Special Thanks

A Note of Special Thanks from Calasanz

Creating one of the largest, most successful martial arts schools in the country has not been easy. I could not have done it without the support of my students and the community. I'd like to thank some of my personal "stars and celebrities" that have gone above and beyond to support me and THE CALASANZ SYSTEM™.

Special thanks to Jennifer Li McAnnally, former fitness model, and Calasanz' trainer, who helped lay the foundation for our incredibly innovative and successful women's conditioning program. Jennifer also served as our promotional model in the 80's and 90's and is still inspiring women as our brand ambassador more than thirty years later. Her tireless commitment to THE CALASANZ SYSTEM™ ensured a bright future for this dojo.



I would also like to express my deep gratitude and appreciation to...

Stew and Kim Leonard of the famous Stew Leonard's supermarket chain which Ripley's Believe It or Not! deemed "The World's Largest Dairy" and was listed in Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

Cathy Cash Spellman, New York Times and internationally bestselling author.

Peter and Sally Cadoux of Peter Cadoux Architects, P.C., one of the most prestigious architectural firms in New England.

Mario Contacessi, restaurant executive, former General Manager of The Alicart Group - Carmine's NYC Theater District, and trained in the special Italian military force known as the "bersaglieri."

Dennis Grimaldi of Westport Glass Company and American Frameless.

Peter Valis, DJ, producer, and promoter for Peter Valis Entertainment.

Grace A. Luppino, intellectual property attorney and co-author of Family Law and Practice and Bankruptcy Law and Practice published by Pearson Education