We welcome everyone who wants to give Seido Karate a go – we have dedicated classes and instructors that will get you started. Typically a beginner will train in any or all of the three weekly beginner classes for 1 to 3 months before their first grading. In that time you will learn the beginners syllabus which includes basic punches, blocks, kicks, stances and terminology. You will also learn some self-defence techniques along with strength and fitness exercises, and the etiquette of the dojo.
Seido students come from all walks of life! We have kids starting out from 5, or adults giving it a go after years of being at a gym and not seeing results. It will cost you nothing to give it a try. The safety of each student is of paramount concern to the instructors. You are welcome to watch if you prefer. Come down and watch a beginners class and talk to the people there.
Beginners usually wear loose-fitting clothing like track pants and T-shirt. After your first grading you are then expected to purchase a uniform (“gi”). All students train in barefeet.
The first four classes are free. See the fees schedule for more information.
Just turn up to the dojo! Come in 10 minutes before the class start time and introduce yourself to the instructor. It’s as easy as that. No appointment is necessary. Anybody is welcome to start at any time during the year.
Please refer to our current timetable for details of the current beginners classes.
Parents and Caregivers: Please arrive at the dojo 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the class and introduce yourself and your child to the instructor. Children’s class are structured around the discipline of karate, but with fun and games through-out the session.
Fur further beginners information we recommend you read the Beginners FAQ. Feel free to drop us an e-mail, or give us a call or just come to the dojo to watch any 6pm class during the week.