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Seido Celebrates Women's History


In May 2013, for the first time in Seido history, Kaicho T. Nakamura  and Nidaime A. Nakamura promoted five senior women karateka to the rank of Sei Shihan (6th Dan).

In honor of Women's History Month, we are putting a spotlight on those incredible women who helped paved the way for future Seido female karatekas.

Click on each name below to read an interview where each Sei Shihan tells us how they first started studying Seido Karate, their favorite or funniest memories, how their training has changed over the years, and their advice for new female karatekas.

Sei Shihan Sandi Carter
Sei Shihan Michelle Cuttino
Sei Shihan Judy Curiale
Sei Shihan Maureen Rouse
Sei Shihan Nancy Lanoue