I have been in the martial arts business for over thirty years. My school and student membership has grown every year since I started teaching. I have survived good and bad economic times and have watched my critics open and close their door front dojos. My school would have closed a long time ago if I didn’t offer valuable services to my students.
The secret to my success is The Calasanz System™.
I was originally trained in traditional martial arts, but at some point decided that I wanted to be well-rounded athlete. This was back in the 1970’s when straying away from your traditional style was frowned upon. Back then, there was no such thing as “eclectic” martial art styles. You picked a style of karate or kung-fu and stayed with it. It was considered a big insult to your instructor to even think of training in another dojo.
I decided however to venture out and defy tradition. The Calasanz System™ was created during my martial arts journey. I found the traditional hard style karate I studied in the Dominican Republic was too limiting. I studied Wing Chun Kung Fu to balance it out. I liked its softness and economy of motion. All too often, karate practitioners rely way too much on their feet, so I went to Gleason’s Gym to learn how to use my hands. I studied Cheng Chuan Kung Fu and Wu Style Kung Fu for its artistry and philosophy. The combination of styles improved my overall skill, so I integrated all of their best elements into my training.
I also developed an appreciation for physical training. I incorporated the use of weights and stretching exercises into my martial arts classes, as well as my own workouts. I trained men, women and children and had to create workouts and classes that catered to their needs. I trained boxers, streetfighters and corporate executives. Each of my students has taught me something about how the human body works and responds to training.
Thirty years later, I took all my knowledge and pulled it together into one system. The result was a martial arts training system that produces results. The Calasanz System™ teaches you how to defend yourself. Its physical arts component helps you create a strong, flexible and healthy body. Unlike so many martial arts schools, I am still in business. The reason is that the system works.