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.



Adult Seminar Day
Grandmaster Crandall and staff teach adult students at the annual Adult Seminar Day.

Crandall System Implemented
East Syracuse Minoa High School adopts the Crandall System for educating students regarding personal safety.


Instructors and students demonstrate in Albany.

Midwinter Indoor Martial Arts Program
Annual "FunShop" held at the main location teaching martial arts skills and history.


Self-Defense for ROTC
Grandmaster Crandall teaches Air Force ROTC self-defense at RPI.

Crandall System
East Syracuse Minoa completes training certification for K-12 implementation of the Crandall System of personal safety.


Grandmaster Fumio Demura
Grandmaster Fumio Demura seminars presented for the American Martial Arts Institute.


Grand Opening
Grand Opening of the new main location of the American Martial Arts Institute in New Hartford, New York.


Public Service Announcement
Grandmaster Crandall films new public safety announcements with Ronald McDonald.

Junior Rank Black Belt Testing
New black belt ranks earned.

Adult Rank Black Belt Testing
New black belt ranks earned.


Title of Professor recognized by Grandmaster Crandall
Grandmaster Crandall as founder of American Martial Arts Institutue and head of Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall Iaido recognizes Mark R. Shuey, Sr. with title of Professor and founder for his Cane Chi and Cane Fu programs. Read More!