Ryoku Seikido, a member school of the World Seikido Organization was formed by Master Dave Wilkins and his wife Lori in January 2005 under the previous name of Bonaventure Seikido. It ran for several years at area schools until it was renamed by the students as Ryoku Seikido and found its current home at St Roberts Catholic Elementary School Gym.
In partnership with Forest City Taekwondo, and our relationship with the London and Area District Catholic School Board, we are proud to be able to offer a low cost alternative to traditional Martial Arts and Self Defense training.
Master Wilkins and his dedicated assistant Instrctors, bring with them over 60 years of combined Martial Arts experience as well as a deep commitment to the East London Community.
SEIKIDO means vital force that enlivens the universe. The Art of Seikido is a relatively new martial art, which is in its 28th year being founded by Grand Masters Zeke Petkovic and Doug Gagel in October 1987.
It was founded mainly upon Tae Kwon Do and Aikido techniques, both of which have their origins in older martial arts, such as Karate and Jujitsu. Over the years Seikido has activily evolved to include techniques from other arts that has helped the evolution of Seikido to become a "True Self Defense"
The teaching stresses courtesy, self- control, perseverance and harmony. It will give you self confidence as well as strength and physical fitness. SEIKIDO is suitable for ages six to sixty, male and female.
It is the blending of the most modern and scientifically correct techniques derived from Tae Kwon Do and Aikido that makes Seikido unique. The founders built upon these foundation arts, both of which are considered the pinnacle of their respective styles, and developed techniques unique to Seikido.
Seikido attempts to build a strong sense of justice, fortitude, and humility, with its strict discipline, physical conditioning, and mental training. A proper mental attitude is necessary to separate the true practitioner from the sensationalist content with learning only the fighting techniques of the art. Qualities most respected in the Seikido practitioners are benevolence, politeness, honour, and loyalty.