MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS OF W.S.K.O. SEIREIKAI KARATE SCHOOLS
SHIHAN, LEO PADRON - 7th Dan Black Belt Head Founder of Seireikai Karate.
Hello, I am Shihan Padron, Chief Instructor and Director of World Seireikaikan Karate Organization. I am a former full-contact Karate fighter of the kyokushin karate organization and amateur kickboxer. I am the head founder of Seireikai 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, New York. I am a former student of notable karate masters such as Kancho Nakamura, Shihan Kanamura, Shihan Oliver, and Soshu Shigeru Oyama and Hanshi Ron Burgess. Besides training in Kyokushin, Seido, and Oyama Karate I have also trained in kickboxer, Shotokan, Judo, Escrima, Iaido/Kendo, and Hung Gar Kung Fu. 2006 at the age of 40 I took on the 30-man fight challenge (Sanju-nin kumite) against 30 other black belts in 30 full-contact matches, completing the challenge with minor injury and a renewed spirit. From 2011 to 2013 our dojo joined the International Kudo Federation and was the first Kudo training centers in the United States, introducing Japanese MMA karate to Ohio. 2015 was a turning point for me and my school. I wanted to search for a deeper understanding of Budo karate and decided to form my own organization and teach my brand of budo karate based on my experience and learning of Kyokushin and Oyama karate and so the World Seireikaikan Karate Organization was formed and Seireikai Karate 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.
SHIHAN PADRON'S RANK ACHIEVEMENTS: 7th Dan - Seireikai Karate 5th Dan - Kyokushin / Oyama Karate 2nd Dan - Shotokan Karate 4th Kyu - Judo
Shihan Padron is available for teaching seminars and clinics in semi & full-contact competition as well as Street Defensive Tactics.
Sensei, Armondo Washington - 3rd Dan - Seireikai Karate; Chief Instructor of Southland Dojo-Seireikai and one of the main coaches of Kenkato 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 Northland Dojo-Seireikai is located at 3911 Dresden St. Columbus, OH 43224
Classes: Southland - Tues. 6:00pm & Northland - Thurs 6:00pm
Senpai, Tyler and Senpai, Keith Morefield : 1st Dan - Seireikai Karate; has been students since 2010. They have been assisting Shihan Padron with instruction since 2016. Senpai Tyler along with his father Senpai Keith, 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 our younger students just like he was inspired by the senpai before himself. Senpai Keith is an employee of Columbus City Schools. As well as becoming an up and coming Seireikai 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 11:00pm
Dai-Kohai, 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. Dai-kohai Kay will be organizing two more Lion Legacy Programs in our Westgate, Northland, and Southland locations. The 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.
LITTLE LIONS KARATE LEGACY PROGRAM Classes @ Padron Dojo: Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
SEnPAI of seireikai karate
Mateo PADRON Nidan
Asst. nstructor Honbu Dojo Columbus, Ohio
Bryant IRELAND Nidan
MMA Competitor Denver, Colorado
Robert BRADY Shodan
United States Navy
JD. ALEXANDER Shodan
Chief instructor - US Kudo Colorado Springs