Name: Brian Ramrup
Position: Male Elite Kumite -67 Kg
Sport: Karate
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 150
DOB: 3/5/1988
Birthplace: Brampton, Canada
Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
High School: Bronx HS of Science
College: Long Island University (B.S. 2013), Queens College (M.S. 2015), West Texas A&M University (M.B.A. 2016)
Team/Club: Fonseca Martial Arts
Coach(es): John Fonseca, Ariel David, Goku
Other Career Highlights
  • WKF World Championship Bronze Medalist
  • 5x USA National Champion
  • Pan American Silver Medalist
  • 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
Personal: 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