kids were “fun and outrageously funny” and your adult students were a real treat to train with…
 
Thank you Kyoshi Tome, Kyoshi Pippa and Senpai Sophie for the warm welcome to your Dojo and your kind hospitality afterwards at the great old pub down the road..
 
Thank you to Senpai’s Matt, Matt, Nonni, Nellie, Tepp, Jake and kyu grade students Ben and James for sharing your time training with me…
 
Hope to catch you next time Kyoshi Sandra…wishing you a speedy recovery with your foot…
 
I look forward to seeing you again soon…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto
 

“A Tough Day at The Office” – Shodan Grading – SEIDO South Wellington Dojo Saturday 11th August 2018

Right from the word “GO” it was going to be a tough day at the office for Pepe, Tanya, Jon and Leonardo…
 
Kyoshi Debbie pushing and challenging all 4 students throughout their shodan grading day….
 
All demonstrating strong determination and endless spirit….
 
CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE to you all, a very good day at the office indeed…
 
The smiles and grins in the photos saying it all…..
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 

“Thank you so much to you ALL” for making our tournament such a huge and enjoyable event….

Dear Black Belts, Ring administrators, students, parents and families
 
“Thank you so much to you ALL” for making our tournament such a huge and enjoyable event….
 
Everyone played a part and everyone contributed to the family friendly atmosphere for ALL to enjoy…
 
The Black Belts, brown belts and all involved in the administration of the RINGS, really do deserve GOLD medals as well for keeping things running so smoothly despite early morning reshuffles with draws….
 
ALL the Coffee baristas, the BBQ Kings, the mum and dad bakers and everyone who brought the amazing array of food for all to enjoy…
 
“THANK YOU SO MUCH”….your efforts kept the crowd of well over 300 people happily fed and contented throughout what was a busy, busy day of karate…
 
Everyone raved about the soups…thank you to our amazing star soup cookers…..
 
“THANK YOU SO MUCH” to all the Wellington Region SEIDO Dojo Heads and ALL your talented students and ALL the Dojo Black Belts from the region who came along to support and offer their judging expertise throughout the days full program of events…
 
Jun Shihan Tony (South Wellington Dojo) thank you for your experienced management and refereeing of the “high energy” Points Sparring event…
 
Jun Shihan Peter (Wellington Dojo) thank you for your experienced Chief Judge management of the busiest Ring of the day, which covered the the white belts, blue belts and hugely entertaining Parent & Child kata divisions…
 
But most of all “CONGRATULATIONS” to all our exceptionally talented Wellington Region Junior and Collegiate students and your amazingly dedicated parents…you were ALL winners on the day…
 
THANK YOU to EVERYONE from LOWER HUTT DOJO… our Dojo Spirit continues to grow in energy and family-ness with each and every challenge we face as a wonderfully supportive group of community minded people….
 
“OSU” and “Domo Ariagtou Gozaimasu”
 
With sincere thanks and gratitude
 
Ken Szeto
 

Nidan and Shodan grading day “A challenging affair for all” at Wellington Dojo – Saturday 23rd June 2018

It was an early morning 5am start  for all, as 3 of Wellington Dojo’s black belt students Geoff, Ann and Anthea we put ably their paces by Kyoshi Avis….
 
Well supported and encouraged throughout, all 3 emerged with smiles as big as houses….their hard work and efforts deservedly rewarded with grading success…
 
Then it was time for the 4 Shodan candidates, Ben, Megan, Hing Yee and Daniel…ranging in ages from 13 to 48, each gave their all throughout the grading in front of the large and enthusiastic group of supporters, fellow karate-ka, family members and friends
 
Jun Shihan Glenys officiating the grading and happy enough with their efforts to award them all with their shodan belts…
 
It was an awesome day of gradings followed by a yummy BBQ lunch..time for everyone to celebrate and catch up…
 
Well done everyone….
 
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 

Pictured left to right: New Nidan Senpai’s Ann, Geoff and Anthea

Shodan Group in attendance

Nidan Black Belt support group

 

 

 

Grading Success All Around for Northland Dojo Juniors – Saturday 16th June 2018

A very talented group of Juniors demonstrated their SEIDO spirit at the Northland Dojo’s general grading on Saturday 16th June 2018…
 
Well supported by Black belts and fellow karate-ka from all 6 SEIDO karate Dojo, families and friends, all faced a challenging grading taken by Kyoshi Bruce and Sensei Garry…
 
Well done Juniors on your grading success…
 
Warmest regards
OSU
Ken Szeto and all at SEIDO Karate Lower Hutt Dojo
 

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