Westchester’s Premier Karate School
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
Find your Dojo,
discover true Karatedo.
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)
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.
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.
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*
Peewee ages 4-6, Junior ages 7-9, Youth ages 10-12
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.