Welcome to the official website of Seigido Ryu, founded by Frank J. DeAngelo.
Seigido Ryu has been a member of the Christian Black Belt Association since 1989.

Seigido Ryu is recognized and sanctioned as a legitimate Martial Art and Kyoshi Frank J. DeAngelo as the Shodi Soke by Shidoshi John F. Manniel III, Soke of Kar-Do-Jitsu Ryu, by Dr. Clement G. Riedner, Soke of Shiho Karano Nippon Karate-Do, and by Shiho Karano Kai International's Soke Remmei (a gathering of Martial Arts Head Families).

Kyoshi DeAngelo
  • In the Martial Arts since 1972
  • Completed Calvary Chapel Bible School - 1985
  • Founded Seigido Ryu - 1986
  • 9th Degree Black Belt in Kar-Do-Jitsu-Ryu
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Shiho Karano Kenpo Karate
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Shiho Karano Ju-Jitsu
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Aiki Ju-Jitsu
  • Inducted into the Action Portrait Studios Martial Arts Gallery of Fame - 1995
  • Inducted into the World Karate Federation Hall of Fame - 1999
  • Inducted into the North American Federation of Martial Artists Hall of Fame in 2008
  • Received a "Lifetime Service Award" from the International Fellowship of Christian Martial Artists - June 26, 2010
  • Member of International Fellowship of Christian Martial Artists
  • Member of Shiho Korano Kai International

Seigido Ryu is an effective Martial Art that emphasizes:

  • Knowledge
  • Skill
  • Integrity
  • Honor
  • Self-Discipline
  • Self-Confidence
Excellence in the Martial Arts

Our main objective at Seigido Ryu is self-defense. Students of Seigido Ryu will become well rounded in both skill and knowledge, being able to adapt effectively to many different situations. Kyoshi DeAngelo trained in a number of different Martial Arts styles which naturally had an influence in the development of Seigido Ryu.

Seigido Ryu is a unique blend of traditional Karate with a kick-boxing influence and traditional Ju-Jitsu with an Aikido influence. Both Seigido Ryu Karate and Ju-Jitsu are easily interchangeable. In defending oneself the student can instantly change or blend their skills to adapt to their situation.

Tempered by Righteous Character

Seigido is a Japanese word meaning "Way of Righteousness." Our principles and philosophy reflect Christian-Judeo ethics. According to the Bible, the way of righteousness is through faith in Jesus the Christ, which is God's plan for man's salvation.

Seigido Ryu helps students develop a code of ethics or moral foundation which can guide them through life. This will also keep them from misusing or abusing the knowledge and skill they attain through training in Seigido Ryu. We also emphasize and reinforce righteous character by teaching practical principles to live by which are found in the Bible.

"Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts." - Zechariah 4:6


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