Crew biography for Sifu Manuel Rodriguez

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Sifu Manuel Rodriguez

Birthday: sometime ago
Birthplace: somewhere
Website: none

Biography: Sifu Rodriguez has dedicated his life to learning, perfecting and
teaching an expansive range of martial arts. Best known for his mastery of
Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan and Southern Praying Mantis, Sifu Rodriguez has
also earned a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do; 2nd degree black
belt in Judo; 2nd degree black belt in Shito Ryu Karate; 1st degree black
belt in Hakuryo Ju Jitsu; 3rd degree black belt in Shuai Chiao as well
as mastering White Eye Brow and Butterfly Hand.

Sifu Rodriguez also coaches acclaimed world champions for
international, national, and regional martial arts tournaments. A few of his better
known champions include Goodwill game Tae Kwon Do Silver and Bronze
medallists, Robert Ross and "Sly" Lawson, as well as Judo
champion Tara Peacock for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Of course, Sifu Rodriguez also has a long and impressive list of medals
and awards won prior to his teaching career. The United States National
Chinese Martial Arts Competition, with participants from over 40
countries, provides competitors with their world ranking in every style of
Chinese martial arts. In 1991 and 1992, Sifu Rodriguez was ranked #1 in
Southern Short Hand; #1 in Stationary Push Hands; #2 in Moving Push
Hands; #2 in Sparring; #2 in Sticky Hands (Chi Sao); #3 in paired forms;
and, #3 in Open Weapons.

Sifu Rodriguez did Chuka (Chu Gar, Southern Praying Mantis) martial
arts work for the Toph character in the second season of Avatar.

Episode Credits

206 - The Blind Bandit:
» Martial Arts Consultant

208 - The Chase:
» Martial Arts Consultant

209 - Bitter Work:
» Martial Arts Consultant

210 - The Library:
» Martial Arts Consultant

211 - The Desert:
» Martial Arts Consultant

212 - The Serpent's Pass:
» Martial Arts Consultant

213 - The Drill:
» Martial Arts Consultant

214 - City of Walls and Secrets:
» Martial Arts Consultant

215 - The Tales of Ba Sing Se:
» Martial Arts Consultant

216 - Appa's Lost Days:
» Martial Arts Consultant

217 - Lake Laogai:
» Martial Arts Consultant

218 - The Earth King:
» Martial Arts Consultant

219 - The Guru:
» Martial Arts Consultant

220 - The Crossroads of Destiny:
» Martial Arts Consultant

301 - The Awakening:
» Martial Arts Consultant

302 - The Headband:
» Martial Arts Consultant

303 - The Painted Lady:
» Martial Arts Consultant

304 - Sokka's Master:
» Martial Arts Consultant

305 - The Beach:
» Martial Arts Consultant

306 - The Avatar and The Firelord:
» Martial Arts Consultant

307 - The Runaway:
» Martial Arts Consultant

308 - The Puppetmaster:
» Martial Arts Consultant

309 - Nightmares and Daydreams:
» Martial Arts Consultant

310 - The Day of Black Sun, Part 1: The Invasion:
» Martial Arts Consultant

311 - The Day of Black Sun, Part 2: The Eclipse:
» Martial Arts Consultant

312 - The Western Air Temple:
» Martial Arts Consultant

313 - The Firebending Masters:
» Martial Arts Consultant

314 - The Boiling Rock, Part 1:
» Martial Arts Consultant

315 - The Boiling Rock, Part 2:
» Martial Arts Consultant

316 - The Southern Raiders:
» Martial Arts Consultant

317 - The Ember Island Players:
» Martial Arts Consultant

318 - Sozin's Comet, Part 1: The Phoenix King:
» Martial Arts Consultant

319 - Sozin's Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters:
» Martial Arts Consultant

320 - Sozin's Comet, Part 3: Into the Inferno:
» Martial Arts Consultant

321 - Sozin's Comet, Part 4: Avatar Aang:
» Martial Arts Consultant

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