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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
|A Gift of Support: NH FOOD BANK
|The Greatest Compliment We Can Receive
Is For You To Invite Friends & Family 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.
|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
|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
|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!
|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...
|Holiday Party and Promotional for Adult and Teen students, and families
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018
|This is a promotional for those students testing on December 15th.
Please come and support your dojo mates,
as well as enjoy an end-of-the-year holiday get-together!!!!
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!
|Saturday, Dec.15, 2018 - Karate Rank Testing!
|The Golden Crane is Closed on Dec.15th,
and ALL Karate Classes are Cancelled.
We are conducting Testing for Teen & Adult Karate Ranks, and Testing for
All Levels of Black Belt: Testing begins @ 10:00 AM.
Schedule note for 12/15/18: All Karate classes are cancelled.
|Schedule Note: Saturday, Dec.15, 2018
|Schedule note for 12/15/18: All Karate Classes are cancelled, in lieu of Rank Testing.
|Save the Date!
|Schedule Note: Tuesday, Dec.18, 2018
|Schedule note for 12/18/18: Only the 5:00 pm Youth Karate class will be held. All other karate classes are
cancelled for this evening, due to the Holiday Party for Adults & Teens.
|We look forward to celebrating your achievements with you!
| Schedule note for 12/18/18: Only the 5 pm youth class will be held, all other karate classes are cancelled.
|Bring-a-Friend / Street Clothes: Friday, Dec.21, 2018
|On Friday, Dec.21, @ the 5 pm Youth & Junior Classes, students are welcome to bring
friends, & siblings to class. Students at this class may also choose to wear Street
Clothes, rather than karate uniforms.
|Winter Holiday Break: Dec.24th, 2018 through Jan.1st, 2019
|The Golden Crane will be closed from Dec.24, 2018 through Jan.1, 2019,
and there will be no classes held.
We will reopen for classes on Tuesday, January 2, 2019.
We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season, and a Happy New Year!
Best wishes, Lee/Shihan & Diane/Kyoshi
|As the year ends,
and we gather together with family & friends for the holidays,
Shihan & I wish to take this moment to thank every one of you
for being a part of the Golden Crane,
and to say thank you for your support of our school!
Wishing all of our students, families & friends, Happy Holidays!
And wishing everyone a Healthy & Peaceful New Year!
Lee/Shihan & Diane/Kyoshi
|Twin State Karate Championships - October 20, 2018
|Holiday Party and Promotional
FOR: Adult and Teen students and families
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Please sign the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board with your name and
the number of friends and family that will be attending.
We are asking you to consider bringing an appetizer or dessert. Please let
us know by adding a D or an A by your name.