INCREASE FITNESS ACTIVITY
At Villari’s Martial Arts Centers, your child will grow stronger, improve balance, and have better coordination – all while learning self defense through the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate.
"My son has been with Villari’s for almost a year now (he's now 5). We love how it provides a positive way to release and focus his energy… and the focus on Self Control, Self Discipline and Respect! I find myself often using these terms with him as easy ways to remind and improve upon these 3 rules at home."
ACHIEVE LIFE SKILLS
Your child will learn Self-Control, Self-Discipline And Respect – the 3 pillars of our notable character development system taught by our skilled instructors for over 50 years in CT. By practicing the 3 pillars daily at home and in school, your child will learn how to build a healthy self-esteem for life and more.
"We were originally looking for something to help build his confidence, and we have found that and so much more."
PREVENT BULLYING WITH SELF DEFENSE
Karate helps your child to develop a keen awareness of strangers, handle a bully, peer pressure, and also know when to speak up in difficult situations. Karate also helps your child to have more confidence around other kids, and best of all, learn how to avoid those difficult situations in the first place.
"My 9 year old daughter has been taking karate at Villari's just over 2 years now and loves it. Besides getting a physical workout, she is learning how to defend herself. Because of everything I watched her learn along with the exercise, I started taking karate just over a year ago. I am 40 years old and I am so happy that I made that decision."
Are Villari’s karate classes structured? Definitely. Disciplined? Of Course. YET, let’s not kid ourselves here, WE KNOW that kids want to have FUN… and that’s exactly what they get! All through the proven Villari’s way that kids of all ages really enjoy.
"My 8 year-old son has been at Villari’s for 8 months. He has developed so much confidence and self control in that time. Our family is so happy to have found such an amazing place. We even held our son's birthday party at the studio!"
BECOME MORE FOCUSED and attentive
Whether your child is at home or in school, staying focused on a task over a length of time can be a challenge at any age. Our karate classes will teach your child how to become laser-like focused and develop the attention span that is required to complete tasks and so much more!
Mason was having difficulty listening and focusing in kindergarten last year. In just six months time he's made considerable improvement and I couldn't be prouder! He is learning so much more than a martial art. He's having a terrific start to first grade and I know that Villari's plays a significant part in that."
Melissa Zito Clarke
DETERMINED TO SUCCEED
Through our proven martial arts training, along with support from parents and our instructors, your child will learn how to have more enjoyment at the playground, in school, or at home by setting achievable personable goals. As a result, your child will have a healthy self-esteem and will be determined to succeed.
"My children have gained many important life skills such as focus, self-control, self-confidence, and determination all while learning how to defend themselves and stay physically fit and healthy in a positive and fun atmosphere. I am so proud of them and very grateful to this place for all they have done!"
GAIN MORE CONFIDENCE
Ready for your child to stand a little taller? We help kids of all ages, especially those in the pre-teen and teen years, by showing them to not only feel good about their abilities, also how to appreciate who they are as individuals.
"The classes have completely changed my son by allowing him to come out of his shell, become much more confident and channel his energy. On the other hand, my daughter, who has always been confident, is learning the importance of respect, self control, and self discipline."
BUILD LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Through the martial arts classes, karate students are encouraged to lead daily. Students develop the ability to have the courage to take charge of what needs to be done. We offer leadership skills development training in our regular group class, our Black Belt Club, our Student Team of Role Models, all the way up to our Certified Instructor Training program.
"When my son Tyler first started at Villari’s he was very quiet and very shy. Sometimes he was the kid you wouldn’t even realize was there. Now he is not afraid to stand up for himself, he will speak up and has even begun to take on leadership roles."
BE HEALTHY AND FIT
Achieve fitness and lose weight! Relieve stress and increase agility. Karate is an incredible workout that can whip you into shape fast while providing you with a body, mind and spirit connection.
"The mental and physical benefits of learning the martial arts has had a profound impact on my life. Weight loss, reduced stress, and mental focus are just a few of the positives I have personally experienced since starting classes."
BUILD NEW SKILLS FOR LIFE
One of the greatest things we see as Instructors, are adults consistently tapping into their potential, and realizing they are so much stronger than they thought in so many ways. Karate training helps open doors you never knew you had and helps you achieve goals you never dreamed were possible. Are you ready?
"The physical changes I've experienced are nothing compared to the friendships I have made here. It's great to work out with a stellar group of people week in and week out. Nothing takes workday stress away like a great karate class!"
PROTECT YOURSELF - SELF DEFENSE IS KARATE!
In just a short period of time you will begin to carry yourself with confidence and become the kind of person an attacker will avoid! When you have developed those skills to defend yourself, you will not feel frightened on the go. Karate is the best martial art for self-defense.
"I initially started taking classes after seeing the positive impact karate had on my kids. Not only have I gotten into shape, but I have learned potentially life-saving self defense. I am so glad that I got involved in an activity where I have made many wonderful friends, gotten healthier, and gained so much confidence!"
HAVE SOME FUN
Imagine a workout that pushes you to be your best, where you make friends with other students who are at the same level, all while learning a skill that will make you feel strong and confident! Villari's karate classes are a BLAST!
"I am very happy to be learning karate here. The instructors are wonderful! I started karate at the age of 49, and I wasn't too sure of myself at the beginning but I stuck with it and I love it! Now I’m trying new things, challenging myself, and pushing myself a little further each week and most of all...it's so much fun!"
FOCUS ON YOUR MINDSET
Being present, in the moment, is a key part of an individual’s progress in our martial arts program. Whether that is through a training drill, or interacting with an instructor, or just tuning out stresses from the day, learning to center your thoughts in the moment helps to relieve stress and be happier.
"I have a rigorous schedule with not much free time. I wanted to learn self-defense that includes a fitness plan. With Villari's I’ve learned so much more. I’ve developed the confidence and insight to quickly evaluate a situation and respond effectively."
DETERMINED TO SUCCEED
For some adults, finishing what you start can be a challenge. Especially with busy work/life schedules. Through regular progress and encouragement from our instructors, adult karate students are pushed to reach their goals and are motivated to keep going until they succeed. What a great accomplishment!
"If you are looking to get in shape while having some fun this is the place to be! Since I joined the Adult Program about 6 months ago my health has improved and I have more energy! Everyone in the class is so supportive and encouraging."
BUILD MORE CONFIDENCE
When we think of confidence for our adult karate students, it’s a bit different than with kids. Adults build confidence through losing weight, toning their bodies, letting go of negativity, taking pride in something that is their own, AND, having the knowledge and skills so that they can appropriately defend themselves and/or their families. A win/win for all!
"I began classes at Villari’s as an alternative to a gym membership and because my son takes classes there. As a single parent, quality time with other adults is a rare commodity; this class has introduced me to many new friends, both instructors and adult students, with whom I enjoy laughing and learning."
DEVELOP NEW LEADERSHIP SKILLS
In our adult karate classes, we look for opportunities to help students succeed by leading groups through specific leadership exercises. By encouraging participation during class, we help students to come out of their shell and lead. This allows the potential for more success at work and in all of life.
"My experience started out as an eight week fitness challenge. It turned out to be a great experience! Over a year later, I have earned a blue belt, feel better, and am less stressed overall. If that wasn't enough, I've gone down two sizes in my jeans!"