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.

2011

JANUARY

New Certified Instructor
Grandmaster Crandall announces that Miss Kowalski is now a certified instructor. Learn more.

Extension Tool Class
A special introductory class on all of the extension tools offered in American Eagle style is taught at the main location.

Hall of Honors

The American Martial Arts Institute attends the international hall of honors in Atlantic City, and assists in teaching seminars.

Comraderie in a Traditional School
The Albany location holds a colored belt testing

Testing Results
Results of the Colored Belt Testing held in Albany on January 24th

Adult Seminar Day
Information and photographs from 2011's annual Adult Seminar Day held on January 29th.

FEBRUARY

Seminar for Central New York Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Secure Living Online Board of Directors teaches seminar of health, awareness, and personal safety for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Certification Staff Meeting
American Eagle Style instructors continue training and are recertified by Grandmaster Crandall.

Testing Results
Results of the Colored Belt Testing held at the New Hartford location.

Funshop 2011
Three days of martial arts training at the main location with competitions, chess, classes, and more. Pictures now posted!

Batto Competition
Instructors compete in 40th annual Goodwill competition in California, hosted by Master Demura. The American Martial Arts Institute won medals in the team division this year.

MARCH

New Staff Member
Grandmaster Crandall presents Mr. Walker with staff member status.

Black Belt Testing Results
Two individuals have passed their testing and were promoted to new black belt levels.

Master Instructor

Dr. Nicholas Chuff completes the requirements for 7th Dan after nearly one-year of testing and is recognized as a Master Instructor.

Testing Results
Results of the colored belt testing held in Utica on March 16th.

Article Published
Mr. Morris published in Action Martial Arts Magazine for article about Master Fumio Demura Seminar.

APRIL

Testing Results
Results of the brown belt testing held at the main location on April 8th.

Weapons' Competition
Results and pictures from this year's Extension Tool Competition

Active Seniors Seminar
Watch the footage here on WKTV

American Martial Arts Institute on TODAY SHOW.Com!
MSNBC covers Secure Living Online Seminar for Active Seniors. Watch the footage here.

Cleaning Day
Annual Spring Cleaning day at the main location of the American Martial Arts Institute.

MAY

Testing Results
Results of the colored belt testing held on May 11th, 2011 at the New Hartford location.

JUNE

Testing Results
Results of the colored belt testing held on June 8th, 2011 at the Albany location.

Testing Results
Results of the brown belt testing held on June 11th, 2011 at the main location.

JULY

Testing Results
Results of the colored belt testing held on July 7th, 2011 at the New Hartford Location.

Testing Results
Results of the colored belt testing held on July 30th, 2011 at the New Hartford Location.

AUGUST

Black Belt Testing Results
5 individuals earn new black belt ranks after testing on August 27th, 2011

4 NEW DVDs Released by Grandmaster Crandall, Chief Instructor Eric Stalloch, and Mrs. Lynn Jessee
The first 4 DVDs of the American Cane System: Ranking Series are now available at the American Martial Arts Institute, CaneMasters.Com, and Amazon.Com internationally. Learn more here.

SEPTEMBER

Colored Belt Testing Results
Results of the colored belt testing held on September 15th, 2011 at the New Hartford Location.

OCTOBER

Colored Belt Testing Results
Results of the colored belt testing held on October 15th, 2011 at the New Hartford Location.

NOVEMBER

Rank Promotion
Grandmaster Crandall teaches class in Albany and conducts an unannounced testing.

NYS AER Conference
Secure Living Online's board of directors including Grandmaster Crandall teach personal safety at the state conference for the NYSAER, New York State Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the blind and visually impaired.

DECEMBER

New Red Top
Grandmaster Crandall presents Kyle Mizgala with his Red Top at the December 17th black belt testing


Black Belt Testing
Results of the testing held on December 17th, 2011

Colored Belt Testing
Results of the testing held in New Hartford on December 15th