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Augustus John Roe

Quick Facts

  • Instructor of the Bửu Sơn Phật Môn QuyềnLineage of Vietnamese martial arts.
  • Has fought in numerous competitions under K-1, Tae Kwon Do, MMA and Muay Thai rule sets.
  • Holds a Masters Degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Martial Arts Studies.
  • Member of the Institute of Martial Arts and Sciences.
  • Speaks fluent Vietnamese.
“Martial arts have the ability to go beyond the physical, uniting people of all cultures, backgrounds and languages.”
Augustus John Roe

Augustus John Roe is an author, linguist and instructor of traditional Vietnamese martial arts. For more than a decade, 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.

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. 

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 is a firm believer in testing the efficacy of martial arts through competition and regularly takes part in local and national fight events.

Augustus continues to train, teach and write in Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, where he lives with his wife and children.

For more information about any of his work, including upcoming fiction and nonfiction please follow him on social media visit his

Professional Martial Arts Experience

  • Instructor - Bửu Sơn Phật Môn Quyền Lineage Hanoi
  • Instructor - Citadel - Safety, Education, and Defense Training
  • Freelance writing and martial arts consultancy