Calasanz student Kevin McIntyre, an ex-marine, would be placed with others of a similar background such as Chris Mottola. These are two of Calasanz’ favorite students, as military and law enforcement personnel often are. The people in these fields especially appreciate and understand the simplicity of the Calasanz system and its effectiveness on the street. Police officers can use it and often, they need it.
Kevin Mcantyre with just three months of training stepped into the ring with a Martin Vizi. At that time Martin was not just beating people, he was nearly killing them. We let Kevin get into the ring with him. Kevin did not end up defeating Martin who was much more experienced and trained, but Kevin did leave Martin hurting, something few were capable of doing.
At the time kickboxing schools were big, Kevin had been to several and they were not capable of handling him. He was just too much. They all sent him to Calasanz knowing he was the real deal. Calasanz was the only one capable of teaching Kevin in this era of martial arts. With the UFC decades away and Mixed Martial Arts non-existent Calasanz was the first one in the area who would cross the threshold of strict adherence to a specific style which was the general mindset of the times. This novel mindset broke the mold. All other schools at the time subscribed to a specific style and trained with minds closed to the validity of other systems. Kevin was sent to Calasanz by several kickboxing schools which, simply put, did not have the skill to train him. Calasanz did. Calasanz was, and still is to this day, the real deal. His dedication and experience speak for themselves, with over 30 years of 22 hour days in his Martial Arts center, Calasanz is probably the most well balanced Martial artist around.
Calasanz Martial Arts and Fitness
507 Westport Ave, Norwalk CT 06851