Casey Toland was awarded the To-Shi Warrior name of Boutoshi (boh-toh-shee), “Warrior Knight of the Abundant Blade,” by An-Shu Stephen K. Hayes. This name references the abundance of spirit and enthusiasm Casey brings to the dojo, as well as his diverse martial arts background. Prior to his training in To-Shin Do, Boutoshi earned a second-degree black-belt in World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) style Taekwondo, going so far as to compete on the Olympic Qualifier Circuit. He also has a first-degree black belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate and extensive experience in Arnis and Lung-Ying Kung-Fu. Casey serves as Boulder Quest’s Senior instructor under the tutelage of Ian Hyotoshi Pucek and Ian Leitoshi Sanderson.
In his personal time Casey works as an artisan, creating custom made wooden training weapons, and as a professional freelance graphic designer. For fun he enjoys nerd culture, running a regular Dungeons and Dragons session with friends and making an annual trip to Denver Pop Culture Con.