About Seido Karate

Seido Karate is a traditional Japanese style of karate. Seido 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 the 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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London – 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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London – Putney
The London Ark Putney Academy dojo runs classes for adults, children and also for women only, throug...
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Buckinghamshire
Seido Buckinghamshire branch was the first branch to be established in 1986 by Sei Shihan Roger Thye
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South West
Seido Karate Somerset opened its first dojo in September of 2011, headed by senpai Rob Hemans. Rob ...
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Articles

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...
Nutrients to support your immune system
Nutrients to support your immune system
March 26, 2020
What do you really need to put on your shopping list during these strange times? Well, if you want to boost your immune system you could start off with foods that contain some of the 10 min...
Seido UK Calendar 202
Seido UK Calendar 202
January 24, 2020
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Helping to Build a New Honbu.
Helping to Build a New Honbu.
October 17, 2019

You may know that the spiritual home and principle dojo of Seido Karate is based in New York, and is called Honbu. The building was sold recently by the landlord and must be vacated by the end of 2019. So for the first time in more than 40 years, Seido will need a new home.