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Martial Arts and fitness videos at InterDojo.com for men, women, and children of all shapes, sizes, and abilities!  Calasanz and the crew at InterDojo.com are busy creating and uploading instructional videos, martial arts action videos, fights, movies, and more!

No matter what your interest, whether it’s general fitness or no holds barred, UFC Style MMA fighting, the InterDojo has an instructional video just for you.  For a low monthly fee you can access the Media Vault inside InterDojo.com complete with an easy to use control panel and view Instructional Videos including: the unique Calasanz Physical Arts Exercises, Goju-Ryu Karate Katas, Cheng Chuan Long Fist and Wing Chun Kung Fu Forms, wooden dummy drills, bone conditioning, fighting drills for boxing, kickboxing, and MMA, self-defense techniques and much more!

The great thing about subscribing to the InterDojo’s media vault is that videos are only part of the equation.  Pictures, audio files, and text documents are all available to you to expand your knowledge of martial arts and fitness. The Calasanz System is the most unique martial arts systems in the world.  Along with Karate, Kung Fu, Boxing, Kickboxing, and ground fighting, this system features a holistic exercise system called Physical Arts. 

Physical Art exercises train strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, coordination, tone, and body unity all at the same time.  They are sophisticated exercises that enhance all sport and physical activities.  They are easy enough for an 80-year-old grandmother to increase her mobility, and at the same time unique and effective enough to increase the athletic prowess of a professional athlete.  And these exercises are only available at InerDojo.com!

InterDojo.com also offers hours of exciting and entertaining videos of Calasanz and his students training through the years.  See the evolution of The Calasanz System from 1979 all the way to today.  Training, classes, fights, demonstrations, open houses, and sparring all at your fingertips!

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The Story of Calasanz Student Kevin McIntyre: by Calasanz

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

1-203-847-6528

507 Westport Ave, Norwalk CT 06851

www.calasanz.com

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MMA: A Balanced Approach – by Calasanz

Martial Arts originated out of necessity.  People had to defend themselves against humans and animals and the only weapons they had were their hands and feet. The battles fought by these individuals were for sheer survival, not belts or plastic tournament trophies.  When confronting life and death struggles, the ancient warrior had to condition his body to take the brutal physical punishment his opponents dished out.  He also had to skillfully maneuver in battle to minimize the physical damage to himself. 

Martial Arts eventually came to the West and were taught by instructors trained under the “old school” system-toughen the body by exposing it to a brutal training which included lots of beatings during sparring.  I personally witnessed this at the age of 14 when I took my first Karate class in the Dominican Republic.  Students, regardless of rank, were pummeled mercilessly with no training on how to block or simply get out of the way of a ferocious attack.  Don’t get me wrong, these fighters were tough and could take a blow but at what cost?

There is brutality in many sports, especially combat sports.  We’ve seen injuries, deaths, and the long-term effects of abuse on the body in Football, Boxing, Hockey, and Karate.  And while at the professional levels in any sport, the competition is so good that it is impossible to avoid brutality, I must say I am very impressed with many of the fighters in the UFC! 

The physical training they put themselves through allows them to take strikes that would kill an average man.  As impressed as I am with the physical, mental, and spiritual preparation it takes to step into the Octagon, I am astounded at their skills in avoiding brutality.  How is it that in over 18 years of MMA that none of these fighters have gotten seriously hurt or killed?  It is because these fighters can move, avoid, slip, and escape; they have tremendous timing and blocking abilities. 

The MMA fighters have brought Martial Arts training into balance. They are not only strong and conditioned athletes, but also admirable technicians skilled in the fighting arts. This is the essence of martial arts.  This is what separates a martial artist from a street brawler.

So if you wish to be a fighter, build your body to the maximum, because it is inevitable that you will get hit and you need to be able to take it.  But don’t rely on your body (or face) to absorb all the abuse.  Avoid kicks and punches to the head at all costs; block, move, slip, evade, fight intelligently!  This will keep you in the sport longer, and you won’t end up like Muhammad Ali when you retire!

Calasanz Martial Arts and Fitness

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Train Like A Competitor Without Competing

It takes a special person to be a competitor – Less then 1% of 1% of the population has the ability.  But the good news is that the rest of the world can train like these competitors, without the brutality and gain all the benefits that come along with it.

Train Like a Fighter Without Fighting

Why doesn’t he step in the cage?

Still to this day, you get people saying that Bruce Lee couldn’t fight his way out of a paper bag because the guy wasn’t running around sparring in tournaments for plastic trophies.  Calasanz has built a successful martial arts business based on an excellent reputation, courage and skill.  He and many other instructors out there have no need to step into a “cage,” to prove they are real martial artists.

