February 2019 News and Events from Square Circle New York

Feb. 10, 2019 – With January over, we are now moving thru February and ready to take on 2019 with goals set for this year! First up, a big congratulations to Mike Florez on earning his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt promotion from coach Aldrin Soedarto! Coach Mike is one of our youth instructors and teaches Muay Thai to our youngsters. Good job and well earned!

In observance of President’s Day, Monday February 18, SCNY will be CLOSED. Adult and youth classes are cancelled. Special note: youth classes are cancelled until Saturday, February 23.

The next Muay Thai smoker interclub will be February 23, 2019 and it will be held at Chok Sabai. Event time is 3pm – 6pm and the location is 1 West 30 street at Fifth Avenue. SCNY athletes matched and confirmed are Nick Waterhouse and Steven Campbell. Admission is $10 at the door – come out and show your support!

SCNY professional Muay Thai athlete Turan Hasanov is the co-main event at Friday Night Fights March 1, 2019! Make sure you get your tickets at the desk or thru Turan. His fight will also be broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass. Come out and show your support!

More events coming up in the next few months so stay tuned! Lots of great things happening in 2019!

Muay Thai Smoker at Chok Sabai Jan 19 for SCNY Athletes Justin Taylor & Daniel Apasewicz

Jan. 4, 2019 – The next Muay Thai smoker interclub will be January 19, 2019 and it will be held at Chok Sabai. Event time is 3pm – 6pm and the location is 1 West 30 street at Fifth Avenue. SCNY athletes already matched and confirmed are Justin Taylor and Daniel Apasewicz. Admission is $10 at the door – come out and show your support!

Just a reminder for the following Monday, January 21, the 12pm Muay Thai adult group class and the youth martial arts classes are cancelled in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The evening group classes are on schedule as normal.

Square Circle New York Welcomes 2019 with News and Announcments!

Jan. 4, 2019 – Back from the holidays refreshed and ready, Square Circle New York hits the ground running! Happy New Year to everyone and all the best for what will turn out to be yet another great year! Many of you have most of your goals set to smash for the new year and we will be here to help you meet them! TAKE INITIATIVE and realize your plans to set into motion! Let’s get it!

First up, we have an updated class schedule to start off the new year! Make sure to review the new class schedule as some classes have shifted to other time slots. Group classes will either stay or rotate on the schedule based on attendance so we can keep providing classes in the time slots that everyone wants.

New Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt promotions from coach Aldrin Soedarto to start off 2019 belong to Frantz Jeanty, Jorge Cardoso and Chris Lewis! Congratulations to all three!

The next Muay Thai smoker interclub will be January 19, 2019 and it will be held at Chok Sabai. Event time is 3pm – 6pm and the location is 1 West 30 street at Fifth Avenue. SCNY athletes already matched and confirmed are Justin Taylor and Daniel Apasewicz. Admission is $10 at the door – come out and show your support!

There are several Muay Thai and BJJ events happening in the next few months so stay tuned for further announcements!

This year is getting started in the right direction! Lots of great things happening in 2019!

Muay Thai Smoker Exhibition at Chok Sabai Dec 8!

Dec. 8, 2018 – Muay Thai Smoker / Exhibition at Chok Sabai Gym today Saturday December  8 starting at 3pm! Come out and support Dan Apasewicz and Eddie Lin! Chok Sabai is located at 1 West St at Fifth Ave. $10 at the door!

SCNY’s Kenny Narcisse Wins His Amatuer Muay Thai Debut at Madison Square Garden!

Dec. 8, 2018 – Square Circle New York athlete Kenny Narcisse made his amateur Muay Thai debut this evening at one of the most revered venues for combat sports: The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden! Kenny’s opponent was clearly the taller and larger athlete during the weighins, but real test is always in the ring. 3 rounds of action and the judges’ decisions were in favor of our athlete Kenny! Huge thanks to Triumph Kombat for providing the opportunity for the challenge.


Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule and Upcoming Events for Youth Martial Arts Program at Square Circle New York

Nov. 19, 2018 – Important news regarding the Youth Martial Arts Program for the Thanksgiving holiday. Youth classes are cancelled Thursday Nov. 22 to Saturday Nov. 24. Normal class schedule will resume on Monday Nov. 26.

Youth testing for the past quarter will take place during the first week of December. All 4 assignments must be turned in by Nov. 30 before testing week. Please stop in at the front desk with any questions regarding testing and testing requirements.

Additionally, in December, Youth Martial Arts classes will be cancelled from December 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019 for the Christmas and New Year holiday. Please refer to the official closings in the Student Handbook.

SCNY Athletes Set to Participate in Chok Sabai Muay Thai Smoker Sat. Nov. 10!

Nov. 09, 2018 – The next Muay Thai Smoker/Interclub will be held at Chok Sabai tomorrow Saturday November 10th at 3:00pm! Two of our athletes, Daniel Apasewicz and Kenny Narcisse, will participate in the event and it will be a good turnout of different schools with their athletes as well.

Chok Sabai is located at 30th Street and Fifth Avenue. The event will be from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and there is a $10 cover at the door. Square Circle New York will close at 2pm to give everyone enough time to get to the interclub event. Hope to see you all there!

Square Circle New York Joins Taste of the Seaport Event Oct. 20 Saturday!

Oct. 5, 2018 – We are pleased to announce that we are participating in the 9th annual Taste of the Seaport Saturday Oct 20 from 11:30am to 3:00pm.

The event will be hosted on Piers 16 and 17 in the South Street Seaport area in our FiDi neighborhood. The main feature will be the food offerings from many of the local restaurants along with additional local businesses featured from the community.

