Sifu Peter Valis was born and raised in Fairfield County. Being the smallest yet most aggressive child in his neighborhood, he found himself having many confrontations with local bullies. Realizing that their son had more energy that they could handle, his parents enrolled him in the martial arts. By age twelve, Sifu Peter earned his 2nd degree black belt from the World Tae Kwon Do Association.
He discovered THE CALASANZ SYSTEM™ in 1998 after witnessing an amazing demonstration at a local tournament. Since then, Sifu Peter has concentrated on training with Calasanz and mastering his system. At nineteen, he earned a black belt in Goju-Ryu karate, kickboxing, and a black sash in Wing Ch
"ifu Peter has been an instructor at Calasanz for over 10 years and has devoted his life to training his students to achieve superb physical, mental and spiritual health. He currently holds a 5th Dan Black Belt in Calasanz Goju-Ryu Karate, a 2nd Dan in Tae Kwon Do, and is a certified instructor in CALASANZ PHYSICAL ARTS™ and the Moy Yee San Jong Association.
Sifu Peter has always respected the traditions of the martial arts and keeps true to the authentic art while offering intense traditional and non-traditional workouts. His training has given him the tools to achieve his goals. Sifu Peter's success as a businessman is rooted in the confidence and discipline developed over many years of dedication to the martial arts. He readily admits that "without the martial arts, I would have been a lost soul, still looking for my purpose on earth"