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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!