The Limitless Spirit

Sensei's Book

In the early 1970s Marilyn Fierro found herself pursuing a way of life that was supposed to be closed to women - the martial arts. Join her as she tells her story of personal growth, spirituality, and achievement (both internally and externally).

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Chief Instructor

HANSHI MARILYN FIERRO IS THE CHIEF INSTRUCTOR at SMITHTOWN KARATE ACADEMY. She is a 9th Degree Black Belt with Master Nick Adler and Master Angi Uezu in Okinawa. She has trained with Hanshi Nick Adler, 10th Degree Black Belt, since 1974 and began teaching in1976 opening the Smithtown dojo in 1978...

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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...

Master Nick Adler

nickadler-small-2Nick Adler began his Martial Arts training in 1956 receiving rank in both Judo and Jujitsu as well as Okinawan Isshinryu Karate. From 1962 – 1965 he began his training in Okinawan Isshinryu Karate with Ed McGrath and Mel Sutphen . He continued his training from1966 with Don Nagle and Angi Uezu. He currently holds the rank of 10th Dan. He is the director of the Nick Adler’s Centurions, a multi school association with branches throughout the country…

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About Us

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.

The class schedule is as follows:
MONDAY & WEDNESDAY:
6:00-6:30 Little Dragons
6:30-8:00 All Kids, Teens and Adults

Monday Classes are held upstairs in the Choir room.
Wednesday Classes held downstairs in the Large Hall.
Summer classes are all downstairs.

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Smithtown United Methodist Church
230 Middle Country Rd. Smithtown , NY 11787
Call us at 631-265-9062

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