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Skills of a Samurai,
Lessons for Life.

Johshin Honzan is Seido Karate’s Westchester dojo, which was founded in 2010 and has been recognized as a significant local business by Westchester Magazine. The name Johshin Honzan means “spiritual center”, and the space was created to be a place of history and remembrance for the Seido community. It also functions as a traditional dojo with a full curriculum of daily classes for adults and children. In Kaicho Nakamura’s words, “It is my hope that Seido students will find a way to breathe life into this special space, for it will be all our spirits together—in unison—that will fill Johshin Honzan with meaning, strength, and honor.”

Karate for everyone: Kaicho
T. Nakamura’s vision

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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

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.

Westchester Dojo Plans and Pricing*

Fall Special
  • 3 months

    Fall Special

  • $ 420
    • No long-term contracts
    • $75 registration fee: includes uniform, belt & patches
    • Unlimited classes 
Kids Membership
  • Billed monthly

    Kids Membership

  • $ 160
    • Ages 4 - 17
    • No long term contracts
    • Peewee, Junior and Teen classes
    • Save $10/month with 1 year commitment
Adult Membership
  • Billed monthly

    Adult Membership

  • $ 160
    • Self Defense, Conditioning and Yoga Classes
    • Save $10/month with 1 year commitment
    • Unlimited Classes
Trial Class
  • Billed Once

    Trial Class

  • $ 20
    • 30 minute private session
    • Experienced Instructor
    • No uniform required
    • No Obligation
Kids Membership
  • Billed monthly

    Kids Membership

  • $ 135
    • Free Uniform
    • No Registration Fees
    • Ages 4 - 17
    • No long term contracts
    • Peewee, Junior and Teen classes
    • Save $10/month with 1 year commitment
Adult Membership
  • Billed monthly

    Adult Membership

  • $ 155
    • Free Uniform
    • No Registration Fees
    • Self Defense, Conditioning and Yoga Classes
    • Save $10/month with 1 year commitment

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

WESTCHESTER SCHEDULE

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 AM
WESTCHESTER PEEWEES/JUNIOR
Senpai Carl Sensei Michael
9:30 AM
10:15 AM

WESTCHESTER YOUTH
Senpai Nadav Senpai Carl
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

WESTCHESTER ALL ADULTS
Sensei Carl & Sensei Michael
11:45 AM
12:35 PM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
WESTCHESTER ALL BELTS
Color Belts
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Nidaime
WESTCHESTER ALL BELTS
Sensei Nadav
12:30 PM
1:20 PM
WESTCHESTER ALL BELTS
Sensei Nadav
12:30 PM
1:20 PM
1:00 PM
WESTCHESTER BLACK BELTS*
Nidaime
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
WESTCHESTER PEEWEES/JUNIOR
Sensei Nadav & Sensei Meg
4:30 PM
5:15 PM

WESTCHESTER YOUTH
Sensei Nadav Sensei Carl
5:30 PM
6:30 PM

WESTCHESTER YELLOW & ABOVE
Fighting Strategy (Yellow belt+)
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
with Sensei Nadav
WESTCHESTER PEEWEES/JUNIOR
Nidaime& Sensei Ed
4:30 PM
5:15 PM

WESTCHESTER YOUTH
Nidaime & Senpai Ed
5:20 PM
6:20 PM

WESTCHESTER BLACK BELTS*
Nidaime
6:30 PM
7:15 PM
*Students must be fully vaccinated; mask optional
5:00 PM
WESTCHESTER YOUTH
Youth/Teens
5:00 PM
5:45 PM
White-Adv Yellow - Sensei Nadav

WESTCHESTER YOUTH
Youth/Teens
5:50 PM
6:35 PM
Green & Above - Sensei Nadav

WESTCHESTER BLACK BELTS*
Shodan & Nidan
6:45 PM
7:30 PM
Sensei Nadav

WESTCHESTER SHODAN & NIDAN
Sensei Nadav
6:45 PM
7:30 PM
WESTCHESTER TEENS
Senpai Nadav
5:00 PM
6:00 PM

WESTCHESTER YOUTH
Youth/Teens
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Sensei Ed
6:00 PM
WESTCHESTER ALL BELTS
Sensei Ed & Sensei Michael
6:30 PM
7:30 PM

WESTCHESTER GREEN & ABOVE
Kumite (Green +)
7:30 PM
8:15 PM
Sensei Ed
WESTCHESTER ALL ADULTS
Kaicho & Sensei Ed
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:00 PM
WESTCHESTER YELLOW & ABOVE
Kata with Sensei Nadav
7:00 PM
7:45 PM
(for Yellow Belts & Above)
8:00 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
11:00 AM
WESTCHESTER ALL ADULTS
Sensei Carl & Sensei Michael
11:45 AM
12:35 PM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
WESTCHESTER ALL ADULTS
Kaicho & Sensei Ed
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:00 PM

Friday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00 PM
WESTCHESTER ALL BELTS
Color Belts
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Nidaime
WESTCHESTER ALL BELTS
Sensei Nadav
12:30 PM
1:20 PM
WESTCHESTER ALL BELTS
Sensei Nadav
12:30 PM
1:20 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
WESTCHESTER ALL BELTS
Sensei Ed & Sensei Michael
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:00 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

No events hours available!
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:00 PM
WESTCHESTER GREEN & ABOVE
Kumite (Green +)
7:30 PM
8:15 PM
Sensei Ed
8:00 PM

Wednesday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 AM
WESTCHESTER PEEWEES/JUNIOR
Senpai Carl Sensei Michael
9:30 AM
10:15 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
WESTCHESTER PEEWEES/JUNIOR
Sensei Nadav & Sensei Meg
4:30 PM
5:15 PM
WESTCHESTER PEEWEES/JUNIOR
Nidaime& Sensei Ed
4:30 PM
5:15 PM
5:00 PM

Tuesday

Thursday

Saturday

No events hours available!
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00 PM
WESTCHESTER SHODAN & NIDAN
Sensei Nadav
6:45 PM
7:30 PM
7:00 PM

Monday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
5:00 PM
WESTCHESTER TEENS
Senpai Nadav
5:00 PM
6:00 PM

Friday

No events hours available!
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00 PM
WESTCHESTER YELLOW & ABOVE
Fighting Strategy (Yellow belt+)
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
with Sensei Nadav
7:00 PM
WESTCHESTER YELLOW & ABOVE
Kata with Sensei Nadav
7:00 PM
7:45 PM
(for Yellow Belts & Above)

Tuesday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 AM
WESTCHESTER YOUTH
Senpai Nadav Senpai Carl
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
WESTCHESTER YOUTH
Youth/Teens
5:00 PM
5:45 PM
White-Adv Yellow - Sensei Nadav

WESTCHESTER YOUTH
Youth/Teens
5:50 PM
6:35 PM
Green & Above - Sensei Nadav
WESTCHESTER YOUTH
Sensei Nadav Sensei Carl
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
WESTCHESTER YOUTH
Nidaime & Senpai Ed
5:20 PM
6:20 PM
WESTCHESTER YOUTH
Youth/Teens
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Sensei Ed
6:00 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1:00 PM
WESTCHESTER BLACK BELTS*
Nidaime
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
WESTCHESTER BLACK BELTS*
Shodan & Nidan
6:45 PM
7:30 PM
Sensei Nadav
WESTCHESTER BLACK BELTS*
Nidaime
6:30 PM
7:15 PM
*Students must be fully vaccinated; mask optional
7:00 PM

Monday

Thursday

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