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.
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 […]Read more
An article about Hanshi and Jun Shihan Jane in North & South magazine June 2013. Click hereRead more
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 […]Read more
This was published in the Wild Tomato March issue 2010
You can download the interview pdf (4.2MB).Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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