The foundation of Seiku Karate philosophy is built upon the old Japanese
adages "Revere Heaven, Love People" and "Value justice and
righteousness over self-benefit".
These principles lie at the heart of the strict Japanese samurai code known
as Bushido. By striving to "Revere Heaven, Love People" we hold
the utmost respect and honor for our parents and elders; are courteous
to all, live honestly, and show benevolence toward others--especially the
weak and less fortunate.
Moreover, valuing justice and righteousness over self-benefit hones our
character so that we overcome selfishness, and thus become positive members
of our communities and contribute more to society as a whole.
Shihan Serizawa, Ryūichi holds the rank of 7ｔｈ DAN WGKF & 5th DAN degree
black belt in Kyokushin Karate.
He joined the International Kyokushin Karate Union at the age of 15 and
served as Director of Technical Training for the Kyokushin Karate Union
of Japan. After over 35 years in the Kyokushin Karate Union he withdrew
in 2011 to open his own school--Japan Seikū Juku Karate.
At Seikū Juku Shihan Serizawa focuses on the sound upbringing of youths
by helping them to develop physically strong and healthy bodies, steadfast
minds, and indomitable spirits. Training in Seikū Karate is an excellent
way to build character and become an honorable and respectful individual.