Martial Arts Rank:
7th Degree Black Belt (USA Martial Arts)
5th Degree Black Belt (Mike Quijano “Goju-Ryu”)
NBL 4x World Sport Karate Champion
NBL Overall World Sport Karate Champion
ProAct (Professional Assault Crisis Trainer) Certified Instructor
Bill Kipp “Done With Bullying” Certified Instructor
MAAB Member (Martial Artist Against Bullying)
MMA Strength and Conditioning Certified Instructor (Burns with Kearns)
Master in Special Education (Santa Clara University)
Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (San Jose State)
For as long as Ramir Mosqueda has known he always wanted to be a black belt in the Martial Arts. As a kid he was highly influenced by the martial arts movies of the 70s and 80s. As highly motivated Ramir was in wanting to be a martial artist, his first formal lessons were not as he expected. Ramir quickly stopped his training and did not train again until three years later. At age 12 a childhood friend began training with GM Jim Buhisan and invited Ramir to try out a class. Ramir gave martial arts a second chance and has been a martial artist ever since.
GM Jim Buhisan created a healthy learning environment that fostered a feeling of support and family that inspired many of his students to reach their highest potential. Ramir Mosqueda feels he was one of those students who understood many of the lessons GM Jim made efforts to communicate to his students and credits a lot of his success to GM Jim’s teaching.
After earning his first black belt rank in 1989 Ramir set a goal to become a World Karate Champion. In the early 1990s Ramir began to compete in the NBL, one of the premier tournament organizations of the time. In his years of competition under the NBL organization Ramir qualified to compete in the organization’s World Championships for 5 years straight. In his 5 years of competition Ramir Mosqueda became a 4x World Sport Karate Champion and a 1x Overall World Sport Karate Champion.
Ramir Mosqueda retired from competing in 1996 and later became a karate school partner with Jim Buhisan. Today, Ramir is the Owner and Master Instructor of United Academy of Martial Arts. He feels the current role he plays in the martial arts is the most rewarding. His goal and purpose as an instructor, is to inspire his students to become the best version of them and help guide them to reach their highest potential and beyond. In his efforts to do so, Ramir Mosqueda, GM Mike Clampitt and other top martial artists throughout the nation have networked and collaborated to help create their current self-defense and life-skills curriculum at United Academy of Martial Arts. .