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