Robert Mitchell is a writer, martial arts expert, and deacon in the Old Catholic tradition from Richmond, VA. A martial artist for over thirty years, he is the founder and first elder of Cabal Fang, an martial art that marries practical self-defense techniques with the wonders of the Western Mysteries. In 2011 he was awarded the rank of Master by the Combat Martial Arts Practitioners Association, and in 2019 became an authorized instructor of Mark Hatmaker's Frontier Rough & Tumble Martial arts program.
On the subject of martial arts and related topics he has penned "Cabal Fang: Complete Study Course from Querent to Elder" and "The Calisthenics Codex" which has been in Smashword's Top 10 fitness books since its publication in 2015. His fiction works include the novels "Chatters on the Tide," "Ghilan" and "The 14th Mansion," as well as numerous poems, ‘zines, comic books, and short pieces. His work has appeared in the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Hulltown 360 Literary Journal, and more.
He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1983 with a B.A. in English. He and his wife are the proud parents of four children and five grandchildren.