J Kaikan Boyd is a Certified Counsellor, Self Defence Instructor, Kenpo black belt and senior student under Jason Kanzan Boyd. She is also a retired Muay Thai practitioner, and passionate student of martial arts. Mental and physical health are her primary focuses in her approach to education. For the last few years, in order to get a better sense of reality based self defence, J has been working as a security professional and supervisor. She is also the mother of a son and unschooler, and a writer.
J and her husband run State of Mind dojo in Victoria British Columbia, a Self Defence school providing specialized services and individualized programs. State of Mind was created after identifying the need for relevant reality based self defence services for people in the community at large, and better service for women.