Biography

Born in Canton, China, Grand Master Lee was inspired at the early age of three by watching his father. He later began his formal martial arts training under Chung Ball and ultimately with Grandmaster Al Dacascos. Included among his teachers are:

  • Grandmaster Al Dacascos – Founder/Grandmaster of Wun Hop Kuen Do
  • Grandmaster Share K. Lew – Chi Gung
  • Master Wen Mei Yu – Tai Chi & Chi Gung
  • Successor of Dr. Hua Huang – Medical Chi Gung
  • James Lee – Oakland, California

Master Lee also trained in Northern and Southern Shaolin Kungfu. He went on to excel in the field of martial arts and is credited with winning more national and international awards than any other martial artist in the United States. He has been featured in a multitude of martial arts magazines throughout the world.

Since retiring from competition, Grand Master Lee continues to distinguish himself in the field of martial arts instruction and the entertainment industry. In what is in the family tradition of Master Lee’s 91-year-old father, Master Lee still currently teaches Chinese Health exercises.

Grand Master Lee continuously distinguishes himself in the world of martial arts in both his experience and accomplishments. Among his many accomplishments are:

  • Co-Promoter – Coliseum Martial Arts EXPO and World Tournament
  • 25 time Black Belt & Martial Arts Hall of Fame Honoree
  • 2-time recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2 Golden Fist Awards – (Best Weapons Champion, Best Forms Champion)
  • Undisputed “King of Kata”
  • Founding co-member of World Blackbelt, along with notable martial artists such as Chuck Norris and Bob Wall
  • Winner of over 100 world titles
  • Undefeated forms and weapons champion from 1970 to 1974
  • Recipient of the Armed Forces Appreciation Award
  • Innovator and Certified Trainer of the flight attendant anti-terrorist training school (America in Defense)
  • Actor and fight choreographer in over 80 movies and TV productions
  • Las Vegas Legacy Award Winner
  • Produced a feature motion picture
  • Taught Movie Action at UCLA
  • Southern California Motion Picture Council Golden Halo Award Winner
  • Over 45 years of martial arts experience
  • Author of many martial arts instructional books and over 40 training videos

Grandmaster Lee has a wide range of experience, technical expertise, and profound understanding in various martial arts disciplines. Included among those are:

  • Wun Hop Kuen Do – 7th Degree
  • Kajukenbo – 9th Degree
  • Jun Fan Gung Fu – Jeet Kune Do
  • A.G. Matrix System
  • Northern Shaolin System
  • Chi Kung Meditation
  • Tai Chi
  • Proficient in over 40 Martial Arts Weapons
  • Expert in Multiple Martial Arts weapons training
  • Dao-In
  • Chin-Na, Grappling, and Judo
  • Masters Degree in Reiki
  • Youth and Vitality and other healing arts

Entertainment Industry Background:

  • Studied with notable acting coaches.
  • Produced full length feature film Taught Seminars: How to Break into Movies Movie Stunt Fighting w/Cynthia Rothrock & Art Camacho
  • Studied Film Making and Film
  • Directing Produced 40 videotapes

Writer and Author of 3 books:

  • 3 Sectional Staff
  • The Broadsword
  • Fight Back – Your Guide to Self-Defense

Travel Host:

Host of the annual Eric Lee China & Hawaii Tour – since 2005

Favorite Training/Hobbies/Interests:

  • Acrobatics
  • Swimming
  • Horseback Riding
  • Dancing
  • Movies
  • Comedy
  • Hosting Dim Sum lunch parties for friends
  • Music of all kinds from rock & roll to country to flamenco
  • 1960’s – involved in hot rods, attained degree in Automotive Mechanics

Grandmaster Lee is very passionate about life and the martial arts. Always adding to his numerous achievements, he continues to acquire and increase both his knowledge and skills. In doing so, he continues to grow as a person while maintaining a life in balance.