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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.

2015

January

Batto Do Tai Kai (Competition)
Information and pictures from the 2014 East Coast Invitational Batto Do Competition organized by Grandmaster Crandall as Headmaster of the Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu Matsuno-Crandall school of Iaido and overseen by Sensei Fumio Demura.

Adult Seminar Day
Video of this event has been added to our YouTube Channel, and it is embedded in this story. Also includes pictures of the days events.

February

FUNSHOP: Mid-Winter Indoor Martial Arts Program
This year's Funshop was featured on WKTV and in the Observer Dispatch. Read more and see dozen's of pictures from all three days. Also learn more about the Summer Funshop, which will be held in July.

Testing Results
Results of the February 13th Brown Belt Testing.

Testing Results
Results of the colored belt testing held on January 22nd.

March

Color Belt Testing
Results of the testing held on March 16th

Black Belt Testings
Results of the junior rank and adult rank black belt testings held on March 13th and 14th

New Extended Commercial
Grandmaster Crandall and Master Stalloch perform a meditation demonstration with a "surprise" ending. The 15 second teaser commercials are airing on CNY television stations including ABC, ESPN, and others, but the ending can only be seen here.

American Cane System Testing Results
Testing held on February 23rd.

Red Top Fun Day
Pictures from the recent trip to Greek Peak

Master Chuff Recognized
Dr. Chuff featured in veterinary magazine

April

Brown Belt Testing
Results of the testing held on April 22nd.

Colored Belt Testing
Results of the testing held on April 22nd.

Weapon's Competition
This year's extension tool competition was held on Friday, April 10th and had over 50 competitors.

Our Students in the News
American Martial Arts Institute students compete in Robotics tournament with the RoboSpartans of New Hartford.

May

Color Belt Testing
Results of the testing held on May 1st.

June

Color Belt Testing
Results of the June 13th testing.

Brown Belt Testing
Results of the testing held on June 1st.

July

New 7th Degree Black Belt announced

August

Color Belt Testing
Results of the August 24 testing.

Summer Funshop

September

Brown Belt Testing
Results of the September 18 testing.

Black Belt Testings
Three individuals tested for junior rank black belt on September 18 and
Three individuals tested for 2nd Degree Black belt on September 19.

Grand Opening

The American Martial Arts Institute celebrates its recent expansion by opening its doors to friends, family, and the community for a day of demonstrations and camraderie. Read more about this exciting day and click on the many pictures!

New Red Top
Grandmaster Crandall accepts student into the Red Top leadership program.

Color Belt Testing
Results of the September 8 testing.

New Staff Member
An exciting moment of growth in the school occurs whenever Grandmaster accepts a black belt student into the school's staff, presenting them with a black top. Learn who is now wearing a black top!

October

Teenage Seminar Day

Pictures and details from the annual teenage seminar held on October 24.

Color Belt Testing
Results of the October 19 testing.

Brown Belt Testing
Results of the October 6 testing.

November

Black Belt Testing Results: American Cane System
Results of the American Cane System colored belt and brown belt testing held on October 22.

Testing Results: American Cane System
Results of the American Cane System colored belt and brown belt testing held on October 22.

December

American Cane System Instructor Status Granted
Congratulations to Mr. Tim Cumings who is now certified to teach the American Cane System

Meditation Demonstration Videos

Grandmaster Crandall and Master Stalloch recently filmed a series of meditation demonstrations to document them for the present and future students of the American Martial Arts Institute. Black Belt instructors are allowed to learn these breaks if they choose.

New Commercials
The commercials page has been updated with new action commercials featuring self-defense techniques. Also added are commercials for iaido and cane classes.

Color Belt Testing Results
Results of the color belt testing held on December 2.

Brown Belt Testing Results
Results of the brown belt testing held on December 4.

New Instructor
Grandmaster Crandall presents Mr. Faulkner with his instructor's status at the December 4 brown belt testing.