Augustus John Roe is an author, linguist and instructor of traditional Vietnamese martial arts of the Bửu Sơn Phật Môn Quyền lineage. Since the mid-2000s, he has lived and trained in Asia. During this time, Augustus has worked on numerous television shows, books, magazines and academic projects documenting local cultures and martial arts practices.
In this conversation, legendary figures and martial artists Bodhidharma, Yim Wing Chun, Miyamoto Musashi, Bruce Lee, Wong Jack Man, Royce Gracie, and others are discussed.
Alongside traditional Vietnamese martial arts, Augustus had trained in numerous styles from a young age. These include Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun, Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Arnis, Muay Thai, Boxing, and White Crane Kung Fu. He personally tests the efficacy of martial arts through competition and regularly takes part in local and national fight events.
Augustus has a passion for language; he writes fiction, non-fiction and works as a freelance editor. His academic achievements include a Masters degree in Martial Arts Studies and a Cambridge Delta postgraduate qualification in language teaching. He continues to train, teach and write in Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, where he lives with his wife and children.