• Day and Time: Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Overview: Seido Karate, a traditional Japanese style of karate for ages 6+, Tuesdays term time only, 18:30-19:30 (family class), 19:30-20:00 (kumite class 4th Kyu+). Helps students to focus and increases confidence. Seido Karate also at Bishops Lydeard and Exeter.
  • Contact number 07746 864207 (Instructor Robert Hemans) 07707 579973 (Instructor Karen Payne)

Seido Karate is a traditional Japanese style of karate.  Seido founder, Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura, 9th Dan officially opened the World Seido Karate Organisation at its headquarters on 15 October 1975 in New York City and has over 60 years of study, practice and teaching in martial arts.  With branches throughout the world, Seido Karate South West was established in September 2011 and is headed by lead Instructor Robert Hemans along with Instructor Karen Payne who also acts as the Welfare Officer.  Seido Karate can be strenuous, however there is an emphasis on progressing and developing strength, flexibility and a high level of physical skill.  Seido Karate seeks to develop individuals of the highest moral character as this embodies Kaicho's leadership and philosophy of the World Seido Karate Organisation, which makes Seido Karate so applicable in today's life.

As well as weekly training in the dojo, we also have various events during the year such as aqua karate, beach training and hold an annual children's Christmas party and awards ceremony.


  • Balance Point Pilates

    Tuesdays 9:30 till 10:30
    At Balance Point Pilates, we understand that Pilates is an incredibly adaptable movement program that accommodates every body type and fitness level. It enables you to understand your body, gain greater body alignment, improve functional movements, core strength and have a positive impact on your general sense of well-being.
  • Ballroom and Latin American Dancing

    Mondays 6pm till 7pm
    Ballroom and Latin American dance lessons can be a fun and enjoyable way to improve physical fitness, social skills, and confidence. They are popular among people of all ages and backgrounds. Join us on Monday evenings with your professional dance instructor.
  • Pilates, Pure Stretch and Prosecco

    06 Dec 2023 19:15 till 20:45
    BALM body and lifestyle management welcomes you to a lovely festive event at the Dunster Tithe Barn Wednesday December 6th 7:15 - 8:45pm
  • HEMA Historical Longsword

    Thursdays 7:30 pm.
    Classes are on a Thursday evening, we are looking for new members and will be running a 12 week introductory class, If this is something that you feel would interest you please make contact and book into a class for a free taster session.
  • Dunster Short Mat Bowls Club

    Monday Evenings 7:30pm till 9.00pm
    Short mat bowls is an indoor version of lawn bowls played on a mat with a length of around 45-60 feet. The objective of the game is to roll bowls towards a target, called the jack, and score points by getting closer to it than the opponent's bowls. It is played with four bowls per player, and the game can be played individually or in teams. The rules of short mat bowls vary slightly depending on the governing body, but generally follow the same principles as outdoor lawn bowls.
  • Antiques on High at the Dunster Tithe Barn. Antiques Vintage and collectables Fayre

    Sundays 10am till 4pm
    With a wide range of antiques available, including vintage fabric, silverware, jewelry, and glassware, visitors are sure to find something that catches their eye. This event is an excellent opportunity for antique enthusiasts to browse and purchase unique and one-of-a-kind items while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Dunster Tithe Barn.
  • Seido Karate South West

    Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Seido Karate, a traditional Japanese style of karate for ages 6+, Tuesdays term time only, 18:30-19:30 (family class), 19:30-20:00 (kumite class 4th Kyu+). Helps students to focus and increases confidence. Seido Karate also at Bishops Lydeard and Exeter.
  • Tai Chi Qigong by Tricia Darling

    Tai Chi Qigong

    Thursdays - 10.00am to 11.00am
    Tai Chi Qigong (pronounced Chee Gong), is a traditional Chinese practice, involving gentle and flowing movements, controlled breathing, and a peaceful and meditative mindset. Mainly a standing class that is suitable for individuals of all ages and skill levels, and can help improve many aspects of physical and mental health such as balance, sleep quality, blood pressure, and mood.
  • Dunster Village Society Christmas Bazaar

    Dunster Village Society Christmas Bazaar

    09 Dec 2023 10:00 till 16:00
    Coming back to the Duster Tithe Barn - It's the Duster Village Society Christmas Bazaar
  • Tricia H Darling Somatic Movement

    Somatic Movement

    Thursdays - 11.30am to 12.30pm
    Somatics is focused on body awareness to restore functional movement and posture. The term Somatics comes from the Greek word "Soma" meaning living body and is a holistic approach to movement and embodiment focusing on the internal perception of the body, rather than just its external appearance or physical abilities. You may find somatics helpful for musculo-skeletal aches and pains and restoring functional movement and posture.
  • Sound Bath with Gongs

    Sound Bath with Gongs

    3rd Wednesday Every Month 7pm till 9pm
    A gong bath is a form of sound therapy where a person is bathed in the sounds and vibrations of gongs and other instruments, often used for relaxation, meditation, and healing. It is an effortless, immediate and effective way to achieve deep relaxation and release stress. All you have to do is lie or sit back in warmth and comfort to enjoy the healing sounds of these magnificent instruments.
  • Tai Chi QiGong with Age UK Somerset

    Tuesdays 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    Gentle, easy-to-learn exercises to improve balance, flexibility and strength for your mind, body and wellbeing.
  • Dunster by Candlelight - Candlelight Fair

    01 Dec 2023 15:00 - 21:00 till 02 Dec 2023 15:00 - 21:00
    This year Dunster by Candlelight will be presenting a 2 day "Candlelight Fair" in the Tithe Barn over the two evenings of Candlelight. Proceeeds from the fair will be shared between Dunster by Candlelight (as a contribution towards the cost of running Candlelight) and St Margaret's Hospice.
  • Dunster WI

    First Tuesday of the month
    Dunster WI is a friendly group of around 45 members of varying ages, all of whom are ‘young at heart’!