Seishinkan Bujutsu - Wellington

About Us

Seishinkan is a martial arts association that teaches both modern and traditional Koryu Japanese martial arts.

The traditional arts studied are Musō Jikiden Eishin Ryū Iaijutsu, Ryoen Ryū Nagainata-jutsu, and Daitō Ryū Aiki-jūjutsu.

The modern martial arts extend the traditional styles by teaching the students to adapt to unpredictable situations.

The guiding principle used in Seishinkan is that the traditional and modern styles reinforce each other. The mindset of the samurai is preserved in the koryu sword and naginata patterns we study, while the modern jujutsu gives contemporary relevance and fosters a fighting spirit.

What do we do?

Our syllabus is made up of:

Empty Hand


How do I join?

Contact Daniel Hofmann to indicate that you're interested in attending, then come along to a session. The first few sessions are free to see if it's a fit for you.

There is a dojo fee of $100 per month, or $45 for students. This fee goes solely to rent of the space and resources for the club.

What do I need?

The first time you attend training, please wear comfortable clothes. Remove all shoes, socks and jewellery before attending.

Our basic uniform consists of a plain white gi (traditional martial arts uniform.) If you already own a gi with multiple badges and branding, please remove them before training with us. We also wear a black or dark blue hakama, but this is not compulsory.

As you begin weapons training, you might wish to purchase a bo, jo, bokuto (wooden training sword) or iaito (unsharpened training sword.) Please consult with us before you purchase any of these items.

Further information

For more information, please contact Daniel Hofmann

The Seishinkan Bujutsu website contains a lot more information about our style and syllabus.

Contact & Training

Training times: