Dr. Henderson, Founder – Kyoshi

Dr. Jeffrey Henderson, Shihan


Dr. Jeffrey Henderson, holds a 7th Dan Black Belt and is the Chief Technical Director “Kyoshi” and Founder of The International Budo Institute. He has studied Karatedo, Aikido, Aiki-jujutsu, Kendo, Ken-jutsu, Bo-jutsu and Sai-jutsu. Dr. Henderson presently moves between Montreal, Canada; Malaga, Spain and  Zurich, Switzerland.

Dr. Henderson has taught hundreds of students since becoming a Sensei. He began his martial arts career in 1982 and was awarded his Sho-Dan, 1st degree black belt from So Shihan Masayuki Hisataka, 9th Dan, of the world combined headquarters of Shorinjiryu in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Henderson studied Shorinjiryu and Koshiki Karatedo for 23 years under Shinan Wayne Donivan, 9th Dan, of Kentokukan and was awarded Go-dan level, 5th dan. In April 2011, Dr. Henderson was recognized by the Shorinjiryu Shinzen Kyokai of New York, USA as 6th Dan, Rokudan under Hanshi Myron Lubitsch, 9th Dan. In July 2016, Dr. Henderson was recognized as 6th Dan, Renshi in Koshiki Karatedo by Hanshi Masayuki Hisataka at the Kenkokan Hombu dojo in Japan. Dr. Henderson also holds the title of “Renshi” in Heiho Niten Ichi Ryu school of sword. Dr. Henderson was also assistant coach to the Canadian Koshiki Karate Team for the World Koshiki Championships in Lisbon in 2003. Dr. Henderson is also a member of the Shorinjiryu Shinzen Kyokai Organization and is also a member of the Kokusai Budoin in Tokyo, Japan.

Shihan Henderson-formal-300Academically, Dr. Henderson holds an undergraduate degree with distinction in Commerce (B.Comm.) from McGill University and also holds an International Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Doctorandus Degree (Drs.) from Nyenrode Universiteit in The Netherlands. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Research from Monarch Business School Switzerland. You may view his academic biography by clicking here.

Dr. Henderson holds the position of Dean of the Faculty at Monarch Business School Switzerland. Before assuming the Deanship at Monarch, Dr. Henderson held the position of Adjunct Professor at the GGSB-Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France. Dr. Henderson is a chartered member of the Canadian Institute of Management where he holds the title of P.Mgr., professional manager, and he is also a chartered member of The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in the United Kingdom.

Over the last 20 years, Dr. Henderson has held senior management and Vice President positions within the commercial real estate industry for such notable internationally operating companies as: Marathon Realty Co. Ltd., Reichmann International, Brookfield Properties Ltd., Kolter Properties and KPMG Canada LLP. His latest position held was that of Vice President of Portfolio Management at Bentall Capital, a commercial real estate asset management company with over $20 billion under management throughout North America and China.

Budo Qualifications

  • Kyoshi, 7th Dan, The International Budo Institute, Switzerland
  • 6th Dan, The Shorinjiryu Shinzen Kyokai, New York, USA, 2011
  • 6th Dan, Koshiki Karatedo, Tokyo, Japan, 2016

Academic Qualifications

  • D.Phil. Business Research-Distinction, Monarch Business School Switzerland
  • Doctorandus, Nyenrode Universiteit, The Netherlands
  • MBA, Nyenrode Universiteit, The Netherlands
  • B.Comm. Distinction, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Academic Positions Held

  • Dean of the Faculty, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
  • Member of the Academic Board, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
  • Professor of Business Ethics, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
  • Professor, SMC University, Switzerland & Austria

Academic Positions Held In The Past

  • Dean of Studies, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
  • Visiting Professor, London School of Business & Finance, UK
  • Affiliate Professor, Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Professional Qualifications

  • Vice President, Asset Management, Bentall Capital, Vancouver, Canada
  • Vice President Real Estate, KPMG Canada LLP, Toronto, Canada
  • Vice President Acquisitions, Kolter Properties, Toronto, Canada
  • Director, Brookfield Properties, Toronto, Canada

Shodan Black Belt Diploma | Rokudan Black Belt Diploma | Rokudan Koshiki Diploma

Main Systems (Ryu) that Hanshi Henderson has studied:


KenkokanKoshiki KaratedoKentokukan