Shihan, B. Leo Fletcher-Padrón / 7th Dan                               Padrón Dojo -Est 1994                                                              Founder; USA Seireikaikan Karate-do Kyokushinken Organization

I am Shihan Padrón, Chief Instructor of the USA Seireikaikan Karate-do Kyokushinken Organization. I am a former full-contact Kyokushin Karate competitor and kickboxer, and have been training for more than 45 years and teaching for 30 years. I began learning karate in 1973 at one of the original Kyokushin Karate schools in Brooklyn NY and later at US Oyama Karate. I am a former student of notable karate masters such as Shihan Oliver, Kancho Nakamura, and Shihan Kanamura, and the great Soshu Shigeru Oyama. Moving to Ohio where there was no Oyama karate styles, I began training in Shotokan from Hanshi Ron Burgess (Grandmaster Yamashita) achieving black belt and Judo from Dr. John Beard. 

In 1994 I opened Ohio's very first Kyokushin Karate club for the Columbus City Parks & Recreation and by 1999 I was operating in three recreation center karate clubs. In 2001 we opened our first commercial school on West Broad Street called Oyama Juku. In 2006 at the age of 40, I completed the kyokushin 30-man fight challenge (Sanju-nin kumite) in NYC against 30 black belts in full-contact matches giving me a renewed karate spirit and self accomplishment.

In 2011 I was the Ohio Kudo branch chief and introduced Kudo (Japanese MMA) to Ohio. 2015 was a turning point for me as a martial artist, a need to search for my own path through karate, a deeper understanding of my karate training and decided to form my own organization and teach my ideology of karate, my view on kyokushin karate based on all of my learning and experiences, so the US Seireikaikan Karate-do Organization was established.

With all of my experience and knowledge, I look forward to sharing and teaching my karate and to continue to learn along with you. Osu!

7th Dan - Seireikai Karate Kyokushin                                                                              5th Dan - US Kyokushin Karate                                                                                         3rd Dan - US Oyama Karate                                                                                              3rd Dan - Shotokan Karate                                                                                                5th Kyu - Judo

Shihan Padrón is available for teaching seminars and clinics for full-contact & semi-contact competition as well as Street Defensive Tactics.


Sensei, Armondo Washington: 4th Dan - Seireikai Karate; Chief Instructor of Southland Dojo-Seireikai and Driving Park - Seireikai. He is one of the main coaches of Kentou training and competition for USA-SKKO. He has been training with Kancho 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 military Drill Sargent. During his high school years, he has also assisted with coaching the HS wrestling team.

CLASSES;                                                                                                                                       Southland Dojo-Seireikai : Scioto Southland Community Center                                             3901 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43207

Senpai Tyler - Nidan and Senpai Keith Morefield - Nidan Seireikai Karate; has been students since 2010. They have been assisting Kancho Padron with instruction since 2016. Senpai Tyler along with his father Senpai Keith, they run Westgate Dojo-Seireikai, located in the Westgate-Hilltop area. Senpai Tyler is a great soccer player and leader and he has inspired many of our younger students just like he was inspired by the senpai before him. Senpai Keith is an employee of Columbus City Schools and a former soccer coach. As well as becoming an up and coming Seireikai Karate instructor, Senpai Tyler is currently in college to become an Attorney at Law.

CLASSES;                                                                                        Westgate Dojo-Seireikai (Westgate Community Center)           455 S. Westgate Ave. / Lower Level

Senpai, Karen "Ms. Kay" Roth - Shodan; has been a student since 2016 and is head organizer and Head Coach for the Little Lions Legacy Program.  Senpai 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. Senpai Kay's  Little Lions programs will provide age appropriate karate and physical fitness lessons as well as starting the kids on their path to becoming heroes of our community.


Padron Dojo: Mon & Wed  @ 5:45pm

Westgate Dojo: Thurs @  5:00pm

SEnPAI of seireikai kyokushin karate

Mateo PADRON Nidan

Asst. instructor    Honbu Dojo Columbus, Ohio

Bryant IRELAND Nidan

Seireikai karate and USA Kudo Senpai and  Competitor Columbus, Ohio

  Robert BRADY  Shodan

United States Navy


Chief instructor Iron Forge Dojo USA Kudo  Colorado Springs