Norcal Seido Karate is
a group of dedicated individuals who believe in promoting and keeping
alive the physical and mental discipline of traditional
karate-do. Through Seido Karate we hope to impart a positive
experience on every person who trains with us and help to create
caring, thoughtful individuals
through the physical and mental discipline we grow through each time we
Seido karate is a
strict, traditional Japanese style of karate, into which Kaicho T.
distilled the essence of what he has learned about the martial arts in
35 years of study, practice, and teaching.
Seido Karate Organization officially opened its headquarters on October
15, 1976, in New York City.
It is now a worldwide organization, with thriving branches in such
diverse places as Australia,
the Republic of South Africa, England,
and South America. However, within
Seido, growth of the branches is not being pursued for its own sake.
instruction and of the students is paramount.
Today, Seido Karate is
an international organization with thriving branches in fourteen
and has more than 20,000 students worldwide. Seido's New York Honbu is
of the largest martial arts schools in the world and has approximately
fifty black belts training on an average day. More importantly, Seido
represents the personal ideal of Kaicho Nakamura that karate can help
individuals to better understand themselves and others. Seido Karate
programs around the world continue Nakamura's vision and help to
develop individuals who make significant contributions to their
communities and to society at large.
This goal is achieved
the integration of Zen meditation into the practice of each and every
student. Seido is unique because it stresses the unity and
inseparability of karate and Zen. This is not a new idea. Rather, it is
a return to the origins of the martial arts. By returning to the roots
of karate, it can be made extremely valuable for men and women in this
century and the next.
|Kyoshi Bobby Henderson
Bobby Henderson started his karate training under the tutelage of
Nakamura at the NYC Headquarters in 1986. Sensei Henderson
spent the next 10 years studying and teaching at the New York headquarters before moving to California.
holds a 5th degree black belt in
Seido Karate and also has experience in Aikido, Kendo, as well as
He continues to teach most of the classes for NorCal Seido Karate.
Todd began training in martial arts as a teenager and has been a
Seido Karate at Dojo’s in New Zealand,
and California as well as attending
seminars and instruction
by Kaicho Nakamura in New
Beginning in Golden Bay and then Nelson, New Zealand Todd studied with
Murray Crighton and Shuseki Shihan Andy Barber, during his years in
Australia Todd studied with Senpai Matthew Layton and Sensei Alan
then moved to Los Angeles, California and trained with Sensei John
Sensei Ted Pastrick before relocating to the East Bay area of San
Todd now trains under the direction and guidance of Kyoshi Bobby
conducts classes in the East