Robert D. Macdougall
Feb 6, 1951- Oct 16, 2018
Robert died on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at the age of 67. He will be remembered by many with a sword in his hand. He was an internationally respected teacher, performing artist, and fight choreographer known for his encyclopedic knowledge of the martial arts in practice and in history. He held black belts in two martial arts and was a senior instructor in three others. He was a master. He was a tireless student of his craft. As a senior teaching member of the Society of Fight Directors Bob travelled the world and became a specialist in asian weapons. He often spoke of retiring to a village in Thailand.
Bob taught close-quarter combat to police officers and taught mime to children at risk. Over the course of his career he choreographed the stage combat for Romeo and Juliet over 30 times. Three generations of fighters and performers have benefitted from his detailed and kind instruction. He was a beloved teacher. Along the way he fought forest fires in Montana and co-founded The Proteus Theater Company with whom he toured nationally. He was a hardworking, humble man, and a dedicated friend.
Bob is survived by his sister Carol and brother Jim. A memorial will be held on Friday November 18th at 6 p.m. at Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Avenue NW, Seattle.
Donations in Bob’s honor may be made to: World Vision Indonesian Earthquake Relief Fund; Wildland Firefighters Foundation
Taoist Studies Institute Seattle; or a charity of your choosing.