NYC’s Premier Karate School

Children 4 - 12

Kids

Teen Programs

Teens

Adult Programs

Adults

A 45 year history and
home to a global community of karateka.

Honbu (“headquarters”) is the central dojo for the worldwide Seido community. The very first Seido dojo, founded by Kaicho T. Nakamura in October 1976, it continues to serve as a home base for the Seido Karate Organization and to uphold the high qualities of teaching and strong core principles that make our style unique. In 2021, the new Honbu location on West 30th Street officially opened its doors, kicking off an exciting new chapter in Seido history. This recently renovated state-of-the-art facility will serve as Seido’s new home, and is slowly inviting students back to in-person classes in adherence with COVID safety guidelines.  

Karate for everyone: Kaicho
T. Nakamura’s vision

Bushido

Traditional Karate Training.

Seido Karate is a mentally engaging style of martial arts training that strengthens mind, body, and spirit. At our dojos we emphasize discipline, respect, and safety, as well as fostering a welcoming and supportive environment. With help from our skilled and dedicated teachers, you will gain skills that have lasting benefits in all areas of your life.

The Seido training program is made up of:

  • Basic strength and flexibility (each class begins with stretching)
  • Mastering Karate forms and techniques
  • Self-defense strategies and techniques
  • Semi-contact and contact kumite (sparring)
  • Kata
  • Meditation 
kata

Inclusive

Our classes cater to karate students of all gender identities, ages and abilities. We also offer adaptive programs for visually impaired students and those with developmental and learning disabilities.

Kumite

Kids & Teens Programs

We have a robust kids and teens program, starting for children as young as four. All classes are taught by experienced instructors who have been trained to provide a fun and rewarding training experience that meets the unique needs of children of all ages.

Meditation

Zen Meditation

An integral part of Seido training are Zen meditation classes and lectures on Japanese philosophy given by Kaicho Nakamura. Meditation in Seido is a non-religious practice, but is inseparable from physical training, as true karate strives to develop both the physical body and a calm, focused mind. We also conduct outdoor and community bonding events such as our annual sunrise beach training which includes “sitting zazen” surrounded by nature.

NYC Dojo Plans and Pricing*

Trial Class
  • Billed Once

    Trial Class

  • $ 10
    • 30 minute private session
    • Experienced Instructor
    • No uniform required
    • No Obligation
Kids Membership
  • Billed monthly

    Kids Membership

  • $ 160
    • Free Uniform
    • No Registration Fees
    • Ages 4 - 17
    • No long term contracts
    • Peewee, Junior and Teen classes
Adult Membership
  • Billed monthly

    Adult Membership

  • $ 160
    • Free Uniform
    • No Registration Fees
    • Self Defense, Conditioning and Yoga Classes
    • No long term contracts

*Pricing plans vary by location. Please contact your local Seido branch for more information. Or click here to find your dojo here

HONBU PHASE 1 SCHEDULE

Peewee ages 4-6, Junior ages 7-9, Youth ages 10-12

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 AM
OPEN aT
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
OPEN aT
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
OPEN aT
9:30 AM
9:30 AM
OPEN aT
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
OPEN aT
9:45 AM
9:45 AM

JUNIOR/YOUTH
SENSEI GAY & KYOSHI LUIS
9:45 AM
10:35 AM

ADV. GREEN & UP JUNIOR/YOUTH
SENSEI GAY & KYOSHI LUIS
10:40 AM
11:30 AM

WHITE BELTS
SENSEI DEREK
10:40 AM
11:30 AM

COLOR BELTS
SEI SHIHAN DAVID
11:35 AM
12:25 PM

NYC KATA
(BLUE BELT AND UP)
12:30 PM
1:15 PM
SEI SHIHAN DAVID
10:00 AM
OPEN FLOOR
OPEN FLOOR
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
OPEN FLOOR
OPEN FLOOR
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
NYC BLACK BELT
KAICHO
10:00 AM
10:50 AM
NYC ALL KIDS (ALL AGES)
SENSEI SIMON & SENSEI GAY
10:00 AM
10:50 AM
11:00 AM
NYC MEDITATION
KAICHO
11:00 AM
11:50 AM
TEENS
SENSEI SIMON
11:00 AM
11:50 AM
12:00 PM
WHITE BELTS
JUN SHIHAN GREG
12:15 PM
1:05 AM

