Adel's Martial Arts Academy
At Adel’s Martial Arts Academy we are a family, and our school is bound to become our students’ second home. We are a judgment-free zone, where mistakes are viewed as growth opportunities and your instructors and fellow students are your #1 supporters. You’ll learn a lot of impressive skills and gain many new abilities at Adel’s Martial Arts Academy, but the most important thing you’ll acquire during your time here? Our community.
Adel's Martial Arts Academy
Here Adel's Martial Arts Academy, our staff is the secret to our student success. Each instructor has a rich background in martial arts and is eager to train the next generation of martial artists. Meet the team below!
6th Degree Blackbelt Shihan Adel Elbehiry has studied and trained in Shotokan karate for 40 years. He began his studies in 1979 with Shihan Hossnei Gaber. The lineage of Shihan’s training is as follows: Shihan Gaber studied under Shihan Master Hideki Okamoto, who was a JKA Black Belt, 8th Dan, Shihan Okamoto was taught under Master Nakayama, and Master Nakayama studied under Master Gichin Funakoshi. It was Master Funakoshi who was the founder of Shotokan karate.
Shihan Adel has participated in national and international events and has placed in numerous competitions. In 1990, Shihan became certified by the Olympic Committee to train and coach athletes. In 1993, he completed his college study of law and in 1996 he relocated to the United States. At this time, Shihan Adel became affiliated with Shihan Kai Leung’s Shotokan Karate-DO which is associated with Master Shihan Toyotaro Miyazaki’s organization. Shihan studied with Shihan Leung as well as competed and instructed students in the dojo. In addition, he trained a select group of students who later became United States National Karate team members, like Doug Pelinkovic.
In 1998, Shihan Adel branched out on his own and opened the Adel’s Martial Arts Academy, located on Long Island, in Oceanside, NY, and associated himself with Tokey Hill, the coach of the USA National Karate team. His training experience led him to assist Tokey Hill in coaching and training the New York State Karate Competition team, as well as assist him in coaching and training the USA team in Chile in the 2000 Pan American Games.
Anthony Chiarello Started training in 2003 with Milton Regis Kioto BJJ after competing in local tournaments and training consistently received his blue belt from Milton Regis and grandmaster Mansor. When Milton Regis moved away he started to incorporate kick box and Muay Thai with His training. 2009 again started Brazilian Jiujitsu with Braulio Cuevas a brown belt BJJ. Carmine Czocchi a 3 stripe BJJ black belt and pro MMA fighter later stepped in and took over the gym during that time MMA and No-Gi Jiujitsu was the focus. Anthony received his purple belt from Carmine. Mark Stan became involved in this gym and stepped in as a bb judo and bb Jiujitsu instructor Anthony later received his brown belt from Mark and was once again back under the Kioto flag. Years went by the gym had closed but training continued he competed at multiple IBJJF tournaments plus the worlds in Las Vegas 4 plus years passed but Milton was now once again his instructor and awarded him his Black Belt in may of 2019. Through the Jiujitsu journey he has trained with multiple world champions and the journey continues.
My son has been learning at this studio for almost a year and a half and we recently celebrated his 6th birthday party here. We have been happy with his progress and how the different Senseis do seem to get to know each of the students. We hope to continue to learn and grow at this studio. Additionally, my son really enjoyed his birthday celebration.
I began taking karate here over 5 years ago. I began with a family class--my wife and our two children (then ages 4 and 7). We are all still currently active in the dojo. The instruction here is top-notch. Each instructor is a master in multiple areas--sport fighting, kata, bunkai, self-defense, and even traditional weapons training. We have had guest teachers of the highest quality from all over the world and local to add to the depth of budo that is available. Whether you are new to karate or a seasoned veteran, there is something worthwhile for you here. I started at 50 years of age and have not looked back--my daughter started at 3 1/2 and is still working at the discipline!
My son just returned to karate after trying it years ago. When he said he wanted to try again I asked him if he wanted to go speak to Sensei Adel. He replied where else would I go? Yes Mom I want to go speak to him. During the time he left and came back Sensei Adel still checked in with me from time to time to see how he was doing. When my son came back Sensei Adel welcomed him back with a big smile. Sensei Adel as well as the other Sensei there are amazing teachers. Their patience and respect for the students are amazing. As a mom, it was no question where I was going to have my son go to learn this art when he was ready to go back. I would highly recommend Adel to anyone who is looking for a teacher to learn all aspects of karate.
I had been with this karate school for some time and stepping into that dojo is like stepping into my 2nd home. The instructors are absolutely great, they really try to bring out the best in you and I really look up to them. Since joining this dojo, I have made a bunch of friends here and I couldn’t be more grateful to know such a wonderful group of people.
My son has joined Adel International Karate six months ago and he absolutely loves it. The teachers are very patient and great. It is a very warm and friendly atmosphere. I would highly recommend anyone to bring their here.