Kobudo Group

Kobudo Group

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Karate was developed over hundreds of years on the small island of Okinawa as a means of weaponless self-defense. While karate is still practiced as self-defense, it is also practiced as a means of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and moral development. Students strengthen their hearts and minds as they polish […]

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Kids Programs

The SeiShinKan Karate School boasts the absolute best martial arts kids program in Lincoln. We hold classes 4 days a week for children of all ages taught by internationally qualified instructors. This gives parents the freedom and ability to build their own schedule while being confident they are getting the most […]

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Kaicho Tim Snyder Kaicho Tim Snyder has devoted the last 50 years of his life to the pursuit of excellence through passionately studying and teaching martial arts. Kaicho Snyder holds Hanshi 10th degree black belt in both Okinawa Koburyu Karate and Okinawa Kobudo. There is no higher rank and accomplishment […]

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Discover the true art of Okinawan Karate and the power of the martial arts on the mind, body, and technique. Learn from the karate master, Kaicho Tim Snyder Hanshi Ju-Dan (10th Degree Black Belt), a native Nebraskan who has traveled the world to become the one of the most qualified and experienced karate and kobudo instructor in the United States. He is truly passionate about changing the lives of others and teaches traditional martial arts in order to instill beautiful manners, discipline, and respect into all of his students.

Karate is not just about punching, kicking, or even blocking. Martial arts are not about getting the most points and trophies in rule governed tournaments. It’s not even about getting that coveted black belt. Karate is about gaining full and disciplined control over your entire mind, body, and spirit in order to achieve greatness for yourself in a genuine effort in benefiting the lives of people in the entire world.

The name of our karate school in Lincoln is SeiShinKan, which means Honesty Truth Place. This embodies the method of teaching martial arts within our facility. This is a place where you can come and become part of a family. It is a place where you are valued and driven to succeed through learning how to do your very best in every aspect of your life. A place where you can be truly honest with yourself and others in order to begin a journey of unlimited possibilities. The SeiShinKan Dojo is family owned and operated. We care that you and your family have the best possible facility, quality instructors and plenty of staff and assistants to ensure your safety and success. Experience the difference that sets us apart at the Okinawa Karate School, SeiShinKan in Lincoln, NE.

Kaicho Tim Snyder’s Mission Statement

To serve others at the highest level and to return value greater than the compensation received. To help others attain their goals and reach their highest potential. To always strive to enhance health both mental and physical. To empower in areas of weakness. To replace fear with courage. To teach skills that are practical and useful. To live and help others live the Dojo Kun. To listen carefully to others and deal and speak honestly. To live a life of purpose and intention with passion and help others do the same. To always look up to those beneath me. To leave my family, my community and my world better for having been a part of it.

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