Part of the World Seido Karate Organisation

  • Karate for Everyone


    At Seido Karate Devonport classes and training is fully integrated. Both men and women, youth and seniors train together in a great environment. Everyone is challenged to be their best and to continue to better their best.

    Their is a strong cameraderie amongst members and a strong team of experienced and qualified instructors.

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  • Karate with personal trainers
  • Mixed Karate Classes for men and women


    We have great mixed classes where students of different strengths learn how to work with each other. All students are encouraged to expand their physical and mental boundaries at a safe‚ manageable pace.

    “The art of karate lies not in victory or defeat‚ but in the perfection of the character of the participants.” – Master Gichin Funakoshi

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  • Karate classes for children


    From the very first class‚ Seido Karate has direct application into the everyday lives of our students.

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Devonport Karate Club

Our goal is to develop students to achieve more for themselves than they perhaps thought possible.

Seido Karate is a traditional Japanese style of karate, into which its founder, Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura has distilled the essence of what he has learned about the martial arts in over 50 years of study, practice, and teaching. The World Seido Karate Organization officially opened its headquarters on October 15, 1976, in New York City. We are now a worldwide organization, with thriving branches throughout the United States and in such diverse places as Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, and South America. Nevertheless, within Seido, growth of our branch schools is not pursued for its own sake.

Devonport Seido Karate is a non profit incorporated society. Classes are taken by qualified black belt instructors who have a comprehensive range of skills and teaching methods. Instructors are not paid‚ but teach to offer back to others what Seido Karate gives them. Our chief instructors‚ Jun Shihan Danny Watson (6th dan)‚ and Kyoshi Bruce Craig (5th dan) have over 50 years experience between them.

It is especially strong in New Zealand with large clubs in Auckland, Nelson and Christchurch, as well as many smaller clubs spread across the country.

“We're all treated equally in this dojo!”

“I joined Seido Karate Devonport when my children started a year ago and the experience has been great. We have all found the dojo to be a warm welcoming place and the instructors passionate and engaging. Self defence is the core of what is taught and I would recommend to anyone interested in learning a martial art, self defence or to become part of the local community to bring the family along come and give it a go!”
– Megan Tapsell