Rory Miller is a writer and teacher living peacefully in the Pacific Northwest. Rory Miller is the author of a number of books, including Meditations on Violence, Facing Violence, Conflict Communication, and Violence: A Writer’s Guide. He will be visiting the Portland Shaolin Center to give a two day seminar on April 13th and 14th.
He 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 adviser 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.