About Our Dojo
The Staten Island Seido Karate dojo was founded by Jun-Shihan Ed
Ellington in 1981. In 2007, upon his retirement from teaching, Kyoshi Roger Esposito was appointed Branch Chief Instructor for the Staten Island dojo. Kyoshi Roger and the other instructors have been instrumental in teaching students how to defend and protect oneself physically, while gaining confidence and self discipline, in order to meet the challenges of daily life. They instill the Seido Karate Bushido Spirit of facing challenges head on while always conducting oneself with respect, love and obedience.
About Seido Karate
Seido Karate is a traditional Japanese style of karate, into which its founder, Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura has distilled the essence of what he has learned about the martial arts in over 50 years of study, practice, and teaching.
The World Seido Karate Organization officially opened its headquarters on October 15, 1976, in New York City. We are now a worldwide organization, with thriving branches throughout the United States and in such diverse places as Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, and South America. Nevertheless, within Seido, growth of our branch schools is not pursued for its own sake. Quality of instruction and development of the student is paramount.
The physical training in Seido can be strenuous, emphasizing progressive development of strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity. In addition to developing students with the highest level of physical skill, Seido aims to develop individuals of the highest moral character.
We invite you to learn more about the World Seido Karate Organization, its founder and leadership, and our philosophy that makes Seido Karate so applicable to today's life at www.seido.com.