Resources for Students
Sensei Tom with Jun Shihan Toshihide Sawahira
- Welcome letter for new students (PDF). Includes basic vocabulary list.
- Seido on-line store. Buy books and videos from Honbu here.
- Video links:
- Karate demo at Madison Square Garden with Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura, founder of Seido Karate, and Shuseki-shihan William Oliver.
- A video segement about Seido's program for blind students in New York City
- Some basic self-defense advice from Jun Shihan Nancy Lanoue of Thousand Waves Seido Karate in Chicago
- Johshin Honzan Seido YouTube page. With "A Visual History of Seido Karate".
Seido Karate links
Some of Sensei Tom's favorite martial arts related sites:
- World Seido Karate Organization Honbu (Headquarters), in New York City.
- Other Maryland Seido Karate branches
- Howard County Seido Karate, where I train with my sensei, Sei Shihan Kate Stewart.
Of course all Seido karate programs are our friends - more, our family! But there are a few where I've had special opportunities to visit and train:
- Thousand Waves Seido Karate, Jun Shihan Nancy Lanoue and Kyoshi Sarah Ludden's wonderful school in Chicago.
- Aichi Seido Karate, Nagoya, Japan. Jun Shihan Toshihide Sawahira and his students welcomed Seido members from all over the world to Nagoya for their tournaments in 2007 and 2012. I'm so fortunate to have been able to attend them.
- Kansai Seido, Osaka, Japan, Senpai Toshiyuki Kuwa and his family and wonderful students welcomed me most graciously when I spent spring of 2007 in Japan. Thanks to them I had the unique opportunity to not just train, but to teach karate in Japan.
(I hope to keep adding to this list!)
Other Seido-related sites:
- Sei Shihan Christopher Caile runs the on-line magazine FightingArts.com
Other martial arts links
- The CyberDojo, a karate e-mail discussion list founded by Howard High, a fine fellow.
- Kaicho Hoosain Narker, of Ashihara Karate, stayed at my house for a few days during his trip across the U.S., and threw me around the dojo a bit. He runs the Sabaki e-mail list.
- If you're looking for martial arts training but traditional karate isn't for you, I can recommend the Maryland Jeet Kune Do Acedemy and Sifu JB Jager in Odenton.