Dr. Henderson, Founder

Dr. Jeffrey Henderson, Shihan


Dr. Jeffrey Henderson, holds a 7th Dan Black Belt in Bubishido and is the Chief Technical Director 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 was recognized as 7th Dan, Kyoshi in Koshiki Karatedo in August 2019 and 6th Dan in Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo in July 2017 by Hanshi Masayuki Hisataka, 10th dan, 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 President & Dean of the School at Monarch Business School Switzerland. Before assuming the Presidency at Monarch, Dr. Henderson held the position of Dean of the Faculty and Dean of Studies. Earlier, he 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.

During his professional career, 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

  • Founder-7th Dan, The International Budo Institute, Canada & Switzerland
  • 7th Dan, Koshiki Karatedo, Tokyo, Japan, 2016
  • 6th Dan, Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo, Tokyo, Japan, 2017
  • 6th Dan, The Shorinjiryu Shinzen Kyokai, New York, USA, 2011
  • Renshi, Heiho Niten Ichi Ryu Canada

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

  • President & Dean of the School, Monarch Business School Switzerland
  • Professor of Business Ethics, Monarch Business School, Switzerland

Academic Positions Held In The Past

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

Nanadan Koshiki Diploma | Koshiki Teaching License

Rokudan Koshiki Diploma | Rokudan Kenkokan Diploma | Rokudan Kyokai Diploma

Shodan Kenkokan Diploma

Main Systems (Ryu) that Hanshi Henderson has studied:


KenkokanKoshiki KaratedoKentokukan


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