All Seido News

This page features all the news on SeidoShop. Thanks to this new feature, you can go back in time (starting December 2015) and check out all discounts, updates and news released on SeidoShop !


  • SeidoShop 3.1 - Website Update

    Hi everybody,

    Since we've updated our website with this new very fancy theme, including many many amazing features, we've been working on fixing bugs, but also on new functionalities.

    Thanks to your feedbacks, we've gathered many excellent ideas over the past months, and we finally came up with this major update.

    The update includes:

    • Implementation of product videos directly on the product pages! (only 4 videos for now, but more will follow).
    • Enhanced quotation system, in which you can now fill in your name and address before printing the quotation.
    • Clearer order display in your account, and better implementation of refunds and order modifications.
    • A major improvement of the website speed with the implementation of progressive jpg images, and many other code optimization.
    • Completely redesigned product review badges so you can see the average rating of a product range (not only the product itself,) as well as the implementation of random reviews on the homepage.
    • Improved "tooltip" at the right for most product options on the website to help you better understand all options.
    • A fully integrated bilingual system for Japanese and English. It's not something visible on your end, but it helps us handle all orders more consistently, and therefore further reduce our already very low mistake rate.
    • And more....

    And we're not stopping our efforts here. We've a very long to-do list with more features we want to work on.

    Another major updates should be made live before the end of the year, but in the near future, we aim to release features in "real time" and we'll try to keep you updated as good as we can.

    Feel free to send us your feedback. Really, this website is widely based on your inputs and behavior when placing an order. There's no Seido without you!

    Thanks again for your continuous support !

     

  • June Special Sale

    10% Off on All Weapon Accessories & Bags

    Did you already make plans for your summer vacations? Maybe you're joining a seminar and need a new Tsuba, maintenance oil or other accessories to get your weapons ready? Or how about new bag for your weapons or Dogi? We've a big choice of practical, traditional and solid models, different fabrics and with extra pockets and shoulder straps, perfect for traveling. And of course, you can add a name plate to easily identify your bag among all others at the seminar.

    Enjoy the discounts, and see you soon on SeidoShop.com!

    June Special Sale
  • May Special Sale

    10% Off on All Weapon Sets

    Spring is in the air here in Japan, the best days of the year for practice and a real pleasure to go travelling and participating in koshukai (seminars in Japan) !

    On the 27th of May, as we've been doing it every year for quite a while now, we'll hold our booth at the 55th All Japan Aikido Demonstration
    This might slightly delay some orders placed around the event, but we plan on keeping our standards up as usual, so no worries. 

     Enjoy the discounts, and see you soon on SeidoShop.com!

    May Special Sale
  • 55th All Japan Aikido Demonstration

    Last Saturday it was that time again: the 55th All Japan Aikido Demonstrations - big event at the Budokan in Tokyo. And of course, we, the Seido team, were there. It took us two weeks of organizing, preparing and packing, to be able to finally welcome you at our booth in the best conditions possible.
    It was a great pleasure to meet you all, show you our products and get your feedback. Big thanks to everybody who stopped by to say hello!

    You know us though, we didn't just have a booth, two of us spent that day filming the demonstrations, editing and uploading some of the videos already on site - and staying up till late to get them ready for you as soon as possible.

    Today, our playlist is finally finished! Not complete, but with as many clips as we could possibly take: This is our way to say thank-you for your amazing support!
    Watch and enjoy! And don't forget to give it a thumbs up.

    55th All Japan Aikido Demonstration
  • 55th All Japan Aikido Demonstration - Ordering process

    As usual, Seido will be at the All Japan Aikido Demonstration on May 27th at the Nippon Budokan!
    Again this year, we'll have an English catalog available so don't hesitate to get one, we've also attached a (very nice) discount card to it.

    We won't have all our products available for purchase an can't offer to embroider on site, but for those of you who need customized equipment for that day, we can get it ready for pick-up at the Budokan if ordered in advance. (check out below for details). On-site, we'll also have the same ordering system for custom products and embroideries to ensure that all goods will be virtually available, like last year (with a crazy fast embroidery/engraving service). Thus, foreign practitioners who are only here for a short period of time will be able to collect their embroidered/custom order directly at our office the day after (Sunday), or can opt for a delivery to their hotel by Monday or Tuesday.

    For the third year now, we have decided to keep our double booth setup in order to provide the best possible presentation for the material, especially weapons, which take up much space. This will also allow us to allocate a bit of space to let you try on our Gis. We're looking forward to meet you there!

    To prepare the "All Japan Aikido Embutaikai" event and process all orders registered on site, SeidoShop will be closed from May 26th to May 29th (our office will be open for pick up on May 28th and 29th, but for pick up only). Customer support over the phone will not be available during these days and your email inquiries might be answered with a little delay.

    Of course, our website is ready to take your order 24/7, as always.


    55th All Japan Aikido Demonstration - Ordering process

    How to Order

    Please use our contact form to send your order details including the following: 
    - Product details (size, color, embroideries, etc.)
    - Delivery (to your hotel or on site). 

