My goal as a martial arts instructor is to see you make progress. While some measure progress in the martial arts with colored belts, it is really the space between the tests where you make real gains. This is where the hard work takes place.
Any decent martial arts system begins with the fundamentals and can take you to the level of mastery. Success as a martial artist however, depends on two things: commitment on your part and a skilled instructor who not only teaches you the art, but also challenges you.
It has long been my philosophy that you can learn thousands of techniques, but if you are not physically fit enough to execute them; they will be of little or no use. This is why it’s important for a martial arts curriculum to include challenging conditioning exercises in order to propel you to the next level.
Calasanz Physical Arts training begins with conditioning. I take you in any condition and help increase your physical fitness. I structure a workout tailored to your needs and push you to become strong and flexible. As my student, I will encourage you to take conditioning seriously because it is an important part of the whole package. You will be amazed at how only a few exercises produce fantastic results!
Some of you may get upset when I make changes to your training routines. You come to the dojo with your own agenda but it is my job to push you beyond your comfort zone. After three decades dedicated to teaching the martial arts, I know which direction to push you into in order to take you to the next level.
I’m going to intentionally mix up the routine you’ve become so comfortable with because I don’t want your training to get stale. I may ask you to train with someone other than the usual training partner so you will experience working with someone who is totally different than what you are used to. I may ask you to spend some time on your least favorite technique or require you to learn a difficult form for your next promotion test.
So don’t get upset if one day I walk up to you and turn it all upside down. My experience tells me that a stale routine stalls your progress. I want to help you build natural power and the only way I can do that is to force you push past whatever is in your way. Work diligently on what is asked of you. The belt is merely icing on the cake. All the work necessary to progress is done long before the date of your test!
Calasanz Martial Arts and Fitness
507 Westport Ave.Norwalk,CT06851