Teachers

Founded in 2002, our mission has always been to combine tradition and innovation, emphasizing  self-discovery rather than competition. We train ourselves on inner-development over solely outward display. At Shinjinkai, each vigorous hour spent training is seen as an opportunity to build confidence, discipline, and both mental and physical strength. Read below about the dynamic persons who have been instrumental in developing our dojo and community.

FumioToyoda Sensei (Tenzan Toyoda Rokoji, 1947-2001)

Founder, Shinjinkan

Meido Zentetsu Moore Roshi

Shinjinkai Founder, Abbot, Korinji Rinzai Zen Monastery

John Mazza Sensei

Chairman, Board of Instructors

Keizan Murray Sensei

Dojo-cho, Shinjinkai

Dawn (Seion) Vandever Sensei

Aikido Instructor, Shinjinkai

Brian Pettett Sensei

Chief Instructor, Iaido, Shinjinkai

Laurence (Kogetsu) Smith Sensei

Instructor, Seitei Jodo, Atarashii Naginata/Tendo Ryu Naginatajutsu, Shinjinkai

Gyokudo Toyoaki Niina Soke

Soke of Mugairyu Iaihyodo, Meishi-ha. Head instructor of Suimokai and founder of the Meishi Branch

Lisa Tomoleoni Shihan

Director, Aikido Shimbokukai