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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.
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|:: 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!
|Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - Holiday Party & Promotional
Congratulations to Everyone!
|John Raulli - Scott Cousens - Cindy Lebsack - Sam Hoyt - Eliot Lebsack
Sadie Lebsack - Erica Lefebvre - Alexander Webster - Casey Kindrat
Zachary McGarry - Kathy Villemaire - James Villemaire - Gregory Kindrat
Nathan Lefebvre - Ryan DeBruyckere - Nathan DeBruyckere
(missing at the time of the photo: Aaron Brooks)
Congratulations... to our students who tested strong and were promoted!
We are so proud of you ALL!
Congratulations to Sempai-So Sam Hoyt, on his appointment to the Dojo Hierarchy.
|January Activity Sheets: 'Daruma - Learning to set and achieve goals'
Reminder: Teen, Youth & Junior Students,
please return completed sheets
to the office by Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018!
Completed sheets will earn students recognition, and extra class credit for their efforts –
Thank you, and Good Luck! Questions? Please speak with an instructor – thank you!
|Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Happy Valentine's Day!
|Due to last weeks' ice/snow storm, and as several students have asked .. we are extending
our 'Bring-a-Friend' Event, for an additional week.
The week of Tuesday, 2/13/18 through Saturday, 2/17/18 All Karate Classes
are Open to Friends & Guests to experience training.
This Includes Classes for ADULTS, TEENS, YOUTH & JUNIORS [ages 5 years & up].
Friends & Guests joining us during this week, may continue to train for the Entire Month of FEBRUARY—FREE
|"Bring-a-Friend" Week, Plus+
|Golden Crane Karate Olympics:
February 14 through February 17. 2018
|In honor of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, in South Korea, we
will be holding our own 'in-house' Games.
Events will be structured so that all rank levels, from Beginners to
Advanced Levels will be welcome to participate!
Students will be able to take part in Team & Individual Events,
using their Karate Skills.
|STUDENTS! Point to Ponder...
"Karate Begins and Ends with Respect"
“Karate Begins and Ends with Respect”
- A Quote From Gichin Funakoshi -
Respect is the foundation of karate training–respect for others and
respect for one’s self. We bow to remind ourselves of this.
Training in Traditional Karate, we strive to instill a habit of respect in all
students. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect.
|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!
Train in February
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[above] for details!