Adler's Academy of Self-defense
Chief Instructor: Nick Adler,
Practicing over 40 years
Karate is an Okinawan martial arts system developed by the late Tatsuo Shimabuku, 10th.
Degree Black Belt. The most notable aspect of this system is the vertical punch
strengthened by the thumb on top position, and the use of speed and snap to generate
power. Isshinryu means One Heart Way and emphasizes the unity and brotherhood
of all. We develop a skill, but will use it only as a last resort!
Holbrook Academy of Self-Defense is one of a group of Nick Adlers Centurions Schools located in Holbrook
and Smithtown, Long Island, Westchester, Bronx, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West
Virginia. Although respect and discipline are foremost at the academy, there prevails a
strong spirit of camaraderie as well. Students are encouraged to ask questions and
actively participate in discussion groups. Progress is monitored via our video equipment
and students may bring their own tape to keep a moving log as they advance in rank.
Promotion evaluations are given at regular intervals and requirements are posted in the
Dojo (school) as well as in the students manual.
Chief Instructor is Master Nick Adler who
began his Martial Arts training in 1956 receiving rank in both Judo
and Jujitsu. In 1962 he began training in Okinawan Isshinryu Karate
with Grandmaster Ed McGrath and Mel Sutphen continuing his training
with Grandmaster Don Nagle and Grandmaster Angi Uezu.
He currently holds the rank of 9th Dan.
Master Adler has been in the martial arts for more than 35 years
winning numerous awards for his contributions. He is a tournament
promoter and sponsor of the "Samurai Spirit"
Traditional Japanese/Okinawan Tournament held annually in March.
He considers himself a student of the Martial
Arts in addition to being a Sensei and is on a perpetual quest for
more knowledge through cross training whenever possible. Master Adler
is the director of the Nick Adler's Centurions, a multi school
association with 2 branches on Long Island as well as schools in the
Bronx, Westchester, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Shihan
Adler is an internationally licensed instructor and graduate of the
Long Island University Instructor Certification program. He holds
Menkyo Kai from Master Uezu which is the highest license an instructor
can award. He holds Kyoshi in Kobudo from the USKA and Renshi in
Kobudo from Grandmaster Seikichi Odo.
available to students from the age of 4 and up with specialty programs according to the
skill levels of the participants. The school is open Monday through Thursday evenings and
Saturdays. Introductory programs are offered at special rates. Call for more information.
parties can be booked at the academy and are a great way to expose children to the
benefits of Martial Arts training while having fun at the same time.
lessons and group seminars can be arranged for your convenience. Weapons are a specialty
for Master Adler and he well versed in all types teaching Kata (forms) or examining the
application of your own particular system.
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