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Brian Ramrup

World Karate Championships Bronze Medalist (2013)

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Mar 5, 1988


Queens, NY


Bronx HS of Science Long Island University (B.S. 2013), Queens College (M.S. 2015), West Texas A&M University (M.B.A. 2016)

I started karate because I I loved Dragon Ball Z and wanted to be just like Goku. So what better way to be like Goku than learn Karaté. In all actuality I was a very overweight kid and my mom probably only obliged to get me fit....Leaving a positive impact on those I impact in my Karaté journey, both my personal students and the younger athletes who I can hopefully inspire to be themselves, not be confined or restricted by “the box” and conventional thinking, to be willing to outwork others, and most importantly to never give up....Three things people may not know about me: I'm a savvy shopper and love finding deals. I was born on my grandmother's 50th birthday. Lastly, my middle name is John...."Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise." - Kobe Bryant
  • 5x USA National Champion
  • 2x Pan American Bronze Medalist
  • Jr PKF Gold Medalist
  • 3x North American Champion
  • 2x US Open Silver Medalist, 5x Bronze Medalist
  • Wasquehal Open Bronze Medalist
  • Pan American Championships Silver Medalist (2012)


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