SCNY Social Event for Our Members and Guests on Aug. 20th Saturday!

Aug. 15, 2016 – Saturday, August 20th, is the night of UFC 202. We are having a food party here at the gym. All SCNY members are welcome to join us and bring friends, food and drink. We will have an event invite on Facebook for everyone that is planning to join us! It will be a fun night to socialize with other members and their guests!

Early Prelims start at 6:30pm, but we are expecting most of you to show up right before the 8:00pm Prelims start!
Schedule as follows:
06:30pm Early Prelims on UFC Fight Pass
08:00pm Prelims on Fox Sports 1
10:00pm Main Card

 

Square Circle New York Upcoming Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Events!

Aug. 12, 2016 – Saturday, August 13th, Adam Swindell, Bradley Alvelo and Sheldon Martin are competing at Grappling Industries Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament. Let’s wish them all the best! The event location is Baruch College 55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street.

 
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Saturday, August 20th, Bradley Alvelo and Justin Crespo are competing at the IBJJF Boston Summer Open. All our best wishes to them for good matchups!
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SCNY Martial Arts Youth Program for Fall 2016!

Aug. 12, 2016 – We are happy to introduce the 2016-2017 Muay Thai Youth School Year! Martial arts is a great way to help your child boost self confidence, respect, and discipline. Pay no registration fee and receive the Early Bird discount by registering before September 4, 2016. Get started today and your child will receive a free uniform! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email!

Thank you and let’s welcome the new school season to start off right!

 

August 2016 Events/News at Square Circle New York!

Aug. 9, 2016 – Welcome August! During the month of August, there are open house Muay Thai Techniques classes every Saturday at 9:00am for all our SCNY members! If you would like to attend a training session, just send us an email reserving your spot. You are welcome to bring a guest to train alongside with you if they have never been here before! All you have to do is email us their contact information beforehand so we can reserve their spot as well!

We would like to bid a supportive farewell to Muay Thai coach Kurt Griemsmann, as he has pursued an external opportunity outside of SCNY. He has been instrumental in assisting with the initial build-out of our gym, helping to develop our martial arts culture, training our students/athletes and being an inspiration to our members. Be sure to attend your classes with him as this is his final week with us. There will be no changes to the existing class structures. All the best to him and his new challenges ahead!
Coinciding with the upcoming school season next month, we are introducing a new program – the 2016-2017 Muay Thai Youth School Year Program. If you pre-register, there will be no registration fee and you will receive the special Early Bird discount by registering before September 4th. If you have any nieces, nephews, or friends with children who would like to try out Muay Thai, we have complimentary trial classes and a uniform kit to get them started! More information can be obtained by contacting us directly Martial arts has always been a good avenue toward self-defense, confidence and fun fitness for our youth!
 
Saturday, August 13th at 12:00pm, there will be an all Women’s Intro to BJJ class taught by black belt coach Kenji Shimoda. All female members are welcome to come! No experience necessary to give the class a try! Our resident female blue belt, Bridjette MacDonald, will be taking class and will be a good resource as a training partner. To reserve your spot, you will need to send us an email as there are only 14 slots available! Also, any SCNY member that has a female friend who would like to try out the class can just email their contact information to us. This class requires a Gi for training purposes.
Saturday, August 13th, Adam Swindell and Bradley Alvelo are competing at Grappling Industries. Let’s wish them all the best! The event location is Baruch College 55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street.
 
Saturday, August 20th, Bradley Alvelo and Justin Crespo are competing at the IBJJF Boston Summer Open. All our best wishes to them for good matchups!
Saturday, August 20th, is the night of UFC 202. We are having a food party here at the gym. All SCNY members are welcome to join us and bring friends, food and drink. It will be a fun night to socialize with other members and their guests!
Stay tuned for more exciting news coming out of Square Circle New York – your Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial arts gym serving the FiDi Lower Manhattan area of NYC!

Coach Kenji Shimoda is Teaching BJJ for a Limited Time at Square Circle New York!

Jul. 20, 2016 – Welcome back coach Kenji! Coach Kenji Shimoda will be teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Square Circle New York for a limited time. Just like coaches Aldrin and Greg, coach Kenji is a Renzo Gracie black belt and offers a wealth of knowledge along with his own distinct teaching style. Check your schedules and see if you are training with him on the following dates: July 21-22, July 27-30, August 4-5 and August 13.

