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Starting Seido karate

Seido Shibu seeks to provide a safe, supportive and disciplined environment. Through the practise of Karate-do, students are encouraged to extend themselves in a way that develops spirit, awareness and respect for oneself and others.

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Beginners classes

Shuseki R Hanham

Seido Karate Christchurch Head Instructor:
Hanshi Renzie Hanham 8th Dan.

Beginners classes start on Monday nights at 6:00pm. This class will be led by Hanshi Renzie Hanham. The structure of the beginner classes allow you to ease into the your training slowly and safely. It is not necessary that you have any previous karate experience or that you are in a particular physical condition. You progress at your own pace in a supportive environment. You will not feel pressured if you need more time to develop. Everyone is treated as individuals.

The dojo has a different levels and types of classes depending on your grade and skill level. Below are just some of the beginner grade classes that you may attend.

Monday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Right now we're offering 'One Month Free'. Best value training Now! (Christchurch dojo, Barbadoes Street location only).

The dojo - training hall

The Christchurch Seido dojo holds an impressive history. Numerous men, women and children who have touched their bare feet to the dojo floor here have excelled in sport, business and life in general. The spirit of Seido karate is to train together. You can now be a part of this.

Training HallTraining Hall 2Pictured Left: Christchurch Shibu main training area. Pictured right: A second training area (back dojo) well lighted and equipped with punch/kick bags, makiwara (traditional striking post) and training pads. The floor in this area is also lined with quality judo mats and mirrored wall.

Beginners Schedule

Monday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 12:00pm
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See main schedule for other open classes

Note: When starting karate with us please wear a plain white karate gi or track pants and T-shirt. Remove footwear at the entrance way. We also ask that you remove all jewellery before training. If you have trained in another style of martial art or discipline and have any questions please contact us.

Tuition Fees - 2009

  Monthly 3-Monthly Annually
Adult Working 45.00 130.00 500.00
Adult Not Working 40.00 110.00 400.00
Tertiary Students 40.00 110.00 400.00
Junior Under 18 25.00 70.00 250.00

Family discounts are available to families with more than one member training - please ask at the office.

Office hours

Monday 4:45 to 7:15 pm
Tuesday 4:45 to 7:15 pm
Wednesday 5:15 to 7:45 pm
Thursday 4:45 to 7:15 pm
Friday 4:45 to 7:15 pm

You can contact the dojo at any time, just please leave a message outside of these times, we will always get back to you. Or you can email the dojo now.

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We're offering a special offer to all new students.

One month FREE!

Seido Karate is a great way to develop confidence, fitness and self-defence. There's no better time to start than now.

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...with all the training the day finally came, and still I was asking myself why?? But as soon as I walked onto that mat I became calm and the training just took over.

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Time and dedication will enable you to achieve your personal goals – so the more you put in to your training, the more you get out of it!

The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single footstep.