Jimmy Manfredy began his martial arts training at age 5 in the Bronx, New York, in the styles of Chang Quan (Long Fist), Zui Quan (Drunken Fist), and Qin Na, under the late Wang Zhi Chen. Manfredy has focused on Wing Chun Keun, Jeet Kune Do concepts (Jun Fan Gong Fu), and Qin Na for close quarters combat. He holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do (Han Moo Kwan) and is also a practitioner of Yang Style Tai Chi, Jow Ga, Capoera, No Gi Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai. He is the founder of the Wing Chun Fighting Arts Federation and has been Chief Instructor of the Lakeland Police Athletic League Kung Fu program. He operates the Twisting Tiger Kung Fu school in Lakeland, Florida.