Augustus John Roe
- 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.
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.
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
- Why your teacher is not God - The infallibility illusion in traditional martial arts, December 18, 2023
- Meet the Author: Augustus John Roe chats with Gene Ching (YMAA) about mythical martial artists (video), November 18, 2023
- Myths, Legends, Archetypes and Stereotypes in Martial Arts , November 13, 2023
- Masters Make the Legends or is it Legends that Make the Masters? Unraveling fact from Fiction, September 4, 2023
- Know the Land, Know the Martial Arts History of Vietnam, September 28, 2020
- Vietnamese Martial Arts and Their Role in the Modern World, July 24, 2020
2021: Black Belt, Noel Plaugher, The Martial Arts of Vietnam
2020: Martial Arts Studies Podcast, Paul Bowman, On Vietnamese Martial Arts with author Augustus Roe
2020: KungFuMagazine.com, Gene Ching, Augustus John Roe on THE MARTIAL ARTS OF VIETNAM
2020: Martial Arts & Life Podcast, Kris Wilder, Gus Roe & Vietnam Martial Arts