Anthony (Tony) Calvino is a Cuban / American Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, born on the year of the Snake in May 1953. He and his family left Cuba 1961 due to the communist incursion into Cuba.
Tony Calvino has been a performer since the age of six years old when was able to get out of being punished in kindergarten by singing a song to the nuns that ran the school.
During his mid twenties Tony Calvino started his professional Theatrical and Film Industry career after staring in a stage play (The Bad Seed). He was captivated and continued performing in over 200 Commercials, of which over 20 he was the Principle, about 100 regional and local spots, has been featured, co-stared and stared in Plays, Feature Films and TV shows such as: Grimm, Miami Vice (TV), Knights Of The City (TV), Superior Court (Spanish Version) (TV), Amigos (Feature Film), Thanksgiving in Union City (Stage Play), Alguna Cosita Que Alivie el Sufrir (Stage OFF/OFF Broadway), Man Of La Mancha (Stage Play), over twenty Industrial Films, had the staring roles in the Happy New Year Havana (Film Short), Moonlight Sonata (Film Short), featured in Flight Of The Navigator (Feature Film), co stared in Chavez Ravine (Film Short) and continues on.
Calvino expanded his career by going and graduating with a Fellowship Diploma from the American Film Institute in Hollywood California.
Unique traits: Shihan Anthony M. Calvino Martial Arts Biography STYLES: Kyokushin-Kai Goju-Ryu: (Nisei Organization) with Sensei Juan Sagaro and Anthony Fernandez. Military Weapons Training: With diverse military personnel such as Special Forces Ranger Green Beret, French Foreign Legion, etc. Yoshin Mon Karatedo: Sensei Aristides Gerona Shorinjiryu / Koshiki full contact system: With Michael Laurin Judo: With Kudan Hanshi Toney Raven Goshindo Toyama Ryu/Bato do style (sword): Kyoshi Dana Abbot Hakutsuru Kenpo: With Hanshi George Alexander Tae Kwon Do: Master Shin (Miami FL) RANK CERTIFICATES: 6th. Degree in Shorinjiryu Karate Ranked and witnessed by a Panel of Martial Artist such as: Hanshi Raven: Judo / Kyoshi Robert Wall / Kyoshi Dana Abbot Toyama Ryu/Bato do style (sword) / Kyoshi Gregory Molinar / Sensei Pascal Nelson / and several other sensei witnessed my test and signed the rank as a 6th. Dan I was also tested by Shihan Abbott for sword 4th. Degree in Goshindo / Toyama Ryu. Black Belt in Judo with Hanshi Toney Raven Black Belt in Ju-Jitsu with Hanshi Toney Raven 4th. Degree in Goshindo / Toyama Ryu with Shihan Dana Abbott Shodan in Hakutsuru Kenpo with Hanshi George Alexander American In Defense Certification: With Kyoshi Bob Wall All Ranks recognized by AJJIF on March 31st, 2007 (All Japan Ju-Jutsu Federation), and by the other organizations of the above mentioned Sensei, and Bob Wall’s World Black Belt AID Certification. He was given a life time membership and is the official Cuban Representative for the AJJIF Organization, which he represents faithfully. TOURNAMENT RECORD: Several times first place winner in many tournaments as a young man. 1998 to 2001, went to Canada to compete in the Koshiki Full Contact Tournament and was three times division champion in a row by winning first place in Koshiki Sparring, Traditional Kata (forms), and weapon forms each year. In 2005, I started Martial Oceans International; a company dedicated to promoting martial arts and family vacations through seminars, championship tournaments, and conventions on cruise ships. A championship cruise is now being planned for 2014 for seminars and the new URBAN COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP developed for full contact fighting. URBAN COMBAT consists of a team of two fighters against two others (same time, no tag team), three minute matches.
Two times full contact champion
Three times martial arts forms champion