Ben Adams is a dedicated practitioner of Shaolin Wing Chun. Mr. Adams’ background expresses an array of experiences from multiple systems. Mr. Adams started his martial arts journey at the age of 6 and was enrolled in a localized Tae Kwon Do school for a few years. After this period Mr. Adams focused on academics showing high involvement with the Mathematics and Fine Arts clubs and a member of the High School’s Science Olympiad team.
Mr. Adams’ background shows having enlisted in the United States Army and has had a tour in Iraq 07-08 and returning home to enroll in the Psychology program of Indiana University East. During this time he found a martial arts being taught at the local gym of Ninjutsu under the direction of Master Dennis Fowler. His dedication to learning the art of Taijutsu, art of unarmed combat, under Master Fowler allowed for him to rise in the belt system and left with the brown belt, which is the rank before reaching Black Belt.
During his time, Mr. Adams was granted a teaching position alongside Senior Students and Master Fowler.
During the time of learning Taijutsu, Mr. Adams began learning under the tutelage of a local practitioner of Muay Thai, Jason Fann. Mr. Adams learned under Mr. Fann for a sum of 6 years. Mr. Adams was a dedication learner and soon was given position of aiding in teaching classes alongside Mr. Fann.
After graduation from Indiana University East with a success in the Psychology program, Mr. Adams spent time away from the martial arts realm to focus on employment and outreach of skills. Mr. Adams dedicated time to using martial arts training learned and experienced in having impact for Spartan Races. This allowed for continued success in having becoming a part of the Trifecta club.
Shortly after this Mr. Adams was introduced to Meng’s Martial Arts school in Richmond, Indiana. Mr. Adams began classes of April 2017 and continues his lessons. Mr. Adams has shown dedication and motivation in being present for own learning and has shown great kung fu humility in aiding those around in learning the material and lessons of the night’s progression.
Mr. Adams has been given and accepted invitation into the Leadership Program. From this Mr. Adams has further grown as an individual and as a brother the Meng’s family.
During his time with Meng’s Martial Arts, Mr. Adams has competed once at Battle of Columbus in no-gi grappling/jujitsu. Alongside being a part of the Leadership program, Mr. Adams has further taken lessons from a local grappling/Jujitsu class. Mr. Adams began learning this August 2017 and is presently in continual learning.
With the event of being invited, and accepted, into the Black Sash program, has allowed for me, as a martial artist, to further reach out my branches and become more than I am. As a person moving, training, and growing in progression, this opportunity has allowed me to become a better version of myself and has allowed me access with training and insight so that I may become more refined and reach further into realm which I have chosen to train and live.
With this new chapter of my life being unlocked and the door wide open, I will progress forward until I meet the next door. Until this happens, I will absorb the information being handed down to me and put into practice a more refined perspective of the Tiger and Dragon training I have already been subjected to. With this new chapter, I will become more than I am and, with all hope, reach further beyond.