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!

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.

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!

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