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Meet David Burmeister of Mary Burmeister Jin Shin Jyutsu Institute in Scottsdale

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Burmeister.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
The Mary Burmeister Jin Shin Jyutsu Institute, aka Jin Shin Jyutsu, Inc. became an Arizona corporation in 1973. Our business offers Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions, training and books in the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, physio-philosophy, a form of light touch energy work. My mother, Mary Burmeister, first brought Jin Shin Jyutsu to America from Japan in 1953 following a 6 year apprenticeship with her teacher, Jiro Murai. Upon Mary first meeting with Jiro Murai, he asked her, “Would you bring a gift from Japan back to America?” Not fully understanding what was being asked of her, Mary accepted the offer and began her studies of Jin Shin Jyutsu with Jiro Murai. In the fall of 1985 I began working with my mother as her assistant and personal companion. As the awareness and popularity of Jin Shin Jyutsu grew, I took on the role of director of JSJ Inc. to help this amazing practice find its place in the world of complementary medicine. The Mary Burmeister Jin Shin Jyutsu Institute continues to be recognized as the original source for Jin Shin Jyutsu training and practice throughout the world. Our classes are offered across America and in over 20 countries worldwide.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
For many years the growth of Jin Shin Jyutsu happened naturally, and without advertisement. My mother firmly believed that those who were ready to know Jin Shin Jyutsu would be divinely guided to learn. But a lot has changed and we understand that we have a responsibility to be more visible to the general public. We are learning to engage public awareness through social media and other forms of popular technology. It’s important for the MB JSJ institute to understand how people wish to learn new information in these busy and creative times.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Mary Burmeister Jin Shin Jyutsu Institute – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
The Mary Burmeister Jin Shin Jyutsu Institute is the foremost authority for teaching Jin Shin Jyutsu worldwide. The experience, knowledge and training of our authorized instructors definitely sets us apart. Our instructors are selected from the most qualified and experienced Jin Shin Jyutsu students in our community, many of whom are original students of Mary Burmeister.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Our biggest innovation will be the development of online classes and special topic presentations. We are setting up a portal with the express purpose of streaming live and prerecorded video content.

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