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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Master Class

June 2nd, 2013

An article about Hanshi and Jun Shihan Jane in North & South magazine June 2013. Click here

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Seido karate has no-quit attitude

August 2nd, 2012

By Alan Clarke. Nelson Mail. Tuesday 3 July 2012

For 38 years, Andy Barber has been teaching Seido karate through his Nelson dojo. Thousands of students – ranging from preschool age to people in their 70s – have taken advantage of the presence of one of the most senior teachers in the world of the […]

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An interview with Hanshi Andy Barber in the Wild Tomato magazine

August 2nd, 2010

This was published in the Wild Tomato March issue 2010

You can download the interview pdf (4.2MB).

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Dear Fellow Seido Karate Ka

December 10th, 2009

A letter from Hanshi Andy. 10 December 2009

I just wanted to thank you all for you wonderful training in 2009 and to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year break.

Just one of the many benefits of our time at the Dojo is being able to enjoy our increasing health […]

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Lessons from the world’s best

June 20th, 2008

Nelson Mail. 20 June 2008

One of New Zealand’s premier karate masters has been a student for 34 years.

Nelson Seido karete instructor Andy Barber recently returned from the United States, where he was awarded his eighth dan black belt in Seido karate. The promotion makes him one of only four people in the […]

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The first lesson is free.

There is a beginners "Start up Pack" available that includes a uniform.