Master Rafael Sanchez from Lima -Peru, started his martial career at an early age in the mid 80's. He is a 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do certified by Kukkiwon under Grand Master Young Gi Jeon, former president of the Peruvian Tae kwon do federation. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the art, coaching and instructing in all levels.
Former member of the Peruvian national team on 1996, he was also a Tae Kwon Do team member of the "Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru" in 1998 and then team member of the "Universidad de Lima" from 1999 to 2003. Master Rafael won many tournament competitions in Tae Kwon Do, he later got married and moved to southern California where he continues to train & teach with the same energy and dedication.
He is also a second degree Brazilian Jijitsu black belt under Marcio Feitosa.
Lineage: Master Carlos Gracie Jr. > Marcio Feitosa > Rafael Sanchez
He also holds a Ikkyu brown belt in Judo under sensei Juan Montenegro from OC Judo fully committed to achieve his goal of becoming a black belt in the art as well.