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Professor Ricardo Fernandez
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Professor Ricardo Fernandez
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Professor Ricardo Fernandez Wun Hop Kuen Do 8th. Degree Black Belt Instructor Grand Master Eric Lee I was born in Ecuador in Latin America; to a family of athletes (boxers) and doctors so it is no surprise that my life journey would follow a mixture of the two. I have been involved in the study and practice of Martial Arts and Natural Healing disciplines since childhood. Both as a result of my culture and inspired purpose; I am fortunate to have been sustained spiritually and materially by immersing myself in these ancient traditions. I recognize the deep and profound role both healing traditions and martial training can offer those who seek a natural way of living. I thank all of my teachers and mentors who encouraged me to follow my own inner calling to go beyond a superficial understanding of the arts. In essence I have followed the footsteps of my teachers who taught to me to be eclectic and create my own expression. In an effort to recapture the missing pieces “healing arts” which where once part of the martial arts I decided to seek higher learning. After graduating from the University of Washington I continued my studies into the field of Integrative Medicine; this led me to gain a greater appreciation for the martial arts as a viable system which could accommodate healing arts. In 1993 I began to synthesize this knowledge both as a clinician and a martial arts teacher and developed a unique method an expression which honors my teachers and mentors in both fields. Today I work earnestly as a teacher, healer, and researcher to deepen my knowledge and share it with the world. Martial Arts studies: 4th Degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo from Sifu Joseph Clarke 7th Degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo Fi Kuen from Grand Master Ted Sotello 7th Degree Black Belt in Wun Hop Kuen Do from Grand Master Eric Lee Trained with Malia Bernal while she was developing Xian Dai Kung Fu Professional teaching credentials in contemporary Wushu and Tai Ji under Sifu Yijiao Hong; Seattle Chinese Wushu Tai Ji Academy Teaching certification in Internal Daoist Arts and Alchemy under Daoist Grand Master Tien Qi, Tien Tao Sect Integrative Medicine studies: Traditional Chinese Medicine Ayurveda Naturopathy Clinical Hypnotherapy Massage Therapy