Rory is a Blue Belt in BJJ. Rory holds a 4th Degree black belt in Taekwondo) and delivers private tuition, tactical self defence and conditioning on the south coast of NSW. He is the Founder of Shugyo International, and he is the Roots BJJ Coach Batemans Bay and Moruya, NSW South Coast. Rory began his martial journey in the 1980’s studying Iaido, then joined his first Taekwondo class in 1989. He has served in the Australian Army where he qualified as a sniper, then worked in security and other federal and state government agencies since 1995.
In 2007, he was certified as an OST law enforcement instructor. In 2011, he was inducted into the Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame and World Karate Union Hall of Fame for 2011 (AMAHOF) which he sees as a great honour, but more importantly he sees it as demonstrating his lifetime commitment to helping others achieve their best in Martial Arts. He holds Advanced Diploma level qualifications in Public Safety and is also Diploma level qualified in Sports Coaching.
Shugyo is his life now as he moves around the country and internationally assessing Taekwondo Grading applicants, delivering Seminars, hosting Competitions and organising camps for members.
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