Christopher Schrade – Managing Instructor

After a successful high school and college basketball career, Chris turned to the martial arts to correct old injuries and continue the high level of conditioning that he was used to. “I have tried every strength and conditioning program that has surfaced over the past 17 years and not one of them compares to the benefits you receive through the martial arts and The Calasanz System.”

Chris believes that there is more to conditioning a human body then free weights and machines can provide. “A healthy, well conditioned body must be able to do more then just lift, push, or pull a large amount of weight. Strength is just one benefit of training in a martial arts program; flexibility, balance, coordination, agility, speed, grace, and body awareness are some of the other attributes you will improve by training martial arts.

Chris is the owner and head instructor of the Calasanz Westport Studio and has experience working with a wide range of clients with different abilities and interests. Chris is a connoisseur of different exercises modalities and blends The Calasanz System, conventional bodyweight exercises, and unique conditioning exercises seamlessly for his clients. He also loves teaching the fighting and self-defense aspects of boxing, kickboxing, and MMA as well as flowing forms involved with karate and kung fu.