    SeidoShop Pricing for the Event

    As you know, all prices on SeidoShop.com are shipping included and tax excluded. The shipping costs represent about 15% of the product price whereas taxes for orders delivered within Japan are at about 8%.
    Therefore, the pricing for the products will be calculated differently than on SeidoShop.com, and further include a discount of about 5% on all items to be delivered at the event.

    Delivery Details

    We offer 2 solutions. On site delivery or hotel delivery.

    • On site delivery:
      > The first day of the event (May 27th, Tuesday) starts at 11 am. We will be on site at 8 am, and you can pick up your equipment as soon as the doors open.
      The event ends at 5 pm and we are asked to leave the premises as soon as possible, so all orders must be picked up before 5 pm.
    • Delivery at your hotel, the day of your arrival.
      We are able to deliver in Japan within a precise time frame (8am to 12am, 12am to 2pm, 2pm to 4pm, 4pm to 6pm, and after 6pm).
      Hotel delivery is charged 648 YEN.

    Payment Methods

    For this event, we will only accept credit card payment as currently available on the website.
    Please note that we will only accept cash payments during the event.

    If you wish to pay in cash on site, we can reserve the products for you, however, we will not be able to perform any customization prior to payment.

    Products Offered

    You will be able to choose from almost all in stock products and customization (embroidery/engraving) available on SeidoShop.com.
    Made to order items will not be ready on time so you cannot order any item not available in stock.

    55th All Japan Aikido Demonstration - Ordering process
  • Golden Week Holidays

    Golden Week 2017

    Due to the Golden Week period (large consecutive Holiday), all our workshops will close from May 1st to 7th. SeidoShop will close from may 3rd to 7th and will resume operations on Monday 8th.

    Order containing off stock or made to order products placed between April 15th and May 10th might suffer a delay of 5 to 10 days. 

    Those days will be counted as holidays in our shipping estimation date system, which will therefore stay accurate.

    As usual, our team is taking work home and will continue to answers emails as soon as possible and our website stays fully operational.

     

     

    Golden Week Holidays
  • April Special Sale

    10% Off on our 10 Dogi & Hakama Bestsellers

    Spring is here, and the sakura are starting to bloom in Japan.
    April is probably the best month for those who live in Japan. After the cold of the winter and before the raining period and the very hot summer, we feel that it's the right moment to be at our full potential.

    April is also the begining of school year in Japan, so we, as well as our craftsmen are very busy but you know us, we're fast, really fast, and we've taken all the necessary measures to keep up our standards.

     Enjoy the discounts, and see you soon on SeidoShop.com!

    End of April/Begining of may is the Golden Week period, and we will be closed a few days, but we'll update the discounts before leaving, so this discount period ends on May 2nd, 12pm Japan Time.

    Our holidays will be announced soon

    April Special Sale
  • New Product Lineup - Iaito Parts (Kanagu)

    New products on SeidoShop !

    Finally! We just put our top ~60 Iaito and Shinken parts of the Minosaka catalog online!

    Need some parts to fix or upgrade your Iaito? Or maybe to fit a Shinken? Check out our wide range of Seppa, Habaki, Tsuba, Fuchi and Kashira, that are all thoroughly hand-crafted by the Minosaka workshop. They are available in numerous finishes, from simple and very discreet to top elaborate, featuring gold and silver plating or inlays.

    All items as always 100% made in Japan!

    New Product Lineup - Iaito Parts (Kanagu)
  • March Special Sale

    20% Off on all embroidery and engraving services + 10% on all wooden weapon bags

    Spring is coming and the temperatures are getting perfect for training! Do you need new equipment to get ready for the warmer season? How about giving it a personal touch by embroider or engrave your name? Get 20% off on all embroidery and engraving services! You can choose from wide range of options and we can take care of the Japanese transcription of your name, for free, as the whole year round.

    You already have the Dogi you need but are looking for a weapon bag that protects your Bokken and Jo? Profit this month from 10% discount: check out our weapon bag catalog - you'll definitely find a made in Japan model you like!

     Enjoy the discounts, and see you soon on SeidoShop.com!

    This discount period ends on April 1st, 12pm Japan Time.

    March Special Sale
  • February Special Sale

    10% Off on our Aikido Keiko Hakama, Iaido/Kendo Keiko Hakama, all Iaido Jacket & the new Suburito section

    February is already here, it's cold in Japan and we're waiting for the snow in Tokyo.
    Watch out for injuries and stay warm! (And for our friends in the other hemisphere, well: lucky you!)

    So, February isn't very special, no extraordinary news except for the All Japan Kobudo Demonstration on Sunday 5th. 
    To make this month a bit more exciting, we've prepared some discounts that may benefit most practitioners, with products from our Aikido, Kendo and Iaido catalog, plus all the new Suburito we've just added. 

    Enjoy the discounts, and see you soon on SeidoShop.com!

    This discount period ends on March 1st, 12pm Japan Time.

    February Special Sale
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