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Rory Miller

Rory Miller is a writer and teacher living peacefully in the Pacific Northwest.

He has served for seventeen years in corrections as an officer and sergeant working maximum security, booking and mental health; leading a tactical team; and teaching subjects ranging from Defensive Tactics and Use of Force to First Aid and Crisis Communications with the Mentally Ill. For fourteen months he was an advisor to the Iraqi Corrections System working in Baghdad and Kurdish Sulaymaniyah. Somewhere in the midst of that he received a BS degree in Psychology; served in the National Guard as a Combat Medic (91A/B); earned college varsities in judo and fencing and received a mokuroku in jujutsu. He has drunk chichu with reformed cannibals and 18-year-old scotch with generals...and loves long sword fights on the beach.



  1. Meet the Author: Rory Miller author of "Meditations on Violence" chats with Gene Ching (video), September 21, 2023
  2. The Fight, January 18, 2021
  3. The Lowest Level of Force, December 7, 2020
  4. Simple Drills Worth Knowing, January 30, 2017
  5. Evaluating Drills—Part 2, October 31, 2016
  6. Evaluating Drills—Part 1, October 24, 2016
  7. DRILL: The One-Step, September 26, 2016
  8. Not Parlor Tricks, September 12, 2016
  9. DRILL: The One-Step, August 29, 2016
  10. Training for Sudden Violence, August 15, 2016

2020: Safest Family on the Block, Jason Brick Personal Threat Assessment with Rory Miller (Safest Family on the Block S2, E9)

2020: Martial Arts & Life Podcast, Kris Wilder Rory Miller – Clarity