about us:

The American Martial Arts Institute is under the direction of its founder, Grandmaster Clifford Crandall, Jr.  ​We offer traditional martial arts classes for all ages with three styles from which to choose.  All classes are taught by certified, adult black belt instructors.  Our 6,400 square foot training hall includes three large training rooms, viewing areas, changing rooms, and professional equipment for a clean, educational environment. Learn more about our classes and instructors below.  Call today to speak with an instructor or watch a class.


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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays

First Class: 6 to 7 pm (ages 6-12)

Second Class: 7:15 to 8:15 pm (ages 13 and older)

Ages 6-12 attend classes twice per week (on an assigned night).  All students, instructors, and family members who are vaccinated no longer are required to wear a masks if they are fully vaccinated and willing to show proof of vaccination.  All others must wear masks at this time.  Students ages 13 and older may attend up to 4 times per week!

We are accepting new students at this time.  


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Updated: April 13, 2021


These are one-hour sessions for specific rank groups and ages, and they will cover a special topic area.  Each student will have one opportunity per cycle to attend one of these sessions. 


1) Saturday Session Schedule

  • June 19 = Group A

  • July 17 = Group B      

  • June 24 = Group C        

CHECK OUR SCHOOL CALENDAR (a google calendar) for future sessions.

The calendar can be found in this website's top menu.

The students will be in groups A, B, or C as follows:

  • Group A: 8:45 to 9:45 am = Black Belts (All ages)

  • Group B: 8:45 to 9:45 am = Brown Belts (All ages)

  • Group C: 8:45 to 9:45 am = Colored Belt Ranks, White Belts, and Open System (All ages)


Styles, Classes, and Sessions


Improve balance and flexibility.  Reduce stress.  We have traditional empty hand martial arts classes for ages 3-5, 6-12, teenagers, and adults.  Classes include stretching, punches, kicks, basic forms, katas, self-defense, sparring, bagwork, and more.  Learn more.

Classes: Empty Hand Martial Arts for all ages
Our iaido style is over 300-years old and currently in its seventh generation. Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall Iaido and Batto-do uses a samurai sword to develop piece of mind through physical action (Bushido).  For ages 18 and older.  Learn more.
Classes: Sword (Traditional Iaido)
American Eagle Cane Style uses a walking cane for blocks, strikes, katas, self-defense, and more.  This traditional martial art style is for ages 18 and older and techniques learned can be applied to an umbrella and other everyday items.  Learn more.
Classes: Cane Style


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