Boston Area Seido Karate is part of the World Seido Karate Association. Seido Karate was founded in New York City in 1976 by Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura. It is a traditional Japanese style of karate that integrates physical skills training with meditation for spiritual and emotional benefits. The Seido headquarters, Honbu, is in NYC. There are Seido schools 10 U.S. states and in 14 other countries.
Boston Area Seido currently offers classes for kids and adults in Stoughton, MA. Classes meet at First Parish Universalist Church (790 Washington Street, 02072). Our classes are not religious, we rent space in First Parish because of a shared commitment to personal and community wellness. We strive to be a school with diversity of heritage, languages, gender identities, religions/beliefs, ages, economic groups, and body types.
Monday and Friday classes are 1 hour, Wednesday classes are 45 minutes
- Juniors (Kindergarten-2nd grades): Mondays 3:30-4:30pm; Wednesday 3:30-4:15pm
- Youth (3rd-8th grades): Mondays 4:30-5:30pm; Wednesdays 4:15-5:00
- Adults & Teens (9th grade and up): Monday & Friday 5:30-6:30pm; Wednesday 5:00-5:45
- Advanced Kids: Fridays — Blue-Green Belts 3:30-4:30, Adv. Green – Black Belts 4:30-5:30
Tuition is $25/month. Students may attend any classes they are eligible for (based on age + belt rank).
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Carmel’s karate training and teaching includes a strong emphasis on inclusion and social justice. She is experienced with making classes and workshops accessible to people who may have thought they wouldn’t be good at karate due to age, gender, body type, limited sports/athletic background, or physical limitation. Carmel herself has trained with a mobility impairment in one leg throughout her entire martial arts career so she is well-versed in finding modifications or accommodations.