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 when there is a major announcement.  Class postponements and cancellations, training room changes, and similar announcements of immediate interest are posted and updated on our Facebook page, so please be sure to visit and "like" our Facebook page.

San Antonio Dojo Re-Opened!

Posted by Leonard J. Pellman on 09 August 2018
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After more than a year of inactivity due to Covid-19 restrictions, Victory Dōjō resumed normal opeartions on Saturday, 15 May 2021.and the theme of our instruction there will be achieving victory in every aspect of life.

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 currently being held in the Student Center, which is inside the church building on the south side, 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.

Pellman Shihan Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Posted by Michiko Pellman on 26 July 2021
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On 24 July 2021, Leonard J. Pellman Shihan was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, receiving a Silver Life Award.

With the receipt of this honour, Pellman Shihan joins such notable past recipients as  Hatsumi Masaaki, Paul Vunak, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Kubota Takeyuki, "Judo" Gene LeBell, Demura Fumio, and Jeff Speakman, and hundreds of others representing every imaginable form of combative art.

Pellman Shihan said of his induction:  "I deeply appreciate the fact that this recognition came from an organisation composed of such a broad cross-section of the martial arts community, representing jūdō, karate, taekwondo, boxing, kung fu, kajukenbo, sambo, MMA, krav maga, and more.  It means a great deal that people from such diverse backgrounds welcomed me as their peer."

Seishin-Kan Website Update

Posted by Michaela Pellman on 21 February 2011
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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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