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Head of Seido

Seido Karate Do offers a unique approach to martial arts training based on the experience and vision of our founder, Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura. Seido Karate is a traditional Japanese martial art with two goals: to maximize students’ physical skills and to cultivate high moral character. Traditional karate is a way of life, a way of being.


In the words of our founder, Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura, “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” [; 2022].


Honbu (“headquarters”) is the central dojo for our worldwide Seido community. Honbu is located in New York City. You can access the Honbu website here to learn more about Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura, our Seido Karate Do founder and the Chairperson of the World Seido Karate Organisation.

Kaicho’s son, Nidaime Akira Nakamura, is a chief instructor, along with Kaicho at Honbu. In 2008, Kaicho formally named Nidaime his successor and bestowed on him the title of “Nidaime” (“ni” for second, or next in line) [Source:; 2022]. 


Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura


Nidaime Akira Nakamura

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