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, Korie Kennedy aka “Sensei Korie” 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.
Hi, I’m Hannah Hunt and I am the lead SuperQuest teacher in the Cloud Dojo! I have an MA in Education and over ten years of professional experience working with children K-12 through schools, camps, and after school programs. I believe in holistic education, and incorporating leadership and artistic principles in all facets of learning. At Budo Mountain and the Cloud Dojo, I have the opportunity to provide extracurriculars, nature camps, and educational support to each child, while teaching them innovative and creative methods to navigate everyday life and to grow into their best selves.
Nidan, Parker Goldsborough, aka “Sensei Parker”
Sensei Parker holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Budo Taijutsu and has been training with us for several years. He is an experienced summer camp counselor as well as an unrelenting science geek. 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 and out into summer camp 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 (anybody up for a company cook-off?!). Mr. Brent enjoys hiking, fishing, video games, and playing with his niece and nephew!
My name is Brit and I am the Assistant Teacher in our after school programing and martial arts classes here at Budo. Over the last 15 years, I have found myself working with children of all ages – as a summer camp director, family photographer, dance instructor, nanny, preschool t.a., substitute teacher, resident advisor and after school clubs facilitator. Additionally, as a certified yoga instructor I enjoy sharing my love of yoga and mindfulness with the children, along with my love of the arts, nature and reading. I absolutely love working with kids. They always keep me present and teach me lessons everyday. I strongly believe in keeping a positive and compassionate environment in which the students can thrive! 🙂