Latest Seido News

Keep up to date with what’s happening at the club. Find us on Facebook too!

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
3 days ago
Auckland Seido Karate Club

General gradings are the lifeblood of a karate dojo. On Saturday it was a pleasure to see so many enthusiastic and skilful students from the 10th kyus earning their first promotion on the journey to black belt. Karate talent was also very evident in the white, blue and yellow belts going for their next grade too. With over 3 hours on the dojo floor, the green/brown belts showed that determination in the face of adversity is needed to succeed at this level.
Many congratulations to Rob Tinholt on being promoted to 1st kyu, just one step away now from becoming a black belt.
Our thanks go to Jun Shihan Lou for enabling such a broad range of students to demonstrate their very best karate on the day and allowing them to leave the grading with a beaming smile and a huge sense of achievement. Osu!

Photo Credit: Rob Stone Photography NZ
#karate
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Osu congratulations to everyone - great photos.

Brilliant photos Thankyou

Osu Rob Stone, these photos are Fantastic! You have such a skill in capturing great moments. 👍

Osu to Jun Shihan Lou for the amazing day, but also supporters and those grading, your spirit was awesome and definitely helped me through the ups and downs of the day! Osu, gasho!

Congratulations to all candidates, I'm sure everyone was great in their own way. Osu!

View more comments

Reminder - Guidance for returning to training after COVID-19

Heads up instructors, some of our students have had to step off the floor to catch their breath after returning to training post COVID-19. Please keep a close eye on your students and remind them to take it easy if they are coming back to training after being ill.

All students, please read our rough (karate) guide below. Full details are in the British Medical Journal. Please contact JS Lou if you have any questions (seido@seidoauckland.org.nz).

Key considerations:

1. Before considering graduated return to training, the karateka must be able to complete activities of daily living and walk 500 metres on the flat without excessive fatigue or breathlessness.

2. It is mandatory to have at least 10 days’ rest and be 7 days symptom-free before starting.

We recommend self monitoring:

- Resting heart rate.
- Rated perceived exertion (see infographic for details).
- Sleep, stress, fatigue and muscle soreness.

If any symptoms occur (including excessive fatigue), you must return to the previous stage and only progress again after a minimum of 24 hours’ period of rest without symptoms.

Rest - 10 days minimum
NO exercise. (Meditation)
You must have 7 days symptom free before you can go to Phase 1.

Phase 1 - 7 days minimum
Meditation, stretching and extremely light activities (1-5 pushups).

Phase 2 - 7 days minimum
Low intensity activity such as (more) meditation, stretching and walking (= open dojo or tai chi). Building to 30 minutes walking. (10-20 pushups, 1 kata).

Phase 3 - 7 days minimum
Moderate intensity aerobic and strength activities (= whānau class). Building to 30 minute somewhat hard workout session and feel recovered after an hour.

Phase 4 - 7 days minimum
Moderate intensity aerobic & strength challenge (= K Marion or S Peter's general class). Building to 2:1 days training: recovery. At completion of Phase 4 resume normal volume of training but limit hard sessions to 1/week for two weeks. (= 1 x conditioning class or 1 x green belt or 1 x brown belt class or 1 x black belt class).

For more detailed guidance please see infographic below or here: www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.m4721
... See MoreSee Less

Reminder - Guidance for returning to training after COVID-19

Heads up instructors, some of our students have had to step off the floor to catch their breath after returning to training post COVID-19. Please keep a close eye on your students and remind them to take it easy if they are coming back to training after being ill.

All students, please read our rough (karate) guide below. Full details are in the British Medical Journal. Please contact JS Lou if you have any questions (seido@seidoauckland.org.nz).

Key considerations:

1. Before considering graduated return to training, the karateka must be able to complete activities of daily living and walk 500 metres on the flat without excessive fatigue or breathlessness.

2. It is mandatory to have at least 10 days’ rest and be 7 days symptom-free before starting.

We recommend self monitoring:

- Resting heart rate.
- Rated perceived exertion (see infographic for details).
- Sleep, stress, fatigue and muscle soreness.

If any symptoms occur (including excessive fatigue), you must return to the previous stage and only progress again after a minimum of 24 hours’ period of rest without symptoms.

Rest - 10 days minimum
NO exercise. (Meditation) 
You must have 7 days symptom free before you can go to Phase 1.

Phase 1 - 7 days minimum
Meditation, stretching and extremely light activities (1-5 pushups).

Phase 2 - 7 days minimum
Low intensity activity such as (more) meditation, stretching and walking (= open dojo or tai chi). Building to 30 minutes walking. (10-20 pushups, 1 kata).

Phase 3 - 7 days minimum
Moderate intensity aerobic and strength activities (= whānau class). Building to 30 minute somewhat hard workout session and feel recovered after an hour.

Phase 4 - 7 days minimum
Moderate intensity aerobic & strength challenge (= K Marion or S Peters general class). Building to 2:1 days training: recovery. At completion of Phase 4 resume normal volume of training but limit hard sessions to 1/week for two weeks. (= 1 x conditioning class or 1 x green belt or 1 x brown belt class or 1 x black belt class).

