AUTHENTIC traditional JAPANESE  karate

padron dojo MISSION

Our Mission is to provide excellent, authentic traditional Japanese karate instruction. Our school is a deeply connected to the surrounding communities through our relationships with local schools, recreation centers and residents. We aim to empower individuals, to discover themselves through the practice of the karate that is passed down from our mentors to provide training in a rich and safe environment that is innovative and inspiring, integrating old and modern training concepts. We aim to build self esteem and confidence within our students to become contributing individuals in their communities. Osu!

about padron dojo seirei-kai karate

Padron Dojo first opened the gate in 1994 and It's the first Kyokushin school and is the first authority on semi and full-contact karate in Ohio. Padron Dojo is currently an independent stand alone school in central Ohio but supports events hosted by IFK-Kyokushin, Sabaki Challenge, Bushiken-Oyama, and Kudo events. We offer structured classes for children to adult, all skill and fitness levels. The training that you and your family will receive from Shihan Padron and his staff will enable you to gain self-confidence and self-esteem through karate training. 

Learn skills and techniques to defend yourself and avoid confrontation against attackers. Gain confidence, coordination, agility, balance, speed, flexibility, strength, and stamina while burning calories through the physical training of karate. 

Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, you will be taught the basic to advanced techniques of full-contact Japanese karate to achieve your goals physically and mentally to propel and improve your life style, increasing your physical skill level as you learn to challenge yourself and reach beyond your limits to overcome obstacles.

Contact us to schedule for a free week trial or to observe our training in this exciting martial art or any of our other programs. We look forward to training with you!


SEIREIKAI (Pronunciation; Say-Ray-Ky)

- SEI: Strength, Vigor 

- REI: Strife, Endeavor                                      

- KAI: Organization or Association                  

Seireikai Karate is authentic Japanese Fighting Karate. It is a combined concept of it's parent styles of traditional old school style Kyokushin Karate and World Oyama Karate. It is a style of hard striking techniques, throws, takedowns, and grappling techniques creating a unique and practical urban effective self-defense system. Seireikai competes in Kyokushin and Kudo (Japanese mma) type competitions. Seireikai Karate is a discipline that concentrates heavily on the Kyokushin ethos of mental and physical strengthening and conditioning.

Seireikai Karate was founded by Shihan Benalio Padron who holds a 5th dan in Kyokushin, and also dan ranks in Oyama Karate, and Shotokan. It is the 40+ years of learned and tried experiences of Shihan Padron, whom has trained under the leading Kyokushin masters in the U.S. and Japan and he truly believes in the complete meaning of the Ultimate Truth through the way of karate. Shihan Padron has maintained his passion for karate and the fundamental elements of his mentors, which shows through his teachings of Seireikai Karate.


our logo: the zen-ken/seiken

The ZEN-KEN/SEIKEN; The logo is a very important symbol to our organization. It is worn on the left sleeve of the members. The symbol represents what our karate has become today.

#1 The GLOBE represents that martial arts is for everyone, without biasness and prejudice .

 #2 The SEIKEN (Fist) thrusts forward, representing an empty hand prepared for battle in the fight for justice.

#3 The GLOBE & Seiken are encircled by a red  “ENZO” (Zen circle), symbolizing continuity of movement and mind. The ENZO is a also a symbol of yielding to the Fist, a reminder to the practitioner to keep from misguided actions through the martial arts.                    

#4 The KANJI that is on the sides of the symbol says "LION", this is the spirit of Kancho-Shihan Padron, the President and  founder of our discipline.