In 1980, Doshu (道主) Paul Li founded Seikido with one objective: Inspire and empower others to reach their greatest potential through Martial Arts. The title Doshu translates as 'Master of the Way' and is the title denoting the head and founder of the Seikido Federation.
Doshu began teaching Seikido 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 became Seikido students.. Hundreds went on to practice for over a decade, and many continued through to adulthood and acquired the skills to teach programs of their own. A significant number of students were impacted from Doshu's leadership and teachings in positive and life-changing manners. Seikido because not just something they did but a part of who they were. He established Seikido as a true art and family where traditions and ethics come first. It is thus easy to meet many students from different generations carrying meaningful relationships with him today. Whether these students continue to practice or have their own children involved, “family” and “community” are undeniably words that rightfully describe the Seikido organization and what he represents as a teacher.
Today, Doshu's great legacy and teachings continue forward, instilling the same principles, objectives and teachings set out in Day 1. His commitment to making a positive difference on both the individual and communal level continues to be the primary purpose of Seikido. 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"