Sifu Rikin Patel is a 1st Degree Black Sash; he started his kung-fu journey back in 1988 at the age of seven. He received his Black Sash in Oct 1999 under WFKA founder Sigung Bob Schneider, along with Sigung David Moylan who he has trained with for the last 30 years.

Over the years, he has taught youth, junior, and adult students of all ranks, however he is most known for his “Back to Basics” Sunday lunch class. He was one of the original members of the WFKA’s Competition Team started by Sigung Bob in early 90s and also was fortunate to learn under Grand Master Pan Qing Fu.

He has taken his training from WKFA across the world and trained and taught Kung Fu while living in London, Grenada, New York, Newfoundland and India.

He completed his MD in 2005 and is currently a General Pediatrician in Toronto, however still actively attends class and teaches when needed.

He has recently rounded out his kung-fu training by becoming a yoga instructor in India in 2019 and is currently a student of 34th generation Shaolin monk, Shifu Yuan Jing, where he is learning both traditional Shaolin and Qi Gong.