Grand Master Baez began his studies in the martial arts when he was nine years old. His over 50 years of martial arts experience includes a variety of Japanese and Korean disciplines in which he holds several ranks.
A professional martial arts instructor since 1975, Grand Master Baez has participated in many competitions and has served as a referee at national and international championships. In 1985
Grand Master Baez visited South Korea where he participated in the 1st World Taekwondo Seminar and competed in the World Championship of Taekwondo. In 1991 Grand Master Baez established his first Taekwondo Dojang (School) in the United States.
Grand Master Baez has dedicated many years to the teaching of Martial Arts. He has helped many students achieve their black belts and reach advanced levels of competition to become national and international champions.
Grand Master Baez’s Ranks/Accomplishments:
9th Dan Grandmaster Rank of Meijin by the Americas Bushido International (Japanese style)
9th Dan Grandmaster Rank World Taekwon-Do Alliance
9th Dan Master Level in The International Taekwondo Federation HQ (Korea)
9th Dan Master Level in The World Taekwondo Ohdokwan Headquartes (Korea)
8th Dan Grandmaster Rank Moo Doo Kwan Association (Korea)
8th Dan Master Level in The International Taekwondo Union (Vice President USA)
7th Dan Master Level in Taekwondo form The World Taekwondo Federation (Kukkiwon)
7th Dan Master Level in Taekwondo from The Young Brothers Taekwondo Association
7th Dan Master Level in The World Wide Hapkido Federation
Rank of Sifu, Master Level in Kung Fu by the International Federation of Kung-Fu of Puerto Rico (Chinese Style)
1998 Master of the Year, Martial Arts Brotherhood Florida Hall of Fame
Developed system of Kio-Ken-Ryu (The Way of the Power of the Fist) after 20 years in the Japanese System and attaining rank of Meijin. Kio-Ken-Ryu was recognized as a Martial Art by the Americas Bushido International
Recognized in 2017 in the Taekwondo Hall of Fame
Certified by the International Association of Counselors and Therapists as a Master in hypnotherapy
Certified Reiki Master by International Association of Reiki Professionals