Seishin-Kan News and Events

Shurei Mon at Shuri Castle, Okinawa

There's always something happening at the Seishin-Kan!  And this is the part of our website where you can find out about it.  Here we post information about recent and upcoming events at the Nippon Budō Seishin-Kan and our affiliated organisations.

If you are an individual Seishin-Kan member, or are affiliated with the KNBK, 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 February 2016
Victory Dojo Logotype

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 resume 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.

We are holding an open house of sorts for the remainder of August 2018.   Monday evenings from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, our current members will be training in the church building, and will demonstrate the arts and styles of classical budō that we teach, answer questions, and make you feel welcome.  The address is 1017 W. Byrd Blvd., Universal City, TX 78148.

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

Dawson Community Centre Classes Canceled

Posted by Leonard J. Pellman on 01 August 2018

The Seishin-Kan is no longer offering classes in classical Shitō-ryū karate-dō at the Dawson Community Center in San Antonio.  Effective 31 July 2018, the City declined to renew our contract, citing insufficient revenues received from the programme.

Following this decision, we began discussions for use of another facility in the San Antonio area.  We were not only seeking a larger facility than the space we were allocated at the Dawson centre, but one that would allow us to teach our full curriculum of traditional Nippon budō and Okinawan budō at that location.

We are pleased to announce that we have located such a facility.  Please refer to the announcement of the establishment of the Victory Dōjō above.

Seishin-Kan Website Update

Posted by Michaela Pellman on 21 February 2011

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 21 February 2011


Some upcoming major site upgrades and improvements coming in 2016 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"

Random foliage

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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