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

 

 

Labor Day Weekend & SCNY Training Center News!

Aug. 31, 2018 – The unofficial end of summer is here with the end of August and the start of the long Labor Day weekend! Saturday, September 1 and Monday, September 3, Square Circle New York will be CLOSED. Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, September 4, will be the first day back for our martial arts youth classes. Tuesday will be the first BJJ class, ages 4-8 starting at 3:45 PM, followed by the 4:30 PM class for ages 8-14. Please remember to bring your child’s correct uniform for the BJJ classes and check the schedule of classes!

Members, the class schedule will be subtly changing within the next couple of weeks, keep your eyes and ears open for new class options!

We want to congratulate Tiger Chen, Liam Grant and Kenny Narcisse on their Muay Thai smokers again at Chok Sabai! Special thanks to Lauren Jackson for participating in a Muay Thai exhibition to help a new Chok Sabai athlete gain experience in the ring.

NOTE TO MEMBERS: If any of your contact information has changed within the last six months, please stop by the desk to update us with the corrections!

We want to give a HUGE Thank You to Coach Kurt Griemsmann and Christine Jones for helping us out during the month of August on the desk. Your support is always appreciated!

SCNY Athletes Participate in Muay Thai Smoker Interclub at Chok Sabai July 28

Jul. 23, 2018 – The next Muay Thai smoker / interclub is this Saturday July 28th and will start at 3pm sharp at CHOK SABAI and their address is 1 West 30th at 5th Ave. There is a small cover charge of $10 for all guests. SCNY athletes Liam, Kenny, Shimpei and Tiger will all represent the school at this event! Scny Training Center will CLOSE EARLY on Saturday at 12pm after the BJJ No Gi class to ensure that we will be prepared and arrive on time!

 

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.

 

SCNY Training Center New Location 80 Nassau Street! Soft Opening January 8, 2018!

Jan. 6, 2018 – It’s been over a week since you last trained and it’s time you dust off your gloves and Gi’s! Our soft opening is next Monday, January 8th at 12pm. Looking forward to having everyone back!

We’re so excited to announce that we are finally in our new space at 80 Nassau Street in the lower level! Thank you again for all of your patience and a special thank you to everyone who volunteered last weekend to assist us with the move. We couldn’t have done it without your help!

In the first phase of our class schedule, we are keeping almost the same schedule as before. The only exception is that adult evening group classes are on the hour instead of the half hour.

As mentioned above, this is a soft opening. That means that our training center will not be at 100% capacity when you show up next week. We will still be working towards that goal, so please be patient with us. We are accepting early pre-enrollments before we are at full operating capacity! Call 212-964-9800 or email info@squarecirclenewyork.com for more details on early enrollment and huge savings! We are located in FiDi in the heart of lower Manhattan where every major train stops!

BJJ Group Class Sat 11am Mar 17 is OPEN to All Members and Guests at SCNY!

Mar. 14, 2018 – SCNY Training Center will be hosting a special BJJ group class this Saturday at 11am with Coaches Aldrin and Greg. All students and guests are welcome to participate!

Our NEW address is 80 Nassau Street, Lower Level, in the heart of FiDi Lower Manhattan (our door entrance is next to the UPS Store). For more details, give us a call at 212-964-9800 or visit us at www.squarecirclenewyork.com

Martin Luther King Jr Day Jan 15. Evening Classes are Scheduled as Normal. 12pm Class is Cancelled.

Jan. 14, 2018 – Our soft opening was on Monday, January 8th, which means we’ve just completed our first full week of training at our new location, 80 Nassau Street! We’re so glad to have brought in 2018 with you and we look forward to growing the SCNY family and school!

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 12pm Muay Thai All Levels class will be CANCELLED on Monday, January 15th. All other classes will remain on the schedule as normal.

Please note that we are currently in the process of doing an email migration and will have limited email functionality for this weekend. If we need to contact you regarding any membership information, we will reach you through phone OR email at squarecirclemuaythai@gmail.com

Be sure to look over the new class schedule below. Please note that this is a DYNAMIC SCHEDULE that will be REVIEWED QUARTERLY. Classes will STAY ON THE SCHEDULE or MOVE TO A DIFFERENT TIME, BASED ON ATTENDANCE. This is done so that we can better serve our member community efficiently with the classes that the majority will want at a specific time.

Monster Muay Thai OPEN Classes on Halloween at Square Circle New York!

Oct. 30, 2017 – For Halloween tomorrow, Square Circle New York will have OPEN classes for all students, guests and visitors. Bring a mask or costume for Monster Muay Thai!

