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Ueshiro Uptown Harlem Karate


"There is no first attack in Karate " ~ Grand Master Gichin Funakoshi

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.

Welcome to Ueshiro Uptown Harlem Karate

I would like to introduce you and your family to traditional Shorin-Ryu karate. It is a physical and mental discipline that can bring great change, focus and build stronger relationships between family members. Are you and your family open to feeling great and increasing overall health and endurance while working on shared goals? If so, then enrolling your family in karate can help you achieve these goals and more.

I am a Third-Degree Black Belt with more than 16 years of experience in traditional Shorin-Ryu Okinawan Karate. As a social worker for the past 18 years and teacher of karate for the past 8 years, I have helped many people reach their goals. I can help you and your family to learn the techniques of karate not only from me but from each other through shared activity and teamwork. In addition your family "team" will gain high levels of fitness.

Karate has become my passion. Why do I say this? Because it's not just about building a strong body. It's also very much about personal growth and development and opening up new opportunities to move forward. You are always trying to perfect your karate skills but you never quite get there. Perpetually trying to reach the summit but always being a few steps a way. Making karate part of your life will be a very humbling experience. "Karate is a Lifetime Marathon" (Nagamine Sensei)