Robert D. Macdougall

Feb 6, 1951- Oct 16, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday) - - LIFE TRIBUTES -

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.

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