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Master Quinones commenced his martial arts training at the tender age of 9. He has studied a variety of different systems throughtout the years and has received honors in each of them. In the 1980's, Master Quinones was introduced to Yi Chuan by Master Yuan Pei Dong. He practiced the art with dedication and sincerity. Shortly after Master Quinones begun his training under Master Dong, he was accepted as an indoor disciple-- a rare occurrence in the traditional, oriental way of teaching.

In 1994, Master Quinones and his teacher, Master Dong, traveled to Shanghai to retrace the steps of the renowned Grandmaster Wang Xiang Zhai. In Beijing, they met with Madam Wang Yu Fan, the daughter of Grandmaster Wang Xiang Zhai and received the blessing to carry on the lineage of Yi Chuan. Master Dong was acknowledged as a son and Master Quinones as a grandson in Yi Chuan.

While in Beijing, Master Quinones competed with various masters of Yi Chuan and was acknowledged of his level of superiority in his training. Master Quinones and Master Dong were both honored by the masters present. Master Quinones is the first foreigner to receive this level of honor in this system.

In 1997, Master Quinones introduced Yi Chuan to Bergen, Norway. He brought Yi Chuan to a corporation in Scandinavia as a stress management program. Currently, workshops are being conducted regularly by his advanced students in the Yi Chuan Institute in Scandinavia

In the spring of 1997, Master Quinones established the New York Mercantile Exchange Martial Arts Center. He offers classes to his corporate clientele with stress management programs and instruction in self-defense as well as personal conditioning and training.

Recently Master Quinones and Master Dong visited Madam Wang Yu Fan for a second time. They were both received with warmth and encouragement (for more info see Lineage > Trail ).