Seido means "Sincere Way"
The Seido Story
Seido Karate offers a unique approach to martial arts training based on the long experience and vision of our founder, Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura.
Martial arts are more popular now than ever before in history. Because of movies, television, and the rise of mixed martial arts, karate is widely perceived as a purely physical fighting art, and martial arts have become increasingly competitive on the amateur and professional levels. Karate certainly develops strength, stamina, and physical well-being; however, this is not the heart of karate-do and is not the focus of Seido Karate.
Seido Karate is a traditional Japanese style of karate that has two goals: to maximize each student’s physical skills and to cultivate individuals of the highest moral character who can make significant contributions to their family life, the workplace, and to society at large. In this manner, traditional karate is a way of life, a way of being. The founder of Seido Karate, Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura, is convinced that karate has much to offer men, women, and children as we move forward in the 21st century. "My purpose in founding Seido Karate was to show what I feel is the true essence, the kernel of true karate-do: the training of body, mind, and spirit together in order to realize the fullness of human potential."
Kaicho T. Nakamura, Founder
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 50 years of experience in practicing and teaching martial arts.
An expert in the use of oriental weapons, Nakamura has given numerous lectures and demonstrations in many countries around the world.
THE SEIDO DIFFERENCE
Traditional karate is a way of life, a way of being. The purpose of establishing Seido Karate was to teach what its founder, Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura, felt was the true essence of karate: the training of body, mind, and spirit together in order to realize the fullness of human potential.
Seido seeks to develop in each student a 'non-quitting' spirit. No matter what the obstacle or difficulty -- emotional, physical, financial -- we want students to feel empowered and not be overcome by any of these problems. The sincere practice of karate can impress this idea into the spirit. This is the modern interpretation of the bushido spirit of the samurai.
Seido Karate's 3 Main Principles
Respect for your fellow students, your parents and people in society.
Obedience (not subservience) to the laws and moral rules of life.
Love and empathy for others.