Seido Karate is a traditional Japanese style of karate, founded in 1976 by Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura. Seido teaches that while karate is an excellent means of physical conditioning and self-defense, the real purpose of this martial art is cultivation of character.


Today, Seido Karate is an international organization with thriving branches in fourteen countries and more than 20,000 students worldwide. Seido’s New York City Honbu (headquarters) is one of the largest martial arts schools in the world. More importantly, Seido represents the personal ideal of Kaicho Nakamura that karate can help individuals to better understand themselves and others.


Seido is unique in its family atmosphere and Adirondack Seido Karate promotes that atmosphere. Seido philosophy holds that the dojo (school) should be a haven for those who come to train, a second home where they can surround themselves with support and where they can explore the meaning of their karate. All are welcome at Adirondack Seido Karate, regardless of their ability or age, and quickly become part of the Seido family.