Mr. Frank Häberlin, great grandson of the highest ranking politician in Switzerland (President of the Federal Council, Mr. Heinrich Häberlin) was born into the Family Dynasty of Häberlin as the family was referred to in its heyday, in September 1968. The Family Dynasty of Häberlin was influentially involved at the top of all three federal levels (Switzerland’s Federal Council, Upper & Lower House, Federal Court ) over the span of many decades, starting as early as the 1850s.
Needless to say, that Mr. Frank Häberlin’s illustrious ancestors were also holding many different important key positions in various organizations, unions and associations of Switzerland. Mr. Frank Häberlin is the last direct male heir of this particular family lineage.
At the tender age of 9, Mr. Frank Häberlin was sent to private boarding schools where he received his formal education. Degree in economics, followed by employment at a Swiss bank. Prior to being introduced to Wing Chun at age 19, training in Judo, Jujutsu and Shotokan Karate.
At age 18 came the turning point, when one day, all of a sudden he experienced the intensive and life-changing inner transformation of Quantum Change as the psychologist William R. Miller and research scientist Janet C'de Baca, Ph.D., co-authors of the book "Quantum Change" call this unique experience, and which sometimes is referred to as Mystical Experience by others. After that he started to have some serious questions about life in general, especially when observing how most people spend their lives aimlessly, without objective and purpose and mostly dissatisfied with the life they are leading. - One day when accidentally coming across the Three Pillars of Zen written by Philip Kapleau and reading the accounts of some people's experiences of Satori, it sounded very much like what he had experienced. Now knowing that there are other people out there who must have gone through the same profound experience like him, he decided to undergo Zen practice in Japan. - The reason for this decision was twofold: On one hand to get a better realization of the transformation he went through during Quantum Change, and on the other hand to experience the spiritual core of Wing Chun according to the Bodhidharma-Shaolin tradition of Chan as it is called in China and of which the Japanese equivalent is called Zen.
Here needs to be stressed out that the following journey - which has been spanning over the last 23 years - was only possible due to Mr. Häberlin's special socioeconomic standing which allows him to pursue his interests.