Masters in the Japanese arts of Ninjitsu are legendary for their ability to access seemingly endless amounts of pure strength and mental endurance. The Ninja Mind documents Ninjutsu black belt Kevin Casey's journey toward mastery under the tutelage of Stephen K. Hayes, the Black Belt Hall of Fame member and the "Father of American Ninjutsu." Casey vividly describes his successes and setbacks studying with his famous teacher—as well as his growing interest in the Ninja art of Kuji-no-Ho, the most esoteric of traditional Ninja practices.
Combined with determination and discipline, Casey's techniques and exercises will guide you to cultivate and acquire a true ninja's power. Exercises such as 'The Unbendable Arm' and 'Manifesting Power' will develop your physical strength, while 'Walking as the Hero' will hone the mindset necessary to overcome any challenge, no matter how suddenly it arises. Chapters include:
The Nine Powers
The Secrets Told
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. He continues to study with his personal teacher, friend and mentor Stephen K. Hayes and lives in Boulder, Colorado
Stephen K. Hayes was the first American to be accepted as a student by Masaaki Hatsumi, the 34th master of the Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu tradition. He is a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame and the founder of To-Shin Do, a mind and body self-protection system. He is the author of The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art and Ninja Defense. Hayes currently lives in Dayton, Ohio.