CELEBRATING THE LEGACY

CELEBRATING THE LEGACY


DECEMBER 30, 1931 - FEBRUARY 25, 2019


CELEBRATION OF LIFE - ALL ARE WELCOME


March 23, 2019 - 10 AM

Roseville, CA

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DECEMBER 30, 1931 - FEBRUARY 25, 2019


CELEBRATION OF LIFE - ALL ARE WELCOME


March 23, 2019 - 10 AM

Roseville, CA

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Great Grandmaster Ralph Castro Biography

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A MARTIAL ARTS PIONEER

Great Grandmaster Ralph Castro is recognized for opening the first Kenpo Karate Studio in Northern California in 1958. It was then that he began a life's work to establish his own martial art: Shaolin Kenpo.


Over the years, while teaching  tens of thousands of students, promoting hundreds of Black Belts and inspiring generations, his impact and reputation continued to grow.  


He was featured in many Martial Arts publications (including Black Belt Magazine's 1988 Hall of Fame), and a proud recipient of the Martial Arts History Museum Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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A NATIVE HAWAIIAN VETERAN

Great Grandmaster Ralph Castro was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised on the Hawaiian Homestead. He was of Spanish and Hawaiian decent and one of eight children. He served in the US Coast Guard during the Korean War.

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A LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, AND MORE...

Great Grandmaster Ralph Castro was  also known as "Papa" to his family, who all have many memories of spending time with him watching action movies, cheering for the San Francisco 49ers, and enjoying his delicious home-cooked meals. He is survived by his wife, Pat, their seven children, twenty-two grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Great Grandmaster Ralph Castro Memorial Fund

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Due to the overwhelming outpour of love and support for Great Grandmaster Ralph Castro, we have established a memorial fund. If you would like to contribute to Great Grandmaster Castro's memory, please click the button below or visit:


gofundme.com/great-grandmaster-ralph-castro-memorial-fund


These contributions will help cover his memorial service and medical expenses.


Thank you for your kind words, prayers, and continued love and support. 


Mahalo from the Castro 'Ohana. 

Information and Directions

GREAT GRANDMASTER RALPH CASTRO

CELEBRATION OF LIFE


DATE/TIME: March 23, 2019 - 10 AM


*Flowers may be sent to the church after 5pm on Friday March 22, 2019*


BAYSIDE CHURCH - ADVENTURE CAMPUS

6401 Stanford Ranch Road, Roseville, CA 95678

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

CALL / TEXT: 682-266-3798

Martial Arts History Museum - Lifetime Achievement Award

Great Grandmaster Ralph Castro was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award on March 18, 2017

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