Seido Karate Dover was started in the late 1980's by Kyoshi Mike Knight (5th Dan) who at the time was a Brown Belt.
Kyoshi Mike was given support and guidance from Sei Shihan Roger Thyer-Jones (Seido UK Chairman) who had the first UK dojo and was based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Having both trained together for many years in Karate in Dover, it was Sei Shihan Roger who first began training with Seido Karate whilst living and working in Jamaica.
After promoting to Shodan (1st Dan) under Founder and Chairman Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura in New York USA, Sei Shihan was giving permission to establish Seido Karate in the UK.
After starting the club in the town, facing many challenges and having to move to various locations to continue Seido Dover, Kyoshi Mike retained many of his students over that time.
After spending many years as Branch Chief, Kyoshi Mike handed the reins of Seido Karate Dover to one his longest training students Kyoshi Jon Yorke (who began Seido Karate as a junior in 1989).
The Dover Dojo is now in a fantastic venue at St Edmund's Catholic School in Dover. Classes for adults and children are run on Tuesday and Thursday evening and also now on Sunday mornings.