.Smithtown Karate Academy has been located in Smithtown, Long Island, since
1978. We teach Okinawan Isshinryu Karate and Kobudo (weapons) to everyone from
the age of 4 and up. Classes meet on Monday & Wednesday 5:30 - 9:30 pm and
Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. Free trial lessons are available for all
adult students as well as special introductory packages and family
discounts. Check the monthly schedule
for actual times and changes - make sure you refresh the browser each
Want to see a video of our classes right now click here
Watch for our show "Taking
Charge" which airs in Hauppauge and Brookhaven on Cable 20.
Shows cover aspects of the martial arts as well as those dealing with proper
health and nutrition. Ways you can energize and be the best you can be through
good health and positive thinking. Our new time schedule effective April 1, 2004
is at 6:30 pm on Tuesdays. Set your VCR. Past shows are also
available for on line ordering.
KYOSHI MARILYN FIERRO IS THE CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
at SMITHTOWN KARATE ACADEMY. She is a Eighth Degree Black Belt with
Master Nick Adler
Nick Adler's Page and Master Angi Uezu in Okinawa. She has trained with
Hanchi Nick Adler, 9th Degree Black Belt, since 1974 and began teaching
in1976 opening the Smithtown dojo in 1978.
Sensei Fierro teaches and lectures at local schools, health clubs, camps and
for various organizations. She is a writer. Over the years her articles
have been published in Black Belt, Official Karate, Action MA, MA Weapons,
Samurai, and Isshinryu magazine amongst others Through her studies with
Master Adler she is well versed in both Isshinryu Karate and Kobudo (Weapons).
She is also a member of AAU, USA Karate, OIKKA, IWKA. She holds the rank of
Black Belt in Kobudo with IKKF and the OKKF. She is a diligent student as well
as instructor and attends many seminars cross training to enhance her own art.
In August 1992 Sensei Fierro attended the Junior World Maccabbi games as coach
for the Suffolk delegation. Organizing the event on Long Island in 1995. She is
an Internationally licensed Instructor, certified coach and a sought after
Referee for tournaments.
Her innovative approach to Women's "Attack Prevention" (see
related page -
Attack Prevention )
has brought much local publicity. She and her demonstration team starred
on the Lois Wright show in Easthampton earning an award as an educational film.
Her recent accomplishments include a 6 show Attack Prevention series on
"IN YOUR INTEREST" with Dave Porello of Channel 67 (Cable 24)
Smithtown, Starred with Pam Greene on "Women in the 90’s", was
featured on News Cable 12, has Co-produced an instructional video with
B.O.C.E.S intended for use in Long Island schools, and is the Producer of the
TV show "Taking
Charge" which airs Thursdays on Cable 20 at 930 PM. Shows are available for
sale. She was inducted into the World head of family Sokeship Hall of
Fame as Master Instructor in September 1996. In April 1997 she was the second
woman ever to be inducted into the NY Jewish sports Hall of Fame and the first
Karate-Ka. Inducted into Don Nagle’s Hall of Fame September 1997. On July 31, 1998 Sensei Fierro was the first
woman to be Inducted into the Isshinryu Hall of Fame.
May 1, 1999 Sensei Fierro was inducted into the OIKKA Hall of Fame (Master
George Iberl & Master Angi Uezu) June 2008 received the Don Bohan
Award based on what he said prior to his passing in 1998. July 8, 2008
KIAI association "Legion of Honor" Daytona, Fla.
In September 2002 Sensei Fierro became an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra
University where she taught an innovative program called "Personal
Development Through The Martial Arts". She also taught at Long
Island University Karate Instructor program as Adjunct Professor.
May 1, 2010 Kyoshi Fierro was inducted into the Just For Champion's Hall of fame
on Long Island as an "Original Pioneer of Martial Arts - Platinum Warrior
Other Associated sites:
Bob Ingargiola's Isshinryu
Karate Academy ,
Products: Isshin-Ryu Productions
Isshinryu Hall of Fame ,
United Isshinryu Council
For more information about
Master Nick Adler click here:
Master Nick Adler's Page
Nick Adler & Marilyn Fierro
July 31, 1998 Isshinryu Hall of Fame
Please check our monthly
Calendar of Events and
What is ISSHINRYU KARATE?
One might call Karate an educated way of street fighting, but as you
study karate you'll find that there is much more to it than this.
Karate as a martial art, which was perfected in Okinawa after many centuries in
the Orient, is based upon both mental and body discipline. It is considered to
be one of the finest forms of physical exercise.
Isshinryu 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! See more here
Our youngest Karateka starting at the age of 4 and 5.
These children are exposed to martial arts training through a
variety of activities and games geared at developing balance,
coordination, focus and reflex. Children learn the importance of
defensive moves and are taught respect for others through activities
requiring teamwork. “Stranger Danger” information is included in the
program with tips such as developing a code word with your child,
how to walk away from someone and who strangers really are. Children
earn one star for each 10 classes attended, after 5 stars they are
awarded their dragon patch. Children may progress to a regular
children’s program after approximately one year in Little Dragons or
at the age of 6. Classes are 1/2 hour and meet on Wednesday
from 5:30 - 6:00 PM. and Saturday 10:00 - 10:30 am.
are divided into groups of skill levels. Our program teaches basic
blocking, kicking and punching skills, self-defense techniques and
Kata (forms) in a fun energetic atmosphere. Children at Smithtown
Karate Academy are goal-oriented achievers. Weekly “Lessons of the
Week” reinforce values of life as well as Karate. Fifty (50) minute
classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Call for Hours.
Adults receive the same concerned
instruction as all students at the academy. Classes are Monday &
Wednesday 8:10 - 9:30 PM, and Saturday 11:40-12:30.
Weapons in Okinawan Isshinryu Karate
include Bo, Sai, and Tonfa. The Okinawan people in defense of their
homes, land and family used these farm tools. All students from
Green Belt and above are able to train with these ancient weapons.
FREE TRIAL CLASS
IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE INTERESTED, this will help you begin to
experience the value of Okinawan Isshinryu Karate and orient
yourself with our Dojo. Call for an appointment today (631)
WOMAN’S “ATTACK PREVENTION”
are offered periodically. These can be 6 week sessions which
meet on Tuesday Evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM or three hour
seminars. The program includes lecture, video tape viewing and
actual training leading up to defense against a padded opponent
(when available). This program has received tremendous acclaim
in the media and has been the subject of several TV specials.
It is also available as corporate level seminars. Call for more
information. Classes need a minimum of 10 people to run.