ABOUT THE SCHOOL
The Sharing of Knowledge
Golden Crane seeks to enhance the development of our students throughout their entire educational experience.
Our staff is made up of a group of talented and creative professionals, who are passionate about traditional martial arts. Our goal is to make the experience of each and every student who chooses to train at the Golden Crane, the best possible, and we offer the tools and support necessary for our students to reach their full potential.
The difference is in the experience. Join us for a free trial class to experience first hand what training in traditional martial arts has to offer you!
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WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT THE GOLDEN CRANE
Quality instruction in TWO (2) individualed styles of traditional karate:
GOJU-RYU KARATE, a style based on power, and in close defense, and
SHORIN-RYU KARATE, a style developed for speed, and angular movement.
EARN TWO (2) BLACK BELTS Simultaneously. Black Belts receive certification for each of our 2 styles of karate, as they learn the forms of both.
STUDY KOBU-JUTSU, the art of traditional weapons forms, using such items as BO (Staff), SAI, BOKKEN & More
An elective course of study, EARN a THIRD (3rd) Black Belt in this art form as well!
Our instructors are highly qualified and experienced in the Traditional Martial Arts.
We offer Individual and Group Instruction, Group Demonstrations & Workshops.
Programs available for ages 5 years & above.
Flexible, convenient class scheduling, with unlimited training.
Our school is modeled after a traditional style dojo. Students train on a hardwood floor, it's unique suspension system provides 'low impact' training and reduces muscle fatigue.
Ample parking is available.
Located at 46 Lowell Rd, Windham NH, in the Golden Brook Commons (conveniently located between Golden Brook and Center Schools).
Owners & Directors
Kyoshi Diane McMullen
Kyoshi Diane McMullen has studied martial arts for over 38 years, having begun training in February of 1982, and currently holds the rank of Hachidan, 8th Degree Black, in both Goju-ryu and Shorin-ryu Karate.
She is one of the highest ranked female martial arts practitioners in the country, holding a Godan, 5th Degree Black Belt in traditional weapons and Black Belts in several other systems.
Kyoshi McMullen has also trained in Iaido [the art of the Japanese sword], and has achieved the rank of Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt in the art of Muso Jikiden Eishen-ryu Iai-jutsu.
Kyoshi McMullen is a successful national and International martial arts competitor, including Kata [forms], Kumite [sparring], and Kobu-jutsu [traditional weapons training].
Shihan Lee Betts
Shihan Lee Betts began training in traditional martial arts in March 1988, and currently holds the rank of Rokudan, 6th Degree Black Belt, in both Goju-ryu and Shorin-ryu Karate.
Shihan Lee Betts has also trained in Tai Chi and Iaido [the art of the Japanese sword], and has achieved the rank of Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt in the art of Muso Jikiden Eishen-ryu Iai-jutsu.
Lee Betts has practiced as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for 20 years, and has a private practice in Windham, NH.