Seishin-Kan News and Events

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There's always something happening at the Seishin-Kan!  And this is the part of our website where you can learn about recent and upcoming events, as well as changes in policies or practices that may affect our members.

If you are an individual Seishin-Kan member, or are affiliated with the Kokusai Okinawa Kobujutsu Renmei, or any of our affiliated dōjō or kenkyūkai, and wish to submit news or an announcement of an upcoming event to be posted here, please click here for the news and events submission form.

This News & Events page is only updated once or twice a month with major announcements.  The best way to keep up with the day-to-day happenings at the Seishin-Kan, please be sure to visit and "like" our Facebook page.

New San Antonio Dojo Established!

Posted by Leonard J. Pellman on 09 August 2018
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Just days after the cessation of activities at the  Dawson Community Centre, John Mills Sensei began discussions with the Victory Assembly of God church in Unversal City, Texas for use of a portion of their facilities for training.  The church has graciously permitted the establishment of a dōjō in their building, and classes resumed on Monday, 20 August 2018.

Appropriately enough, the new dōjō location is called Victory Dōjō, and the theme of our instruction there will be achieving victory in every aspect of life.

Although Victory Dōjō was closed due to Covid-19 restrictions for most of 2020, we are scheduled to resume our normal class schedule beginning Saturday, 15 May 2021 from 9L00 AM to 11:00 AM.  If you plan to join us, please be sure to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to help set up the classroom and to stay 10 to 15 minutes after class to assist with clean up.

 NOTE:   The address is 1017 W. Byrd Blvd., Universal City, TX 78148.  Classes are held inside the church building, so please enter through the main doors in front.

For complete details on the Victory Dōjō class schedule, fees, and the types of budō we teach, please click here.

KNBK Membership Canceled

Posted by Leonard J. Pellman on 01 August 2018
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Effective 01 March 2021, the Seishin-Kan's membership in the Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai (KNBK) was canceled, and the KNBK has requested that we delete all references to our previous affiliation with them from our Facebook page and website.

This notice will remain posted for the remainder of the month of May specifically to make it clear to any visitor to our website that the Seishin-Kan is no longer affiliated in any way whatsover with the KNBK.

In the meantime, we are diligently trying to identify and remove all other references to the KNBK, as they were prominently featured and promoted on this website prior to our being notified of this change on 04 May 2021.

For the time being, we not not considering affiliation with any other national or global budō organisation.  Instead, we plan to focus our effort and attention on resuming operation of the Victory Dōjō whilst we determine what sort of affiliation, if any, would best suit our students' needs.

Seishin-Kan Website Update

Posted by Michaela Pellman on 21 February 2011
Seishin-Kan Home Page

In order to improve our services to Seishin-Kan members and our affiliated dōjō and kenkyūkai, we created a completely new website exclusively for our members and launched it on 01 September 2010.  This more contemporary, cleaner, and more easily navigable website template was created by Node Thirtythree Design, whose website now unfortunately appears to be inactive.  In addition, we acquired a more robust content management system that allows us to better manage, maintain, and update content on the new site.

Other than general information about the Seishin-Kan and its affiliates, most of the new site will be password-protected content and services exclusively available to members of the Seishin-Kan and its affiliated kenkyūkai.  Some of the features we are adding to the site are discussed in the article below.

 

New and Enhanced Website Features and Functions

Posted by Michaela Pellman on 29 February 2020

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Some upcoming major site upgrades and improvements coming in 2021 and 2022 include:

  • Discussion boards exclusively for Seishin-Kan members that are fully integrated into the site, rather than hosted off-site.  No more banner ads!
  • Greatly improved online store and shopping cart functionality to facilitate the processing of member discounts.
  • Improved photo and video integration to permit more online instruction and member interaction.
  • Full Service online Learning Center to provide a wide range of interactive online learning opportunities and experiences  for Seishin-Kan members

Project "X"

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Pellman Shihan has announced that the new website will include a major new online service available to both members and non-members of the Seishin-Kan, but he refuses to reveal exactly what this newest feature will be -- only that it is being developed in Area 51 by former NASA scientists.

The scary part is, no one's really sure if he's kidding or not!

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