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Seido karate, 2010 (2nd of 3)

Seido karate, 2010

The traditional Japanese art of seido karate is demonstrated on Lyall Bay beach, Wellington, by six-year-old Isabella Stonnell (centre) and other members of the South Wellington Seido Karate Club in 2010. Seido karate was founded in New York in 1976 by Japanese-born grand master Tadashi Nakamura and emphasises physical fitness, self-defence and meditation.

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Martial arts - Martial arts in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015