COLOR BELTS
KYOSHI KAORU
12:15 PM
1:05 PM

TRIAL CLASS
JUN SHIHHAN GREG
1:15 PM
1:45 PM
COLOR BELTS
NIDAIME
12:15 PM
1:05 PM

NYC BLACK BELT
NIDAIME
1:15 PM
2:05 PM
NYC PAD WORK
NIDAIME
12:00 PM
12:45 PM

WHITE BELTS
KYOSHI SUSIE
12:00 PM
12:50 PM
COLOR BELTS
SENSEI SIMON
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
1:00 PM
NYC YOGA
KYOSHI SUSIE
1:00 PM
1:50 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
PEEWEE (& TRIAL)
JUN SHIHAN GREG
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
PEEWEE
SENSEI SIMON
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
JUNIOR/YOUTH
JUN SHIHAN GREG
4:30 PM
5:15 PM
KYOSHI KAORI

COLOR BELTS
KYOSHI KAORU
5:45 PM
6:35 PM

WHITE BELTS
SENPAI MICHAEL
5:45 PM
6:35 PM

NYC Kumite
(yellow belts and up)
6:45 PM
7:35 PM
KYOSHI KAORU

WHITE BELTS
SENPAI NAOKO
6:45 PM
7:35 PM
JUNIOR/YOUTH
SENSEI SIMON
4:00 PM
4:45 PM

TEENS
TEENS (& TRIAL)
4:45 PM
5:30 PM
SENSEI SIMON

COLOR BELTS
NIDAIME
5:45 PM
6:35 PM

WHITE BELTS
SENSEI SIMON
5:45 PM
6:35 PM

NYC KATA
NIDAIME
6:45 PM
7:35 PM

WHITE BELTS
SENSEI HORACE
6:45 PM
7:35 PM
JUNIOR/YOUTH
JUNIOR/YOUTH (& TRIAL)
4:30 PM
5:15 PM
SENSEI SIMON

COLOR BELTS
SENSEI SIMON
5:45 PM
6:35 PM

WHITE BELTS
KYOSHI NELSON
5:45 PM
6:35 PM

TRIAL CLASS
KYOSHI NELSON
6:45 PM
7:35 PM

NYC WEAPONS
SENSEI SIMON
6:45 PM
7:35 PM
5:00 PM
OPEN aT
5:15 PM
5:15 PM

GREEN BELTS AND UP
NIDAIME
5:45 PM
6:30 PM

WHITE BELTS
KYOSHI SUSIE
5:45 PM
6:30 PM

NYC WEAPONS
NIDAIME
6:45 PM
7:30 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 AM
ADV. GREEN & UP JUNIOR/YOUTH
SENSEI GAY & KYOSHI LUIS
10:40 AM
11:30 AM
11:00 AM

Sunday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 AM
NYC ALL KIDS (ALL AGES)
SENSEI SIMON & SENSEI GAY
10:00 AM
10:50 AM

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 AM
NYC BLACK BELT
KAICHO
10:00 AM
10:50 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
NYC BLACK BELT
NIDAIME
1:15 PM
2:05 PM
2:00 PM

Wednesday

Friday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
11:00 AM
COLOR BELTS
SEI SHIHAN DAVID
11:35 AM
12:25 PM
12:00 PM
COLOR BELTS
KYOSHI KAORU
12:15 PM
1:05 PM
COLOR BELTS
NIDAIME
12:15 PM
1:05 PM
COLOR BELTS
SENSEI SIMON
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
COLOR BELTS
KYOSHI KAORU
5:45 PM
6:35 PM
COLOR BELTS
NIDAIME
5:45 PM
6:35 PM
COLOR BELTS
SENSEI SIMON
5:45 PM
6:35 PM
6:00 PM

