Adam started karate about three months after Kelly, unlike his sister he had wanted to get into karate for a long time prior to that. He followed pace with his sister until he got to some of the higher belt levels. He wasn't interested in instructing and so after he reached brown belt(with two black stripes) the level just before testing for black belt, he dropped out. After about a year his sister lit a fire under him and he went back and got his black belt. He isn't very interested in getting a second degree balck belt, he's thinking about trying another martial arts style instead.