American Martial Arts Institute News, Testing Results, and Special Events

This page contains news from our school's history. In 1998, we began to document some our our history on the Internet. Prior to 1998, it was documented through both photographs, news articles, and videos. Many of these records can be found at our school's library at the main location. In 2011, our website was redesigned, and it was determined that school events would be archived here, but not all colored belt and brown belt testings. All records regarding prior testings are kept at the main location. Click on the links below to select a year and learn more about some of our school's events.



Hall of Fame Induction
Grandmaster Crandall inducted into the 1st Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame.


American Eagle Style demonstrated for Girl Scout Troop.

Crandall System Seminar
Level 2 seminar presented for the Rome Free Academy.


Mid-winter Indoor Martial Arts Program
The 1st annual "FunShop" is held at the main location, a five day event of martial arts training over April Break from school.

Black Belt Testing
Results of the black belt testing held on April 21st.


New Black Belt Ranks
Semi-annual Ceremonial Black Belt Breakfast held to recognize new black belt ranks.


Utica Boilermaker Road Race
Many of our black belts run in the world recognized Utica Boiler Maker 15K run. The American Martial Arts Institute sponsors a water station for all of the runners in support of the community.

Junior Rank Demonstration Team Day
The junior rank demo team performs and spends time training together in a fun-filled day.


Summer Reading Program
The American Martial Arts Institute encourages reading by offering a summer reading contest and program.

The Rochester location participates in the Fairport Canal Days.

Grandmaster Crandall Writes Segment for Amazing Kreskin's New Book
Grandmaster Crandall is featured along side world famous politicians, celebrities, and athletes in Amazing Kreskin Book.

Black Belt Testing
Results of the September 24th black belt testing.


Taikoza Performance
Junior rank demo team sees presentation of Japanese Taikoza.

Junior rank demonstration team performs at Remington Elementary School in Ilion, New York.

Black Belt Testing
Results of the December 1st black belt testing.