SIFU PAUL FERNANDEZ BEGAN TRAINING WING CHUN IN 1972 UNDER THE DIRECT IP MAN LINEAGE OF GRANDMASTER CHU SHONG TIN IN AUSTRALIA, WHERE HE TRAINED WITH GREAT PASSION AND DEDICATION UNDER THE LATE SIFU JIM FUNG FROM 1972 UNTIL THE EARLY 1990s.
In 1992, Sifu Fernandez started practising the Leung Ting lineage of Wing Tsun under Sifu Stefan Fischer in Australia and remained his personal student for seven years. He later moved to Europe and became a personal student of Sifu Filippo Cuciuffo and Grandmaster Keith R. Kernspecht, and also became Grandmaster Leung Ting’s private student for about three years. During that period, Sifu Fernandez also had the opportunity to learn directly under the second highest ranked Wing Tsun master in the world, namely Sifu Cheng Chuen Fun.
In 2005, Sifu Fernandez officially founded his own system called Wing Tchun Do.