Rory Miller pt 2: Adventures in Martial Arts – A Journey of Discovery and Self-Control
February 22, 2024
Adventures in Martial Arts - A Journey of Discovery and Self-Control

Rory Miller is back telling stories about his journey and perspectives in the realm of martial arts. With extensive credentials, Rory shared his evolution from early exposure to mastering disciplines and uncovering the essence of self-control.

Born to a boxer and fencer, Rory found his natural home in judo, honing skills under Olympians and learning the value of discipline. He delved into his fascination with comprehensive classical jiu-jitsu and the importance of seamless offense-defense integration.

“My dad had been a boxer. My mom had been a fencer. We’d been playing with it a little since I was a kid. They were both bar brawlers, and I’d heard stories about that, but that wasn’t something he talked about. But the story is that my mom is the only person that’s ever kicked my dad’s ass in a bar fight.”

Rory offered invaluable lessons on self-mastery, control, and the mental and physical benefits of martial arts. His wisdom provides inspiration for beginners and experienced practitioners alike to progress on their own journeys.

To go deeper, explore Rory’s books and website detailing psychological and practical self-defense insights. His expansive knowledge enriches any listener interested in unlocking the transformative power of martial arts.

“The game is so simple, but if you practice it, it’s ridiculously powerful.”

I’m grateful to Rory for joining me to share his captivating experiences and hard-won mastery. Tune in to this enlightening episode for a glimpse into the mindset it takes to excel along the martial arts path. Rory exemplifies how dedication and wisdom can elevate our lives far beyond the mat.

Thanks again, and I love that you are here to listen to Good Life Stories.

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About Rory Miller

Rory Miller is the author of several books on violence and self-defense, including Meditations on Violence (YMAA, 2008) Facing Violence (YMAA  2011) and Principles-Based Instruction (Wyrd Goat Press, 2017). He has studied martial arts, concentrating in classical jujitsu and police defensive tactics, since 1981. 

A veteran of a metropolitan jail system, Rory has worked as a Corrections Deputy, Sergeant and leader of the Corrections Emergency Response Team, and has designed and taught classes including crisis communications, defensive tactics, and conflict simulation.

Since leaving Iraq in 2009, Rory has taught Conflict Communication and self-defense in over 20 countries.

Rory’s Website: http://chirontraining.com/

About Tracy Crowley

Tracy Crowley has always been an entrepreneur. Whether it was making gowns for fellow Army wives, taking portraits in black and white, or working on her other businesses, she is always learning something new.

That passion for learning something new and giving something back collide nicely in this podcast.

JCheck out Tracy’s new book! https://tracycrowley.life/

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