About Seido

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Seido karate is a traditional Japanese style of karate, into which Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura is the founder and chairman of the World Seido Karate Organization.

A world-renowned karateka, Nakamura is a ninth dan (degree) black belt with over fifty years of experience in practicing and teaching in the martial arts

For more information about Kaicho Nakamura, you can read his autobiography, The Human Face of Karate. To order a copy, please contact us.


South Wellington Seido’s PhilosophyKyoshi Tony Small

Our goal is to develop in each student a ‘non-quitting’ spirit. No matter what the obstacle or difficulty (emotional, physical or financial), I want students to feel that, though they may be set back, they will never be overcome by any of these problems.

This is a karate school for motivated men, women and children who are interested in improving themselves both physically and mentally.

At Seido Karate, the competition is with yourself not others.

We provide you with the safe and supervised workout that provides an atmosphere that will allow you to realize your full potential for growth and achievement.