James Moontasri is a retired American mixed martial artist and esteemed coach. He competed in the Welterweight division in RFA and UFC, earning accolades in Taekwondo and holding a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. With a professional MMA record of 9 wins and 5 losses, Moontasri now focuses on his career as a Hollywood stunt coordinator and continues to be a respected martial arts coach.
James Moontasri, born on April 10, 1988, in Frankfurt, Germany, is a retired German-born American mixed martial artist and world-class coach. Known for his exceptional striking skills, Moontasri competed in the Welterweight division in high-level MMA organizations, such as RFA and UFC. He was a silver medalist at the 2007 Pan American Games in Taekwondo, the 2007 USA Tae Kwon Do Male Athlete of the Year, and a 2x USA Tae Kwon Do National Champion.
James holds a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu, awarded by Franklin Aguirre and Brandon Bender, and had received his blue and purple belts from John Machado. He is also trained in Taekwondo and Muay Thai. Born to a Korean American mother and Thai American military father, Moontasri boasts a professional MMA record of 9 wins and 5 losses.
After retiring from active competition, James focused on his flourishing career as a sought-after Hollywood stunt coordinator while continuing to be recognized as a world-class coach in the martial arts community.
Silver Medalist at the 2007 Pan American Games in Taekwondo
2007 USA Tae Kwon Do Male Athlete of the Year
2x USA Tae Kwon Do National Champion
Brown Belt in Jiu Jitsu (awarded by Franklin Aguirre and Brandon Bender)
Blue and Purple Belts in Jiu Jitsu (awarded by John Machado)
Professional MMA record of 9 wins and 5 losses
Competed in high-level MMA organizations such as RFA and UFC
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