About Seido Karate

Seido Karate is a traditional Japanese style of karate, into which its founder, Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura has distilled the essence of what he has learned about the martial arts in over 50 years of study, practice, and teaching.

The World Seido Karate Organization officially opened its headquarters on October 15, 1976, in New York City. We are now a worldwide organization, with thriving branches throughout the United States and in such diverse places as Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, and South America. Nevertheless, within Seido, growth of our branch schools is not pursued for its own sake. Quality of instruction and development of the student is paramount.

The physical training in Seido can be strenuous, emphasizing progressive development of strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity. In addition to developing students with the highest level of physical skill, Seido aims to develop individuals of the highest moral character.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the World Seido Karate Organization, its founder & leadership, and our philosophy that makes Seido Karate so applicable to today’s life. Each UK dojo has its own character but we all have a strong unity and follow Kaicho Nakamura’s teaching which embodies the “Human Face of Karate”. We care !

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Aylesbury Vale
Aylesbury Vale has been going for over 12 years now and has two Dojos, one in Lacey Green and the ot...
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Chiswick
Seido Karate London was founded in 1991 by Sensei Julie Hughey, Kyoshi Ceri Evans and Kyoshi John Es...
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Dover
Seido Karate Dover was started in the late 1980's by Kyoshi Mike Knight (5th Dan) who at the time wa...
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SW London
The South West London dojo runs classes for adults, children and also for women only, throughout the...
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High Wycombe
Seido High Wycombe branch was the first branch to be established in 1986 by Sei Shihan Roger Thyer-J...
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Somerset
Seido Karate Somerset opened its first dojo in September of 2011, headed by senpai Rob Hemans. Rob ...
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Trying for your black belt
Trying for your black belt
September 7, 2018
Extract from 'Dogs on the Runway' Roger Thyer-Jones Chapter 23 Mountains to Climb The study of martial arts, particularly karate, has consistently been a part of my life. The benefits of t...
Seido Karate – Our History
Seido Karate – Our History
August 16, 2018
Seido karate began in 1976 when our Founder and Chief Instructor, Kaicho Nakamura emphasised that karate should be for everyone: “The Human Face of Karate.” This was at a time when most mart
Difference Does Not Mean Deficit
Difference Does Not Mean Deficit
January 11, 2018
LMBB Syndrome. Ever heard of it? Well I hadn't until one of my instructors, Stuart Wilson, rang me to say that he had been approached by a woman in search of assertiveness training and confi...

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