Ralph Sanchez Kyoshi began his martial arts training while in the military in 1981 by studying Tae Kwon Do in the Republic of Korea. Upon his Honorable Discharge from the United States Army Military Police, he moved to Boynton Beach, Florida and trained in American Kempo, and Isshin Ryu Karate. In 1995 Kyoshi moved to Orlando and began his study of Matsubayashi Ryu Karate Do. In 2003 Kyoshi founded the Liberty Karate Club in East Orlando. Sanchez Kyoshi is a Nanadan (7th degree black belt) and trains under Joche Zapata Shihan, 8th dan. Kyoshi is a Certified Coach for the AAU National Karate Program. He remains first a student and second a teacher.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt