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Thugs & Ambushes, Rory Miller at Kore Krav Maga

  • Kore Krav Maga 21670 Red Rum Drive #169 Ashburn, VA 20147 (map)
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This is a rare training opportunity for all martial/combat artists, professionals who daily manage conflict-based scenarios, & anyone who wants a better understanding of how humans function under the stress of threatening circumstances. (Registration links at the bottom.)

Rory Miller: Short Bio

Rory is the author of a number of books, including “Facing Violence” “ConCom” and “Violence:  A Writer’s Guide.” A seventeen-year veteran of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division he has served as a deputy, sergeant, tactical team member and leader, mental health specialist, trainer and investigator.  In 2008, Rory went to Iraq as an advisor to the Iraqi Corrections Service. Since 2011, he has been a full-time writer and teacher. Want the long bio? You know you do! Scroll down past the registration links.

Two Registration Options

Option One: Conflict Communication Seminar + Thugs & Ambushes

April 10th-April 12th, 2015

Option Two: Conflict Communication Seminar Only (Friday Evening)

April 10th, Friday Evening Only


The Details

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ConCom aka Conflict Communications

A three-hour workshop that gets to the underlying causes of conflict. It puts strife in a context from which you can see, understand and manipulate what is really going on.

The lecture-based seminar is applicable to all training styles and all professions. Particularly valuable for professionals confronting volatile circumstances/people on a regular basis.

Ambushes and Thugs

The essential mental and physical skills for effectively facing violent encounters in 2 days of training following the ConCom Seminar on Friday evening.

Physical training & dialogue addressing:

  • Efficient Movement
  • Fighting to the Goal
  • The Seven Aspects of Self-Defense
  • Force Law
  • Counter Ambush
  • Violence Dynamics
  • Using the Environment
  • "And some other stuff that might be important..."


  • Friday April 10, 2015 ConCom
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday April 11, 2015 Training & Discussion
  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday April 12, 2015 Training and Discussion
  • 10:00 am -6:00 pm


Two ways to register a) right here through paypal b) through Kore Krav Maga's Frondesk (paypal also available).

Front Desk Registration Here

Thugs & Ambushes including Friday Night ConCom

ConCom Only

Long and Interesting Bio on Miller

Rory Miller is a seventeen-year veteran of a metropolitan correctional system.  He spent seventeen years, including ten as a sergeant, with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Portland Oregon.  His assignments included Booking, Maximum Security, Disciplinary and Administrative Segregation, and Mental Health Units.  He was a CERT (Corrections Emergency Response Team) member for over eleven years and Team Leader for six.

His training has included over eight hundred hours of tactical training; witness protection and close-quarters handgun training with the local US Marshals; Incident Command System; Instructor Development Courses; AELE Discipline and Internal Investigations; Hostage Negotiations and Hostage Survival; Integrated Use of Force and Confrontational Simulation Instructor; Mental Health; Defensive Tactics, including the GRAPLE instructors program; Diversity; and Supervision.

Rory has designed and taught courses including Confrontational Simulations; Uncontrolled Environments; Crisis Communications with the Mentally Ill; CERT Operations and Planning; Defensive Tactics; and Use of Force for Multnomah County and other agencies.

In 2008 Rory Miller left his agency to spend over a year in Iraq with the Department of Justice ICITAP program as a civilian advisor to the Iraqi Corrections System.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a blackbelt in jujutsu and college varsities in judo and fencing.  He also likes long walks on the beach.

His writings have been featured in Loren Christensen’s “Fighter’s Fact Book 2: The Street  Kane and Wilder’s “Little Black Book of Violence” and “The Way to Blackbelt.” 

Rory is the author of “Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real World Violence”; “Facing Violence”; “Force Decisions”; “Violence: A Writer’s Guide” published by Smashwords; and “Scaling Force” co-authored with Lawrence Kane.

Currently, Rory teaches seminars on self-defense, violence dynamics and communications and has done so in 14 states and eleven countries. So far.


  • “Meditations on Violence” YMAA 2008
  • “Facing Violence” YMAA 2011
  • “Scaling Force” (With Lawrence Kane) YMAA 2012
  • “Force Decisions: A Citizen’s Guide to Understanding how Police Determine Appropriate Use of Force” YMAA 2012
  • “Violence: A Writer’s Guide” Wyrd Goat Press 2013
  • “Campfire Tales From Hell” (editor) CreateSpace 2012
  • “Horrible Stories I Told my Children” (writing as R. A. Ellis) Wyrd Goat Press 2012
  • “Chiron Training Journal” Wyrd Goat Press 2014


  • “Drills: Training for Sudden Violence”
  • “Talking Them Through: Crisis Communication with the Emotionally Disturbed and Mentally Ill”
  • “ConCom: Conflict Communication-- a New Paradigm in Conscious Communication”

Training Videos

  • “Facing Violence” YMAA 2012
  • “Logic of Violence” YMAA 2013
  • “Joint Locks” YMAA 2013