Seido Karate for Children

March 13th, 2019

Seido Karate is an ancient form of traditional Japanese Martial Art. While still one of the most effective forms of self-defence available, Seido Karate’s main purpose is the cultivation of character, empowerment, self-esteem and everyday confidence.

Seido Karate is an excellent way to get fit, the focus in children’s classes is involvement, discipline, releasing energy, […]

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October 31st, 2018

Please note our 30thAnniversary of Teapot Valley Camp is on an earlier date in the New Year. Instead of the 2nd weekend of March the camp will now be held on the FIRST weekend 1st– 3rd March 2019.

Download Camp Booking Form here

Osu Hanshi


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Teaching and Instructing Kyu Grades

March 14th, 2018

Hanshi has written a guide to instructing kyu grade students. Read

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2018 Teapot Valley Camp 9-11 March.

January 24th, 2018

Booking form and information here.


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Compliments of the Season

December 20th, 2017


The compliments of the Season to all Nelson, New Zealand and Seido Karate Students throughout the World.

Here in Sunny Nelson we send our best wishes to everybody for a healthy 2018.

Lets continue to use our practise to make us more patient and our lives and the lives of people around us […]

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School Holidays for Children & Junior Classes.

July 5th, 2017

The following classes will NOT be on during the school holidays:

Monday: 3:40pm, 4:30pm.

Tuesday: 4:30pm.

Wednesday: 3:40pm.

Thursday: 3:40pm, 4:30pm.

Friday: 4:00pm, Junior Sparing.

Happy holidays. OSU


Nelson Seido Karate Inter-Dojo Junior/Teen Tournament

Saturday 26 August.

Stoke Dojo, Broadgreen Intermediate School Hall, Nayland, Stoke.

Commencing 10:30am



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Teapot Valley Camp 2017

January 24th, 2017

10th Friday – 12th Sunday March. Teapot Valley, Brightwater, Nelson.

Click here for information and booking form.

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Junior/Teen Tournament

August 2nd, 2016

Saturday 15 October, St Arnaud.

Junior-Teen Tournament 2016.

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Nelson’s Andy Barber recognised for his seido karate community work

June 8th, 2016

Carly Gooch, Nelson Mail, 6 June 2016

A Nelson karate master who has used the martial art as a force for good in the community for more than 40 years has been honoured for his work.Founder of Nelson Seido Karate Andy Barber has received the Queen’s Service Medal for services to karate and the community.


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Zazen – Meditation

October 2nd, 2014

Za-to sit. Zen-total

Zazen is a traditional method of meditation dating back thousands of years. Meditation is a method of quietening the mind through good posture and stillness of the body. The mind and thought process is busy and usually over active going from one unnecessary thing to another, similar it has been said to […]

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Seido Karate

About Seido Karate, its history and origins.

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