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.

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!

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!

 

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!

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!

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!

SCNY Youth Pizza Party Tuesday Sep. 26!

Sep. 23, 2017 – Next Tuesday September 26th starting at 4:30pm, we are having a pizza party for all of our Youth Muay Thai and BJJ students! Each student is able to bring a friend to the event! The guest child must be accompanied by their parent in order to fill out simple paperwork before the event starts!

We are planning to open the 3:30pm Muay Thai class to all ages and to all the visiting guest children! If your child has class that day during the 3:30pm time slot and they would like to come to the party afterwards, please feel free to stay after class and take part in the fun and games!

Everything will be provided for the party. Food, drinks and plates/napkins will be readily available! Students will need their workout gear and bring their gloves since there will be fun, light training in the beginning. Guests only need to have comfortable workout clothes to train, play and eat. Guests do not need gloves.

To have the most fun possible, we would love to extend a warm welcome for your child’s guest who hasn’t been to the school before. If you already know who your child’s guest is, please let us know so that we can properly prepare for them to be included in the fun!

We look forward to seeing all of you on the 26th. We will have lots of games and prizes for the children to win!