Noel Plaugher is a coach of Martial Arts. He started studying martial arts after being a victim of violent crime in 1990. Plaugher is a third degree black belt in Kung Fu Shou Shu, and a certified teacher of the internal art Xing Yi Chuan. He has also studied other arts including Aikido, Judo, and a variety of forms of Qigong. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia where he teaches and writes.