Catonsville Seido Karate provides training for self-development, self-defense, and physical fitness for adults, teens, and children. Just 15 minutes from downtown Baltimore, near UMBC and CCBC Catonsville.
are taught by Sensei Tom Swiss, a
fourth-degree black belt with over twenty-five years experience in karate. Class
size is small, so each student receives individual attention.
Catonsville Seido Karate
2119 Arlonne Drive
Baltimore MD 21228
Voicemail, fax: 443-927-9320
Effective January 2012:
|6:30-7:30pm||Youth (ages 7-13)||6:30-7:30pm||Youth (ages 7-13)|
Our 6:30pm class is geared towards elementary and middle school age students, age 7-13. (Students age 6 may be admitted on a case-by-case basis.) Parents are welcome to take this class with their children.
Teens 13 and up are welcome to take the 7:30pm class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, along with adults.
Seido Karate was founded by Kaicho (Chairman) Tadashi Nakamura. Kaicho Nakamura came to New York City in 1966 to bring the Kyokushin Karate style of Master Masutatsu Oyama to the United States, but eventually began to find differences in philosophy with his longtime mentor. In 1976 Kaicho Nakamura respectfully withdrew from the Kyokushin-kai and began to build Seido Juku, "the school of the Sincere Way".
Sensei Tom Swiss
Sensei Tom Swiss began his Seido Karate training in 1985. He holds the rank of yondan (fourth degree black belt) in that art. After receiving black belt ranking in October 1995, he spent several years as an assistant instructor at the Howard County Seido program before starting the Catonsville Seido Karate program in January of 2002. While his primary interests in karate training are personal development and self-defense, he has also competed in tournaments ranging from regional to international. In 2007 he had the rare opportunity to visit Japan and teach karate there.
The Catonsville Seido Karate program is open to men and women of all ages, and to children 7 and up. Classes are held at the Catonsville YMCA, which is just 15 minutes from downtown Baltimore, near UMBC and CCBC Catonsville and easily accessible from I-95 or the Baltimore Beltway.
If you're looking for martial arts training, for yourself or for your children, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call us and leave a message at 443-927-9320, or visit us at the Y on Tuesday or Thursday evening, and find out what Seido Karate can do for you!
Visitors and prospective students are always welcome to come and watch a class, with no obligation.
See the page here for fee information and registration details.