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
5:00 PM
GREEN BELTS AND UP
NIDAIME
5:45 PM
6:30 PM
6:00 PM

Tuesday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 AM
JUNIOR/YOUTH
SENSEI GAY & KYOSHI LUIS
9:45 AM
10:35 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
JUNIOR/YOUTH
JUN SHIHAN GREG
4:30 PM
5:15 PM
KYOSHI KAORI
JUNIOR/YOUTH
SENSEI SIMON
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
JUNIOR/YOUTH
JUNIOR/YOUTH (& TRIAL)
4:30 PM
5:15 PM
SENSEI SIMON
5:00 PM

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Sunday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
11:00 AM
NYC MEDITATION
KAICHO
11:00 AM
11:50 AM

Friday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 AM
OPEN FLOOR
OPEN FLOOR
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
OPEN FLOOR
OPEN FLOOR
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
11:00 AM

Monday

Wednesday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 AM
OPEN aT
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
OPEN aT
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
OPEN aT
9:30 AM
9:30 AM
OPEN aT
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
OPEN aT
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
OPEN aT
5:15 PM
5:15 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00 PM
NYC PAD WORK
NIDAIME
12:00 PM
12:45 PM

Friday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:00 PM
PEEWEE
SENSEI SIMON
3:30 PM
4:00 PM

Friday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:00 PM
PEEWEE (& TRIAL)
JUN SHIHAN GREG
3:30 PM
4:00 PM

Monday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
11:00 AM
TEENS
SENSEI SIMON
11:00 AM
11:50 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
TEENS
TEENS (& TRIAL)
4:45 PM
5:30 PM
SENSEI SIMON
5:00 PM

Wednesday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
1:00 PM
TRIAL CLASS
JUN SHIHHAN GREG
1:15 PM
1:45 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
TRIAL CLASS
KYOSHI NELSON
6:45 PM
7:35 PM
7:00 PM

Monday

Friday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00 PM
NYC WEAPONS
NIDAIME
6:45 PM
7:30 PM
NYC WEAPONS
SENSEI SIMON
6:45 PM
7:35 PM
7:00 PM

Tuesday

Friday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 AM
WHITE BELTS
SENSEI DEREK
10:40 AM
11:30 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
WHITE BELTS
JUN SHIHAN GREG
12:15 PM
1:05 AM
WHITE BELTS
KYOSHI SUSIE
12:00 PM
12:50 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
WHITE BELTS
SENPAI MICHAEL
5:45 PM
6:35 PM

WHITE BELTS
SENPAI NAOKO
6:45 PM
7:35 PM
WHITE BELTS
KYOSHI SUSIE
5:45 PM
6:30 PM
WHITE BELTS
SENSEI SIMON
5:45 PM
6:35 PM

WHITE BELTS
SENSEI HORACE
6:45 PM
7:35 PM
WHITE BELTS
KYOSHI NELSON
5:45 PM
6:35 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Sunday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
1:00 PM
NYC YOGA
KYOSHI SUSIE
1:00 PM
1:50 PM

Friday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00 PM
NYC Kumite
(yellow belts and up)
6:45 PM
7:35 PM
KYOSHI KAORU
7:00 PM

Monday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00 PM
NYC KATA
(BLUE BELT AND UP)
12:30 PM
1:15 PM
SEI SHIHAN DAVID
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
NYC KATA
NIDAIME
6:45 PM
7:35 PM
7:00 PM

Wednesday

Sunday

No events available!

Leadership

Seido Karate was founded in 1976 by Kaicho Nakamura.  He still teaches today.  His son, Nidiame Akira Nakamura is following in Kaicho’s footsteps and teaches classes daily in both NYC and Westchester dojos.

Kaicho

Nakamura

Nidaime

A. Nakamura