Added Bonus! We will be offering an all women’s BJJ class with coach Kenji on Saturday August 13th at 12pm! It is open to all female members and guests of members that have not been here in the past. This class is structured as an introduction to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and, if you have never tried BJJ, its a great way to get started learning self-defense and a new martial art in your knowledge base!  All you have to do is send an email to us RSVP’ing. There are only 14 slots and a Gi must be worn for the class. Please email or speak with the front desk for any questions regarding this special class.

 

Square Circle New York Updates for July 2016 – Hello Summer!

Jul. 17, 2016 – We have a couple of events coming up for July and August!

This past weekend in New York City was the IBJJF Summer Open and SCNY athlete Jeffrey Lin competed in the tournament! Thank you all for the support in his training and well wishes. Big thanks to teammates Bridjette and Sheldon for being in his corner during his match! Ready for more training back to it this week!

 

There is another IBJJF Summer Open in Boston on August 20th. Bradley Alvelo and Justin Crespo will be competing in this tournament representing SCNY. Let’s wish them all the best!

 

SCNY’s Matt Gelsomino will be performing with his band, ACHE, at the Grand Victory July 17th Sunday in Brooklyn. There will be several bands performing at the venue. Event starts at 3pm. Come out and show your support!

Craig and Madison Fahey will be taking their ranking exam on Saturday August 6th! Let’s wish them the best in the SCNY Youth Program!

Coach Kenji Shimoda will be back for a limited time teaching BJJ at Square Circle New York. Just like coaches Aldrin and Greg, coach Kenji is a Renzo Gracie black belt and offers a wealth of knowledge along with his own distinct teaching style. Check your schedules and see if you are training with him on these dates.

We will be offering an all womens BJJ class with coach Kenji on Saturday August 13th! It is open to all members and friends of members that have not been here in the past. All you have to do is send an emailing to us RSVP’ing. There are only 14 slots and a Gi must be worn to the class.

 

Congratulations to BJJ Coach Gregory Boutis – 1st Stripe on Black Belt!

Jul. 9, 2016 – A very special congratulations to our BJJ coach Gregory Boutis for receiving his first stripe on his black belt from Renzo Gracie! We are grateful to have him as one of our Jiu-Jitsu instructors teaching at SCNY. If you have not added BJJ to your schedule please make sure you do! This is further testament of the high caliber and quality of instruction from our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt coaches that we have here at Square Circle New York. If there are any questions on how to add BJJ to your schedule or to join our programs at SCNY, please see the front desk!

 

Congratulations to SCNY Youth Athletes Passing Level Rankings!

Jun. 30, 2016 – Congratulations to our younger Muay Thai students in our SCNY Youth program for passing their next level ranking tests! Elsie, JJ, and Chris all prepared and demonstrated their knowledge and technique with superb skill last week. Good foundations, technical knowledge and a health dose of fun was definitely on point from our talent youth brigade! Again, congratulations to them from all of us at Square Circle New York! Our next group of youth students will be testing in August!

 

We will be OPEN on Saturday July 2nd with a regular schedule of classes. We will be CLOSED on Monday July 4th 2016 for observance of Independence Day. Get your training in Saturday and enjoy your extended weekend holiday!

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SCNY’s Justin Crespo and Bradley Alvelo Medal at High Performance Grappling League BJJ Tournament

Jun. 11, 2016 – Square Circle New York’s Justin Crespo and Bradley Alvelo competed at High Performance Grappling League’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament held at Promise International Fellowship in Flushing today with success: Justin won silver in his bracket and Bradley won bronze in his bracket! Watching over them at the tournament event was coach Greg Boutis.

Big thanks to our coaches Aldrin Soedarto and Greg Boutis for leading and shaping our BJJ students with high level instruction. Huge thanks to our BJJ teammates that supported Justin and Bradley by training with them and helping them get ready for the event.

Congrats to Justin and Bradley from their SCNY family! On to the next one!

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Square Circle New York is CLOSED on Memorial Day Monday May 30, 2016

May 30, 2016 – SCNY gym is CLOSED today, Monday May 30th, in honor of Memorial Day. Please take a moment to give thanks to our service men and women that paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. Regular schedule will follow tomorrow on Tuesday!

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