Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wesley Keppel-Henry Receives Menkyo Shodan

Wesley Keppel-Henry and Troy Swenson
practicing Japanese yoga at the Sennin Foundation Center

Wesley Keppel-Henry Sensei was promoted to the rank of Menkyo Shodan in Saigo Ryu martial arts on June 23, 2011. This is the first of a series of teaching certificates issued in Saigo Ryu aiki-jujutsu and related weapon based martial arts.

Keppel-Henry Sensei previously earned Shihan-dai teaching certification in the Shin-shin-toitsu-do system of Japanese yoga and meditation, which she teaches to children and adults at the Sennin Foundation Center. She is also studying in the Sennin Foundation healing arts program that stems from the principles of mind and body unification found in Shin-shin-toitsu-do.

Keppel-Henry Sensei is originally from Oregon, and she received a B.A. degree in biology from the University of California--Berkeley. She is presently employed as a teacher at a private school in the Bay Area.