|Please click on the
Daruma Doll "Link"
to download a printable
copy of the activity sheet.
|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
|MSTKD Benefit Karate Tournament - November 21, 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.
|Special Event: Kung Fu Fan Kata Seminar _ Sept. 19, 2015
|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.
|A Gift of Support: NH FOOD BANK
|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
|2008 collection drive & sorting of toys and gifts for the US Solders, and their families.
|Seminar - April 20, 2016: Escrima Sticks
|Kung Fu Seminar: September 14, 2013
|"Max" the Lion Visits the Golden Crane: Thursday, September 8, 2011
|2016 Competitive Karate Tournament Season
|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... !
|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!
|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!
|2nd Annual MSTKD 'Food Fight' Karate Tournament - Saturday, Nov.12, 2016
|:: Some of Our Past Events Include ::
|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!
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.
|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!
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|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
|Parents & Students: Please click on the link provided to view the monthly activity calendar.
|:: Events ::
|A Better World - Please Read!
Part of martial arts training, and Black Belt Spirit is the discipline and generosity to help our community. Over the last 14 years, Golden Crane has
raised food donations for the Food Bank many times to facilitate this understanding and training.
chosen a monetary donation in lieu of goods so the food bank can purchase what they need rather than use what they have. Any
left over funds can be used to purchase food at other times of the year rather than just for the holidays.
Please go to www.nhfoodbank.org for more information about the Food Bank.
Our fundraiser will be active from November 6th to November 17th, 2018. Please give generously.
Thank you, Kyoshi / Diane and Shihan / Lee
|:: Upcoming Events ::
|Come back, visit soon, and
watch for more event postings to come!
|Golden Crane Ambassador Program
|Vermont State Nationals Karate Tournament - September 29, 2018
|Congratulations to our Successful Tournament Warriors:
Erica Lefebvre & Sam Hoyt
On Saturday, Sept.29, 2018. Erica & Sam participated
in highly competitive divisions
at the Vermont State Nationals Karate Tournament
held in Westminster, Vt.
Both students, Teen Black Belts, participated in multiple events,
including an inaugural 'Synchronized Kata (Forms)'.
We are extremely proud of their performances, and the growth
they personally experienced through participating in these events!
|The Greatest Compliment We Can Receive
Is For You To Invite Friends & Family To Our School!
|Returning from a successful competition at the Twin State Karate Championships,
held in Lebanon, NH, on Saturday, Oct.20th, is Erica Lefebvre.
Erica, a 2nd Degree Teen Black Belt, represented herself well, earning a 1st Place in Kata [Forms],
and a 4th Place in Traditional Weapons Kata [Forms].
Well Done! Thank you to Erica and her Family! And, Thank you to everyone
who helped our competitor(s) prepare for this, and other events!
|Helping Our Community...
46 Lowell Rd, Ste.#6
Golden Brook Commons
|Traditional Karate & Kobudo
The generosity of our Golden Crane Family has brought in $625 !!!! in donations, to benefit the NH Food Bank,
and help feed those in need in our community.
We were hoping for $300 and you doubled it. Thank you to those who contributed!!!!
We appreciated your generosity! Thank you to those who wanted to donate and either couldn't or donated another way.
This is what Golden Crane is about!!!
Wishing you all the happiest of Holidays !!!
|Holiday Party for Youth & Junior Students: Friday, Dec.7, 2018
|A great event, thank you to everyone who attended!
and, a thank you to everyone who helped make the evening a success!
|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.
|Saturday, Dec.15, 2018 - Karate Rank Testing!
|Additional Special Promotions from our evening...
|At our Holiday Party and Promotional, in addition to the rank promotions that were awarded, the school
announced the addition of several new members to the Dojo Teaching Hierarchy.
Appointed to Shidoin: Kathy A. Villemaire
Appointed to Shidoin: Scott Cousens
Appointed to Sempai: Sam Hoyt
Congratulations to All!
A special rank promotion awarded on this evening:
Promoted to Godan in Kenpo: Kathy A. Villemaire
Congratulations! Well Deserved!
|2019 - Happy New Year!
|Twin State Karate Championships - October 20, 2018
|Promotions & Belts were awarded at our Holiday Party & Rank Promotional,
on Tuesday, Dec.18, 2018 (see further down this web page for event details - Thank you!)
|Wishing Peace And Happiness To Every One In The New Year !
|Training with Friends!: Jan.16 and Jan.17, 2019
|Training with Friends on Wednesday, Jan. 16th & Thursday, Jan. 17th (in all classes).
Students are invited to bring their friends with them to class on these two days.
Friends (& students) can wear comfortable street clothing, as we explore partner training,
and self defense skills.
Open to all ages. Questions? Please let us know!
|Student Challenge: Traditions in Martial Arts - The Daruma Doll
|Traditions in Martial Arts—The Daruma Doll
A popular talisman of good luck, and often used in setting goals, the Daruma
Doll, or ‘Tumbling Doll’ as it is often called, is usually made of paper mache,
and weighted on the bottom so it always stand up, even when pushed over -
symbolic of persistence. “Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight!”
|Challenge – Learn to Set & Achieve a ‘Short Range’ Goal:
Pick up a Student Activity Sheet (available to download - see 'link' below; or stop by the student bulletin
board the next time you come to class, and pick up an activity sheet!)
Students are invited to accept the challenge, setting & achieving a Goal this month. Please return the
completed sheets by Thursday, February 28, 2019.
Students successfully achieving their goals, and turning in their completed sheets by the deadline will
receive recognition, and extra class credit for their efforts – Thank you, and Good Luck! Questions?
Please speak with an instructor – thank you!
|Tournament Season is coming!
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!
|Tournament Season Begins Soon!
|Please click on the 'Activity Sheet' Link to download a printable copy of the activity sheet.