VioDy 2017 Instructors: Kasey Keckeisen

Welcome to our Violence Dynamics Vancouver profile series, where you’ll get to know our instructors and event organizers in the leadup to VioDy Vancouver 2017! This week, we’re introducing VioDy co-founder and Judo Minnesota lead Kasey Keckeisen.

Kasey Keckeisen, VioDy Travelling Circus Member

Kasey Keckeisen is an experienced police officer, SWAT team leader, and SWAT training coordinator. He is the United States Midwest Regional Director for the Edo Machi-Kata Taiho Jutsu organization, and the Minnesota State Director for One-On-One Control Tactics and Taiho Jutsu International. He holds 6th degree black belts in Judo, Jujutsu, and Aikido, and a black belt in Taiho Jutsu, and is recognized as a Shihan by the International Shinbudo Association. His school, Keishoukan Dojo, offers traditional martial arts training in Kyokushin Karate, Yoshinkan Aikido, and Jujutsu alongside practical self-defense and use of force training for civilians and law enforcement officers alike. The dojo is also home to Judo Minnesota, which provides free instruction to members of law enforcement and the military, and gives local youth a chance have positive interactions with law enforcement through martial arts training.

Keckeisen’s dojo hosted the first Violence Dynamics seminar in 2010, and he has been a core member of the teaching team ever since. He combines decades of traditional martial arts training with the practical perspective of a high-level use of force professional, and understands the importance of play and improvisation to any tactical training environment. Keckeisen is bareknuckle boxing and catch wrestling enthusiast, and a huge comic book fan. He writes on training, violence dynamics, and a host of other topics at Budo Blog.

He will be teaching the following courses at VioDy Vancouver:

  • Violence Dynamics (Friday, 2:00-3:30)
  • Logic of Takedowns (Saturday, 9:00-10:30)
  • Ground Control (Saturday, 2:00-3:00)
  • Force Law (Sunday, 10:30-12:00)
  • High End Use of Force (Sunday, 4:30-5:30)

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