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Ueshiro Uptown Harlem Karate


“No matter how you may excel in the art of te (karate) and in your scholastic endevours, nothing is more important than your behavior, and your humanity as observed in daily life” - Grand Master Shoshin Nagamine

About me

Sensei John Adams is a Third Degree Black Belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate with years of experience in multiple types of one-on-one training and fitness.

John Adams Your Personal Karate Trainer

My story with karate begins in graduate school working in a program that helped children at risk. The program created different clubs and positive opportunities for the kids and it included a karate club. Although I had never practiced karate before, I tried one class and immediately became hooked! I began training once a week with the kids and other volunteers and started to move up the ranks.

When my internship ended, I stayed on as a volunteer and was soon a brown belt; one level below black belt. After another 2 years of rigorous training, I tested for and received my Sho-Dan certificate (1st degree Black Belt). This was by far one of the proudest moments of my life! I have continued to train and teach weekly at our Midtown Karate Dojo. In August of 2012 I was promoted to San-Dan (3rd degree Black Belt).

I am dedicated to helping individuals and families achieve their goals at a level and pace that is completely customized to their desire for moving forward.

My experience includes one-on-one training, family/group training and social work. I have worked with all ages from children as young as 5 to senior citizens.