B.Sc. Oriental Medicine, A.Sc. Social & Behavioral Sciences
Certified Integrative Health Coach
Certified Seifukujitsu Practitioner
Co-Founder of Awaken
Shizumi is co-owner of the Hikari Ryuza Center, where a group of doctors and professionals specialize in health and wellness coaching, nutrition, martial arts and holistic healing with the ancient Japanese healing art Seifukujitsu. She is the head health and wellness coach at the Center, helping clients lose weight, get in better shape and improve their dietary and lifestyle habits. She attended the Health Coaching Program from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, where she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and learned innovative coaching methods with some of the worlds leading health and wellness experts, such as Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University, and many other medical professionals at the top of their field. In addition, she is a certified Seifukujitsu practitioner, and has a Bachelor in Oriental Medicine and an Associate in Social and Behavioral Science.
Shizumi, along with Sempai Aki co-founded Awaken in 2016; a women’s empowerment community that specializes in Life Coaching and Women’s Retreats.
Co-Owner/Teacher, Hikari Ryuza Center®
Hachidan (8th Deg.) Hikari Ryuza Bujutsu®
Lakan-Isa (1st Deg.) Senkotiros Arnis
Sr Professor Shizumi is an accomplished Martial Artist, holding a Hachidan (8th degree Black Belt) in Hikari Ryuza Bujutsu® and a Lakan-Isa (1st degree black belt) in Senkotiros Arnis. She has been training with Senior Grandmaster Crimi for over twenty years, and is co-owner and operator of the Hikari Ryuza Center in Penn Valley, CA. Along with her teacher and Hikari Ryuza Center® co-owner Dr. Crimi, Shizumi volunteers for the community as a DT Instructor (Defensive Tactics) for Sr Grandmaster Crimi’s POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certified defensive tactics courses, teaches classes for Nevada County’s volunteer deputies and retired law enforcement, and teaches the Women’s Self Defense course (Hikari Ryuza Fujin Goshin No Maki®), which has trained over 1,000 women. In 2001, the United World Martial Arts Federation awarded her Outstanding Sensei.