Grandmaster Arthur Mosqueda began formal training under Jack Williams from 1969 until 1974, beginning his Martial Arts Career in American Kenpo Karate. He cross-trained with Steve Stavroff whom is amongst the first American black belts of Tae Kwon Do when it was introduced to the United States in the 1960’s. Bobby Alanis Praying Mantis Kung-Fu, and Rynard Jackson Rough House Gym Karate-Do.
Grandmaster Arthur Mosqueda was a regular competitor in the Tournament Circuit in the 1970's United States Karate Championships affording him the opportunity to meet and train with some of the original full contact, bare knuckle fighters such as Joe Lewis, Demetrius Havanus, Pat Burleson, Bill Wallace, and Chuck Norris. It was during this time he met Grandmaster Glenn R. Premru of the Matsumura Shorin Ryu.
During his time serving with the United States Navy in the Persian Gulf from 1978 to 1980, the Southern Five Five Family System of Gung-Fu and the Filipino Martial Arts were included into his daily practice. He also had the privilege of being a bodyguard to the Shah of Iran aboard the USS Lasalle during the Iranian Revolution in January 1979.
Upon returning from his duty in the United States Navy he was Honorably Discharged in 1981. In 1982 Master Mosqueda founded Weapons at Hand Academy of Traditional Martial Arts in the city of Mcallen, Texas. His school maintained a consistent student body of 40 students until 1987 when he was forced to relocate to the city of Corpus Christi, Texas to receive urgent medical care for his youngest son.
Despite the relocation, Grandmaster Arthur Mosqueda continued his education in the Traditional Philipino Martial Arts. By 1990 he had the great privilege of training with Glenn R. Premru in the Matsumura Shorin Ryu and Samuel D. Pearson in the Watai Karate Jitsu earning his 7th Degree Black Belt and the title of “Kyoshi,” the "Teacher of Teachers".
In addition his relocation reunited him with one of his former instructors, Rynard Jackson. Their combined efforts enabled them to take control of the athletic programs at the Corpus Christi Natitorium, the Lindale Recreation Center, the Ethel Eyerly Community Center, and the Oso Recreation Center. Grandmaster Arthur Mosqueda later went on to found the North West Tae Kwon Do Studios in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1993 and entrusted its operation to one of his former students who successfully operated the school until the student’s death in 2002.
The North West Tae Kwon Do Studios produced 2nd generation students and notable champions Ryan and Randall Mudd in the National Black Belt League Championships 1995-1996, 1996-1997, and in 1997 they won the North American Sport Karate Association Championship. World Champion Chris Gallio is also a 2nd generation student of Grandmaster Arthur Mosqueda.
In 1995 Grandmaster Arthur Mosqueda was placed in charge of the Corpus Christi Athletic Club Karate Program with a student body of 130 individuals. He instructed Akido, Kung-Fu, Kickboxing, Filipino Martial Arts as well as a highly successful senior’s and women’s self-defense program titled “Taking Back the Night” which won him the Corpus Christi Best of the Best Award for a Martial Arts School in 1998 and has not been recreated since.
For over forty-three years Grandmaster Arthur Mosqueda has been involved in traditional martial arts. His specialized teaching methods have brought forth several world champions in various fighting arts and earned him accredited recognition with some of the largest and most respected governing bodies of martial arts in the world.
With accredited certification and endorsement from former Okinawa Karate Federation Grandmaster Glenn R. Premru, Grandmaster Arthur Mosqueda has founded the North American Kung-Fu and Karate Federation to support practitioners and teachers of traditional styles who wish to continue their practical and business education or seek organizational endorsement and support for their schools and pupils.
Grandmaster Arthur Mosqueda does not gain any profit or exercise control over any original dojo, dojang, kwoon, studio name's or original teaching methods created by him, or that are specifically of his own design which are currently being used by any one in North America or elsewhere in the World.