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We wish to say a heartfelt "Thank you!" to all of the Golden Crane students,
parents, families & friends who Supported this Fund Raiser.
A special 'Thank you!' to the students & friends who stepped forward,
and proved themselves to be ROCK STARS at KICKING!
We know that the spirit of helpfulness is rich in our school.
Thank you for participating, and for helping make someone's life better.
|Parents & Students: Please click on the link provided to view the monthly activity calendar.
|:: Events ::
|:: Upcoming Events ::
|:: Some of Our Past Events Include ::
|Come back, visit soon, and
watch for more event postings to come!
|Join us for a complimentary class,
Contact us to schedule your appointment, and learn more about the
programs offered at the Golden Crane
We look forward to assisting you!
|"Max" the Lion Visits the Golden Crane: Thursday, September 8, 2011
|Golden Crane Ambassador Program
|Kung Fu Seminar: September 14, 2013
|2008 collection drive & sorting of toys and gifts for the US Solders, and their families.
|We believe that giving and supporting those in need is a characteristic of a good martial artist.
Working together for peace, and In this spirit, the Golden Crane works to sponsor an annual collection
drive with its students for food and monetary contributions.
|A Gift of Support: NH FOOD BANK
|The Greatest Compliment We Can Receive
Is For You To Invite Friends To Our School!
|Special Event: Kung Fu Fan Kata Seminar _ Sept. 19, 2015
|MSTKD Benefit Karate Tournament - November 21, 2015
|Young students from the Golden Crane attended the 1st Annual 'Karate - Food Fight', a fund raiser to help collect food donations to benefit the
New Horizons Soup Kitchen. The tournament, held Saturday, Nov.21, 2015, in Manchester NH was well attended.
Congratulations to all of the students, with special recognition to the following who attended the tournament, representing the Golden Crane:
Erica Lefebvre, Nathan Lefebvre, Sadie Lebsack, Sam Hoyt, Stella Merrill, Ana Merrill
|Tenzan Karate Conclave [Hollis NH] _ September 26, 2015
|Photo courtesy of W.Craigue
|A day long event of back to back seminars featuring instructors
from across New England, and as far away as Chicago, Il &
A great time of camaraderie was enjoyed by all, and the seminars
themselves were fun & educational.
|Merit Badge Program Graduation - March 11, 2016
back to 19th century Japan and to "the way of the Samurai". The Samurai lived by a set of rules, a code, which guided their actions.
This was known as the Bushido code, or “The Way of the Warrior.”
Over the past 12 months, the Golden Crane has conducted a program designed to help students to better understand the morals and virtues of
the Karate way of life, and then take the lessons and the skills from the dojo [karate school] into their everyday lives, molding students in to
becoming better citizens of their community.
Students have been learning the benefits of ‘Commitment, Courage, Friendship, Gratitude & Teamwork’, to name a few. There are a total of 24
virtues to learn, and work on, and students earned badges for each completed virtue in our 12 month Merit Badge Program.
The students participating all volunteered to be a part of the program, completing a monthly activity sheet which their parent [or teachers]
signed off on. Along the way students participated in special fun interactive events, such as Game Night & Movie Night; as well as reaching out
to assist others by making & sending cards to sick children in local hospitals.
At the end of the year, those students achieving all 24 Badges attended a Graduationl Event.
Special Congratulations to: Rylee Conard, Nathan DeBruyckere, Ryan DeBruyckere, Sadie Lebsack, Erica Lefebvre, Nathan Lefebvre,
Luke Levine, Zachary McGarry, Ana Merrill, Stella Merrill & David Theroux for having completed ALL 24 VIRTUES!
A special “Thank you” to Sempai-Dai Hunter Rouillard, who designed and implemented the program, mentoring students every step of the way,
and a special ‘Thank you” to Sempai Joseph Hennigar, Jr, and some of the other Teens who also mentored the students, attending events and
assisting students to complete this program.
|Seminar - April 20, 2016: Escrima Sticks
|2016 Competitive Karate Tournament Season
46 Lowell Rd, Ste.#6
Golden Brook Commons
|September 2016 Windham Blackout Cancer-Community 'Drop Off' Location
at the GOLDEN CRANE
|As part of this exceptional community event, the Golden Crane acted as one of several Community ’Drop Off’ Locations for the “Band-
Aid/Small Toy Drive” [from 9/10/16 - 9/23/16].
Golden Crane students, parents & friends assisted in collecting boxes of cheerful band-aids and appropriate toys for children battling cancer
who are in the hospital. Martial arts is not just about self-defense, but about defending those who need our help against people, things and
diseases that are attacking them. It was our hope, and our goal, that our students would donate freely and generously, while learning this
important life lesson, as well as re-enforcing these values that are already known.
A heartfelt THANK YOU - your assistance and contributions helped make this event a success... !
|Traditional Karate & Kobudo
|2008 collection drive & sorting of toys and gifts for the US Solders, and their families.
|The 2nd Annual MSTKD 'Food Fight' Karate Tournament: - A Benefit Drive to assist the NH Food Bank -
On Saturday, November 12 2016, competitors from around the New England area attended a karate tournament in Manchester NH,
demonstrating their skills in areas such as Kata [Forms], Kumite [Sparring], Kobudo [Traditional Weapons Forms] & Board Breaking.
Congratulations for their outstanding performances at this years event go to Samuel J. Hoyt, and Jack Hoyt! The Golden Crane is very proud
of your efforts on behalf of yourself, and our dojo! Way to go!
|2nd Annual MSTKD 'Food Fight' Karate Tournament - Saturday, Nov.12, 2016
|28th Annual 'Kick for Cancer' Karate Tournament (Gilmanton Iron Works, NH]- Apr.8, 2017
|Congratulations ... to Sam Hoyt & Zachary McGarry for their performances at the recently held 'Kick for Cancer
Karate Tournament on April 8, 2017!
