Shihan, Sean Kennedy aka “Sensei Sean” is a fluid and gracious mentor who teaches from the heart. He has followed martial arts as a lifelong path for over 40 years and has been training Budo Taijutsu since 1995.
As head instructor of Budo Mountain Family Martial Arts, he shares his understanding of the authentic arts of Japan’s ancient warrior lineage combined with his lessons from a life lived fully and closely with the earth. He holds a Master Instructor level 10th Degree Black Belt in Budo Taijutsu and also holds black belt ranking in Tae Kwon Do and Chinese Kenpo Karate.
Because of his extensive experience, he also offers private instruction for head instructors of several other martial arts schools in our area. See some of their testimonials here!
Sensei Sean loves to teach and has dedicated his life to sharing with his students. He teaches many of the classes at Budo Mountain Family Martial Arts. His specialty is tailoring the training to fit individual students’ needs, while helping to make connections and build community.
Yondan, Nesta Kennedy aka “Sensei Nesta” is a fourth degree black belt in Budo Taijutsu and a certified personal trainer. She is a lifelong student of yoga and fitness and has been training in the Bujinkan since 2008. Her greatest feat is mothering her three outstanding girls. She is an avid cheerleader for martial arts education and healthy living for kids and parents.
In addition to her background in body movement, she has extensively studied children’s education and women’s sociology. She co-developed the Women’s Empowerment and Ninja Kids Club programs with Shihan Kennedy. She currently helps run the Black Belt Track, Women’s Classes and Instructor Training Program.
Nidan, Parker Goldsborough, aka “Sensei Parker”
Sensei Parker holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Budo Taijutsu and has been training with us for over three years. He is also an EMT and volunteer emergency first responder, a zipline adventure guide and a dog trainer! He brings his fun spirit and love of nature into the classroom as the lead instructor directly under Sensei Sean.
Meet Mr. Brent! An office coordinator with a heart of gold, Mr. Brent’s kind nature, attention to detail and total go-getter attitude make him an exceptional part of our team. While Mr. Brent has a history in administration, he also can take the heat – literally! In a past life, he was a kitchen manager at Carrabba’s for a whopping 15 years. Mr. Brent enjoys hiking, fishing, video games, and playing with his niece and nephew!