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Welcome to our news and archives.  Please note that all test results are posted for the current year, but may not appear in the archives.  Full records are kept at our main office.  In addition, photographs and news releases prior to 1997 are kept in our school library at our main location dating back to the 1960s.

"The Switch" Meditation Demonstration

This meditation demonstration was filmed in February of 2015, a month of record low temperatures in Central New York. The 15 second teaser commercial first aired throughout Central New York in March of 2015, with a "Switch" or "surprise ending" to the demonstration.

Watch the full demonstration below:

While meditation demonstrations are entertaining, they are not taught in regular classes. Many of the black belt instructors at the American Martial Arts Institute are skilled at meditation performances such as walking barefoot on broken glass, but they are done for an educational purpose. Grandmaster Crandall and Master Stalloch are often asked by community agencies, schools, non-profits, and businesses to teach instructional seminars or demonstrations with an educational theme. Often they will incorporate one of these meditation demonstrations to emphasize the power of the mind and how it controls and guides your actions. You are the leader of your own life, and developing focus and clarity of mind through traditional martial arts training can help you to become more successful. In order to learn how to do these types of demonstrations, American Martial Arts Institute students must be a black belt instructor with years of training and a personal desire to learn them (they are not required).

Future surprise ending commercials are planned for later this year and will be posted on this website.

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