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Australian Open karate championship in Sydney

Posted by Derek Martin on May 16, 2016 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

These kids have trained and have achieved so much in the last few years and are great ambassadors for our community.

3 karate students from Seishikan Karate attended the School and University karate championship and the Australian Open karate championship in Sydney in April and came home with 6 medals.

There were 1300 entries in each of the tournaments from Australia, new Zealand, Botswana, peru, Fiji and new Caledonia.

Lauren Frost was up first winning a bronze medal in th...

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Kongorong Camp

Posted by Derek Martin on November 10, 2013 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The camp is nearly here, Friday the 15th of November to Sunday the 17th of November. See you there


Posted by Derek Martin on September 25, 2013 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I am writing to you all about the passing of our Kancho, Heiji Tada. We all knew that this going to happen one day but I and several others have been shocked that it finally has occurred.

Kancho was the person with the vision for Seishikan; after World War 2 had left Japan in ruins materially and spiritually, and he began Seishikan with the idea of helping the Japanese people become strong in spirit again.

He was responsible for sending his youngest brother Masao Tada to ...

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Kongorong Camp

Posted by Derek Martin on September 13, 2012 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Kongorong Camp is coming up again. Training for senior belts and Black Belt grading. The sessions starts on Friday the 30th of November, then training on Saturday, followed by gradings. We finish up on Sunday with training. This event has been hosted for a number of years by now. Shihan Phil presents this course. So if you're eligible come along. Application forms can be sourced from your instructors. See you there.

SA Open

Posted by Derek Martin on July 11, 2012 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out the videos and the photos on their respective pages. Seishikan Australia had some students compete on the 8th of July 2012


Posted by Derek Martin on June 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Sensei Phil Wells passed away on Friday the 8th of June 2012. Phil was a well liked and respected member of Seishikan. He achieved his 4th Dan in September 2011. And was a heavy weight champion in the JKF in the mid 90's. Seven years ago he started the Kongorong Dojo and was its instructor during that time. 

Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends in this difficult time. You will be missed Phil.

Seishikan 40th Anniversary

Posted by Derek Martin on January 14, 2012 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Afternoon Senseis,

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you all of the arrangements that have been made concerning both the Seishikan Australia 40th Annivrsary and the 2012 JKF Goju Kai Australia National Championships in March 2012

FridayMarch 9th – Masao Tada Shihan  & TsujimotoShihan will arrive in Adelaide

SaturdayMarch 10th – Seishikan Australia Seminar conductedby MS & TS (1000 – 1700),  Seishikan...

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Kongorong Training Camp 2011

Posted by Derek Martin on November 14, 2011 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Well the camp came and went. There was about 30 people training over the weekend, and it just gets better each year. After the Friday night sign in it was straight into training. Saturday morning saw us training yet again, and for most of the day. About 5.00 the senior belt gradings happened, and there were many people graded to a high belt. The lowest belt was Shodan (1st Dan) up to an including 6th Dan.

Sunday morning saw us training yet again, and it was all finished around 12.00. A...

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2011 Heiji Tada Cup

Posted by Derek Martin on September 15, 2011 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Dear Fellow Sensei, Sempai and students,

We are pleased to be able to hold this tournament again in honour of Meiyo Kancho Tada Heiji, the founder of Seishikan.

In 2007 we trialled a new format of tournament designed specifically for junior and novice students.  This year the Ballarat Dojo is pleased to host the tournament again. 

I would like to extend an invitation to y...

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2011 Australian National Championships.

Posted by Derek Martin on August 16, 2011 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)


On the weekend members from Seishikan travelled to Caloundra, QLD, to officiate at the 2011 Australian National Championships.


Seishikan was well represented with Alba  Kraatz, George Wilson, John Von Stanke and Mark Azzopardi all judging and refereeing.


Carl Driesner & Shannon Barton were there in their capacity as coaches of the South Australian team.


Also we had two competitors this year. Josh Smith in Kata and ...

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