For more detailed guidance please see infographic below or here: https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.m4721

Comment on Facebook

Awesomely useful, Thankyou!

This is great!

Osu Ei Koh Hanshi! We're so incredibly privileged and lucky to live here in Aotearoa. We have not one, but two Ei Koh Hanshi in the world! Osu congratulations Ei Koh Hanshi Renzie, Andy and Charles!OSU good evening

We are delighted to announce that yesterday Hanshi Charles (New York), Hanshi Renzie and Hanshi Andy took promotion with Kaicho and Nidame via zoom. It was a celebration of their journey as karateka and as pioneering members of our special practice.
They now hold a new title, Eiko Hanshi, meaning ‘everlasting light’. They will be the only recipients of this particular title.

Congratulations Eiko Hanshi Renzie and Eiko Hanshi Andy.
You have shared a long and wonderful journey together as fellow karateka.

We are all immensely proud NZ wide.

Congratulations also extended to you both from all Christchurch Shibu and Nelson Shibu karateka worldwide!

OSU!!!!

Photo Credit: Sei Shihan Debra Hershkowitz, Honbu NYC
(Please, no unauthorized use... All Rights Reserved. Thank you.)
... See MoreSee Less

Osu Ei Koh Hanshi! Were so incredibly privileged and lucky to live here in Aotearoa. We have not one, but two Ei Koh Hanshi in the world! Osu congratulations Ei Koh Hanshi Renzie, Andy and Charles!

Comment on Facebook

That is amazing!

2 weeks ago
Auckland Seido Karate Club

Like father, like daughter - Whānau-friendly classes definitely work for us at Auckland Seido Karate. Many congratulations to Senpai Asmara and Senpai Emily on your sho dan promotion on Saturday.
Grace and synchronicity were the watchwords for their kata and syllabus work. The 40 rounds of sparring was just hard work.
Thanks to Jun Shihan Scott for devising a challenging grading that pushed the candidates to their limits, and to Jun Shihan Lou and Kyoshi Julie for supporting their training programme.

📸 by Rob Stone Photography NZ
#karate
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Osu, sorry we missed what looked to be an awesome grading. Many congrats to you both.

A very good grading for two strong, determined young karateka. Well done Senpai Emily & Senpai Asmara.

Osu congratulations from Nelson Seido. 🥋🥋🙏🏼

Congratulations Senpai Asmara and Senpai Emily! It was a pleasure and honour to see your grading. You are inspirational for us old ones. Osu.

Osu Congratulations Senpais Asmara and Emily and all involved 🙏

Osu and huge congrats. Superstars, so inspirational!! 🥰

Osu, what an amazing grading. Huge congrats to Senpais Emily and Asmara, you were both awesome and inspiring to watch

Osu Congrats to both Senpai Asmara and Senpai Emily. it was an amazing grading to watch

Osu congratulations Senpais. Wonderful achievement.

Osu! Congratulations! Are these the two young girls I remember from Nelson karate camp a few years ago?

Lovely karate, lovely people. Congratulations to you both Senpai. You will go far!

Osu, congratulations Senpai Asmara and Senpai Emily! Knew you would both smash it! 👊🏻

Osu senpais, what a fantastic effort from 2 very talented young women!

Congratulations Senpais - fantastic achievement!

Well done ladies ! Osu!

Kelvin,it is all common sense.Being a KingsMAN I picked up after an hours session.

View more comments

3 weeks ago
Auckland Seido Karate Club

Huge congratulations to Senpai Gareth Facer on your sho dan promotion on Saturday. Every grading is different, every candidate is different, but the objective is the same - to test truly whether someone is worthy of wearing a black belt.
Senpai Gareth has overcome a lot to reach this point and his mettle was genuinely tested in a thoughtfully choreographed grading. Thanks to Sei Shihan Danny for your time and effort in making this a grading to remember.

📸 by Rob Stone Photography
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Well done Senpai Gareth! (And amazing photos Rob Stone)

Congratulations Senpai Gareth 😊

So inspiring - so proud of our new senpai Gareth Facer

Congratulations Senpai Gareth Osu!

Osu, such a super grading to be part of. Congrats senpai Gareth, and to your teachers too.

Osu Congratulations Senpai Gareth 🙏

Massive effort. Congrats Senpai Gareth.

Congratulations Senpai Gareth!! Osu!

Congratulations Senpai! Osu!

Osu, congratulations!

Congratulations Senpai Gareth Osu

Osu Senpai Gareth and a big congrats. Osu!

An inspiration to all, our Senpai Gareth!

Osu well done to all concernef

Osu! Congratulations to you 💖

Osu, congratulations.

Osu, well done!

Osu! Congratulations Senpai Gareth

Incredible work Gareth Facer!!! What an accomplishment. So immensely happy for you 🎉

View more comments

Load more...