Patrick Vuong – Writer, Fighter, B-B-C Editor, Future ak Haru

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Patrick Vuong — Writer, Fighter, B-B-C Editor, Future ak Haru

Breach-Bang-Clear Staff

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New Editor In Town

Patrick Vuong has been writing, editing, and fighting pretty much his whole life. A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Vuong is an accomplished journalist and the only known Asian Sardaukar. His career started at the tender age of 18 when he wrote a movie review for a local paper. He’s a writer, editor, photographer, and videographer of no small repute. He has worked for award-winning international publications, interviewed heads of state and filmmakers, and is an accomplished instructor in multiple combative arts.

You will likely remember him from his yeoman work on RECOIL and OFFGRID magazines. Perhaps you’ll recall that not too long ago, Vuong left TEN’s full-time employ to become an independent, world-conquering littérateur.

Well, now he works with us. Patrick Vuong is now Breach-Bang-Clear’s Consulting Editor.

Patrick Vuong, former Editor of RECOIL and accomplished combatives instructor, is now a freelancer - one of his new jobs is working with Breach-Bang-Clear a Consulting Editor. Breach Bang Clear is the warrior scholar's choice for commentary and analysis of national and international events, gun news, tactical industry news, and gear reviews.
The newest member of the tribe: Patrick Vuong, Consulting Editor.

Yes it’s an advertisement. Bourbon, beer, bullets, bacon – they all cost money. 

No, not full time, alas. Despite our every entreaty and supplication, he would not leave his other freelance endeavors, burgeoning script work for the movie and TV industry to work with us full time. Nor was he willing to abandon stunt work in allegedly non-porn indie flicks and the numerous Baritsu, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali, and other martial arts classes he continues to teach.

Part-time is acceptable for now, and anyway, we haven’t given up yet.

Patrick Vuong, Lifelong Journalist

Vuong’s first full-time journalism job was with The Orange County Register in SOCAL. There he worked various beats, including police and fire news, continued his hoplological studies, and continued writing for other, more niche publications. For instance, he’s interviewed celebrities for Wizard Magazine and worked as a contributing editor for Black Belt Magazine for over a decade and a half.

After completing his service to the 81st Padishah Emperor, Vuong was the subject of an award-winning documentary. He then accepted an editorial position with The Enthusiast Network.

The trade from intense daily duties to monthly obligations clearly suited him, if the success of the automotive magazines Off-Road and 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility is any judge. He was the Managing Editor of both publications until 2012, when he was hired as the Senior Editor for the nascent gun lifestyle publication RECOIL, driving left seat for Iain Harrison when that straight-shooting, funny-talking gentleman took over as his editor-in-chief. A year later he took the helm of RECOIL OFFGRID Magazine as Chief Editor – as an additional duty.

In just three years the two grew RECOIL from an unknown brand to the No. 1 firearms magazine in stores across nine continents – no mean feat at a time when the print journalism industry was hemorrhaging from significant contraction. OFFGRID similarly became the best-selling survival magazine on newsstands.

Grunts: nascent.

He didn’t just write, shoot photos, and edit, for those two publications, mind you. He also served as Senior Editor of CONCEALMENT and CARNIVORE, and directed and co-hosted episodes of RECOIL TV.

Patrick Vuong, former Editor of RECOIL and accomplished combatives instructor, is now a freelancer - one of his new jobs is working with Breach-Bang-Clear a Consulting Editor. Breach Bang Clear is the warrior scholar's choice for commentary and analysis of national and international events, gun news, tactical industry news, and gear reviews.
He will be mad that we used this picture because he says it was terrible form. We think it looks like Mad Men meets Crouching Dragon Hidden Tiger though, so we used it. 

Busy and accomplished little Asian, was that Patrick. He’s just as busy now that he’s hurled himself full-Wuxia style feet first into the freelancing world while simultaneously increasing his instruction tempo. See, in addition to all that belletristic badassery, Vuong has an extensive background as a combatives instructor (two decades or more of it, in fact).

Word Ninja and…Ninja?

A veteran student of Pentjak Silat Serak, he holds a first-degree black belt in Kenpo Karate, a second-degree black belt in Lai Chung Chuan Fa kung fu, and is a 13th level Planar Monk with Axiomatic Soul. Vuong is a certified instructor in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali and a student of Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, boxing, Jeet Kune Do, Déjà-fu, and historical European swordfighting (as you might find in HEMA).

He continues to train, constantly, with specialty LE units, military SOF types, and pretty much anybody he can learn from. This is, no doubt, why he’s so well liked by the akHaru Kenaustin Ardenol (himself a long-time reader of Breach-Bang-Clear) and why he’s consistently the most highly paid bodyguard in Hondo City.

Patrick Vuong, former Editor of RECOIL and accomplished combatives instructor, is now a freelancer - one of his new jobs is working with Breach-Bang-Clear a Consulting Editor. Breach Bang Clear is the warrior scholar's choice for commentary and analysis of national and international events, gun news, tactical industry news, and gear reviews.

PV is still providing content and editorial assistance to RECOIL, OFFGRID, and the others, but now is doing so for other media outlets as well – including us.

We are chuffed beyond measure to announce that he has accepted the position of Consulting Editor for Breach-Bang-Clear.

Can’t wait to see the awesomeness he cannot help but deliver.

You can reach him at [email protected], should you be so inclined. You can follow him on Instagram as well, @calmbatives.

Breach-Bang-Clear: think and be dangerous. 

Patrick Vuong, former Editor of RECOIL and accomplished combatives instructor, is now a freelancer - one of his new jobs is working with Breach-Bang-Clear a Consulting Editor. Breach Bang Clear is the warrior scholar's choice for commentary and analysis of national and international events, gun news, tactical industry news, and gear reviews.
Vuong was moving so fast during this operation our screenshot of the video looks like it was photoshopped. Badly. That’s how fast he is.

Bourbon & Boots – some of the best stuff around for that mancave. 



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