Manny Miranda developed an interest in Chinese martial arts as a child. He learned Tomiki Aikido, Judo, and Thai boxing at the University of Stony Brook. He continued his studies at the Chinese Kung Fu Wu Su Association, where he spent the next few decades as a student of Northern and Southern Chinese martial arts. Today, he serves as a senior instructor at the school.

Manny also received instruction in Wudang Tai Chi and Xingyi and trained with the Daoistgate Community. Most recently, Manny has participated in training sessions with Zhou Shifu himself in New Hampshire, US, and Wudang, China.  He is now engaged in a teacher-in-training program and offers instruction in foundational Taiji.