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In the meantime, Calasanz was working for Popular Bank. While he was quickly advancing in the professional ranks and well respected by his colleagues, he grew increasingly depressed at the prospect of spending the rest of his life behind a desk. He convinced the bank managers to send him to the United States to study English - where he attended the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. After a month in the United States, he contacted his managers and parents - telling them he was never coming back. He was determined to make it in America.

Establishing a lucrative martial arts business does not happen over night. It is not an easy endeavor, especially when you are new to this country and to American commerce. In an industry where many struggle just to keep the doors of the dojo open, Calasanz has managed to create a premiere martial arts training facility that is literally open from 4:00AM to 11:00PM. Calasanz paid his dues and made mistakes along the way as he carved a niche for himself in this tough business. His hope was that one day he could focus on training himself and his students and expand his system of martial arts training. No matter the obstacles, Calasanz persevered.