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3601 Ocean View Blvd., Glendale, CA 91208
(818) 957-7544

Glendale Martial Arts

Discover Self-Defense, Fitness & Fulfillment... All Under One Roof.

About Our School

Welcome to the family!

Our Glendale Martial Arts school might just seem like a place to get fit and learn self-defense... but to us it’s so much more. When you train with us you’ll experience a place where you fit in, no matter what your background or fitness level is. You’ll also learn powerful adult martial arts, discover ways to keep your children safe, and learn secret tips to staying in amazing shape known previously only to elite martial artists.

You’ll get into the best shape of your life, learn super-cool self-defense moves, and experience changes that absolutely completely change the lives of our new students. Sure you’ll get stronger, and maybe never have to ask for help opening a pickle jar again, but the subtle change of our students' minds are what amaze us the most.

We’ll help you get next level fit, but below are a few of the more subtle changes our students experience in our classes as well.

#1 Gain Tremendous Confidence

Working out is tough. Heck, the commute to and from work can be tough - let alone changing lifelong habits for fitness and success! But it CAN be done. And we’re gonna help you. 

But we won’t do it for you. We’ll become a team and work together. Whether you want to get fitter or you’re in it to win it and compete in a fitness contest at some point, trying something new is challenging, both physically and mentally.

But...as you push past your limits and listen to your instructors as they inspire and cheer you on...

You will get a HUGE SURGE OF CONFIDENCE! You’ll also get in amazing shape, which gives you a positive and healthy body image, gain a lot more energy and all those “feel good” feelings from moving your body in an entirely new way.

#2 Laser-like Focus

Martial Arts is a ton of fun! You’ll learn all kinds of new skills and techniques like striking drills, defensive moves, and even some fun cardio drills. But... when you learn something new, you have to concentrate on listening to the instructor, then perform what they taught you.

The cool thing is that this intense focus naturally pours into all other areas of your life as you develop spot on focus. It’s one of the most amazing side effects of martial arts — many call it getting in the zone, unlocking your hidden potential, or peak performance.

Whatever you want to call it, one thing is for sure — you’ll learn how to focus your mind to perform things you once thought were impossible.

#3 Fitness Will Suit You

No matter what your starting level is, each one of our students improves from the state they were in when they walked in for their first class. From complete and total beginner to elite athletes, we strive to make sure each class is loaded with challenging and fun exercises that work your entire body.

You’ll be so focused on performing techniques unique to some of the worlds top performing martial artists, and having so much fun, that before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... but you got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well.

#4 Become Part of a Community

We're a tight-knit group here. And our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, encouragement, and motivation.

Your classmates will be genuinely happy for you when you master your new tasks because they know how hard you have to work for it. Now extend that mentality into a wide network of martial artists, practicing and struggling, just like you.

There's a reason Martial Artists typically greet each other as "brother" or "sister" and it's truly powerful to see that realization sink in for new students.

#5 Breakup with Boredom, Have FUN!

Stuck in a fitness rut or tired of hitting up bootcamp style classes just to be yelled at on your personal time? Ugh, who can blame you... luckily our classes are NOTHING like that. Action-packed and totally fun, focused on your success, and always changing. No two workouts are the same and we use positive motivation.

No military style yelling or body shaming, ever.

Both kids and adults both work hard, but also play hard too. Laughing, smiles, and high fives are part of every class.

Make your fitness dreams come true while learning how to protect yourself and your family.

We’re so dedicated to community improvement and safety that we’re offering a limited time 100% money back guarantee on all web-specials. So, if we’re not a good fit for you, no worries. But chances are you’ll love it here. If you’re comfortable signing up over the internet, we highly encourage it. If not, don't hesitate to give us a call: (818) 957-7544

Looking forward to seeing you in class!

Frederick Villari

Frederick Villari, Founder
Fred Villari's Studios of Self Defense
(818) 957-7544

Do you wish to get in shape through fun powerful classes? Experience a combination of modern and traditional training and workouts in our Glendale Adult Martial Arts Classes. Our martial art classes offer an array of combat techniques; from self-defense and exercise to meditation and philosophy for a better life.

You can join our Martial Arts, Karate, Kung Fu Jiu-Jitsu classes which are taught to adults of all ages. And you'll be taught by our expert martial arts instructors who are dedicated, caring, and full of passion.

