began his Isshin-Ryu training on April Fools Day, 1968, at the Bayonne Dojo under the leadership of senior instructor Joel Buchholtz.
As time past, Ralph
instructor became good friends and never got around to that fight that brought him to karate class.
made Sho-Dan, Mark awarded him his personal Obi, and left the dojo, never to return.
early years, Ralph
fought full contact karate under the tutelage of Sensei Gary Alexander.
Later, he continued with the National Karate League, and the World Professional Karate Organization.
won the Harlem Heavy Weight crown two years in a row.
After twenty years, he
retired (not really) at the Isshin-Ryu Hall of Fame tournament in Tennessee.
trains full contact fighters and manages one of the best Super Heavy Weights in the world, Larry "Thunderfoot" Cureton.