Instructor Shannon Johnson


Shannon Johnson

Shannon has a bachelor’s degree in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University, where she was also actively involved in the Cornell Japanese Animation Society. She has attended many anime conventions across the country from 1994 to the present, studied conversational Japanese, and hosted exchange students from Japan. Shannon studied Latin for five years, and has experience teaching Latin I to III to her older children and other homeschoolers.

“Sensei” (teacher) Shannon is a Second Degree Black Belt in Chutoku Ryu Karate, and a First Degree Black Belt in Goshin Jutsu Karate. She also holds the rank of Okuden (“Entrance to Secrets,” equivalent to Black Belt) in Kobudo (traditional Japanese weapons). The Johnsons have been members of RSA since 2010.