Below is an article I wrote and posted on the internet a few months back on the subject:

Your No Good Unless You’re Fighting

“What’s old is new,” so goes the saying.  The great Bruce Lee was accused of not being able to fight his way out of a paper bag because he didn’t fight in tournaments.  Competent martial arts instructors have since been maligned if they don’t do tournaments.  The “old wine in a new bottle” is “if this guy is so good, why doesn’t he step into the cage?” So nowadays, if your teacher doesn’t compete in MMA, he’s no good!

Success in tournament fighting requires an aggressive, fight-oriented attitude.  Remember The Karate Kid? The Cobra Kai was all about fighting, aggression and causing trouble.  The instructor was a troublemaker who produced troublemakers. Schools and instructors that are too focused on the physical aspects of the martial arts miss the boat.  The balanced martial artist is not about garnering trophies and competitive rankings. It’s about developing skill and character.

How did we get to this point in the martial arts?  There are many excellent instructors who’ve never stepped into the ring to fight competitively.  Does this make them lousy martial artists? These individuals have created and sustained successful martial arts businesses because they’ve built a reputation in the community for offering quality services. Parents aren’t interested in sending their children to a school that’s going to turn them into bullies. Most sane adults who train in the martial arts want a school that’s going to challenge them, not send them to the hospital in an ambulance.

While training for tournaments requires a lot of work and discipline, it is not the ultimate goal of a good martial arts instructor.  A skilled martial artist instructor does not have to step into the ring to prove something.  The traits of a true teacher are not only skill, but also humility, courtesy and respect.  This is what a true teacher should pass on to his students.  Trophies tarnish, but character lives on.

Learn the Stand Up game of MMA from Calasanz.

Training to be a Fighter

You Tuber:

im a mma fighter, will calasanz hell me out with mma training to one day get in the ufc?? im serious, this is my life long goal

Response:

When come to help, Calasanz love to help any fighter that want to make it there.
Here is his email address
calasanz01@aol.com email him here and figure out when you are available, if you are far away from where he is still he can help you.
Hard strike, power striking, power stances, balance, grounding (don’t go to the ground but if you do then fight on the ground), learn how to fight very well standing then learn the ground that make you even better. These are some of the Calasanz ideas and basic concepts.

Make sure that you give, with your body and your chin, give with your chin when being punched. Give with your body, don’t take unnecessary punches and kicks, avoid punishment, avoid unnecessary punishment.
Train in a way that you are doing more than your opponent, that is a good and smart way for winning, for example if everybody kicking, punching, shadow boxing, sparring, eating well etc., if you are doing the same is okay but there is not so much of an advantage, the word are STAY AHEAD OF YOUR OPPONENT WHILE TRAINING.

High Kicks and the Wooden Dummy

Recently I was criticized by a You Tube poster who didn’t appreciate the fact that I practiced high kicks and a body conditioning routine on the wooden dummy. He went so far as calling my training method “stupid.”

Traditionally, the wooden dummy is a training tool used by Wing Chun practitioners for the purpose of practicing the techniques and principles learned in the three forms that make up the Wing Chun system-Siu Lim Tao, Chum Kiu and Biu Gee. It is mounted on a wooden frame and has a slight springing effect that allows for some movement during practice.

The Wing Chun practitioner can use the wooden dummy to work on his stances, footwork, hand positioning, angles, and reflexes. The nice thing about the wooden dummy is that it serves as a substitute for a real training partner.

Typically, Wing Chun tends to focus more on hand movements. Lower body strikes in Wing Chun include low kicks, kicks to the midsection, leg sweeps and stomps. High kicks are not characteristic of the art.

Unfortunately, some martial artists are locked into their own styles and traditions. There is nothing wrong with honoring your martial art roots, but after a while, if you want to become a well-rounded martial artist, you have to expand your horizons.

I explained to this poster that yes, I was using the wooden dummy in an unorthodox manner. One day I just looked at the wooden dummies sitting in my dojo and decided to find other uses for them.

I developed a routine specifically for my kickboxing students to toughen their shins and practice high kicks from close range. If a person is flexible enough, a high kick from close range can be a surprise attack in a kickboxing match. I also know that if a student can train himself to throw a decent high kick, then the low kicks will be effortless.

The wooden dummy has proven to be a successful training method, in both the traditional and non-traditional sense and I continue to use it to this day. For this poster to call is “stupid”, shows a lack of imagination and innovation.

Interestingly enough, I looked at this individual’s profile and saw that he posted videos of himself using the nunchakus. I reminded him that there is a popular belief that the nunchaku was originally a short flail used to thresh rice. If no one had the vision to pick up that farming implement and use it as a weapon, he would have never enjoyed it as a training tool.