My name is Kevin Inouye. I have been doing fights for both stage and screen for the last fifteen years. My training includes recognition as a Certified Teacher and Theatrical Firearms Safety Instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors, but has also been heavily informed by my studies of both Asian and European martial arts, a psychology and research background, theatrical movement and acting training including an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy, and by additional stage combat and stunt training from the International Order of the Sword & Pen, Hellbenders fire stunts, and elsewhere. I am sole proprietor of Fight Designer, LLC, which has moved with me now from Seattle, WA, to Richmond, VA, and now to Laramie, WY, providing fights, gun wrangling, instruction, and prop weaponry.
Recently hired as Assistant Professor of Acting, Movement, and Stage Combat at the University of Wyoming, my teaching experience also includes the College of William & Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, Christopher Newport University, and many theatres, conferences, and workshops. I have authored multiple journal articles and one full-length book, the Theatrical Firearms Handbook, with Focal Press.
More about my academic career can be found at www.kevininouye.com