Sensei Adrienne Langgartner

6th Dan

Sensei Adrienne started training karate in July, 1994 when she was looking for an activity that would be physically challenging, but a break from mental studies. She found that karate challenged her both mentally as well as physically, and has continued training with the goal of improving her techniques ever since. Sensei Adrienne received her black belt (Shodan) in 1997.


  • Certified as a Level I Instructor by NCCP in karate (national coaching certification)
  • First-Aid and CPR certified

When she was competing, she won or placed in most events she entered. Her best competition result was three gold medals at the PanAmerican Karate Championship in Spokane Washington Advanced Kata, 1996 for Women’s Advanced Kata, Irikumi, and Sanbon Kumite (1996).

Sensei Adrienne enjoys travel, and attends I.O.G.K.F. gasshukus (training seminars) in many countries around the world. She is also a founding member of Do Kon Daiko, a Japanese taiko drumming group based in Burlington.

I love kata and hojo undo. I am very detailed oriented, which is why our style is so good for me. There is always something new to learn, even in Gekisai Dai Ichi.