MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS.
KANCHO, LEO PADRON - 7th Degree Black Belt - Seirei Karate
Hello, I am Kancho Padron, chief instructor and director of the Seireikai Karate Organization. I am a former full-contact Kyokushin Karate fighter and the founder of Seirei Karate. I have been training in the martial arts for more than 45 years and I have been teaching for more than 20 years. I began learning karate in 1974 at one of the original schools of Kyokushin Karate in Brooklyn, I am a former student of notable karate masters such as Kancho Nakamura, Sensei Kanamura, Shihan Oliver, and Soshu Shigeru Oyama and Hanshi Ron Burgess. I am a former full-contact karate and Kickboxing competitor. I have also trained in the arts of Shotokan, Judo, Escrima, Iaido/Kendo, and Kung Fu. At the age of 40 I took on the challenge and completed the 30-Man Fight (Sanju-nin Kumite), taking on 30 other Black Belts in 30 matches. In 2016 the World Seirei-kaikan Karate Organization was established.
With all of my experience and knowledge, I look forward to sharing and teaching you our martial art and to continue to learn along with you.
Padron is available for teaching seminars in semi & full-contact competition as well as Street Defensive Tactics.
Sensei, Armondo Washington - 3rd Dan - Seirei Karate; Chief Instructor of Southland Dojo-Seireikai and one of the main coaches of Kentou training and competition for the World Seireikaikan Organization. He has been training with Shihan Padron since 1995. At age 14, he was the youngest student to be promoted to the rank of Black Belt and is the longest active student of Kancho Padron. Sensei Armondo's fighting prowess has won him many awards in the open tournament circuit. When teaching a class, he reminds one of an Army Drill Sargent. During his high school years, he has assisted with coaching the HS wrestling team.
Southland Dojo-Seireikai is located 3901 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43207
Classes: Tues. & Thurs 6:00pm
Senpai, Tyler Morefield -1st Dan - Seirei Karate; has been a student since 2010. He is the assistant instructor to Kancho-Sensei Padron. Senpai Tyler has been assisting in the teaching and grading processes of WSKO since 2015. Along with his father, Dai-Kohai Kieth Morefield, they run the Westgate Dojo-Seireikai, located in the Westgate-Hilltop District. Senpai Tyler is a great soccer player and leader and he has inspired many of the younger Seireikai students just like he was inspired by the senpai before himself. As well as becoming an up and coming Seirei Karate instructor, Senpai Tyler has dreams of becoming an Attorney at Law.
Westgate Dojo-Seireikai is located 455 S. Westgate Ave. / Located on the lower level of the Westgate Recreation center.
Classes: Wednesday 7:00pm / Saturdays 12:00pm
Kohai-dai, Karen "Ms. Kay" Roth; has been a student since 2016 and is head organizer and Head Coach for the Little Lions Legacy Program. Dai-Kohai Kay is the greatest with the kids in this age group. She comes to us with a many years of experience in Behavioral Health for Children. Kohai-dai Kay will be organizing two more Lion Legacy Programs in our Westgate and Indian Mound locations this coming Spring so that we can provide age appropriate karate and physical fitness lessons as well as starting the kids on their path to becoming heroes of our community.
LITTLE LIONS KARATE LEGACY PROGRAM Classes @ Padron Dojo: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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