Muay Thai group classes are scheduled throughout the day so please call our front desk for more details. Martial arts training is for everyone!

We are conveniently located at 139 Fulton St. at Nassau St. in the heart of FiDi! Call us 212-964-9800 to set up your trial classes!

SCNY Martial Arts Youth Party Tuesday Oct 31! 3:30p-5:00p

Oct. 30, 2017 – On Tuesday, Oct. 31, we are having our own SCNY youth Halloween party! All youth students are encouraged to bring their friends and dress up in costumes! Youth visitors are welcome to join in the fun as well! Prizes and awards for Best Costume, etc. Prizes, games, food and fun! In order to be eligible for awards and prizes, all SCNY students must bring a guest that is not a current student! Our Halloween party starts at 3:30pm with basic techniques followed by fun, games, contest and treats. Our party will promptly end at 5:00pm.

Please call the front desk 212-964-9800 and let the staff know that you are attending and bringing a guest to our fun Halloween event!

A Big Thank You to the Families at the Leman Prep School Halloween Event!

Oct. 29, 2017 – Thank you Parents and Youth for visiting our table at the Leman Preparatory school’s annual Halloween Bash! We hope that our staff members Kerry and Vlad were able to answer all your questions about our youth martial arts program. For those that have won a prize, feel free to stop by our location to redeem your voucher at 139 Fulton Street (cross street is Nassau street), Suite 133.

Please check your goodie bags and in it you will find a VIP pass for 2 complimentary weeks of youth martial arts for ages 5 and up, no purchase necessary! We have attached a photo of the flyer below for more information.

Just as a reminder, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, we are having our own SCNY youth Halloween party! All youth students are encouraged to bring their friends and dress up in costumes! Prizes and awards for Best Costume, etc. Prizes, games, food and fun! In order to be eligible for awards and prizes, all SCNY students must bring a guest that is not a current student! Our Halloween party starts at 3:30pm with basic techniques followed by fun, games, contest and treats. Our party will promptly end at 5:00pm. We encourage all our youth students and their families to attend!

Please call the front desk 212-964-9800 and let the staff know that you are attending and if you are bringing a guest to our fun Halloween event!

Columbus Day OPEN Training All Classes Muay Thai BJJ for Students and Guests!

Oct. 6, 2017 – Square Circle New York will be open for a full, regular day of training on Monday, October 9, 2017 Columbus Day. In addition, we will have an open day of training for all SCNY students and guests! Free training and open schedule to all the classes on the schedule. Note: it is a requirement for you to have the necessary equipment and/or training gear to participate in the classes. For example, you will need a Gi for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, and you will need the necessary training equipment for the Muay Thai Drills class.

We want everyone to enjoy and have fun training along with their guests. If you are a visiting non-member and need further information, please call 212-964-9800 on the required items you will need before class. See you all on the mats!

Square Circle New York October 2017 Events!

Oct. 11, 2017 – We had a normal schedule for Columbus Day, Oct. 9 and all classes on the Monday schedule were open for training for all students and their guests. We are super happy that you all came in to train on the holiday!

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Joy McKay and her company, Dance with Joy. She is a ballet instructor teaching little girls the beautiful world of dance. Joy’s 6 week program started October 4 and the last class is November 9. She teaches every Wednesday at 3:30pm sharp and if you are interested in finding out more information for your child or for a friend’s child, please contact Ms. Joy McKay directly at 979-236-8972.

The Lehman Prep School is having their 3rd annual Halloween bash for their students and Square Circle New York has been invited to participate! Vlad and Kerry will be at the function working with the children and demonstrating the positive benefits of Muay Thai and BJJ to the youth!

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, we are having a children’s Halloween party! All students are encouraged to bring their friends and dress up in costumes! Prizes and awards for Best Costume, etc. Prizes, games, food and fun! More details to follow!!

We have a few upcoming competition events in October into November worth mentioning:

  • Oct. 21 – Kasai Elite Grappling Championships. Mark Loyka and Lawrence Louie will represent SCNY at this BJJ event. Venue location is Baruch College and address is 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC.

  • Oct 21 – ECF 18. Kru Rob is working with Anthony Andreocci and will be the striking coach for Ilias “Eli” Faquiri’s MMA debut on this promotion. Eli is representing SCNY at this event. Venue location is La Boom and address is 56-15 Northern Blvd., Woodside NY.

  • Nov 03-05 – USMTO East Muay Thai tournament. Roberto Suarez and Edward Lin are representing SCNY at this Muay Thai event. Venue location is SUNY College at Old Westbury and address is 223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury, NY 11568.

