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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 sessions 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)

Due to covid-19 health and safety guidelines, our students attend classes twice per week (on an assigned night) in order to maintain social distancing.  All students, instructors, and family members wear masks and are temperature checked.  We sanitize the building regularly and no one is sharing equipment.

We are accepting new students at this time.  


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

  • April 24 = Group A         Topic = To Be Announced

  • May 1 = Group B

  • May 8 = Group C

  • May 22 = Group A           Topic = To Be Announced

  • May 29 = Group B

  • June 5 = Group C

  • June 12 = Group A         Topic = To Be Announced

  • June 19 = Group B

  • July 10 = Group C

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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Martial Arts Students

Edna, Student (Adult)

I was surprised to see how much material and informational videos have been put on the web to help our training as we go through the tough period of the pandemic.

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Dylan, Student (Teen)

The private sessions have helped me have an activity for my mind and for my body.  They have helped me get of out the house and do something fun.

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Shana, Parent and Student

The moment that the doors were opened and students were allowed to resume training both I and my daughter immediately resumed training...Students and staff are appropriately addition to regularly going outside for sessions.

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American Martial Arts Institute

8382 Seneca Turnpike: New Hartford, NY 13413

Tel: 315.768.1859

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