Seido Karate is a traditional Japanese style of karate, founded in 1976 by Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura. Today, Seido Karate is an international organization with thriving branches in fourteen countries and more than 20,000 students worldwide.
We are honored to have been named the #1 Martial Arts/Karate Studio in both the 2015 and 2016 Ithaca Journal Readers' Choice Awards!
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"My training has been more rewarding than I ever could have imagined. I started with only curiosity and no experience. The classes are challenging yet flexible and supportive and always fun. I was welcomed into this wonderfully diverse group with open arms. I only wish I had started sooner!"
Amy B., Adult 1st Degree Black Belt
"Seido Karate has really helped me in my everyday life. Not only physically, but also mentally. It has taught me to focus on the task at hand, and to respect and be kind to others. I have made so many friends and I am glad to be on this journey with them."
Ben M., Youth 2nd Degree Black Belt
"After the encouragement of my kids and the Sensei's, I joined CLSK in my late forties. I learned that Seido is a Karate for everyone. I expected the physical conditioning and self defense, but what I continue to gain is so much more. Seido is a community, friendship, and spirit that has improved and enriched many aspects of my life."
Ellen Q., Adult Advanced Brown Belt
"The Instructors at Cayuga Lake Seido Karate are terrific. I love seeing the increase in my son’s confidence. He enjoys the class so much, I’ve joined as well. Peer support ensures learning at every level of ability. This class is fun!"