Sensei Nerissa Freeman, Kyoshi

Sensei Nerissa Freeman, Kyoshi is a Yodan (4th degree black belt) and the founder and school head of Wasenshi Kan Martial & Healing Arts.

 In 1990, she began studying Danzan Ryu Jujitsu at Makoto Kai in Woodland, California under Sensei Cynthia Frueh. She received her Shodan (1st degree black belt) in 1995 and then began expanding her studies of the martial arts. Sensei received a Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Kodokan Judo under Coach Willy Cahill and also received authorization to teach Pentjak Silat Ratu Adil by Gabriel Torres, Sr., a direct student of Rudy Ter Linden.  She is currently studying Muay Thai under Ajarn Andy Khensamphaph. She continued her training at Makoto Kai Dojo until becoming co-school head in 2005, serving as co-school head until starting classes at Wasenshi Kan in October, 2012.  

 Her studies have also included the healing arts, with the title of Massage Therapist in Danzan Ryu Restorative Therapy, as well as recognition as a Certified Massage Practitioner by the State of California. She is also a graduate of the Basic Level of the Original Okazaki Restoration Massage under Sensei Keith Okazaki, grandson of Master Henry S. Okazaki.

 She is always looking to further her training, and most recently graduated from the Kodenkan Jujitsu Okugi® 2013 with her Kaidensho (complete transmission certificate) and instructor title of Kyoshi under Professor Tony Janovich. The emphasis on personal growth, service to others and the community, as well as the many lifelong friendships she has made are what have kept Sensei Freeman with the AJJF, Danzan Ryu, and the martial and healing arts. Sensei Freeman is guided by her current Sensei, Professor Sheryl Hager, school head of Redding Jujitsu Academy.


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