Rory Miller


After nearly thirty years in martial arts, 18 working with violent criminals in Corrections and a year as a contractor in Iraq, I now teach and write on the subject of violence. I've been a military medic; a tactical team member and leader; a corrections officer and sergeant.

Basically, I'm a little scarred up, but generally happy.

Where to find Rory Miller online


Living in the Deep Brain: Connecting with your Intuition
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 34,800. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2019 . Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
Rory Miller, author of "Meditations on Violence" tackles the subject of the care and feeding of your intuition.
Principles-Based Instruction for Self-Defense (and Maybe Life)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,910. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Violence & harassment, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
Rory Miller's meditations on effective methods to prepare students for sudden violence. Necessary areas of expertise. Types of teaching methods and their advantages and drawbacks. Trouble-shooting challenging students. Instructor ethics. Working with professionals and elite groups. Deriving your core principles and designing your personal curriculum.
ConCom: Conflict Communication, A New Paradigm in Conscious Communication
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 56,040. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Conflict resolution
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ConCom:Conflict Communication, A New Paradigm in Conscious Communication may be the Rosetta Stone of all conflict. Using simple, intuitive models, ConCom gives a functional taxonomy of real conflict, a language and way of seeing so precise that one can identify, understand and manipulate the underlying causes of most human conflict.
ChironTraining Volume 6: 2010
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,210. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Social Science » Violence in Society
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After seventeen years of dealing with violent criminals and a year as a contractor in Iraq, what's the next step? Time to do something really scary: Start a business. In 2010, Rory goes on the seminar circuit, writes and publishes and, as always, tries to write things out of his head. About teaching, about protection, about the emotional and psychological dimensions of conflict.
Violence: A Writer's Guide Second Edition
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,360. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Social Science » Violence in Society
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The first edition of "Violence: A Writer's Guide" received praise from best-selling authors like Barry Eisler, Brent Weeks and Steve Perry. The second edition includes nearly 50% more information. Things like being injured and the psychology of weapon choice. Important details from a working professional in the world of violence.
ChironTraining Volume 5: 2009
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,950. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
Rory's 2009 blog entries from Baghdad, Northern Iraq, Ireland, Turkey and home. Concentrating, as always on understanding and teaching about crime, violence and self-defense. With extensive added material not available on the Chiron Training blog.
Talking Them Through: Crisis Communications with the Emotionally Disturbed and Mentally Ill
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,880. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Mental health, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Conflict resolution
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Drawing on extensive experience with unstable, violent, intoxicated and mentally ill people, former Corrections Sergeant Rory Miller delivers a street-level guide to building rapport, taking command and avoiding force.
ChironTraining Volume 4: 2008
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,880. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The fourth volume of the ChironTraining blog follows Rory as he leaves his desk job as an investigator to return to working the jail; becomes a real, live, published author; and then bags everything to go to Baghdad. Yep. He went and volunteered for the ICITAP (International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program) mission in Iraq.
ChironTraining Volume 3: 2007
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,160. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
In the third year of the popular Chiron Training blog, Rory leaves the jail for a temporary stint as an Internal Affairs investigator, works to take his team to an entirely new level, and thinks and writes about life, love and hand-to-hand combat.
ChironTraining Volume 2: 2006
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,720. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The second year of the Chiron Training blog, with a few additional notes. A corrections sergeant, tactical team leader, martial artist and father, Rory Miller has been doing his 'thinking out loud' at since 2005. It's reputed to be worth a read...
ChironTraining Volume 1: 2005
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,070. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
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The first year of the popular ChironTraining blog in order, cleaned up and with some added content. Jail guard, trainer, martial artist husband and father, Sgt. Rory Miller writes about it all.