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Sean T. Bradley


Hello, I am Dr. Sean Bradley founder of Insight Natural Arts. I am a Licensed Naturopathic Physician and an East Asian Medicine Practitioner in Washington State. 

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My Story

I began my career in healthcare as a medical specialist in the US Army Reserves when he enlisted in 1999. I worked in medical clinics in Colorado and at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington and served on the Search and Rescue team during a deployment to Honduras. I was also an instructor for the Combat Lifesaver Course and as well as assisted medical acupuncturists in both Madigan Army Medical Center, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  I was honorably discharged in October 2007,


I received a Bachelors of Science in Botany from Colorado State University, and also completed the pre-medicine requirements while graduating with honors before moving to the Pacific Northwest.  I attended Bastyr University where I received both his ND (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine) and MSAOM (Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and completed my studies at Bastyr after attending the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  I continued his studies at the University of Washington where I earned a Ph.D. in Chinese through the department of Asian Languages and Literature in 2022, following my receiving M.A. and B.A. degrees in the same department in 2015 and 2012.  I also travel regularly to Chengdu, China where I work with doctors in both traditional herbal medicine and Tui Na.

I travel and teach Hapkido and have traveled to Mexico, Canada, Korea, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium, Latvia, Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Colombia, and throughout the USA teaching and assisting my instructor, Grandmaster Ji Han-Jae. I have served as a personal assistant to my teacher for the last fifteen years and also teach frequent meditation seminars around the world. I have not only studied the techniques taught by my martial arts teachers, but have also studied practices in Thailand, Taiwan, Tibet, China, and Korea.

I frequently travel internationally to continue both my language study, and also my study of medicine and martial arts, but more often to share my knowledge and experience.  I am currently involved in a research/translation project in Classical Chinese Medical texts and looking at the transfer of medicines along the Silk Road.  I most recently began studying Sanskrit to explore the correlations between Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda and have presented my research at the History of Science Society, The International Society for the History of Medicine, the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Huntington Library, and the The University of Chicago Beijing Center, among others.  I was also involved in a translation project for the Academy of Chinese Studies in Hong Kong, and is an editor for Chinese Medicine and Culture, a journal out of the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  I also work at the University of Washington Language Learning Center.

Lastly,  I currently work with a number of professional athletes, keeping them healthy as they perform at the top level of their sports.  I maintain that all aspects of a person's health; mind, body, and spirit, must be addressed if a person is to reach optimal health and well-being. I enjoys working with students and patients and continues his own learning and training at every opportunity.


  • Naturopathic Physician

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Chinese

  • East Asian Medicine Practitioner

  • Hapkido 9th Degree Black Belt

  • Meditation and Ki Breathing (Qigong) Instructor

  • NCCAOM Diplomat of Chinese Medicine 


  • PhD (Asian Languages & Literature)
    - University of Washington​

  • ND (Naturopathic Medicine) 
    Bastyr University

  • MS (Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine)
    - Bastyr University

  • MA (Chinese) - University of Washington

  • BA (Chinese) - University of Washington

  • BS (Botany) - Colorado State University


  • Ge Hong and the making of an Emergency Medicine Formulary

  • Transfer of Medicine along the Silk Road

  • Sinmoo Hapkido Curriculum Handbook

  • Linguistic Exchange of Medicinal Herb Names

  • Early Exchanges of Medicinal Knowledge

  • Sinmoo Hapkido History & Philosophy

  • Exchange between Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine


Happy to help if you have any questions, concerns, or would just like to connect.


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