Kevin Keitoshi Casey became a student of martial arts,
Japanese Shugendo shamanism, and esoteric Vajrayana Buddhism under
Stephen K. Hayes in 1998, receiving the lineage name Jikei as a
Deshi disciple in the Blue Lotus Assembly and receiving his To-Shin
Do warrior name Keitoshi and a san-dan third degree black belt in
To-Shin Do in 2007. Researching new ways of thinking, he has
studied six languages and visited 20 countries on four continents.
Casey co-founded his own dojo, the Boulder Quest Center in Boulder,
CO. He continues to study with his personal teacher, friend and
mentor Stephen K. Hayes.
Stephen K. Hayes served as the Dalai Lama's personal protection escort and security advisor for many years. He was also the first American to be accepted as a personal student by Masaaki Hatsumi, the thirty-fourth master of the Togakure-ryu ninjutsu tradition. He is the author of 20 books which convey the timeless knowledge of the East in pragmatic lessons for contemporary Westerners including The Ninja Defense and The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art. He is a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA) Lifetime Achievement Award.
"The journey towards grasping the needed lessons will not be easy;
it will not be comfortable or quick...but it is worth it. We'd like
to show you how." - From the foreword by Stephen K.
"The subtitle of this new book...lets you know what Kevin Keitoshi Casey set out to do when he wrote it. The author focuses on less-obvious facets of the art such as physical strength, mental strength, spirit strength and negative emotions." - Black Belt Magazine
"...Casey manages to combine both [the spiritual and physical] sides in The Ninja Mind, along with a generous throughline of personal narrative." - Jenn Zuko Boughn, author of Stage Combat; blogger at Bonzuko (Daily-Cross Swords)