About Ernie Reyes
In this article we are going to talk about Ernie Reyes net worth, his Professional career and greatest achievements. If you look at his website (or to be more particular, at the website of his school of martial arts, Ernie Reyes‘ West Coast Martial Arts Association), among variety of other facts, you will find out that the man we are speaking about has been honored on national television as “One of the Greatest Martial Arts Masters of the 20th Century”. In addition to this, Kick Illustrated Magazine titled him “Master of Creative Karate”, due to his mastery of creative choreography of martial art performances and long-time work as an instructor. These and other facts available on the internet point to the same direction and suggest that Ernie actually is one of the greatest masters of karate and kickbox.
Having this in mind (and knowing that he has spent many years working in entertainment industry as an actor and stunt performer) you may think that Ernie Reyes net worth amounts to millions of dollars. But the truth is, this martial artist, instructor, actor and stunt performer has only $500 thousand in his disposal. Although he is by far not the richest in the field, Ernie is completely satisfied with his professional career and life in general. He is quoted saying: “I am committed to learning, to free my spirit, so I can become the best I can possible be. Only then can I help stimulate, inspire, share powerful ideas and lead others to become the best they can possible be. Giving this unconditional love to my students brings me an overwhelming feeling of self-fulfillment. It taps into my spirituality!” To put it another way, it is not the money, but the opportunity to grow and share his knowledge with the others, that motivates this man. As long as he holds on to this philosophy, Ernie Reyes net worth will not influence his happiness.
Having this said, let’s take a closer look at his early life and professional career. Reyes parents were one of the first immigrants from Philippines to the United States. With 6 children in the family (Ernie, the oldest of siblings, has three brothers and two sisters), they had to work 16 hours per day to make the ends meet. While working really hard, Ernie’s father still found time to take care of his son’s training in martial arts. The boy appeared to be really talented and by the age 17 he already had some major victories. Ernie’s career in movies started in the mid-1980s, as the teenager appeared on the movie The Last Dragon. He later featured on films such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Surf Ninjas, White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild, The Rundown and The Red Canvas a.k.a The Art of Submission. Each of them contributed to the growth of the overall Ernie Reyes net worth.