For a Limited Time, 30-Minute Private Sessions with Kru Rob are Available!

9/11/2019 – Due to a full schedule, Kru Rob is not always able to take on new private clients. However, for a limited time, he will be available for private training for all our students as well as anyone interested in learning Muay Thai.

Starting today through October 12th, 30-minute sessions are available for YOU! Please call 212-964-9800 to book your time slot!

Labor Day Weekend and Fall Schedule for the Youth Program

Aug. 30, 2019 – Square Circle New York will be CLOSED on the following days in observance of Labor Day Weekend:

  • Friday, August 30th
  • Saturday, August 31st
  • Monday, September 2nd.

We will resume our normal schedule on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Beginning Tuesday, September 3rd, Youth classes will revert back to the normal schedule for the school year. The schedule is as follows:

Monday:
Muay Thai (ages 5-8), 3:45 PM
Muay Thai (8+), 4:30 PM

Tuesday:
BJJ (ages 5-8), 3:45 PM
BJJ (8+), 4:30 PM

Thursday:
Muay Thai (ages 5-8), 3:45 PM
Muay Thai (8+), 4:30 PM

Friday:
BJJ (ages 5-8), 3:45 PM
BJJ (8+), 4:30 PM

Saturday
BJJ (all ages), 12:00 PM
Muay Thai (all ages), 1 PM

Please remember to bring your child’s proper uniform (BJJ gi) for class on Tuesday!

We hope our returning Youth students enjoyed their summer and are ready to get back to work – both in school and on the mat! To celebrate the start of an exciting new school year, we are offering TWO WEEKS of training to new Youth students for $39.99! The offer also comes with a SCNY t-shirt. Tell your friends!

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend, and we look forward to seeing everyone back for class on Tuesday!

May 2019 News, Schedule Changes & Upcoming Events!

May 20, 2019 – Happy May everyone! Along with the good weather expected, we have current news and upcoming events to mention.

We had three SCNY athletes (Victor, Igor and Jorge) compete at the Big Apple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open this past Sunday, May 19. Igor Georges placed 2nd with a silver medal! We want to congratulate all the boys for their hard training and for competing at this event!

SCNY student and coach Josh Lurton will be moving back out west in June and he will be sorely missed here at SCNY! All SCNY students are invited to participate in a last group BJJ class on Wednesday May 29 at 7pm. We will all train alongside with Josh and get the opportunity to thank him for teaching the BJJ fundamentals class on Tuesdays.

All youth classes will be cancelled between Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day Weekend. Youth classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28th. Adult classes will continue as normal on Saturday, May 25. The last class will be at 11:00 AM for BJJ. We will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Adult classes will also resume on Tuesday, May 28. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

During the first week of June, the next testing cycle will commence for our youth martial arts students once again! Please see the front desk for any questions that you may have regarding youth testing eligibility.

Also in June, we are pleased to announce a seminar workshop with international pro Muay Thai athlete Ognjen Topic. The seminar will take place Saturday, June 15 from 12pm-3pm at SCNY Training Center. This is a special seminar because Ognjen is considered a local fighter in the Muay Thai community before he was recognized as an international fighter. The event will be sponsored by Punch Gunk and they will provide free samples to all participants. It is highly recommended that everyone who trains in Muay Thai attend this event. He is ranked No. 1 in the USA and has titles with the WBC, WKA, IKF to name a few. He is currently signed to ONE Championship. Square Circle New York is located at 80 Nassau Street (between Fulton St. and John St.) in the lower level. Our door entrance is next to the UPS store. Our signs are above and directly on our entrance door. Call us at 212-964-9800 for more information. We are located in FiDi in the heart of lower Manhattan where every major train stops!

Looking towards July, the next Warriors Cup 39 will be in Yonkers and the date is set for July 13. Matchmaking is underway for this event.

April 2019 News, BJJ Promotion, and Spring Recess for Youth Program!

Apr. 21, 2019 – We hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend as we move towards the 2nd half of April. For the adult classes, the schedule will be normal during the weeks of the Easter and Passover holidays. However, the schedule will change for our younger students!

But first, we would like to acknowledge that SCNY student Tiger Chen was promoted to Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the start of the month! Through his demonstrated hard work, Tiger earned his promotion amongst his peers. Thank you coaches Aldrin and Gil for leading the BJJ team at SCNY.

Please be aware that ALL youth classes will be cancelled between Friday April 19 – Saturday April 27 for the Spring Recess. Youth classes will resume Monday, April 29.

Looking forward into the next upcoming months, youth classes will be cancelled on Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day, and the next youth testing cycle will be during the week of June 2. Please see the front desk for any questions that you may have. Parents – have a good spring break and we will see you on Monday April 29 when youth classes resume.

March 2019 – The Month in Review at Square Circle New York Training Center!

Mar. 27, 2019 – Spring is finally here! As we are preparing to leave March (and the winter weather) behind us, we wanted to take some time to reflect on what an action-packed month it has been. Additionally, the new season means new exciting things are happening at SCNY. Read on to find out!

First up, we want to congratulate our Kaiju Youth students for all of the hard work they have been putting into their training and it shows! Ranking exams took place during the first week of March, giving them the opportunity to show their instructors and their parents all of the new skills they have learned this past quarter. Congratulations to the youth students for their new ranks – keep up the good work!

Additionally, we wanted to welcome our new youth students joining us this quarter and we look forward to seeing you on the mat!

 

In other Youth program news, the new quarter means that there are new Character Building assignments for Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In order to be eligible for the next testing cycle, students must have completed and handed in two assignments for both Muay Thai and BJJ classes. Please keep in mind that handing in all of the assignments does not guarantee an automatic rank up; good attendance, good behavior, and most of all, hard work are all taken into account during testing week!

Next up, we have some exciting news for our Monday night Circuit Training 7pm class. Starting this week, Christine Jones will take over as our new strength and conditioning instructor! Some of you may remember Christine from the time she worked on the front desk last year. Since then, she has gone on to become a personal trainer, certified through the American Council on Exercise. Her training style incorporates mobility and stability training with sports-specific speed, balance, and agility training. Space is limited to 6 people per class, and will take place in the weight room in the back. Members who are interested in taking the Circuit Training class with Christine are encouraged to book their spot in advance ! Please see the front desk for more info.

SCNY athlete Justin Taylor will participate in the upcoming Muay Thai interclub smoker at Chok Sabai, March 30th this coming Saturday. The event starts at 3pm and it is $10 for entrance. Chok Sabai is located at 30th Street and 5th Avenue. Come out and show your support!

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.