Sifu Peter Valis Owner/Manager
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 into martial arts. By twelve years of age, Sifu Peter had obtained a second-degree black belt from the World Tae Kwon Do Association. In 1988, he discovered the Calasanz System by witnessing an amazing demonstration at a local tournament and has since dedicated all of his training to the Calasanz System. At nineteen, he had achieved a black belt in Goju-Ryu Karate, American KickBoxing and a black belt equivalent in Wing Chun Kung Fu.
Training in the Martial Arts has given him the tools to achieve the highest of goals. As a very successful business man, his confidence, discipline, and ambition are rooted from many years of dedication to the Martial Arts. He believes that without the martial arts he would have been a lost soul, still looking for his purpose on earth.
Sifu Peter Valis has been training in the martial arts for over 25 years and has been an Instructor for over 10. He 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 by Calasanz Physical Arts and the Moy Yee San Jong Association. Sifu Peter “Dak” Valis has always respected the traditions of the martial arts and keeps true to the authentic art while offering intense traditional and non traditional workouts.