This community event will benefit the local public schools Peck Slip PS 343 and Spruce Street PS 397.

We will have live demos/padwork in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in both adult and youth settings. We encourage all our students that wants to participate in either the demos or volunteer to assist us at our table to inbox us with times and availability. Times are strictly based on your availability to participate in any demo or to help with gathering info at the desk at our booth. We are planning to have a 10’ x 10’ mat area in front of our booth to accommodate the demos.

We should have more details on the location of our booth as we get closer to the event date. Hope to see you all there!

SCNY Athlete Liam Grant on Muay Thai Madness Card Oct 6, 2018!

Oct. 01- SCNY Athlete Liam Grant set to appear on Muay Thai Madness card Saturday Oct. 6! Tickets are $40 and they are available thru him and at Square Circle New York Training Center.​ The event will be held at the Elmcor Center in Corona. Doors open at 4:30p, first bout is 5:30p.

For more information, call Square Circle New York at 212-964-9800. We are located at 80 Nassau Street (between Fulton St. and John St.) in the lower level. Our door entrance is next to the UPS store. www.SquareCircleNewYork.com

 

 

Muay Thai Mornings 7am Wednesdays Until Sep 26 at Square Circle New York

Sep. 04, 2018 – Get ready for Muay Thai Mornings at Square Circle New York starting this week! All levels Muay Thai classes begin this Wednesday, Sep. 5, at 7am. These classes will be weekly, every Wednesday morning until Sep. 26. Muay Thai is for everyone and those of you that asked for a morning class get one!

Taste of the Seaport Sat. Oct. 20 – Square Circle New York Joins this Event!

Oct. 18, 2018 – The 9th annual food, music and entertainment event Taste of the Seaport will be hosted on Piers 16 and 17 in the South Street Seaport area in our FiDi neighborhood. The main feature will be the food offerings from many of the local restaurants along with additional local businesses featured from the community.

This community event will benefit the local public schools Peck Slip PS 343 and Spruce Street PS 397.

Our booth will be located at Pier 16, Booth #47. A map of the event layout is attached.

For all visitors, we will have a Prize Wheel with items to win such as free t-shirts, free exercises, free week of training and more! Only non-SCNY members that have never trained with us are eligible to spin and win prizes!

We will have live demos/padwork in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in both adult and youth settings. Each demo session will informally last around 15 minutes before transitioning into the next one. A few of our coaches will be in attendance at different points during the event training and holding pads for Muay Thai, or demonstrating basic guard positions or basic submissions for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class will take place from 12:00pm – 12:30pm, and Youth Muay Thai class will take place from 1:00pm – 1:30pm.

Parents, please note: the classes will be more of a demonstration of the core values and light technical work because we have very limited space. If you plan on attending, please have your child show up with their appropriate uniforms. Both classes can end early or go over a few minutes. In addition, please have their change of clothes ready in case they need to change to regular casual street clothes.

We encourage all our students to contact us with times and availability that want to participate in the demos or volunteer to assist us at our table with basic Q&A from inquiring individuals or with the Prize Wheel. We are planning to have a 10’ x 10’ mat area in front of our booth to accommodate the demos.

If you wish to help us set up, you can meet us at SCNY at 10:00am and help us bring the materials over to our booth, or you can meet us at 10:30am at our booth. We are happy to have help from anyone that is interested! Call us at 212-964-9800 at the school for more information. Hope to see you all there!

Yoga Classes Offered at SCNY! Starting Friday March 9, 2018!

Mar. 6, 2018 – Our very first weekly yoga classes at SCNY start this Friday, March 9! Friday Yoga Flow classes are scheduled for 12pm and 4pm, with an additional Saturday Morning Yoga Flow class at 9am….and more to come in the future!

 

We are super excited to welcome yoga instructor Crystal Fenton to the SCNY family! Crystal will be teaching all Yoga Flow classes on Fridays and Saturdays. These new yoga classes are available to all SCNY members at no additional fee. The first class for non-members is only $15!

 

After your first class, drop-in pricing for non-members is as follows:
• 1 class for $25
• 5 classes for $100 (classes must be used within 30 days)
• 10 classes for $190 (classes must be used within 60 days)

 

Why Take Yoga At SCNY?

So why should you do yoga at SCNY, you ask? Well, Yoga Flow combines cardio with sculpting lean muscle, which makes it a great workout! Not only that, a regular yoga practice offers amazing benefits for both men and women, and can help you:

• Strengthen and tone muscles
• Increase flexibility
• Support the mind-body connection, which can increase mindfulness, prevent injury and lower stress levels
• Supplement your current workout routine

Contact us at 212-964-9800 or email info@squarecirclenewyork.com to learn more about Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Yoga at SCNY. If you want to improve your body, mind and spirit, now would be a great time to join! Square Circle New York’s brand new location is in the FiDi in the heart of lower Manhattan.

 

About Crystal Fenton

Yoga has helped Crystal learn to live mindfully and be present, both on and off the mat. Crystal shares these teachings with her students in classes structured to strengthen both the mind and body. Crystal emphasizes alignment, utilizing the integration of breath in order to find ease and balance within each pose, as well as in life; she believes breath connects the brain to the body.

 

She has 18 years of personal practice and has since studied in New York, Boston, Atlanta and the Bahamas. Crystal completed her RYT-200 Hour training in New York City with NOW Yoga Senior Teachers Joe Miller, Frank Mauro, Edward Jones. Crystal is deeply grateful to her mentors Gwen Lawrence and Marco Rojas; she currently lives, practices and teaches in New York City.