HISTORY
A Brief Introduction to the American Martial Arts Institute

The American Martial Arts Institute was founded by Grandmaster Clifford C. Crandall Jr. His years of training as a Tae Kwon Do stylist and his personal training in Japan and China, have allowed him to blend of some of the most historic concepts and techniques of traditional martial arts styles with some of the finest law enforcement techniques used in the United States today. This style truly gives credence to the long taught philosophy that the martial arts is for everyone regardless of gender or age. He is also the founder of the American Eagle Style of martial arts, which combines the fundamentals of stretching with a cardiovascular and muscular workout that makes you feel healthy. A participant acquires a feeling of self-confidence which assists them in daily life.


What is the school name?

American Martial Arts Institute

What is the styles are taught at this school?

American Eagle Style (empty-hand)
Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall Iaido (sword)
American Cane System

What are the school colors?

Red, White and Blue

What is the school logo?

The American Eagle with the Yin Yang symbol as the eye of the eagle

What is the name of the country it originated from?

United States of America

Is it totally based on American ideas of martial arts skills?

No. The style has strong roots in the historical formulation of the martial arts. The given breakdown of the American Eagle Style regarding national influences is:

  • American (Self-Defense & Forms) 40%
  • Korean (Tae Kwon Do) = 35%
  • Japanese (Karate) = 15%
  • Chinese (Wu Shu) = 10%


Who is the founder of the style?

Clifford C. Crandall Jr.

What rank is Grand Master Crandall?

10th Degree

Where can I find this school?

Full time locations in New York State.





American Eagle Style