RALPH CASTRO TO BE HONORED IN CALIFORNIA
On March 18, 2017, Ralph Castro — founder of Shaolin kenpo karate and Black %HOW·V 1988 Co-Instructor of the Year — will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Martial Arts History Museum at a ceremony in Daly City, California. The event will be open to the public.
Castro has a long history in the martial arts. He was born in 1931 in Honolulu. After serving in the military during the Korean War, he learned kenpo from the legendary William K.S. Chow. Years later, Castro relocated to the mainland, and with encouragement and support from his friend and fellow Hawaiian Ed Parker, he RSHQHG WKH ÀUVW NHQSR NDUDWH VFKRRO LQ Northern California in 1958.