Leonardo was born in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. Started learning various martial arts since 1998. He then came across SiFu Duncan Leung’s Applied Wing Chun Kung Fu Videos and instantly he knew that this was the Martial arts he looked for all along.
Leonardo then searched for an Applied Wing Chun affiliated school in his hometown and started to learn and practice briefly with instructors from Li Hon Ki's school in Brazil. In 2014 Leonardo underwent more focus training to learn proper Applied Wing Chun Kung Fu under SiFu Duncan Leung’s Guidance in China/Hong Kong. He also attended intensive training/ seminars and other Applied Wing Chun Federation seminars.
Leonardo Leal de Freitas is currently a member of International Applied Wing Chun Federation and the Federation’s Ambassador for Sao Paulo, Brazil from 2015-2016.
His mission is to promote and preserve Grandmaster Yip Man's Wing Chun Kung Fu principles, curriculum, and training methods, as passed on to SiFu Duncan Leung.