  • Nov 18 – IBJJF Pro Championship. Bradley Alvelo is representing SCNY at this pro level event. Venue location is Nat Holman Gym (CCNY) and address is 160 Convent Ave., NY NY 10031.

  • Several Muay Thai, BJJ and MMA events / tournaments happening through the last few months of 2017. Please contact Kru Rob directly for eligibility.

Halloween Events! Leman Prep School Oct 28 and a SCNY Youth Halloween Party Oct 31!

Oct. 26, 2017 – The Lehman Prep School is having their 3rd annual Halloween bash for their students and Square Circle New York has been invited to participate! The event will be this Saturday Oct. 28 and it will be held at the Broad Street Ballroom near the NYSE (41 Broad Street, FiDi 10007). The event starts at 10:00am and lasts for 2 hours until 12:00pm.

Vladislav Minkanov and Kerry Landgarten will be at the function working with the children and demonstrating the positive benefits of Muay Thai and BJJ to the youth!

We encourage all our youth students and their families to attend! More information can be found directly at the Leman website here.

More exciting news! On Tuesday, Oct. 31, we are having our own SCNY youth Halloween party! All youth students are encouraged to bring their friends and dress up in costumes! Prizes and awards for Best Costume, etc. Prizes, games, food and fun! In order to be eligible for awards and prizes, all SCNY students must bring a guest that is not a current student! Our Halloween party starts at 3:30pm with basic techniques followed by fun, games, contest and treats. Our party will promptly end at 5:00pm.

Please call the front desk 212-964-9800 and let the staff know that you are attending and bringing a guest to our fun Halloween event!

 

Last Muay Thai Class with Coach Lakshmi Tuesday 6:30pm September 19 – Party Afterwards!

Sep. 14, 2017 – We are sad to announce that Coach Lakshmi Bose will teach her last Muay Thai class next Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30pm. She will be attending univiersity in the UK to further advance her studies abroad. We wish her all the best!

Her last class is OPEN to all members! Please RSVP if you wish to train at 6:30pm that Tuesday evening! Afterwards, we will have a small going away party to wish her all the best! Please feel free to contribute some drinks and small party munchies!

7:30pm Advanced Muay Thai and 8:30pm Muay Thai Sparring are CANCELLED due to the party starting promptly at 7:30pm.

SCNY Open House September 2017 Free Saturday Muay Thai Class Training!

Aug. 26, 2017 – To help celebrate our five year anniversary at the Fulton Street location, we are happy to announce that during the month of September, Muay Thai group class training on Saturday morning at 10am is OPEN for ALL members and guests! Visitors interested are also welcome to come in for the open training. No experience is needed! Class training is FREE! Bring gloves and an ID and be ready to work! For more details and information, contact the desk at 212-964-9800.

SCNY Open House September 2017 Free Noon Muay Thai Class Training!

Aug. 25, 2017 – To help celebrate our five year anniversary at the Fulton Street location, we are happy to announce that during the month of September, Muay Thai lunch hour times Mon-Thu at 12pm are OPEN for ALL members and guests! Visitors interested are also welcome to come in for the open training. No experience is needed! Class training is FREE! Bring gloves and an ID and be ready to work! For more details and information, contact the desk at 212-964-9800.

Square Circle New York September 2017 Events!

Aug. 23, 2017 – We hope you enjoyed your summer! Fall is almost here with September closing in! We have a few announcements to make for September and we hope that you are as excited as we are!

To help celebrate our five year anniversary at the Fulton Street location, we are happy to announce that during the month of September, Muay Thai lunch hour times Mon-Thu at 12pm are OPEN for ALL members and guests! Visitors interested are also welcome to come in for the open training. No experience is needed! Bring gloves and be ready to work! For more details and information, contact the desk at 212-964-9800.

For Labor Day weekend, Friday Sep. 1 is a normal schedule day, and we have an early close Saturday Sep. 2 at 12pm after the 11am BJJ group class and the school will be closed Monday, Sep. 4 in observance of Labor Day.

Our Youth Program starts up again Sep. 5 and enrollment is underway! The class schedule is

Tuesday 3:30p (5-7 years) and 4:30p (8 and up) for Muay Thai

Thursday 3:30p (5-7 years) and 4:30p (8 and up) for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Experienced students returning to the program have the option to assist as mentors in all the classes!

We would like to welcome Kerry Landgarten to the SCNY Family as our new Youth Martial Arts Instructor. He has trained for several years at Brooklyn BJJ and holds a purple belt under professor Brian Glick at his academy. Kerry also has over 5 years of Muay Thai training and over 2 years of youth instruction experience. We are excited to have him on the team!

Please ask the desk or instructors if there are any questions on the above events or schedule changes.