Liberty Karate Club
2600 N Dean Rd, Orlando, FL 32817
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Ralph Sanchez 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 Sensei moved to Orlando and began his study of Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu Karate. In 2003 Sensei founded the Liberty Karate Club in East Orlando. Sanchez Sensei is a Go-Dan (5th degree black belt) and trains under Shihan Joche Zapata, 7th dan. Sanchez Sensei is a Certified Coach for the AAU National Karate Program. He remains first a student and second a teacher.
"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline."
2 Timothy 1:7 - Ralph Sanchez
Liberty Karate Club was founded in 2003. We teach Matsubayashi Ryu Karate-do. The kanji (characters) for Matsubayashi Ryu can be read as either "Matsubayashi Ryu" or "Shorin Ryu". Though the terms are interchangable, it should be pointed out that there are four major styles of Shorin Ryu, and if you wanted to distinguish our style from the other three, then the designation Matsubayashi Ryu would be the correct one. Matsubayashi Ryu was created by Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine in 1947. Liberty Karate Club meets at Hope Lutheran Church in East Orlando. We train men and women from 15 years old and up. Tuition is $40 per month and there are no contracts. We invite you to stop by and visit if you are in the area!
Thoughts from Grandmaster Shoshin Nagamine
Men must eliminate narrow-mindedness which causes them to stand against their fellows, and aquire broad-mindedness. This is possible through the study of karate. Karate as it should be practiced is not a competitive or violent sport, where men are pitted against each other. Nor is it physical training merely for the sake of training, where the goal is merely that of smashing boards or bricks. Karate is a training of both mind and body, and leads one to a better understanding of both the self and the world. Amidst the noise and rapid changes of modern society, one can find in karate-do a peace of mind that will never be shaken.
Please Contact Us to get more information about training at Liberty Karate Club or call us at (407) 484-5124.