Still Alive and Kicking - Season 2 - Coming Soon!
Season 1 of Still Alive and Kicking was a great success, with dozens of articles in newspapers across New York State featuring Grandmaster Crandall, the American Marital Arts Institute, and the Still Alive and Kicking PSAs. Other media outlets including radio and television segments aired. Audio versions of the PSAs have also aired on local stations. In addition, Grandmaster Crandall continues to write a montly column of the Daily Sentinel. With such a great reception by
Testing Results: American Eagle Cane Style
Results for the colored belt completed on December 17, 2022 The following students have tested for new rank in the American Eagle Cane Style Bret Jessee is now a Yellow Belt Carol Hanna is now a Blue Belt Lucretia Burmaster is now a 2nd Rank Brown Belt The testing also involved verbal questions and a demonstration of physical skills. Brown belt candidates take a written exam, which is scored along with point values for the physical aspects of the exam. Brown belt candidates
COLUMN: Let's Get Active on the Ice (Curling)
Clifford Crandall Jr., Sentinel columnist Grandmaster Clifford Crandall Jr. has a message for everyone over age 60: “Get up, get moving, and enjoy yourself!” Crandall has produced a video series, “Still Alive and Kicking,” promoting life-enhancing activities for seniors. Crandall said he got the idea for the series about three months ago when he realized he would soon be 75 and saw what he describes as resignation from people as they age. Each month, Crandall will feature a
Color Belt Test Results
Results for the testing held at the American Martial Arts Institute on December 17, 2022 The following students have tested for new rank: JUNIOR RANK Aiden Gibson is now Orange Belt Lareen Salman is now Orange Belt Soaethaboane Htoo is now Yellow Belt Savya Singh is now Green Belt ADULT RANK Ashton Amos is now Yellow Belt If your name appears on this list, see your instructor to receive your test results. All testings are posted within two weeks of the te
Kendo Title Patches Presented
On Saturday, December 10, 2022, Grandmaster Crandall presented two dedicated students with title patches. Kyoshi Nicholas Chuff was presented with his Kyoshi patch (although he already possessed this title, and his certificate verifying this hangs on the wall in training room 3 at the American Martial Arts Institute). Sabrina Crandall was presented with her Tashi status patch. Congratulations to these two individuals. The American Martial Arts Institute offers four styles
Two New Staff Members!
On Monday, December 5, Grandmaster Crandall made two special presentations at the American Eagle Style's adult class. Alivia Franz and Edward Salsberg were presented with their black tops, and Grandmaster Crandall officially accepted them into the American Martial Arts Insitute's staff. They will now complete their apprenticeship process to begin to learn how to teach the style and to become fully certified instructors. Congratulations to Instructor Franz and Instructor Sa