Welcome to Kodokan-Seiler Dojo Website
About Our Dojo: Kodokan-Seiler Dojo currently has three locations which are all
official members of the World Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do Association (WMKA) and
conform to the same high quality standards.
Our Dojo locations are:
Sensei Trevor Parks
Sensei Laura Grant
Sensei Don Seiler
Sensei Bill Sempel
Sensei Kevin Seiler
The Dojo Name: "Kodokan" is a Japanese word meaning place where one can receive instruction in "the way". This is meant to convey that our members study much more than just the physical techniques of Karate-do. "The way" refers to a way of life where the dedicated practitioner seeks the perfection of character and mastery over the self. Seiler is the last name of the Dojo founders and chief instructors, Kevin and Don Seiler. Kodokan-Seiler Dojo = Kevin and Don Seiler's place for learning the way.
What is taught: We teach Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do. This is a traditional Okinawan martial art founded in 1947 by Shoshin Nagamine (1907-1997) and based on the karate-do taught to him by Ankichi Arakaki (1899 - 1927), Choki Motobu (1871-1944), and Chotoku Kyan (1870-1945). This includes the physical elements of Atemi (Striking), Tuite (joint locks and manipulations), and Tai Sabaki (Body shifting) as well as the non-physical elements of Zazen practice (meditation and mind calming techniques). The WMKA is currently under the leadership and guidance of Soke Takayoshi Nagamine, son of O'Sensei Shoshin Nagamine and successor of the Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do Lineage. Matsubayashi-ryu is a traditional martial art born from man's instinct for self-preservation and cultivated by generations of gifted masters who served to improve and pass on effective and useful techniques. This is a martial art designed for personal development and self-defense. We do not teach or engage in activities for showmanship or competition.
Mondays 7:00 - 9:00 (beginner class 7:00-8:00)
Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00 (beginner class 7:00-8:00)
Email Trevor for more class details
Lakeville, MN - Class Schedule
Thursday 8:00PM - 9:30PM at the Seiler Home Dojo aka "Man-Fort" in addition by appointment call 952-769-7854 or email Don Seiler
Houston Classes by appointment only.
For more class information please contact Don Seiler or Trevor Parks.