Don’t Be So Stubborn, Be Well Balanced Instead

Here we pride ourselves not only on having well specialized trainers in specific Martial Arts disciplines, focused and competent within their respective fields; we also strive to keep searching, to keep expanding our own horizons, and we encourage our students to do the same.  We regularly tell our more dedicated and passionate students to (after a time) go elsewhere, to go learn another style, to go learn something new, to explore the world that is Martial Arts.

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While we have much to offer here at our school and can train somebody to high degree in a wide variety of different disciplines for several lifetimes, it is with an open mind that we approach our training and that of our students realizing that we are not the ‘end all – be all’ of Martial Arts training.  We recognize that other trainers and schools do have valuable skill-sets and information to pass along to the devoted practitioner that we may not necessarily have.

Recently a student of ours came to us with concerns about his course of study… Read an excerpt below or visit our blog to capture more of our perspective on the matter.

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I said, “Look, if you give me 300 life times.. that means I lived and died 299 times.. still I don’t have enough life, enough time, to teach people or to help people teach all that I know.

For example, a guy comes here and learns Cheng Chuang Long Fist, and then he wants to learn the snake.  Fortunately here he can ask that question and… Click Here for the Full Article

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Flashy Wing Chun is Flashy

Wing Chun is a principle based Martial Art.  As we teach it here at Calasanz Physical Art in Norwalk it is taught not for the purpose of “looking cool.”  It is taught for the purpose of teaching good wing chun.  Besides, good wing chun just looks cool anyways, no matter how fast or slow you are doing it!  We share with you now one of our student’s take on wing chun through:

Flashy Wing Chun

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Behind the Scenes at Satruday Night Fights

As we hosted Saturday Night Fights in the past and as we showcased a video of an aerobic workout routine featuring some women recently we decided it’d be good to see that there were actually fights at these events too!

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So here we have it, we have uploaded raw footage of a fight that took place right here at the school (this one took place just after the ladies’ performance)  We share it with you now and if you would like to read more about the participants and their stories please visit our other page!

The Wing Chun Traditional Dummy

The Traditional Dummy Explained

The traditional wooden dummy is a staple in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean martial arts.  They do come in various shapes and sizes, but the most prevalent design is 3 arms and 1 leg.  The Dummy is especially used in the practice of Wing Chun and is used to practice techniques, build bone density and train sensitivity.  To read more about the wooden dummy, its history and its purpose please read more here

Simplicity of Boxing Revealed

Often times coaches and those not well versed in other Martial Art over-complicate the sport of Boxing.  Boxing is not the most complex thing in the world.  Defend and counter the punches.  The limitation of legal techniques within the sport eliminates a lot of those strikes and combinations that might otherwise be utilized.  Here at Calasanz Physical Art we create boxers from every day people in as little as 2 months and all focused on mastering the basics.  Good defense, head movement, simple punches and building power.  These are the foundational premises of being a good boxer and we train them here uniquely.
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Past Symbol and Logo of Calasanz

Calasanz Goes on About Jenifer Lee

Calasanz and Jenifer Lee worked very closely together during the mid 80’s.  Recently we have uncovered some old footage taken during a Saturday Night Fight that used to occur weekly here at Calasanz Physical Art.  Please follow here to read more.

Calasanz Goes On About Jenifer Lee

What is A “Truly Authentic” Internal Art?

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Calasanz and Mario

Message from You Tuber:

No doubt the guys a tramendous athalete. I dont mean to take anything away from his endeavors or your training aspirations. My point is the ‘authenticity’ of true internal boxing and its principles. If you truly desire to gain knowledge and learn, I will be happy to direct you to some very good sites. Me and my partner will be setting up a gym very soon. I intend to make some video. I’ll let you know

Response:

Thank you for your recent comment. While we appreciate your offer to direct us to “some very good sites,” that will be unnecessary. Calasanz has run a successful martial arts business for over 30 years and frankly, doesn’t need your help. In regard to the “authenticity of true internal boxing,” what makes you think that what you have learned over the years is “truly authentic?” A Chinese Master once told me in private that to really learn the internal arts, you must either have a lot of money to devote yourself to full time study or be totally broke so you can join some temple that will teach you in exchange for your servitude. Both involve a full, lifetime commitment and you will not find this knowledge on a “website.” Calasanz trained with some great internal artists, but when the time came to defend his “internal arts” master’s school from trespassers looking to start trouble, it was Calasanz that had to do the fighting. The ‘internal” artists retreated in the background.

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