Michael is from Spain and is fluent in Spanish, English, Chinese, Portuguese, and Cantonese. He has studied in Spain and the United Kingdom when he was young and majored in International Relations and Sports and Training Administration. He has worked as a coach in many countries in Europe, South America, North America and Asia. In addition to being a coach in the Royal Table Tennis Society in 1990’s, he also served as a director in the United Kingdom National Training Center for Teenagers. In 1999, he became a member of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization（UNESCO）.