Nick Adler began his Martial Arts training in 1956 receiving rank in both Judo and Jujitsu as well as Okinawan Isshinryu Karate. He currently holds Dan rank under both Grandmaster Don Nagle and Grandmaster Angi Uezu and is the number one student to both of them. He is the director of the Nick Adler’s Centurions, a 14 school association with over 2,000 members in six states.
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.
Sensei 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 Clief’s books.
In 1981, Sensei 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 awarded "Male Instructor of the Year" in 1984 by the International Isshin-Ryu Hall of Fame, 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.