KYOSHI MARILYN FIERRO
KYOSHI MARILYN FIERRO is the chief instructor
at Smithtown Karate Academy. She is a Seventh Degree Black Belt
(Nana Dan), with Master Nick Adler of Holbrook Academy of Self-Defense
Master Nick Adler's Page and Master Angi Uezu in Okinawa. She has
trained with Hanchi Nick Adler, 9th Degree Black Belt, since 1974.
She has been a martial arts instructor since 1976 and began teaching
in Smithtown in 1978.
Sensei Fierro teaches and lectures at local schools, health clubs, camps and
for various organizations. She is a writer and has had several articles published.
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
site - 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 the first two Thursdays of each month on Cable 25.
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 New York 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) September 29, 2000 Inducted into Don Nagle's AOKA Hall of Fame as "Woman
of the Year" the only one to have that honor. one of three to receive
the "Humanitarian" award and of several to receive a "Silver
Lifetime Achievement" award.
Smithtown Karate's Web site
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Fierro's Taking Charge
airs weekly on Tuesdays at 9:30 Cable 70
in Smithtown New York!