Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Art of Shodo Blog

To learn more about the system of Japanese calligraphy and ink painting taught at the Sennin Foundation Center, vist Art of Shodo, our sister blog , at http://artofshodo.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Kurpinski Sensei Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

This September Kyle Kurpinski Sensei will celebrate five years of studying at the Sennin Foundation Center. Kurpinski Sensei is a native of Huntington Woods, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSE in Chemical Engineering and a MSE in Biomedical Engineering.

He came to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently teaching at this institution, and he's nearing the completion of his PhD in Bioengineering. He's published numerous papers in national scientific journals and presented his research at a number of prestigious scientific meetings. He is presently working on tissue engineering solutions for skin and cardiovascular applications in medicine. He's also worked at the National Human Genome Research Institute in Maryland.

Kurpinski Sensei joined the Sennin Foundation Center in September of 2003, where he has studied the Shin-shin-toitsu-do system of Japanese yoga and meditation, along with the Saigo Ryu system of Japanese martial arts. He has obtained a Shihan-dai Associate Instructor certificate in Shin-shin-toitsu-do and a Menkyo Shodan teaching license in Saigo Ryu.
He currently resides in Berkeley, and he regularly teaches Japanese yoga and martial arts to children and adults at the Sennin Foundation Center. Congratulations to Kurpinski Sensei on his five year anniversary!