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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 from 1966 with Don Nagle and Angi Uezu. He currently holds
the rank of 9th Dan.
He is the director of the Nick Adler's Centurions,
a multi school association with branches throughout the country.
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.
Taught at the Spring 2003 Long Island University
Karate Instructor Program as adjunct professor.
Master Adler has been featured in "Who's who in
Isshinryu", "Who's Who in Karate", "Who's Who in American Martial
Arts" and "Masters, Founders and Leaders of American Martial Arts".
He is listed as "Sensei of the Year" for 1974 and 1980 in Ron Van
In 1981 Adler received S. Henry Cho's All American
Award for karate, the same year he became "Man of the Year" in the
Ying Yee Hall of Fame. He was elected to the Isshinryu Hall of Fame
in Tennessee, as "Instructor of the year" in 1984 and inducted in
1988. Karate International awarded Mr. Adler the "East Coast
Pioneer's Award", in 1989.
In 1994 he received special recognition from the
AOKA and in 1996 he was inducted into the World Head of Family
Sokeship Council Hall of Fame receiving the "Golden Lifetime
Achievement" award with 40 years in the martial arts and was the
recipient of several awards at Don Nagle's Hall of Fame in September
1997. Shihan Adler was inducted into the OIKKA Hall of Fame on May
1, 1999 in Gettysburg, Pa.