About us

You don’t have to be the biggest, the fittest, the toughest or the bendiest to do Seido Karate. We don’t care about any of that stuff! Like all good martial arts, Seido is about personal development through physical and mental training. It’s about helping students find their own non-quitting attitude and to achieve something really special. Seido Karate Whangarei is run by 6th degree black belts Sei Shihan Rob Forlong and Jun Shihan Bronwyn Dalley, and they will help you on your Seido journey.

Seido Karate is a traditional Japanese style of karate, established in 1976. Our founder, Kaicho (Grandmaster) Tadashi Nakamura is now a 9th degree black belt, and chairs the World Seido Karate Organization, based in New York. Seido translates as ‘sincere way’. At is heart are the three principles of love, respect and obedience.  Its emblem is the plum blossom, which is also the family emblem of Kaicho Nakamura.

Seido Karate is found the world over – more than 20,000 students in almost 20 countries are members of the extended Seido family. You can join, too, at Seido Karate Whangarei dojo, and we welcome students aged 10 years and over. And once you’re part of our community, then you can train all over New Zealand, from Devonport to Dunedin, Te Awamutu to Christchurch, and many other places in between.