Sheila Haddad has been training and teaching martial arts internationally since 1989 and is a global keynote instructor. She holds a 15th degree black belt in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu/Ninjutsu, and awarded the title of Dai-shihan by Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi. She has a 7th degree black belt in Seibukan Jujutsu with the title of Shihan, and a 2nd degree black belt in Hakko Ryu Jujutsu. She studies traditional Japanese Sword arts with Machida Soke, and has a 5th degree black belt in Enshin Itto Ryu Batto Jutsu and a 6th degree in Mugai Ryu, under the umbrella name of Enbukan. Sheila trains twice yearly with her teachers in Japan.
Sheila also teaches Self Defense workshops of all levels for girls, teenagers and adult women. In addition to the physical, Sheila focuses on the psychological aspects of trauma and abuse, broadening awareness, developing intuition and sensitivities for prevention purposes. Through her affiliations, travels, and studies, she stays current with issues facing women of all ages in our society. Sheila is a past Chair and Executive Board Member of American Women’s Self Defense Association and a member of the National Women’s Martial Art Federation. She is also an active member, teacher and past event organizer for the Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists.
Sheila founded the Seido Institute, an organization devoted to the integration of the warrior and healing arts. The Institute offers international workshops, seminars and certifications in martial arts and Seido Bio-Energy Therapy. She has earned a Masters degree in Psychology, and conducts workshops and seminars in martial arts, women’s self defense and Seido Bio-energy throughout the world.
Her passion for photography has led from a hobby to semi-professional. Sheila has some photos published, placed in contests and recently printed a photo biography book of Hatsumi Soke, which can be found in the Webshop. Her passion is learning.