Monday, September 26, 2016

Violence Dynamics Prime 2016

Hey everybody!  It is that time of year again.  Pumpkin spice everything is back in stores.  Kids are picking out their Halloween costumes.  And....It is time to congregate in the greater Minnesota metropolitan area for arguably the best personal protection training seminar available.

OK I might be a little biased on that last part, but give me a break I am excited for Viody Prime!
I'm excited that we call it prime to differentiate between the different Violence Dynamics Seminars we held this year.

I am confident this will be the best Violence Dynamics yet.

I read an online forum last year.  Someone was considering coming to the seminar and posted a question asking if  anyone on the forum was familiar with the instructors, and if it was worth it.  One of the responses was something like -  their bios seem like they are trying too hard to be cool.

What?  Like Babe Ruth said it's not bragging if you back it up.

So this year Rory Miller wrote the bios..

VIODY PRIME, the first and original.

What happens? A bunch of pretty good instructors get together and give you a crash course on the violent world.

Rory Miller:
Former jail guard. Wrote some books.

Kasey Keckeisen:
Your host and MC.: Kasey is a multi-belted martial artist, SWAT member, sniper and training coordinator and a nerd.

Randy King:
Randy runs KPC Self-Defense in Edmonton, Alberta (that's in Canada).
Smart, personable, skilled and experienced.

Dillon Beyer:
Dillon's the kind of martial arts junkie who will eventually grow a beard and living on a mountain. Now he's just playing wandering monk. But for real. Because he's that kind of martial arts geek.

Myron Cossitt
Myron's my poster-boy for the transformative power of training. He'll help you be better, and without all the injuries the rest of us have.


"Nuff said

The Violence Dynamics seminar takes principles and concepts that usually take professional users of force years to comprehend and provides a common language for dealing with violence.
More than any other skills understanding how violence happens, how your body deals with violence, and how to articulate the force you used to others is of paramount importance.
Real violence happens faster and harder than most people's training takes into account.
If you want realistic training that answers the problems of today, then this is the seminar for you!

Here is the line up:

Day 0: Wednesday, 19OCT2016
Not open to the general public. Sorry. This is the day we play with Kaey's "special friends" aka SWAT.
OGs and ODIN members, contact Kasey directly and see if you can play...

* If you have successfully completed a Violence Dynamics Seminar you are welcome to attend training with the Ramsey County SWAT team.

Day 1: Thursday, 20OCT2016
0900-1000 Introduction, Safety Briefing, Admin Stuff
1015-1145 Context of Violence Lecture
1145-1245 Lunch
1245-1345 Introduction to the Drills
1400-1530 Violence Dynamics Lecture
1545-1645 Basic Power Generation
1700-1800 Leverage and leverage Points

Day 2: Friday, 21OCT2016
0900-0930 Daily Briefing
0930-1250 ConCom
1250-1400 Lunch
1400-1500 Targeting
1515-1615 Preservation and Restoration
1630-1800 Takedowns
1800-2000 Optional working dinner: Martial Arts Marketing

Day 3: Saturday, 22OCT2016
0900-0930 Daily Briefing
0930-1030 Logic of Violence
1035-1135 Counter Assault
1140-1320 Force Law
1320-1420 Lunch
1420-1550 High-end Use of Force
1555-1655 Ground Movement
1700-1800 Environmental Fighting

Day 4: Sunday, 23OCT2016
0900-0930 Daily Briefing
0930-1030 High Speed Decision Making
1040-1140 Plastic Mind
1140-1300 Drive and Lunch
1300-1400 Advanced People Watching 1
1400-1500 Advanced People Watching 2
1500-1600 Advanced People Watching 3
1600-1700 Advanced People Watching 4

Day one and all morning sessions:
The Mermaid Entertainment and Event Center
2200 County Highway 10,
Mounds View, MN 55112

Afternoon sessions of days two and three:
Mounds View Community Center
5394 Edgewood Drive
Mounds View MN 55112

Location of the APW on day four will be announced in class.

Spaces are limited and filling up fast.  SIGN UP today!!!

But wait there is more.  Special offer - bring 3 you train for free.  If you run a school and bring three of your students you train for free.  If you are a police department and send 3 officers, the fourth one trains for free.  If you just happen to have a lot of friends interested in personal protection and you talk them into coming to the seminar with you, you train for free.

Train hard, Train smart, Be safe

I hope to see you in October!


  1. Hi Kasey,

    Is there an approximation of when this will run next please? I'll need to get money aside and a passport.

    Thank you.

  2. Usually the 3rd week in October every year