In 1980, Doshu (道主) Paul Li founded Seikido with one objective: To inspire and empower others to reach their greatest potential through the Martial Arts.
Doshu translates as 'Master of the Way' and is the title denoting the head and founder of the Seikido Martial Arts Federation.
Doshu spent the first decade teaching throughout countless Lower Mainland community centers, school gyms, and recreational halls. His unconditional love, faith, and dedication to teaching is best evident in the success of his students and the school today.
Over the years, tens of thousands studied the art of Seikido.. Hundreds went on to practice for over a decade, and many acquired the skill to teach programs of their own. Significant numbers of students have been positively impacted from Doshu's leadership and teachings. Seikido became not just something they did but a way of life.
Today there are many students from different generations involved in Seikido. Whether these students continue to practice or have their own children involved, family and community are words that rightfully describe the Seikido organization and what Doshu represents as a teacher.
Today, Doshu's great legacy and teachings continue forward with the next generations. He is so proud to be rich with wonderful friends and families, a great history, and a bright future.
“Seikido is the creative pursuit of excellence
through the contemporary application of traditional
martial arts philosophy and skills"