We are very proud of both Sam & Zach for their performances at the tournament, and for representing the
Golden Crane so well! Thank you! Kyoshi & Shihan
|Kick-a-Thon to Benefit Kids Kicking Cancer - Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 5 PM
|Kids Kicking Cancer's mission is to ease the pain of very sick children while empowering them to heal
physically, spiritually and emotionally. Visit: www.kidskickingcancer.org for more information.
|31,200 KICKS !!!
We were able to donate $2567.04 to the Kids Kicking Cancer Fundraiser!
Kyoshi & I are so very proud of you all. Again, thank you for your support....
You made a difference!
|Martial Arts Tournaments & Competition
|Tournament Season is beginning!
Students, if you enjoy pushing yourself a little harder to achieve new goals,
then consider competing in a Martial Arts Tournament. Competition is not required
to excel in karate, but it may help to improve your overall skills in the martial arts.
The knowledge & confidence that you will gain from these experiences will have an effect on you. It’s not
all about winning & losing, although it’s nice to earn a medal or ribbon… it’s about the experience you
will take home, the friends you will meet, and the understanding that you will gain.
Watch for additional classes to be added, specifically designed to improved students in competition
areas such as Kumite [sparring], Kata [forms], Kobudo [traditional weapons forms]… and even
Synchronized Team events.
Questions? Please do not hesitate to email the office, or speak with an instructor directly!
|Friday, March 16, 2018: Escrima Stick Seminar!
|Instructor Bio: The instructor for this seminar is Master Randy Gelos. Master Gelo started his training in Kenpo Karate in 1983, and In 1995 he
opened his own school in Allenstown, NH [Master Gelo’s Family Karate].
After opening his school, Master Gelo started taking lessons in Modern Arnis under Grandmaster Remy Presas, and Tai Chi under Mr. John Toy.
In 2000, Grandmaster Presas promoted Master Gelo to Eighth Degree.
|Escrima Stick Seminar[s] - March 16, 2018
On Friday, March 16, 2018, Golden Crane Karate was pleased to host
Sensei Randy Gelo, an experienced practitioner & teacher,
as he conducted a Modern Arnis [Escrima Stick] Seminar.
Modern Arnis [Escrima Stick] is an effective self-defense system.
Training covers empty-hand self-defense (striking, locking, throwing, etc.) as well as
the trademark single and double stick techniques of the Filipino martial arts.
Students quickly learn that the stick is an extension of ones hands, and training helps build and improve muscle memory &
coordination. Important aspects of martial arts, and self defense!
|By 'clicking' on the link above, you will be redirected to a new page, on our web site, with a current listing of upcoming Karate Tournaments.
Questions? Please do not hesitate to email the office, or speak with an instructor directly. Thank you.
|Sparring & Self Defense Classes
|Students are encouraged to bring their Sparring gear with them to all classes. [Not Yet Sparring? Talk to the
Office about the required gear!] We will be adding sparring to classes throughout the month, and especially
when enough students show an active interest in participating. Questions? Please inquire in the office.
IMPORTANT UPDATE—SPARRING GEAR: Due to increased liability issues, torn sparring gear may no
longer be taped (or glued), but must be replaced. Please refer to the ‘Golden Crane Sparring Guidelines’
(see link below) for complete information, or speak with an instructor. Thank you.
|Download a copy of the 'Golden Crane Sparring Guidelines', by 'clicking' on the link above. Thank you.
|Golden Crane "Summer Training Uniform" (continues)
|“Summer Training Uniform”: June 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.
Students are welcome to train in our ‘Summer Training Uniform’ [as of 6/1/18], which consists of:
Golden Crane T-shirt [Black] with our school logo screen-printed on it, gi bottoms and rank belt.
OR, Students may elect to continue training with their regular student uniform/gi [ie.jacket, pants and rank
Please contact the office if you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt, or if you have additional questions.
|At the 15th Annual MSTKD Open Karate Tournament,
held Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Manchester NH,
Liam Foley competed in both Kata [Forms] & Kumite [Sparring].
Competing with other Teen Intermediate Level participants,
Liam successfully earned FIRST PLACE in both of his events.
CONGRATULATIONS! Way to go Liam. We are so proud of you!!!!!
|15th Annual MSTKD Open Karate Tournament
|Summer Class Schedule (continues)
|From June 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018,
ALL of the 5 PM Youth Karate Classes are opened to ALL Youth Karate Rank Levels
[ie. Youth students from White Belt through Black Belt are welcome to train in any of our scheduled 5 pm
Pick up a copy of the schedule on our website, or at the school.
Click on the 'Link' [above]
|Summer Class Schedule in
effect 6/1/18 to 8/31/18
Click on the 'Link' to download
a printable copy
|~ July 5, 2018 through July 7, 2018 ~
We hope you and your family had a
Happy Fourth of July Holiday!
Classes resume as usual Thursday [7/5/18].
The dojo is cool and air conditioned.. but we wanted to add
something for a holiday week: Shorts!
Students are welcome to train in a combination of street
clothes that includes a t-shirt & shorts this week [7/5/18 - 7/718].
|Bring-a-Friend / Street Clothes Week: July 17 - July 21, 2018
|Bring-a-Friend / Street Clothes Week
It’s Summer! Let’s make time for FRIENDS!
The week of 7/17—7/21, students may bring Friends to class with them.
Additionally, students [& friends] may wear street clothes
[such as shorts, T-shirts, and/or jeans] to class.
(Please use common sense guidelines in wearing appropriate, loose fitting clothing—thank you!)
This includes All Junior, Youth, Teen & Adult Karate Classes!