Goldsboro Okinawa Karatedo Hannah Adams


Hannah Adams

Sensei: 2nd Dan


Sensei Hannah began her karate training under her father and mother, Sensei Jason and Sensei Anne. She trained with her father when she was three-years-old, but began her official training when Sensei Jason opened the Goldsboro Okinawa Karatedo Dojo at the Goldsboro YMCA.

Sensei Hannah has competed in the AAU Karate Program since 2011 and has won numerous gold, silver, and bronze medals. She was selected as a member of the AAU-USA National Karate Team and competed at the 2016 WUKF World Championships in Ireland. ​Sempai Hannah is also a member of the 2022 Team that will be competing in the 10th WUKF Karate World Championships in Florida. She is also a certified AAU Karate National Judge A. In June 2017, Sensei Hannah attended the Ryukyukan Gasshuku in Okinawa and was promoted to 1st-degree Black Belt, Shodan, by Hanshi Koei Nohara, 10th Dan, and the Okinawa Karatedo Shorinryu Karate Kobudo Federation. She also competed in the 25th All Ryukyus Full Contact Karate Tournament, medaling in kobudo, kata, and full contact kumite.


Sensei Hannah was promoted to her 2nd-degree Black Belt, Nidan, in 2019 and assists in teaching classes at the dojo when visiting from college. She currently attends school at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where she continues her training. Sensei Hannah was diagnosed with lupus in October 2017, and since her diagnosis, has become an Ambassador Advocate with the Lupus Foundation of America and a council member for the Young Patients' Autoimmune Research and Empowerment Alliance. She is also a certified Wish Granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Visit her YouTube channel, Butterfly Warrior.


2nd Dan Shorinryu Karate

1st Dan Ryukyu Kobudo

AAU Karate National Judge A