PRESS RELEASES
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.

2008

JANUARY

Junior Rank Black Belt Class Assistants

Grandmaster Crandall accepts two students into the "Red Top" program.

Hall of Fame
Grandmaster Crandall recognized at international hall of fame.

Adult Seminar Day
This year's annual adult seminar day was held at the main location on January 19th.

Certified Instructor
Grandmaster Crandall presents instructor status after months of training in the staff apprenticeship program.

FEBRUARY

Midwinter Indoor Martial Arts Program
Pictures and information from this year's "FunShop" held during February break at the main location.


MARCH

Certified Instructor
Grandmaster Crandall presents instructor status after months of training in the staff apprenticeship program.

Black Belt Testing
New black belt ranks earned.

Iaido Demonstration
Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall school of Iaido demonstrated at international festival.

APRIL

Child Abduction Prevention Education
Grandmaster Crandall and Mr. E. Stalloch teach safety information and techniques.

Ceremonial Black Belt Breakfast
New ranks of black belt recognized with certificates of rank.

Fumio Demura
Grandmaster Fumio Demura teaches seminars for American Martial Arts Institute instructors and students.

Extension Tool Competition
The 2nd annual "weapons" competition is held at the Albany location.

MAY

Black Belt Testing
New black belt ranks earned.

Cleaning Day
Pictures and information from this year's annual cleaning day of the main location.

JUNE

Senior Eagles Program
Featured in the Central New York Penny Saver with a feature story. Learn more about this program for seniors.

Black Belt Testings
New black belt ranks earned.

JULY

New Staff Member
Grandmaster Crandall accepts an adult black belt student into the staff training program.

AUGUST

Demonstration
Grandmaster Crandall and Mr. E. Stalloch present a demonstration on the martial arts and the power of Reading!

Black Belt Testings
New black belt ranks earned.

SEPTEMBER

Black Belt Testing
New Sixth Degree Black Belt rank earned.