INSTRUCTORS

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS OF USA SEIREIKAI KARATE SCHOOLS

SHIHAN B. LEO PADRON - 7th Dan Black Belt Founder and Kancho of USA-World Seireikaikan Karatedo Organization.

Hello, I am Shihan Padron, Chief Instructor and Director of USA-World Seireikaikan Karate-do Organization. I am a former full-contact Kyokushin Karate competitor and kickboxer. I have been training in full-contact karate for more than 45 years and have been teaching for more than 25 years. I began learning karate in 1974 at one of the original schools of US Kyokushin Karate in Brooklyn and years later at US Oyama Karate. I am a former student of notable karate masters such as Kancho Nakamura, Shihan Kanamura, Shihan Oliver, and Soshu Shigeru Oyama. Relocating to Ohio I began learning Shotokan from Hanshi Ron Burgess and Judo from Dr. John Beard. Other martial arts that I have trained in are Kali, Iaido & Kendo, Hung Gar & Mantis Fist Kung Fu.

In 2006 at the age of 40, I took on the 30-man fight challenge (Sanju-nin kumite) and completed the challenge against 30 black belts in 30 full-contact matches with some injuries and a renewed spirit. From 2011 to 2013 our dojo joined the Kudo International Federation and was one of the first Kudo training centers in the United States, introducing Japanese mma to Ohio.

2015 was a turning point for me and my school. I wanted to search for a deeper understanding of my karate training and decided to form my own organization and teach my brand of karate, my view of fighting karate based on all of my experiences, so the USA-World Seireikaikan Karatedo Organization was formed and Padron Dojo 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. Osu!

SHIHAN PADRON HOLDS THE RANK OF; 7th Dan - Seireikai Karate (Founder) 5th Dan - Kyokushin 3rd Dan - Oyama Karate 2nd Dan - Shotokan Karate

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

EMAIL: 513TORO@padrondojo.com

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-SKO. 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; *Driving Park-Seireikai: Located at 3911 Dresden St. Columbus, OH 43224 (Mondays & Wednesdays @ 6:00pm)

*Southland Dojo-Seireikai: Located 3901 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43207 (Thursdays @ 6:00pm)

Senpai Tyler - 2nd Dan and Senpai Keith Morefield : 1st Dan - 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

Wednesdays @ 5:30pm - 6:30pm Saturdays @ 11:00pm - 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. Kohai-dai 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 more Lion Legacy Programs in our 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 PROGRAM Padron Dojo: Mon, Wed @ 5:00 pm Westgate Dojo: Thurs @ 5:00pm & 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 - Iron Forge Dojo USA Kudo Colorado Springs