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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.
for competition, with special recognition to the following who attended tournaments representing the Golden


  • Abby Lebsack: 3rd Place Kobudo [weapons forms], 3rd Place Kata [forms]

2016 MSTKD OPEN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP (Manchester, NH) - April 30, 2016

  • Erica Lefebvre: 2nd Place Weapons Kata [Forms],  1st Place Empty Hand Kata [Forms]
  • Abby Lebsack:  3rd Place Empty Hand Kata [Forms]
  • Sam Hoyt: 1st Place Empty Hand Kata,  1st Place Kumite [Sparring]

2016 AAU KARATE NIAGARA DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP (East Syracuse, NY) - April 15, 2016

  • Abby Lebsack: 2nd Place Kobudo [weapons forms], 3rd Place Kata [forms]


  • Liam Foley: 4th Place Kata [forms], 3rd Place Kumite [sparring]
  • Gregory Kindrat, Jr: 1st Place Kumite [sparring]
  • Casey Kindrat: 2nd Place Kata [forms]
  • Luke Levine: 6th Place Kata [forms], 3 Place Kumite [sparring]
  • Eliot Lebsack: 4th Place Kata [forms], 4th Place Kumite [sparring]
  • Sadie Lebsack: 3rd Place Kata [forms]
  • Flinn Lebsack: 3rd Place Kata [forms]
  • John Craigue: 4th Place Kata


  • Abby Lebsack: 1st Place Kobudo [weapons forms], 3rd Place Kata [forms]
Students who attended the seminar were introduced to some of the facets of 'Kung Fu'... a Chinese martial art, learning kicks, stretching
drills, and some of the origins & history of Kung Fu. Interestingly, the martial arts of China have a direct influence on the systems of karate
Students who attended the seminar were introduced to some of the facets of 'Kung Fu'... a Chinese martial art, learning kicks, stretching
taught at the Golden Crane, which include: Shorin-ryu & Goju-ryu [2 styles of karate]!

We will continue to provide the opportunity to our students, to learn more about and understand traditional martial arts through the
knowledge and experience of talented international martial artists.  To that end, we encourage our students to take advantage of these
opportunities to train, and learn. Thank you. Kyoshi & Shihan
Parents & Students: Please click on the link provided to view the monthly activity calendar.
The Dollar Tree stores in NH promoted a collection from the community of toys and gifts for the soldiers and their families.  On Dec. 17th, the
Golden Crane facilitated this process by sorting out bags & boxes of gifts, which were then forwarded to the National Guard, to be dispersed
Golden Crane facilitated this process by sorting out bags & boxes of gifts, which were then forwarded to the National Guard, to be dispersed
among the families of our dedicated soldiers. Items were handed out to the children left at home by family members deployed to Iraq and

  • Sympathy towards all people,
  • Sincerity and respect for one's word of honour,
  • Absolute loyalty to one's superior,
  • A duty to defend the honour of one's name and guild.

    Kyoshi and I believe that integrating these virtues are as important to a person as
    learning how to punch and kick for self-defense.  We strive to teach these virtues
    through example.  We believe that all martial arts have a similar code incorporating
    these ideas.
    Thank you, Shihan
:: Events ::
On Saturday, November 11, 2006, some of the students and staff of the Golden Crane attended
the Students & Staff of the Golden Crane.

Over the course of a year, the students of the Golden Crane learned about the art of Origami
(the Japanese art of paper folding). Ranging in ages from 5 years old to adult, students folded
each of the thousand cranes, stringing them together to form the hanging mobiles.

Each crane folded represents a wish put into the universe for the military serving in Iraq to come
home soon, and to come home safely.  This origami mobile is dedicated to all of the heroes,
past, present and future who have protected our freedom with an unselfish and willing heart and

Dedication: The following story was placed on a plaque and presented to the Director of the VA
Medical Center. This plaque will hang with the Crane Mobiles and circulate through the various
wards of the VA Medical Center.

"One Thousand Wishes"
Legends say the Crane lives for 1000 years. It mates for life and is regarded as a symbol of
fidelity, longevity and good fortune. The cranes in these mobiles are created using origami, the
art of paper folding.

Tradition says that folding 1000 cranes, one for each year of the cranes life, will make a wish
come true. This legend was popularized by the true story of Sadako. She was a young girl who
when diagnosed with leukemia from exposure to the bombing at Hiroshima, began folding cranes
to wish fore her own healing as well as the healing and peaceful existence of the world. She was
able to fold 644 cranes before her death. The remaining 356 cranes were folded by her friends
and family after her death.

