Mohamed Ahmed Ramadan Success Story
Mohamed Ahmed Ramadan Success Story
Mohamed Ahmed Ramadan is a Shotokan karate athlete.
A short introduction to yourself?
My name is Mohamed Ahmed Ramadan, I’m 25 years old…I born in Egypt in Cairo city, I started karate when I was 5 years old I started to compete for kata and Kumite nationally until I got my first gold medal in Kumite and became the national champion at age of 14 and then I joined the national team of Egypt in the age of 18 then I compe
ted for my first senior championship in Paris PL 2014 and I got silver medal there and in the next year I became vice world champion U21 and I was 20 years old and then Senior African champion and vice African champion recently including some other medals on the way in karate1, African games.
How did you develop your fondness for your sport and at what age did you start learning karate?
You couldn’t be a champion or a big thing in your sport if you don’t love it if you love what you do so you would achieve what you want cause you would like to go training and encourage yourself every time and that is exactly what I’m doing every day and as I said before I started karate when I was 5 years old.
What is your style and what rank do you currently hold in?
My Style is Shotokan and currently, I’m the 10th in my ranking -84kg but I hope for more!!
What do you like Kata or Kumite more?
I like both but Kumite is my favorite cause that what I’m doing also because you could fight real opponents and there is a competitive spirit during the matches
Do you have a favorite Sensei?
I appreciate each sensei in my country or another country who learned me anything even it’s simple or big in the karate world cause that improved me and also will improve me in the future.
How did you get into this position and how did your journey in this sport go?
Actually work hard, work hard then work hard is the key to success..it’s not that easy to be a champion!! you should work hard and smart at the same time and sacrifice things in your life as your vacations and some of your free times to use them in pieces of training, for me I passed through a lot of hard and good times..it’s not always good, I had two big injuries before that sent me out of the whole year in 2014 and 2016 so it’s not easy as you see.
Do you take sports as a profession or is it just a hobby?
It was a hobby and after I reached a professional position in it so it’s a profession now besides my college study!!
What challenges have you faced in getting to where you are now? You can also share any injury story.Being successful never comes so easy..there are a lot of obstacles that you face and struggles you pass through..i
n 2014 I got a serious injury and couldn’t finish the season and I was so disappointed and I felt that I’m not going to come back again but I did in 2015 even I wasn’t 100% recovered but I was able to get a silver medal in the world championship U21 and then I faced another injury in early 2016 in my wrist and I did a serious surgery in it and rehabilitation that takes a very long time to come back again and that injury made me without any world ranking in 2017 because I didn’t participate in any event in 2016 and step by step year after year. I became now the 10th in my world ranking and I hope for more.
What motivates you most about your profession as an athlete?
Challenges make me motivated every day. I put challenges on myself and targets to achieve small target after the other till I reach my big achievements
Do you have anything you want everyone to learn?
I would like to say never give up and keep moving forward. every day learn a new thing and fix your mistakes and you would achieve what you want soon or later.
What tournament or match you have won are you most proud of and why
I have a lot of matches that I love actually but to be specified. In my match, in the 3rd round of the world championship I was losing 6-0 in the first minute and I was able to win the match at the end 8-8 with flags and also another match in K1 Paris 2020 I was losing 5-0 in my 4th round and I was able to win the match 5-6 at the end.