Our Glendale Kids Martial Arts classes are not only geared towards excellent self-defense techniques, striking, and kicking - children ages 3 and up are taught self-discipline, focus, and respect. Parents of the students love our classes too because they have seen their kids become better behaved everywhere they go and often perform better in school.

We love to keep the kids engaged and attentive with a little bit of play! It's fun for kids, parents, and the instructors. Classes are packed with fun activities and games as kids improve techniques and have a blast!

Master great tactics in self-protection and get in shape quickly with our Glendale self-defense program. No matter if you are a trained expert in martial arts or a complete beginner to combat in general who wishes to learn martial art techniques, our classes are suited for all ages, experience levels, and fitness levels too (you don't have to be in great shape to get started!)

We conduct the most efficient self-defense classes in Glendale. Each of our students love these classes because they are so much fun and stress-relieving too. Let us get you in shape and help you master self-defense while you punch and kick stress out of your life!

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Meet Our Instructors

Great Grandmaster Frederick Villari

Great Grandmaster Villari is a 15th degree black belt, the highest rank one can attain in a martial art, and is the founder of the Shaolin Kempo Karate system an innovative approach that combined Japanese martial arts with Chinese martial arts and Western boxing.

His organization is the world's largest chain of professional martial arts studios, and has been so since its inception more than four decades ago. This method has spread throughout the world as more than 500 schools have been opened that teach his method. He has been inducted into the World Masters Hall of Fame alongside Bruce Lee, Jet Li and Jackie Chan.

Martial arts has become accepted as part of the mainstream of America, noted Villari who was one of the leading pioneers of the industry.

For more than 40 years, Fred Villari has been a pioneer in the martial arts. By bringing many styles together to form an effective unity of disciplines, he revolutionized the way martial artists thought about fighting. Over the years, his schools have brought Asian martial arts to the western world on unprecedented levels. He has developed many of the respected masters teaching today in the United States and Canada, and overseen the training of more than 20 million students.

Armen Heroian, at Villari's Martial Arts In Glendale California

Master Armen Heroian

Master Armen Heroian has been teaching Martial Arts since 1975 and is a 10th Degree Master Instructor in Shaolin Kung Fu, Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Kempo. In 1985 Master Armen Heroian was inducted in the Black Belt Hall of Fame. Later he was awarded man of the year from 12th Degree Black Belt Great Grandmaster Fredrick J. Villari and was selected as an honored member of Oxfordïss who's who. In 1992 he became the President, and was promoted to Western Regional Manager of Villaris Martial Arts Centers.

For over 2000 years, Martial Arts has been a proven method to exercise both the mind and body, and in this dangerous world, it is an effective way to DEFEND YOURSELF.

For over 40 years, Villari has taught the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate - a refined combination of martial arts techniques that is a highly effective form of self-defense. Years ago, students studied karate to master fighting skills. Today, our students study at Villari's because martial arts are an enjoyable way to obtain the best overall physical workout you can get, while emphasizing valuable life skills.

In today's competitive, fast-paced world, Marial Arts training offers you important mental benefits as well as ensuring a healthier, less stressful lifestyle. Villari's Martial Arts in Glendale, CA will help develop your self-awareness, self-assurance, and self-confidence.

Our programs at Villari's Martial Arts in Glendale, CA are individualized to match your physical capabilities in order to maximize your self-defense skills. Should the need ever arise, you will possess a firm understanding of exactly what it takes to both mentally and physically defend yourself or your loved ones.

Enjoy training in these exciting and proven martial arts at Villari's Martial Arts in Glendale, CA! Gain the knowledge, skills, and techniques to protect yourself and those you care for. Successfully engage and CHALLENGE YOURSELF to be better than you ever thought possible.

You will learn, train and work out at your own pace under the guidance of certified, experienced and friendly Black Belt instructors.

WE FOSTER DEFENSIVE ABILITIES, rather than aggressive techniques. Our exclusive Shaolin Kempo Karate system incorporates the best of all martial arts styles for unparalleled physical and mental benefits.

With our system here at Villari's Martial Arts, you may work towards an advanced martial arts rank or belt, or just have fun!

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