Calasanz Physical Arts: A Lifetime of Lessons and the Philosophy Behind the System [PDF]

Posted: August 16, 2005

I came to the United States in 1979 and established one of the most successful martial arts schools in the country. While many schools struggle to keep their doors open, my business has grown every year since I emigrated from the Dominican Republic. My success has not been by accident or stroke of luck.  It took a lot of hard work. I had to prove myself as a martial artist and make a name for myself in a country where I was unknown. [download the PDF to read the full story]

An Excerpt from A Lifetime of Lessons and the Philosophy Behind the System: Wing Chun

Posted: August 12, 2005

The Calasanz System includes my unique method of Wing Chun training. While I have used my creativity to expand on the Wing Chun system, I have great respect for the traditional roots of any martial art that I have studied and great reverence for the men I learned from. [more]

Kids Discover the Ancient Wisdom of Martial Arts

The Calasanz Martial Arts & Fitness System coordinates movements of the body while enlightening the mind and spirit. It is a refinement of primary Martial Arts disciplines; yielding powerful, efficient training techniques to enhance physical fitness and athletic performance rapidly. It also inspires a sense of loyalty, honor, integrity and a realization that you can achieve goals beyond your dreams, if you’re willing to apply yourself. [more]

Balance, Beauty, Grace & Power

The Calasanz Martial Arts & Fitness System coordinates movements of the body while enlightening the mind and spirit. It is a refinement of primary Martial Arts disciplines; yielding powerful, efficient training techniques to enhance physical fitness. [more]

A Professional Actor Learns Another Artform

I was surprised and delighted when asked to write about studying martial arts with Calasanz. I was also somewhat overwhelmed because I am still very new to it all. But because I have some strong feelings about being a student of Calasanz and being part of the community at the Calasanz Dojo, I thought I would share some things with you. [more]

The Synergy of East Meets West

Posted: Early Winter 2001

Why is it that when seemingly opposites are combined, the result can be a balanced whole? Calasanz, founder and namesake of Calasanz Martial Arts System, has melded elements of classic ballet and traditional martial arts to evolve a system of personal discipline that offers a multitude of benefits: physical, mental and spiritual. [more]

Women's Fitness & Self-Defense

The women profiled in this section represent the diversity of opportunities available to women at the Calasanz dojo. What is unique about this place is the desire of its founder to bring a personal excitement to the field of martial arts and fitness. Calasanz encourages each of his students to pursue areas of training that personally inspire them and in doing so, he tailors a unique program to suit their needs. The one common denominator among these women is that each praised Calasanz ability to encourage them, create a supportive environment and take them to the next level. [more]

Kickboxing & Physical Artistry for All Shapes & Sizes

Posted: November 2002

Click on these images to read a great article in Grace Magazine on how the Calasanz System is designed for people of all ages and physical conditions. At Calasanz Physical Arts, we design a physical development and training program to meet each individual's needs. It's not about competition. It's about personal development of the body, mind and spirit.

We welcome and honor all individuals who are serious about their personal development ... and our student body works together in expanding their horizons.