Instructors

Sensei Steve Leonsky

SenseiSteveWith over thirty years' experience, Sensei Steve brings a solid understanding of traditional Shotokan Karate to his teaching.  

His training has focused on the practical, combat aspects of the Art, coupled with a broad understanding of the history and philosophy behind it.  Sensei Steve also holds a Ni Dan (2nd degree Black Belt) in traditional Kobudo Weapons and has trained in Katori Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu (Sword Art).  He has been affiliated with the International Karate Center since 2002 and has been teaching here regularly since 2003.








Sensei Brian Jacobs

brianjacobsSensei Brian began studying Shotokan Karate at the age of 4 under Sensei Adel. Brian has competed and medaled in local, state, and national level tournaments, making him an adept competitor, specializing in Kata. After attaining his First Degree Black Belt at age 12, he started teaching students regularly at Adel’s International Karate Center.

In addition to his martial arts training, Brian has also studied the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Although the majority of his time is devoted to earning his degree in Exercise Science through Hofstra University, Brian remains an avid instructor at the Dojo that has taught him to be a disciplined, dedicated, and respectful student.

 

 

  


Sensei Gordon Tolchin

gordonSensei Gordon started his study of Shotokan karate in 1993 under the Miyazaki system. He later trained with the Shotokan Karate International Federation, American Freestyle (MMA/Brazilian Jiu-jitsu) and World Seido Karate. Being that karate encompasses tradition, art, sport and self defense, he believes that there are no limitations to who can train regardless of age or gender.