The students of the Golden Crane, a traditional Karate and Tai Chi school in Windham, NH,
have folded each one of the thousand cranes you see hanging. Each crane represents a wish
put in to the universe for the military serving in Iraq & overseas to come home soon, and to
come home safely.

These mobiles are dedicated to all of the heroes, past, present and future who have
protected our freedom with an unselfish and willing heart and hand. Please accept our
profound gratitude for your service.
:: 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!
Phone: (603) 437-2020
Mail: 46 Lowell Rd, Ste.#6, Windham NH, 03087

The Golden Crane is conveniently located minutes off  
I-93 [Exit 3], at 46 Lowell Rd, in beautiful Windham, NH.
Max, the mascot for the Manchester Monarchs Hockey Team was on hand to visit with students & parents at our school in Windham NH.
Together with the students, Max worked on basic karate technqiues!  thank you to all who participated with us!
"Max" the Lion Visits the Golden Crane: Thursday, September 8, 2011
Be an Ambassador for the Golden Crane!
We value your family’s friendship, and we are sincerely grateful and honored that you have chosen our
We want to attract more families like yours too.  This is why we launched the
Golden Crane Ambassador
Program in February 2015
.  It is a referral program designed to attract quality people, like you to our
school. It also allows our valued students to share their martial arts experience with their families and
friends at a substantial savings!

Here’s how it works:
Every person [or family] you refer will receive a Two-Week Trial Membership at absolutely no cost!  
When your referral enrolls in our school, in appreciation for your support we will take $$ off** your
monthly tuition for the entire 1st year of your friend’s membership! For every new family referred [2 or
more family members] who enrolls, we’ll knock additional $$ off** your monthly tuition for the entire 1st
year of your referrals membership.

**Complete details of the Ambassador Program are available through the office.
Questions?  Please let us know. Thank you!
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.
Thank you all for you help with the NH Food Bank Collection!
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 &
Atlanta, Ga.

A great time of camaraderie was enjoyed by all, and the seminars
themselves were fun & educational.
Merit Badge Program Graduation - March 11, 2016

               Over the course of the past year, students at Golden Crane Karate, in Windham NH, have participated in a style of training that goes
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
On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the Golden Crane hosted an Escrima Stick Seminar for students from the school, as well as opening up the
seminar to other local martial artists.

    Classes were conducted for Youth aged students, followed by a second class for Teens & Adults.  This
    introductory class covered basics for the escrima sticks, as well as a bit of knowledge & history of the art, and its'
    origins.  Sensei R.Gelo was exceptional as he instructed students in this fast moving art form.

    From simple flow drills, to self defense combinations, the seminar went too quickly. Students left with video
    footage of the techniques to continue to work them.

    Thank you heartily to Sensei, and his assistants, for an amazing evening!
2016 Competitive Karate Tournament Season
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Windham NH
September 2016 Windham Blackout Cancer-Community 'Drop Off' Location
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: 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.
Well Deserved!
Pictured from L to R:
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.
Karate Olympics—February 14 through Feb. 17, 2018, in Select Classes

    Schedule / Competition Days:
  • Wednesday, Feb.14th, Olympic Events will be held at the:
  •        7:00 PM Weapons Class
  • Thursday, Feb.15th, Olympic Events will be held at the:
  •        4:15 PM Weapons Class,
  •        5:00 PM Youth Karate Class,
  •        5:50 PM Teen Karate Class
  • Friday, Feb.16th, Olympic Events will be held at the:
  •        5:00 PM Youth & Junior Karate Classes
  • Saturday, Feb.17th, Olympic Events will be held at the:
  •        10:20 AM Youth & Junior Karate Classes

Questions? Please let us know - thank you!
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.

  • Whether to challenge yourself to perform a kata [form] in front of others...
  • Or to gear up for sparring, and match your skills [& wits] with another student your age & level...

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!
  • March 3, 2018  -  2018 Adirondack Association AAU Karate District Championship
                                                                   Cohoes, New York
  • March 18, 2018  -  2018 AAU Karate New Jersey District Championship
                                                                    Lafayette, NJ
  • April 14, 2018  -  2018 AAU Karate Niagara District Championship
                                                                   East Syracuse, NY
  • June 26-30, 2018  -  2018 AAU Karate National Championships
                                                                   Fort Lauderdale, FL    
  • July 27-29, 2018  -  2018 AAU Junior Olympic Games
                                                                    Iowa Events Center,  Des Moines, IA


Train in February
for FREE

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[above] for details!
     Continuing Feb. 13th through Feb. 17th