Dr. Ramfis Marquez, PhD, 8th Dan (Sang Cheul Sunsa ) Jun Shin Kwan-jang-nim
Dr. Marquez holds a 8th degree
black belt from the founder of Hapkido Ji Han Jae, Dojunim. He is possibly the
only none Korean master in the region teaching Hapkido to Korean black
Belts Instructors and teaching as a master instructor at a Korean owned
dojang. He is the only Puerto Rican to hold a senior
master rank from the hands of the founder of Hapkido.
Dr. Ramfis Marquez
holds a Doctoral degree in clinical psychology, a master’s degree in general
psychology with an emphasis in counseling, and an undergraduate degree in
psychology, minoring in anthropology. Dr. Marquez, thesis and dissertation
focused on the benefits that traditional martial arts like Hapkido have on the
lives of people living with behavioral and psychological disorders. He is a
Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia and Virginia.
Dr. Marquez holds
various black belt ranks in multiple martial disciplines. His martial arts
career started in 1977 Taekwondo, Having been exposed and trained in many
martial art over the years in 1989 that Dr. Marquez was exposed to Hapkido and
he never looked back. He has trained all over the US, Latin America, Korea and
Japan. He has been teaching
Hapkido since the early 1990s and has owned Dojangs since 1994.
Dr. Marquez has
been running the Sin Moo Hapkido Jun Shin Kwan for the past decade, in
the Gainesville/ Haymarket, VA area at the School of Taekwondo US Olympic team
coach Master Dennis Kim. The founder of Hapkido Dojunim Ji Han Jae visit Dr.
Marquez Dojang once a year, and teaches two day seminars during the week of his
Black Belts and
students from all over the tri-state region drive many miles to train at Dr.
Marquez dojang. He
regularly has black belts coming to train with him from the Dominican Republic,
Puerto Rico and Mexico. Dr. Marquez, has trained personal at his Dojang from
the DEA, FBI, and CIA as well as Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coastguard.
Over the years Dr.
Marquez has developed various specialized seminars. He is regularly contracted
to conduct specialized weapons retention, police defensive tactics, executive
security, private security and combative seminars. He is also available for
women safety seminars, children safety seminar and overcoming the bully
seminars. Dr. Marquez
consults with martial arts instructors locally and abroad on the development of
applied and or adaptive martial arts curriculums for people living with
psychological, emotional and behavioral disorders.
Dr. Marquez has
worked in the field of forensic psychology, mental health and substance abuse
for since 1996. Having worked in correctional facilities and forensic institutions in
the US and Puerto Rico, Dr. Marquez expert understanding of behavior and
the psychology of violence has no comparison. He is an expert in
antisocial behaviors, sociopathy/ psychopathy and the criminal
mind. During the past two years he has moved away from the field of
forensics and in to the prevention field. Focusing on working with children
youth and adolescent. He is the Behavioral Health Services Director of 3
integrated care practices in PWC, VA, and was the Clinical Regional Coordinator
for the largest In Home Services Treatment Provider in Norther Virginia.
He provides life coaching, diagnostic,
and counseling services. He also provides advocacy and educational consultation
for families within the northern Virginia and DC educational systems.
lectures regularly on the effects of martial arts on ADHD; the effects of
trauma in people’s life and how to overcome trauma through martial arts
empowerment. He also lectures on matters of personal safety, risk management,
the psychology of violence, and how to break the cycle of the modern rape
culture amongst teenagers and young adults. Co-occurring disorder and evidence
base practice treatment. Issues of cultural diversity in the work place, the
downfalls of zero tolerance and how to overcome a bully. He is recognized
nationally as an expert on the nature of ADHD and its treatment. Dr. Marquez is
always available with enough notice for special seminars, consulting and
lectures (contact the webmaster for more information). Link to Dr. Marquez Dissertation
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